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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...


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1 posted on 11/21/2013 5:31:18 PM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

Don’t call it Lye soap.


2 posted on 11/21/2013 5:32:45 PM PST by DManA (rs)
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To: RoosterRedux

Well, initially I will say that you will either succeed, or fail.


3 posted on 11/21/2013 5:33:11 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: DManA

Point taken. Could you please expound on that point.


4 posted on 11/21/2013 5:33:53 PM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: 1rudeboy

You sound British...eh?


5 posted on 11/21/2013 5:34:47 PM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: RoosterRedux

don’t get it in your eye,

O


6 posted on 11/21/2013 5:35:17 PM PST by hadaclueonce (This tag left blank on purpose)
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To: RoosterRedux

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.


7 posted on 11/21/2013 5:35:42 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: RoosterRedux

If asked about your soap, it’s okay to lye about it is all he was saying.


8 posted on 11/21/2013 5:36:03 PM PST by BipolarBob
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To: All
I have spent much of my career in venture capital and still must admit that I am (we all are) beginners.

We don't really know until it happens...and then we claim we knew all along (but of course, we didn't)...

9 posted on 11/21/2013 5:37:39 PM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: RoosterRedux

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.


10 posted on 11/21/2013 5:38:10 PM PST by DManA (rs)
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To: RoosterRedux

Nope. South side Chicago, if it helps.


11 posted on 11/21/2013 5:38:18 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: hadaclueonce

Other than Johnson’s...is there a baby soap that can get in your eye?


12 posted on 11/21/2013 5:39:49 PM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: RoosterRedux

Don’t call it LYE Soap

Give it frilly packing and add lots of lavender.

Women, who buy most soap, will love it.


13 posted on 11/21/2013 5:40:00 PM PST by PGR88
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To: RoosterRedux
You might want to consider visiting your local liposuction center.


14 posted on 11/21/2013 5:40:24 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: DManA
That's what I am thinking.

And do you trust Granny?

15 posted on 11/21/2013 5:41:12 PM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: RoosterRedux
Your contributions to your local politicians will determine the actions of your local regulatory and code enforcement officers.

Then there's state and Federal....

16 posted on 11/21/2013 5:41:22 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: RoosterRedux

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


17 posted on 11/21/2013 5:42:11 PM PST by Recompennation (Constitutional protection for all not just selectively for Democrats.)
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To: DManA

He could call it No Lie All Natural Soap. He might make a fortune! Go Rooster!


18 posted on 11/21/2013 5:42:39 PM PST by Ditter
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To: RoosterRedux

NO! Stay away from granny. Elie Mae would sell a whole lot more soap.


19 posted on 11/21/2013 5:43:28 PM PST by DManA (rs)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
I read the book when it was first released...and I saw the movie on opening day.

Loved it (would be in the fight club)...but didn't see the connection with the real market of Lye Soap.

20 posted on 11/21/2013 5:44:13 PM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: RoosterRedux

Johnson’s Baby Shampoo doesn’t burn eyes.


21 posted on 11/21/2013 5:44:21 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Ditter

Go Ditter...thx for the encouragement!


22 posted on 11/21/2013 5:45:34 PM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: RoosterRedux

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chanticleer


23 posted on 11/21/2013 5:45:56 PM PST by DManA (rs)
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To: PGR88; RoosterRedux

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.


24 posted on 11/21/2013 5:46:10 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: RoosterRedux; DManA
Don’t call it Lye soap.

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

25 posted on 11/21/2013 5:46:57 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: RoosterRedux
It's one of my favorite movies, and I just took this as an excuse to reference it.

It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything.

26 posted on 11/21/2013 5:51:18 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: bigheadfred
But Fred...can we get it covered by Obamacare.

You gots to be clean from all does Whitey products.

27 posted on 11/21/2013 5:51:25 PM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: RoosterRedux
I remember as a kid in the 50's being told that Ivory had lye in it. I think it was even advertised that way in early days. My next post confirms that Ivory still has lye in it.

I've bought bar soap all my life. Wouldn't even think of going hunting for soap like yours at 5 times the price.

