Cold Process Soap Making - Equipment Required
Before You Start:
o Work in a well ventilated area.
o Protect your work space and counter tops with newspaper or old towels unless you plan to redo your counter tops.
o Keep some vinegar handy to neutralize the lye if it splashes your skin (see LYE CAUTION).
o 1 large stainless steel mixing bowl (or non-porous, heat proof bowl.
o 2 heat proof containers that hold 2 cups each (2 cup glass measure - pyrex).
o 2 candy thermometers (one for the lye temperature, one for oil/fat temperature).
o Accurate scale to weigh ingredients (a good kitchen scale from a kitchen shop should suffice).
o Protective wear (long sleeved shirt, pants, shoes/slippers, rubber gloves, protective eye wear, protective mask).
o Desired soap molds, greased.
o Clock or timer
o Stainless steel mixing spoons
o Heatproof spatula
o Distilled water (at room temperature)
o Measured fats & oils
o Measured lye
o Desired colour, herbs & flowers, scent, etc.