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Potassium hydroxide, also known as potash, is an inorganic caustic base used for liquid soap making but also has other applications such as making biodiesel fuel, fertilizer, alkaline batteries and chemical manufacturing. We carry potassium hydroxide in a flake form which is easy to handle and recommended for most liquid soap making recipes. The purity grade is 92-94%.
*Potassium hydroxide may not be purchased as a stand alone item or with sodium hydroxide or citric acid. You must purchase this item with other non-caustic supplies.
Due to state and local regulations, Nu-Scents reserves the right to refuse any sale and cancel your order.
Adding potassium hydroxide to water releases a large amount of heat. To prevent overheating, add the potash to the water slowly, not the other way around. The heat capacity of the water will help absorb the heat.
Potassium hydroxide can cause burns, damage and discolor clothing, as well as irritate eyes and nasal passages. Protect yourself by wearing gloves and safety goggles and even a face mask with filter is recommended.
Potassium hydroxide can be fatal if swallowed. If accidently consumed immediately seek medical attention. Do not induce vomiting. Keep out of the reach of children.
Be sure to work in a well ventilated area. Noxious fumes will be released when mixing potassium hydroxide with water.
Use only containers made from plastic, glass, stainless steel, or heat proof stoneware. Potassium hydroxide will react with aluminum, tin and zinc.
Be sure to keep potassium hydroxide in a tightly closed container as moisture in the air will cause its strength to weaken. Store in a cool, dry place.