28 posted on 11/21/2013 5:52:04 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: DManA

http://www.articlesboulevard.com/ivory-soap-ingredients-%e2%80%93-almost-pure.html


29 posted on 11/21/2013 5:52:15 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

LOL. Any nearby liposuction clinics?


30 posted on 11/21/2013 5:54:46 PM PST by Hugin ( More firepower1)
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To: Sacajaweau

99 and 44/100 th percent pure. Even as a little kid I asked, pure what?


31 posted on 11/21/2013 5:55:09 PM PST by DManA (rs)
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To: Sacajaweau
If I could sell it for enough to live on...I would give you enough to bathe on (for free).

If we Freepers don't stick together...what do we have?

32 posted on 11/21/2013 5:55:30 PM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: RoosterRedux

Take introductory organic/inorganic chemistry at community college to get insight on your products & processes Maybe you’ll decide to make silver polish or air freshener instead


33 posted on 11/21/2013 5:56:39 PM PST by Insigne123 (It is the soldier, not the community organizer, who gives us freedom of the press)
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To: RoosterRedux

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.


34 posted on 11/21/2013 5:58:55 PM PST by DManA (rs)
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To: Hugin

On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.


35 posted on 11/21/2013 6:00:48 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: DManA
There are a lot of old Ivory ads on ebay.

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.

36 posted on 11/21/2013 6:00:55 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: RoosterRedux

Call it NAOH soap
(they’ll never know :)


37 posted on 11/21/2013 6:01:13 PM PST by libertarian27 (FreeRepublic Cookbooks 2011 & 2012 - Click Profile)
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To: RoosterRedux

My teenage kids want to make natural soap and sell it


38 posted on 11/21/2013 6:02:42 PM PST by scottteng (Tax government employees til they quit and find something useful to do)
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To: Sacajaweau

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.


39 posted on 11/21/2013 6:03:07 PM PST by DManA (rs)
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To: RoosterRedux
I've made my own soap for years. ps to all, you can't make soap of any kind without lye. I tried selling for a while in craft shops and spas. Maybe I broke even. I gave up trying to market my soaps when the government made it so difficult to buy lye.(It seems it is also essential for making meth) Of course when I stopped making volume batches, I got several requests from stores about putting a display. Maybe I just gave up too soon.
40 posted on 11/21/2013 6:04:26 PM PST by Bearshouse
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To: Insigne123
Thx for that. But I was a venture capitalist on Wall St for many years.

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.

41 posted on 11/21/2013 6:05:23 PM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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"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."

Is that what made the toilet water turn blue when my wife moved in?

42 posted on 11/21/2013 6:06:39 PM PST by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: RoosterRedux
GRANDMA'S LYE SOAP

(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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xr_XQjBEgzk

43 posted on 11/21/2013 6:09:44 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: RoosterRedux

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:)


44 posted on 11/21/2013 6:13:40 PM PST by Cold Heart
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To: RoosterRedux
Check out the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild . You might get some ideas there. Also, Bramble Berry is a great website for unusual and crafty soap recipes and techniques. Follow their link to the Soap Queen Blog. They are also on Face Book and I often see ideas that inspire me to try something new.
45 posted on 11/21/2013 6:18:37 PM PST by mollynme (cogito, ergo freepum)
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To: RoosterRedux

Learn the song “Grandma’s Lye Soap.” Sing it to people, and pay attention to their comments.


46 posted on 11/21/2013 6:19:09 PM PST by Rannug
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To: RoosterRedux

Grandma’s Lye Soap video, kind of.
Found it.

http://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=utf-8&fr=slv1-&p=GRANDMA%27s%20lye%20soap%20song&type=


47 posted on 11/21/2013 6:23:04 PM PST by Rannug
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To: RoosterRedux

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.


48 posted on 11/21/2013 6:31:33 PM PST by Katya (Homo Nosce Te Ipsum)
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To: muir_redwoods

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.


49 posted on 11/21/2013 6:43:30 PM PST by reformedliberal
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To: RoosterRedux
target a group and market it accordingly


50 posted on 11/21/2013 6:44:04 PM PST by bigheadfred
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