So how do you sterilize your work space/eqpt?

Discussion in 'Soap Making' started by Kalne, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. Kalne

    Kalne New Member

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    THe mention of mold in lotion always makes me re-examine my process. I never think it is good enough.

    So, just how do you prep your work space to make lotion or other products?

    I get my kitchen cleaned up like normal first. THen I have a spray bottle with bleach water that I will spray everything that might come in contact with any of the ingredients. I will have a pan of boiling water that I'll set utensils in. But I only use the bleach water to clean bowls and dry with paper towels. I set paper towels or paper plates around to set utensils or whatever on that I don't want touching the counter. Even though it should be clean if I've set a bottle of oil on it that could contaminate it with something right? And what about your hands? Do you wear gloves? I don't but wonder if I should. For lotion, my hands don't really touch the ingredients.

    Sometimes I even worry about the bottles themselves. They usually come in plastic bags and I keep them in there until ready to use.

    Oh.....and what about flies????? This time of year there always seem to be at least a few flies in my kitchen. I don't know how to get rid of them. I try to keep everything covered as much as possible like laying a paper towel over utensils and bowls with lotion waiting to be scented or bottles. Still, I can see a fly land on the edge of something I'm working on and it drives me nuts. If they do happen to land on my actual lotion I'll scoop a little off from where they were.
     
  2. MRFBarbara

    MRFBarbara Guest

    Kathy I do pretty much the same as you do, but I use rubbing alcohol to spray down everything after I wash countertops with bleach.. Spray bowls with ra, let dry.. We don't have a problem with flies here so I can't answer that question... Yes I wear gloves
    Barbara
     

  3. Spray bowls with ra, What is ra?? :blush2 I know when you tell me I'll go DAH!!!! :sigh

    Mary Lou
     
  4. MRFBarbara

    MRFBarbara Guest

    Rubbing alcohol
    Barbara
     
  5. NubianSoaps.com

    NubianSoaps.com New Member

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    Yeah we used rubbing alcohol to clean the rooms between minor surgeries at the dr. office. It's what I also use. Vicki
     
  6. Kalne

    Kalne New Member

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    Hmmm, I already keep RA in a spray bottle for my soap. Never thought to use it for this. Glad I asked.