Uses: Potassium hydroxide is a toxic and highly corrosive chemical used to make soap, in bleaching, and as a paint remover. It is also used in used in cocoa products, cheese products, jams and black olives.
Potassium hydroxide is not only corrosive, but also extremely toxic so it may cause burns, diarrhoea, vomiting, severe stomach pain, shock and/or death if it is ingested.
Banned in Australia. Avoid it.
Description: Potassium hydroxide, which is also known as potassium lye or caustic potash, is a chemical that is used to manufacture certain types of soap and caustic soda.
Adjusting agent, base and colour solvent (caustic).