Uses: Sodium Hydroxide is used in drain cleaners, cocoa products, baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) sour cream, edible fats and oils, jam, tinned vegetables, glaze on pretzels, enhance the industrial peeling of fruits, to blacken olives and in the preparation of caramel.
Sodium hydroxide is not only corrosive, but also extremely toxic so it can cause severe burns, diarrhoea, vomiting, severe stomach pain, shock and/or death if it is ingested.
Banned in Australia. Avoid it.
Description: Sodium Hydroxide is prepared from natural salt, namely Sodium Carbonate, which is mixed with lime to form an alkali, used in the manufacture of soaps and caustic soda.
Adjusting agent, base and colour solvent (caustic).