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I think the answer is no... but I wanted to check before thinking about learning to make cold process soap. I'm not pregnant, but we're trying. I know that melt and pour soap is ok, and I've been having fun with that, but of course I'd like to try making soap from scratch now.
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I think it would be okay. Mix the lye and water in a ventilated area and wear gloves during the entire process. If I had the energy while pregnant, I would have made CP soap without worry.
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I was told no by several people, including my dad, a doc. So I would vote put it off till after baby comes. Unless your using a ventalater mask with carbon filters rated for haderous chemicals your really not protecting yourself enough from the chemicals.
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I personally wouldn't do it without A LOT of protection. (And I painted indoors while preg). My dh bought me a $40 chem mask to wear around the lye fumes. I think I would use this outdoors while preg and be careful not to put my head above the lye water. This is the only way that I would personally do it while preg.
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I'm suprised by these answers. I hardly notice the lye fumes. I have always mixed the lye and water outside and just turn my face away when I do it. When I check on the temp of the solution after several minutes I don't notice the fumes.
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I'm suprised by these answers. I hardly notice the lye fumes. I have always mixed the lye and water outside and just turn my face away when I do it. When I check on the temp of the solution after several minutes I don't notice the fumes.
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I think the lye fumes are a short time thing, like a burst and then they are gone. I don't see why you couldn't do this with proper precautions. I barely notice the lye fumes either, I am careful to make soap in a well ventilated area and I stay away when I first add the water to the lye.

I think burns are the main danger associated with making lye soap, the fumes never seemed that major to me.

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I did. I just made sure I mixed my lye somewhere with plenty of fresh air.
There are sooooo many things that people say you shouldn't do when you're pregnant - but most of them could be safe with a bit of common sense, yk?
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Also, be careful when using some Eos I wouldn't use rosemary while pregnant.

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