Hello, I was wondering if I could get some input from the soap makers here. I am building a smoke house and will have alot of leftover wood ash. I was thinking about using it to make my own lye rather than just letting it go to waste. But I don't think I can use it all myself. So I'm thinking of trying to sell it to some local soap makers. Do any of you buy your lye or make it yourself? Or more importantly do any of you think there would be a market for this?
I haven't yet looked into the legality of this yet either, who knows it could violate the Patriot Act or something. Not sure if I would need a permit or anything.
I think it would be nice to be able to make a small profit from the by-product of the smoke house.
So any input you have would be much appreciated.