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    Caustic Soda Beads

    $11 ~ 1 KG jar

    $80 ~ 22.76 KG bag

    Sodium Hydroxide NaOH, commonly known as caustic soda, lye, a white crystalline substance that readily absorbs carbon dioxide and moisture from the air. It is very soluble in water, alcohol, and glycerin. It is highly caustic and a strong base. Used in making solid soaps and detergents, and in a wide variety of other uses.

     

    Care should be taken with storage and handling. Sodium Hydroxide is a stable product but its storage life is dependent upon the storage conditions. Minimize its exposure to air and direct contact with iron containing metals to extend the storage life of sodium hydroxide.

     

    CAS 1310-73-2

     

    One should develop a respect for lye.Handling Sodium Hydroxide, highly corrosive and will cause chemical burns when it comes in contact with human skin. It causes blindness and it will cause fatal, almost irreparable injuries when ingested.

    DO...

    • Add lye to water. Never add water to lye.
    • Use heavy plastic or stainless steel containers with lye.
    • Wear long-sleeved shirts and protective gloves (rubber).
    • Use pure lye powder or granules.
    • Label your lye containers with a red marker indicating the potential danger of what's inside.
    • Dissolve lye in cold water. Some people suggest half of your water as ice.
    • Educate other members of your house about the dangers of lye. Best yet make sure all others are out of your work area.
    • Keep vinegar near your work area (in a pump bottle) in case of accidents. This can be used to neutralize lye if it comes in contact with your skin. You can douse your eyes with milk in case you get some lye in your eyes. An eye wash station is very helpful if contact with sodium hydroxide occurs - douse eyes for 15 minutes - get immediate medical attention for any chemical burns

    DON'T...

    • Inhale the fumes that result from mixing lye and water.We use a respirator mask or pour your lye outside (on a sturdy table) so you have lots of air movement
    • Use containers made of aluminum, brass or bronze.
    • Use your utensils which came in contact with lye for anything else other than soap making.
    • Store your lye in places where pets and children can easily get at it.
    • Panic when an accident happens. Presence of mind is the key in getting through mishaps.

    Sodium Percarbonate

    $7 ~ 500 grams

    Oxygen Bleach with no additives!

    Please be aware we have not tried all these solutions. We provide this for information and as a general guide only. Always test for colour fastness. Experiment away – share your know how!

    Note: Not suitable for use on silk or wool, and will not remove rust stains from hard water.

    What it is: Sodium percarbonate is a white crystalline water-soluble compound of sodium carbonate and hydrogen peroxide. Despite the name, it is, in fact, a carbonate perhydrate. Dissolved in water, it releases hydrogen peroxide and soda ash (sodium carbonate)

    What it does: It is an oxidizing agent, useful in laundry and many other cleaning applications. It provides powerful bleaching, cleaning, stain removal capabilities. (Sodium Percarbonate is the active ingredient in many powdered oxygen eco-friendly bleach products)

    Why we like it: We offer you a product with no added fillers, no dyes nor fragrances – just straight up, pure Sodium Percarbonate. It's BIODEGRADABLE breaking down into water, oxygen, and sodium carbonate (soda ash). SEPTIC FRIENDLY, for septic systems add 4 ounces of Sodium Percarbonate to toilet and flush into the septic system twice a week.

     

    PLUS:

    • Environmental friendly
    • Color safe and fabric safe
    • Brightens colors
    • Continual use will not cause yellowing or graying of cotton fabric
    • Effective stain removal in a good range of water temperatures
    • Fabric won’t become yellowed or darkened
    • Won’t weaken the strength of fabrics like chlorine bleach

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    In the laundry Sodium Percarbonate is used to de-stain, deodorize, and whiten, also an effective laundry presoak for heavily stained articles.

    Laundry: 1oz per load regular wash – 2 oz. per load heavy soiled wash

    Solutions:

    General Cleaning: Mix 4 oz. of percarbonate in a gallon of warm or hot water (1 oz. per quart)

    Heavy Cleaning: Mix 8 oz. of Percarbonate in a gallon of warm or hot water (2 oz. per quart)

    Soaks: Mix 2 to 8 oz. Percarbonate in a gallon of hot water.

    Paste: Mix 1 to 2 oz. of Percarbonate with just enough water to make a paste.

    Carpet & Upholstery: Test for colour fastness! 1oz per litre hot water, apply, let stand 10 minutes, and rinse. Carpet Machines: 1oz per gallon of hot water

    Curtains & Sheers: 2 to 8oz per gallon of warm to hot water. Let soak for 1 hour, rinse.

    Coffee Pots: Using 1oz per litre of water, run this mixture through the coffee pot as if you were making coffee. Rinse by running cold water through the cycle!

    Refrigerators: 1oz per litre of warm water in a spray bottle. Spray and let soak for 10 to 20 minutes. This will remove mold, mildew, & odors.

    Cutting Boards: 1 to 2oz per litre of hot water will whiten Tupperware, clean & deodorize the entire kitchen. Bathroom: Toilets, add 3oz to bowl, let stand 15 to 20 minutes, brush and flush.

    Mildew Removal: Make a paste using hot water and 1 to 2 ounces, scrub with cloth, wait 15 minutes & rinse.

    Wood Decks: Remove weathered stains by applying 1oz per gallon hot water, apply with stiff brush or broom, let stand 30 minutes and rinse. To clean toilets add 3 ounces, wait 15 minutes then scrub. For shower curtains soak in one ounce per gallon of hot water; for mildew stains soak overnight. For bathtub and shower use make a paste with hot water, scrub with a cloth or sponge, wait 15minutes then rinse.

    BC Marine Clay (sea silt)

    $5 ~ 50 grams

    $9 ~ 100 grams

    $15 ~ 200 grams

    • Ultra fine 325 Mesh
    • Has a pH balance of 6.9 naturally balancing the skin and sebum
    • Contains over 60 minerals and nutrients
    • Country of Origin: Canada

    Over time, the erosion and glacial run off carry vast deposits of precious minerals down river to settle in the estuaries along the Coastal Region of British Columbia. With a neutral pH balance of 6.9, desirable for many different applications, the clay possesses remarkably high levels of beneficial minerals in conjunction with low heavy metals, the combination of which has been found to help with reducing the effects of burns, cuts, stings, nettles, insect bites, and hot spots on pets.
    Glacial marine clay is popular as an additive for soap-making, shampoos and lotions.
    Another beneficial element to this clay is the size (mesh 325, similar in size to plant pollen) of its particles and its amazing absorptive ability. The clay is excellent as a facial and body mask leaving the skin feeling refreshed, alive and glowing.