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  • #18879
    BelindaSK
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    I watched a YouTube video on Soaping 101’s channel about dollar store finds for soaping. Here’s the ones I jotted down.

    Mixing bowls with handles
    Double sided silicone spatulas
    Plastic mixing spoons in various lengths
    Popsicle sticks for stirring oil and mica
    Chopsticks for swirling
    Tea strainer for mica lines and dusting mica over the top
    2.5 oz containers – great for samples
    Pill organizer – good for storing micas
    Vinyl gloves
    Goggles
    Plastic shoe boxes – make great incubators

    Our dollar store here didn’t have all of these, but I did stock up on the mixing bowls with handles, double sided spatulas, and plastic mixing spoons. Also found plastic measuring cups. Essential oils trash them pretty quickly, but for a dollar, I can live with that.

    I’ve found great little containers with lids, good for sample sizes of micas, in the art/painting department at the local craft store (Michaels, Hobby Lobby, JoAnns). They are also a good source for fun shaped silicone molds.

    #18881
    Cynnara
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    Sweet. I’ll be bouncing over to ours sometime next week. 😁 They and I will become friends.

    #18886
    BelindaSK
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    I don’t know why I didn’t think of the dollar store when I first started buying soaping stuff. Another one of those *DUH* moments.

    #18905
    Cynnara
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    Why would any of us? It’s one of those things that make you look back and go, Darn it! Same with bulk stores for pomace olive oil. $12 for like 2 gallons. I love you, bulk stores.

    #18925
    Penny
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    I miss Dollar Stores. We’ve a few Dollar Store type shops but their items are of very very poor quality. And, makes me wonder what exactly is in the plastics and such.

    #18926
    BelindaSK
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    There is a lot of that there too! But the stuff I got for soaping has worked out well, especially the spatulas.

    #18963
    Cynnara
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    I need more spatulas. Definitely. But if I can get soaping supplies cheaply, this will help tremendously at first. Plus I have enough orange oxide to start my first soaping projrct. 🍅

    #18968
    Penny
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    I buy my spatulas from a baking supply shop. Come to think of it, quite a few of my HumbleBee&Me DIY materials are from a baking shop. So much cheaper than buying soap specific materials! And better quality too.

    #18973
    Cynnara
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    I need to find a baking supply store nearby. Never thought of that. I could replace my stockpot. Could work with picking up some shakers too. Ooh, the brilliance of Penny.

    #18977
    Penny
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    And lots and lots of stainless steel bowls in various shapes! You can even get awesome ones with spouts for easy pouring into soap molds! I’ve my eye on it!

    #18982
    Cynnara
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    Bowls with spouts….oooh. And containers for lye water. And containers to keep my butters and oils better protected.

    Dang it, now I’m demanding a baking/restaurant supply store!

    #18985
    BelindaSK
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    I want a cute little stainless steel pitcher. I’ve seen several soapmakers on YouTube that have them and I want one soooo bad!

    #18987
    Penny
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    Be careful with the cute little stuff. They are problem to clean! Always think about the clean up….

    #18997
    Cynnara
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    You mean the foam pitchers for espressos? Unless they’re big enough for holding lots of soap liquid, nope. Though, I admit, for melt and pour, they would be handy. Possibly for skin care.

    But I’m with Penny. Too small means more clean up.

    #18998
    BelindaSK
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    They don’t look like they’re difficult to clean

    Stainless steel pitcher

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