Hello, I’m a new soap maker, have studied up on it for years, and have made my first batch just last night, but since then, I’ve been scared that my house is a lye filled place and I’m going to go blind or die! I’ve washed my dishes with a separate sponge like I should and I cleaned my sink with soap and then wiped it down with vinegar but I’m scared to wash my normal dishes now because I don’t want to ingest lye. I know lye is dangerous but am I overly concerned? I’m worried to touch my eyes and I’m scared I didn’t clean enough, and every time I touch anything that is related to soaping I wash my hands a bajillion times. How do you usually clean after soaping? Do you only go blind if you actually got like lye water in your eye? Is everything that is used to make soap contaminated and do I need to clean after touching it? I have done a lot of research on soaping and lye safety but now I’m getting paranoid after making my first batch. I know lye is caustic but I’m worried it will still do harm even in extremely small quantities so I’m going a little crazy and just need some help to calm these worries so I can enjoy soaping!