Hello, I am currently doing a chemistry project that is due in a few days. One of the aspects of the project is something that I am having trouble with. For the second part of the project we have to create soap from these materials given :
Salt Water, Sodium Metal, Fish, Physics/Chem book, flint rock, wild boars, vines, coconuts, calculator, palm fronds, bamboo trees, gourds, internet service, paper,pencial and hatchet or knife.
I did google how to make soap and it seems pretty simple (Animal fat and lye water!) but I am having trouble making the lye water. I did find some solutions but they were overly complex and were vauge.
If anyone knows how to make lye water from ashes and soft water, that would be great thanks!