Specials. The Origin and History of Soap. June 16, 2014. Old fashioned lye was made using hardwood ashes, a barrel or ash hopper, and rainwater.
Lye is an old cleaning product and an old word too. It comes from the Old English lÃ©ag, which is related to the root for "wash" in our word lather. Lye is still used to make soap, but you probably won't come across the word except in old novels.
We show you how to make lye which is perfect for natural soap making recipes. And it isn't. just as well. The ash should come from hardwoods as soft woods are too resinous to mix with fat.. . Sharing is a way of saying, "Thanks!" ?Share .
Discover the Lye family history for the English Origin.. The place-name was originally derived from the Old English word leah, which means wood clearing.
Discover the meaning of the Lye name on Ancestry.. The Lye family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920.