Is using an HDPE 2 bucket okay to use as mixing bucket?

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Aug 26, 2014
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I have a Rubbermaid brand plastic (HDPE 2) bucket. Is this safe to use as a mixing bucket? Will it have any negative effects on the soap?
I believe HDPE is recycle code 2. 5 is PP.

AFAIK, yes HDPE is both heat and chemical resistant so should be fine, I use it all the time. In my experience HDPE holds up better than PP (5), but either 2 or 5 should be fine.

eta: HDPE is what laundry detergent bottles are made of, and a lot of soapers use those for long term storage of 50% lye solution.
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