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Or, maybe I should rephrase the question to not feel anyone feel responsible for my security by asking: would you use these goggles for soap making?

They are by no doubt 100 times better than the first I bought, which resembles normal glasses. But I do worry about lye splashing and getting into the ventilation holes.

Would you use these? Do you have a specific brand/pair of goggles that you would recommend?

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Those should be fine. I would be more worried about batter getting into the holes if:

A: The holes were larger. You are not going to splash the whole batch into your face, after all.

B: The holes were located closer to the eye. This should give you enough ventilation to prevent fogging, without risking your eyes.
 

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If it were me, I would conduct this test/experiment: put the goggles on and deliberately splash water up towards your eyes (maybe pour some water in a shallow bowl and stick-blend it so that it splashes up). If any water is able to make it through the vent-holes and into you eyes, then I would look at getting a pair with a better design.

The goggles that I use are actually designed to be worn when cutting onions so that one's eyes won't tear up, and that's why I originally bought them (for which they work great, by the way), but then I found out they also work wonderfully as soaping goggles. It wasn't long after I discovered how well they worked as soaping goggles that I noticed Brambleberry started selling them as soaping goggles. :lol: Anyway, they sit very comfortably flush on my face around the eyes and have never let let any slashes in: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0014SQU1A/?tag=skimlinks_replacement-20


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Or, maybe I should rephrase the question to not feel anyone feel responsible for my security by asking: would you use these goggles for soap making?

They are by no doubt 100 times better than the first I bought, which resembles normal glasses. But I do worry about lye splashing and getting into the ventilation holes.

Would you use these? Do you have a specific brand/pair of goggles that you would recommend?
Yes, that is a huge improvement. As you suspected, those are not chemical splash goggles. Splash goggles are either non-vented designs or indirectly vented (the vents are covered so there is no direct path for chemicals to splash into your eyes). I am not suggesting you can't use these for soaping, but those are all the facts in answer to your question.
 
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