As of 2012, we no longer sell Sodium, all information here is for historical purposes only.

Lets be honest. Not many people sell sodium to individuals. No mater what you want to do with it, unless you are a University or other institution, most won't sell it. It isn't restricted, it isn't on a watch list, it is one of the most common elements on the planet but continues to be elusive to obtain. After spending years working out the reactions to make my own and thousands of dollars invested. Eventually the opportunity came to buy a substantial quantity which allows me to offer it to you. Frustrated by others unwilliness to sell to end users and the crazy prices of $400 per pound I have decided to offer it to those who are willing to obtain one of the coolest elements on the table. Like working with knives, guns, or other such activities, the responsibility is on the user to be knowlegable about the product and use it responsibly both for their own safty and the safety of the people and property around them.

Sodium is a very reactive element. Water is one of the more reactive things it could come in contact with. As sodium reacts with water, it rapidly forms sodium hydroxide (drain cleaner). As it does so, the reaction releases hydrogen gas and then the heat from the reaction can ignite the hydrogen producing a explosion ranging from little pops to serious concussions.

Unfortunatally there is also not a lot of information on what happens IF. For example, what happens in snow, dry ice, alcohol, cooking grease, running water, still water, boiling water, chlorinated water. Since you are bound to try countless things, I urge you to be safe, start small, and think things through.

First the disclaimer:
As the purchaser of one or more items or services from Alan Halls, and by participating any way, I acknowledge, and give agreement to, the following:

1. I affirm that I, the purchaser, am 18 years of age or older and it is legal for me to purchase and own this type of Element.

2. I understand that it is my responsibility as the buyer, NOT Alan Halls, to ascertain, and obey, all applicable local, state and federal and international laws with regard to the possession and use of Sodium.

3.I understand that I am not permitted by law to remove any warning stickers, and that the removal of such stickers, paint or markings is prohibited by law, and will void all warranties.

4. I agree that I will use products in a lawful manner, and not in connection with any criminal offense or other crime. I understand that it may be unlawful within city limits, and I agree to use in properly designated areas.

5. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless Alan Halls from and against all liabilities, damages, penalties, claims or other obligations arising out of my use and/or ownership of any products sold by Alan Halls

6. I understand that the risk of injury from the activity may be significant, including the potential for permanent disability and death. While particular protective equipment and personal discipline will minimize this risk, the risk of serious bodily harm continues to exist.

7. I understand and agree that this Waiver, Release of Liability and Acknowledgement of Policies will cover each and every purchase from Alan Halls in which I participate hereafter.

8. I have read this Waiver, Release of Liability and Acknowledgement of Policies, fully understand the terms, and understand that I have given up substantial rights by signing it. I sign it freely and voluntarily without any inducement. I agree it is my intention to exempt and relieve the releasees and all associated agents from all liability for personal injury, property damage or wrongful death by negligence or any other cause.

Safety Tips

  1. It goes without saying, outdoor use only.
  2. DANGEROUS WHEN WET!!! This means the moisture in or on your hands, the air or any other source of water.
  3. Always wear proper protection. This includes eye / face protection, gloves, long sleeves and no shorts.
  4. If you get sodium on you anywhere, wash it off with water for several minutes and if available rinse with vinegar.
  5. Assuming you placed sodium in water, do not approach it until it has detonated, it may just be waiting for you to stir the water a bit before going off in your face.
  6. After reading last tip, make sure you are wearing proper protection.
  7. You can limit the reaction to just releasing the hydrogen if the oil completly covers the sodium. This is why it should always be stored under oil or kerosene.
  8. This should not be used anywhere that would disturb natural wildlife
  9. Sodium reacts on a surface level quite frequentally throwing sodium as shrapnel in a radius. Never leave unreacted sodium. Hose down entire area flushing with plenty of water.
  10. This is NOT a booby trap item. Only use when those around you are aware of situation and can properly prepare.


  Getting the most for your money

  1. Use moving water, the reaction happens better with water that is flowing a little.
  2. Use warmer water when possible. If the water is ice cold, it is unlikely to go off.
  3. If it doesn't go off right away, throw a handfull of gravel in with it from a distance.
  4. If the sodium has been out of oil long, it may have developed a white "rust" coating. Scrape it off for a faster reaction.
  5. Realize sodium only reacts on the surface, larger surface area = larger reaction for same piece.







Reagent Grade Sodium Metal

Technical Grade Sodium Metal