Can anyone suggest simple step of how to make Sodium Stearate please?

Hi, what I wondering was after we put lye in there in turn white semi-solid almost right the way, do we have to keep it cooking it in the pot for sometimes like half and hour or 1 hour? Or after it turn white semi-solid we can take it out and let it cool.

Also what kind of PH are we looking at for completely safely use?

Thank you

Comments

  • You need to both heat it to melt, and stir it for some time
    otherwise the water insoluble molten stearic acid may form a layer over water+lye.

    You can also neutralize it with Sodium carbonate which is safer to handle than lye.
  • @Gunther thank you!
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