Soap Making Equipment
Stainless Steel Pan
Wooden and SS Spoons
Glass bowls and measuring cups
Scale: must be able to weigh in ounces to the 10th of an ounce. Postal scales work well for this if you are not making a huge amount of soap
Stainless Steel Pan: Revere Ware and similar pans work well. I found mine at thrift stores. It is good to have separate soap making pans
Spoons: You will need wooden spoons and SS spoons for stirring lye and oils
Bowls and measuring cups: These are needed to measure out the oils, liquids and lye.
Thermometers: You will need 2 of them; one for measuring your lye/liquid and one for the oils. You don’t want to share the same one. An inexpensive dial thermometer works just fine. They can be found at the grocery store.
Goggles: Look for them in hardware stores
Stick Blender: This is not a “must have” .. at least technically, I personally would not make soap without it. I have hand mixed soap for 2 hours before. With a hand mixer I have never mixed more than 10 minutes. This saves a lot of time and energy! It is worth the $20 investment if you plan on making soap regularly.
Soap Molds: Almost anything can be used as a soap mold. Cardboard boxes lined with plastic wrap or a bag, Pringle potato chip cans, juice cans, milk cartons, silverware drawer dividers, wooden molds, plastic molds. Once you start making soap your eyes will see every container around as a potential soap mold!
Gloves: Rubber type gloves to protect your hands from the lye while making soap.
Extras: long sleeve shirt to protect your arms, white vinegar in case you do get a little lye on your skin.
White Vinegar: If for some reason at any point of the soap making process you get lye on your skin rub some white vinegar on it to stop the burning.
Lets Make Soap!