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Discussion in 'Lye-Based Soap Forum' started by Lin19687, Jun 13, 2019.
Interesting. Once before I asked my colleagues to donate soaps we've collected from hotels (since we're always out of town). Would be nice, once I did zap test on all of my soaps, to donate it to local orphanages. Thank you so much for the idea.
I work in construction, so it's instinctive to wear full PPE - wraparound glasses, and elbow length, thick gloves. Just because you haven't had an accident yet doesn't mean you won't have one tomorrow. However I do have a confession - the water here is consistent and soft, so I use it straight out of the tap, with zero problems. I wouldn't do this if I was soaping off a different water supply.
Homeless shelters, womens shelters, if you live in a sanctuary city the shelters for immigrants....there is an infinity of places who could use a leg up spiritually that soap could give!!
That’s what husbands are for!
Zany's beloved husband passed away a short time ago, so I am guessing she has improvised.
I'm so sorry, I didn't know.
I donate all of my overruns and usable mistakes to our local veterans homeless shelter. These men and women put their lives on the line for me; it is the least I can do. Also cook lunches there a couple of days a week.
I sometimes bevel, not always. I always wear goggles, and mostly wear gloves. I live in South Florida so I never wear long pants or long sleeves. Honestly what’s the point? If you spill lye on your clothes, they’re going to have to come off anyway. If I spill something on myself I wash it off immediately. I definitely make too much soap!
Didn’t realize this was an old thread. Sorry.
I bevel most but not all of my soaps. When I make my lye solution, I wear my goggles and gloves and just leave them on except to glance at my recipe which is when I pop on my readers. Then back on go the goggles. I Don’t worry too much about long pants and am most often barefoot just because I hate shoes! To me, my eyes are the most important consideration as I have to see.
I agree, you can wash off a splatter easily but not so much with your eyes.
I don't wear long pants, long sleeve shirts, or shoes when I soap either. I stopped doing that a long time ago when raw batter splashed onto my long sleeve once and seeped through to the skin on my arm, which started to itch and burn. I had to stop soaping to remove my apron and my gloves in order to remove my buttoned shirt so I could wash the batter off my skin and flush with water, then run to the other side of the house to get a fresh shirt on, then get my apron and gloves back on before I could resume soaping. What a circus that was! Ever since then, I wear short sleeves, shorts and go barefoot so that I can do a quick wash & rinse if any batter gets on my bare skin.
I do, however, always soap with my goggles and gloves on. I don't compromise on those. Where goggles are concerned, my eyesight is too important to skimp on those, and where gloves are concerned, my hands never fail to get raw batter on them while soaping. If I didn't wear gloves, I would constantly be stopping to wash my hands. lol
So much this. I never wore long sleeves (I always wear pants so there is no way aroubd that for me) because it seems just easier for me to get a splash and inmediatly rinse than having to strip first ha!
Gloves and goggles are musts-the rest are, maybe, shoulds.
Agreed! Don't do like I do!
I bevel my soaps but have gone from a (very expensive) beveler to a simple veggie peeler and have been pleased with the results. It's faster for me, and I've sliced my fingers a couple times on the expensive dedicated beveler. Ow!
I’m in the mountains of NC. Summers are still hot. I don’t always wear sleeves either. I’ve made the mistake of not wearing gloves and the lye burned my skin. Luckily it was just a small spot. I NEVER soap without eye protection. Hubby got me some with bifocals. I’m so faithful to them that I often forget them on my face and walk from the shop, into the house!! I’m a nurse and I have seen eyes after lye. They just melt!!! It is a famous weapon in the old south for women to use on unfaithful men! Not pretty!! Please, soapers, wear your eye gear if you disobey other safety rules!
I will heed the warnings... promise! I do always have on glasses, so never have completely unprotected eyes but will add safety goggles now, too. It only takes one small accident to change your life. TY!
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