The quick answer... There is no lye present in the finished bars of soap
Yes, there is lye in the beginning, we then mix it with oils and magic happens. When making handmade soap this chemical reaction is called Saponification.
This could turn into a whole high school chemistry lesson, but we will leave it there for now.
Here comes chemistry again...
Honey contains two main types of natural sugars, fructose and glucose.
Tiny crystals form in the honey when the glucose separates from the water. The crystallization will even be different in different kinds of honey depending on the nectar it was made from. Some form tiny, very fine crystals evenly dispersed through the honey. Others have larger gritty crystals. It totally depends on the water content of the honey compared the glucose, the more glucose, the quicker it will crystallize.
But this is easily fixed. Warm your honey slightly (do not go above 140F or you will loose all the great benefits). A little secret, crystalized honey is the base for our creamed honey.
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