How Do You Make Lye From Scratch Using Wood Ashes And Water?
Few developments in the history of soap have made quite the difference that laboratory-made lye becoming available made. But lye wasn’t made in large scale labs until the mid 1800s – soap has been around for thousands of years. What did people do before that? They made their lye the “old fashioned” way by leaching water through wood ashes. So if you’re in a far corner of our globe and can’t get lye locally…or are just curious how it’s done, here is a collection of pages that will show you how.1. How to Make LyeA great article – makes it sound so easy – until you realize how much equipment and ingredients, and how involved the process is. But the instructions are very clear and easy to follow.zSB(3,3)2. Mother Earth News – Soap Making in the BushPublished in 1972 (the same year Ann Bramson’s