A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from July 10, 2020
“Handmade soap is the best. No lye”

"Handmade soap is the best. No lye” (or “Handcrafted soap is the best. No lye")—a pun on “no lie”—is a saying that has been printed on many images. Soaps are made with lye, so the pun really does not apply. Handcrafted/Handmade soaps usually have greater glycerine content than commercial soaps.

“Handcrafted soap is the best! No lye!” was posted on Facebook by A’Bears Soaps & Such on August 9, 2017.

“Handmade Soap Is the Best No Lye: Lined Journal Notebook” (2019) is on Google Books.


Wikipedia: Lye
A lye is a metal hydroxide traditionally obtained by leaching wood ashes, or a strong alkali which is highly soluble in water producing caustic basic solutions. “Lye” most commonly refers to sodium hydroxide (NaOH), but historically has been used for potassium hydroxide (KOH).

Today, lye is commercially manufactured using a membrane cell chloralkali process. It is supplied in various forms such as flakes, pellets, microbeads, coarse powder or a solution. Lye has traditionally been used as the main ingredient in soap making.

Wikipedia: Soap
Soap-making for hobbyists
A variety of methods are available for hobbyists to make soap. Most soapmakers use processes where the glycerol remains in the product, and the saponification continues for many days after the soap is poured into molds. The glycerol is left during the hot-process method, but at the high temperature employed, the reaction is practically completed in the kettle, before the soap is poured into molds. This simple and quick process is employed in small factories all over the world.

Handmade soap from the cold process also differs from industrially made soap in that an excess of fat is used, beyond that needed to consume the alkali (in a cold-pour process, this excess fat is called “superfatting"), and the glycerol left in acts as a moisturizing agent. However, the glycerine also makes the soap softer. Addition of glycerol and processing of this soap produces glycerin soap. Superfatted soap is more skin-friendly than one without extra fat, although it can leave a “greasy” feel. Sometimes, an emollient is added, such as jojoba oil or shea butter. Sand or pumice may be added to produce a scouring soap.

Facebook
A’Bears Soaps & Such
August 9, 2017 路 Shared with Public
Handcrafted soap is the best! No lye! 馃槒
#homemade #handcrafted #soap #essentialoils #scrubadubdub #buylocal

Facebook
LPBoutique
February 6, 2018 路 Shared with Public
We agree “Handcrafted soap is the best.  No Lye!"馃ぃ

Twitter
Osmia Organics
@OsmiaOrganics
Handcrafted soap is the best. No lye.
#jokes #returntoyoursenses #soap
4:29 PM 路 Mar 9, 2018路Twitter Web Client

Google Books
Title Handmade Soap Is the Best No Lye: Lined Journal Notebook
Author Banoc Bookz
Publisher Independently Published, 2019
ISBN 1071420771, 9781071420775
Length 122 pages

Facebook
Purity Farm, Garden and Pet
November 8, 2019 路 Shared with Public
Handmade soap is the best.
No Lye.

Twitter
SunriseBotanics.com
@sunrisebotanics
鈥淗andcrafted soap is the best… no lye鈥
#handcraftedsoap #handmadesoap #soapmaking #mondayhumour #soapingredients #supplier #soapmaker #meltandpoursoap #lye #soapmoulds #essentialoils #fragranceoils #driedflowers鈥 https://instagram.com/p/B6_uDW_HgZs/?igshid=rcmowkeqpfe5
5:51 PM 路 Jan 6, 2020路Instagram

Facebook
The Copper Fox Shoppe
March 27, 2020 路 Shared with Public
Handmade soap is the best!
No lye.

Twitter
nkotbblockhead4life
@nkotbblockhead1
Replying to @carolynlawrence @AMaria_Delsante and 6 others
Handcrafted soap is the best. No Lye
10:57 PM 路 Jun 28, 2020 from London, Ontario路Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Cleanjokes
Posted by u/UrMum9ay July 11, 2020
Handcrafted soap is the best.
No lye
COMMENTS
Trtlman
This literally is a clean joke

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