Soap Making 101 online
Learn a necessary skill to protect you and your loved ones from COVID-19. Hand washing is the best way to keep you and your family sanitized and safe.
What do I need to get started?
1 Stainless steel whisk or stick blender (Immersion blender)
These are the ones I use in my studio: https://www.amazon.com/Mueller-Austria-Ultra-Stick-Multi-Purpose-Attachment/dp/B075X1KPLZ/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=stick+blender&qid=1587665993&refinements=p_72%3A2661618011&rnid=2661617011&sr=8-3
OPTIONAL (not necessary): 1 Infrared thermometer
These are the ones we use in the studio:
1 Long handled wooden or sturdy plastic spoon
You can get a pack of 3 at the Dollar Tree.
1 rubber, plastic, or silicone Spatula
You can make a soap mold out of recycled items. Suggested molds are empty single serving applesauce containers, plastic frozen dinner trays, 1 quart rectangular food storage containers, empty 1 quart waxed cardboard almond milk/soup stock/creamer cartons, cheese box (make sure you line it with a plastic bag or freezer paper), small boxes (lined with a reused plastic shopping bag), reuse that paper cup from the coffee shop for a round soap, Pringles cans, (etc… There are so many possibilities. Be sure that any plastic is durable enough to withstand heat of approximately 170 degrees. You can also purchase a 2 pound capacity wooden mold or silicone soap mold. In addition, many beautiful plastic and silicone molds are available with just about any design you can imagine.
Splash resistant safety goggles
You can find these at the Dollar Tree or you can order on amazon. These are the ones we use in the studio:
Plastic mixing containers which hold approximately 1-2 quarts
You can find these at the Dollar Tree
The best ones are the longer ones which protect your forearms like the ones used for washing dishes. You can find these at the Dollar Tree
1 one quart Pyrex glass or high density plastic container to mix lye and water
1 two quart Pyrex glass or high density plastic container to mix lye and water
You can find the plastic ones at the Dollar Tree (No, I do not own stock in the Dollar Tree but I should)
Bottle of white distilled vinegar in a spray bottle
Vinegar and spray bottles are available at the Dollar Tree