Step 1: SAFETY FIRST... Prep your space.
You will be working with lye so take care to:
- cover your work surface
- cover your eyes, hands, arms... your whole body!
- prep for cleaning. I did this next to the sink so I could put anything that contacts the lye into a vinegar bath to neutralize.
- make sure there are no small children or pets around. If they are home, make sure they are kept away from this whole process & are totally pre-occupied. You don't want any accidents.