Skip to comments.Lye Soap (opinions needed)
Posted on 11/21/2013 5:31:18 PM PST by RoosterRedux
A friend makes lye soap several times a year and she gave a few bars to me. All natural (she uses Crisco vegetable oil instead of lard)...and it is great as a bathing product.
Have been thinking of producing this stuff as a bidness. Have lots of connections who would sell it if a market is out there.
Your thoughts please...
Don’t call it Lye soap.
Well, initially I will say that you will either succeed, or fail.
Point taken. Could you please expound on that point.
You sound British...eh?
don’t get it in your eye,
One point to make, I haven’t used bar soap for anything in years. Body wash in the shower and hand soap at the sink. I don’t know how typical I am in this regard.
If asked about your soap, it’s okay to lye about it is all he was saying.
We don't really know until it happens...and then we claim we knew all along (but of course, we didn't)...
The image in my mind when I hear lye soap is granny stirring a huge pot out by the ceeement pond. Call it craft soap or something like that.
Nope. South side Chicago, if it helps.
Other than Johnson’s...is there a baby soap that can get in your eye?
Don’t call it LYE Soap
Give it frilly packing and add lots of lavender.
Women, who buy most soap, will love it.
And do you trust Granny?
Then there's state and Federal....
It’s called lie soap because it is used to cleanse one’s mouth whilst thou britches are ablaze... PS makes a great “holiday” gift
He could call it No Lie All Natural Soap. He might make a fortune! Go Rooster!
NO! Stay away from granny. Elie Mae would sell a whole lot more soap.
Loved it (would be in the fight club)...but didn't see the connection with the real market of Lye Soap.
Johnson’s Baby Shampoo doesn’t burn eyes.
Go Ditter...thx for the encouragement!
I just had a brain storm - Chanticleer soap
A rooster appearing in fables about Reynard The Fox
The Nun’s Priest’s Tale, a version of Chanticleer and the Fox told in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales
By metonymy, any rooster
PGR is right.
Women will be your target purchasers. We won’t go for anything marketed as “lye soap”, no matter how effective it might be. It just brings to mind a harsh chemical, nothing more. Add something else that’s good for the skin, like oatmeal, or shea butter. And it has to smell good.
yeah that is too caustic it comes down to a demographic thing maybe you have to market to ecofriendly people with money otherwise, while they are used to lyes, you are trying to sell a useless product to the Great Unwashed Masses
It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything.
You gots to be clean from all does Whitey products.
I've bought bar soap all my life. Wouldn't even think of going hunting for soap like yours at 5 times the price.
LOL. Any nearby liposuction clinics?
99 and 44/100 th percent pure. Even as a little kid I asked, pure what?
If we Freepers don't stick together...what do we have?
Take introductory organic/inorganic chemistry at community college to get insight on your products & processes Maybe youll decide to make silver polish or air freshener instead
Here’s something I’ve noticed. When a woman sees a shell she has an irresistible impulse to put it on the back of the toilet.
So, make your soap in little balls, wrap them in shiny paper, and arrange them in a big sea shell.
Women will lap it up.
On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.
Pure back then was vague..."like we use good stuff"...
One of the biggest things..."it floats". Boy that sells. A lot of older people are Ivory loyalists.
Call it NAOH soap
(they’ll never know :)
My teenage kids want to make natural soap and sell it
I think it floated because they whipped a lot of air into it. But I remember being fascinated by it as a tiny tyke in the tub.
I don't have to know what I am doing...I just have to know that it works.
And that there are those who want to buy it.
But thx for your dumbass advice. It sure is nice to know that there are folks like you who are discouraging people who you come into contact with.
Discouraging regular guys and gals who you know into believing that their ideas will never work.
Is that what made the toilet water turn blue when my wife moved in?
(John Standley and Art Thorson)
Do you remember Grandma's LyeSoap? Good for everything, everything in the home And the secret was in the scrubbin' It wouldn't suds; It wouldn't foam.
Mrs. O'Mally, Down in the valley Suffered from ulcers, I understand She swallowed a cake, of Grandma's LyeSoap Now she's got the cleanest ulcers in the land!
Little Herman and Brother Thurman Had an aversion to washing their ears Grandma scrubbed them with the LyeSoap And they haven't heard a word in years.
So sing right out for grandma's LyeSoap Good for everything in the home And the secret was in the scrubbin' 'Cause it didn't suds or foam.
So sing right out for Gramdma's LyeSoap (Sing it loud and clear) Good for everything, everything in the place The pots and kettles, the dirty dishes And for the hands and for the face.
I make our own basic soap out of neccesity. regular soaps are full of talc & titanium dioxide which when combined with our well water make a granite hard deposit on all our fixtures. My soap bars also last much longer than regular bars.
Back to the business end. Some local ladies are doing just that. They only make specialty or designer soaps. Different oils, colors, packaging and uses. I got a specialty bar for fisherman as a gift, cleans hands and leaves a pleasant smell that attracts fish:)
Learn the song “Grandma’s Lye Soap.” Sing it to people, and pay attention to their comments.
Grandma’s Lye Soap video, kind of.
There are a lot of small soap making operations... go into any natural foods store and you should see plenty. However...they don’t use crisco oil lol to make the soap. It’s a niche market, and you want to go with pure natural oil soaps...you can add various essential oils or scrubs to the bars as well. You can order most of the supplies, olive, almond or any type of oil online. Lye is harder for me to find at the retail level... no one wants the responsibility of selling it. I special order it from my local hardware store.
I no longer use bar soap, either and I was once a fan of the translucent glycerin bars strongly scented with green apple scent. I also use body wash and liquid hand soap.
No mess, easier to use less and just more efficient, IMO.
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