So my husband and I are not not trying and there's a possibility I can be at any given moment. Is it a bad idea to soap if you are? Or do people still do it? Just concerned with fumes from the lye and possibly all the EOs/FOs..?
I'm pregnant and soaping as long as you take all the same precautions as before like gloves, goggles, mask, mix the lye in an open area preferrably outside, vinegar ready, don't lift things you find too heavy, you should be t.
I'm ridiculously careful (ridiculously slow) so I've never head a spill (husband is not so hes had a burn on his neck lol). But what I do when cleaning anything that's touched lye is rinse with water like 5x, then with dishsoap and water thoroughly, then rinse with ACV all over it, then again with dishsoap and water lol. Luckily I don't make anything to sell, just for fun and to give to friends as my only hobby I have time for outside of work XD so costs associated with cleaning is not a problem.Just a word of caution, the recommended action for lye spills is to rinse the area with water only. Vinegar + lye on your skin will actually make a burn worse.