When I read it, I didn't believe it! Red Devil Lye has been discontinued!
For those of you who are just candle makers, not soap makers, this would be akin to wicks
being discontinued. Without lye, there is no soap! For years, soap makers have relied on getting Red Devil lye from their grocery stores. But no longer. When I called the manufacturer, Reckitt-Benckiser, they confirmed that indeed they were discontinuing it, but didn't give me a clear answer as to why. They sort of alluded to that it wasn't a strong seller. I have also heard that law enforcement agents are putting pressure on lye suppliers because it is a common ingredient in homemade meth labs. Whatever the reason, we've got a challenge on our hands. But soap makers are a pioneering, inventive group. We'll find a solution. Till then, get to your grocery store or hardware store and buy what they have left! Click here for more information and a list of online lye vendors.