What seems like a lifetime ago, I was working as a Medical Technologist in a physician office lab. Since I was working with body fluids, I wore gloves to protect my hands and goggles to protect my eyes. The joke in the office was that since I was always singing or talking while I worked, I needed a mask to protect my mouth. One of the doctors I worked with bought me an Op-d-Op face shield as a joke. I loved it and wore it all the time. So when I started making soap, I knew I wanted one to use as a soap visor.
When making cold process soap, soap makers use lye and need to wear eye protection. The problem with wearing goggles when making soap is that they fog up, especially if you wear a mask too. Wearing glasses under goggles is almost impossible. The soap visor is lightweight and comfortable. My glasses fit underneath the visor easily. I didn’t need to wear a mask either since the shield covered my mouth. I wanted to share my find with other soap makers. I contacted Op-d-Op and they allowed me to purchase a few visors to sell.
I brought them with me when I spoke at the HSCG conference in Las Vegas. I sold out. I bought more and brought them with me when I spoke at the Handmade Conference in June. The visors were well received there too. I’ll be bringing them to Handmade Conference back in July, and will also have them at the Bubbles and Blazes Conference in July too.
No More Foggy Goggles
I’m grateful other soap makers seem to love the visor as much as I do and I’m happy I was able to bring them something that makes soap making easier. I love watching their eyes light up when they try it on. Goggles are cumbersome and uncomfortable, the visor isn’t. Soap makers need to be safe when making soap. If you’re more comfortable when making soap, you’ll remember to wear the visor and keep your eyes protected. #nolyeinmyeyes
I’ve put the soap visors up on my website if you’re interested in saying no more foggy goggles.
What are you grateful for this week?
Yours in Gratitude,