Soap Making Safety
One of the most important parts of making soap is safety
When making soap and using lye (sodium hydroxide) safety is a very important part of the soap-making process.
Because LYE is a caustic soda and can be very dangerous if not used properly so make sure to follow the soap-making instructions and understand the use of lye in soap-making.
When making soap it is important to have the right safety gear which would include safety glasses or goggles, gloves, long sleeves, and a good apron. Also, remember when using lye the lye is added to the measured water never the other way around!
Below you will find some great safety gear. I would recommend purchasing some before making soap – when it comes to your eyes and skin you need to make sure you are safe.
Although some people wear cheap safety glasses and regular rubber gloves, I use chemical-resistant goggles and gloves because after all, we are dealing with chemicals.
These Safety Googles below are chemical-resistant goggles, making them my #1 choice for eye safety.
Chemical Resistant Goggles
Chemical Resistant Gloves
These chemical-resistant gloves are long and come in both cotton-lined and unlined. The choice would be yours. I like the lined ones myself which is just my preference.
As well as safety glasses and gloves, make sure to wear a long sleeve shirt and an apron.
You don’t want any open skin because a lye splash can really burn. To learn more about that read What to do if you get Lye on your skin?
Chemical Resistant Apron
The top three are my choice of safety gear in my soap room, below you will find links to other safety gear.
Have fun making soap and be safe.
Where to buy safety glasses
I buy safety glasses, rubber aprons, and gloves online thru Amazon. I find they have a great selection and the prices are very reasonable. Plus we live in a small town where my supplies are very limited.
Disposable Safety Glasses
Industrial Rubber Apron
I have used these Aprons before and they work very well.
Be sure to use your safety gear when making soap, and keep your children and pets away when using lye and making soap.
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