This is one in a series of posts all about the different tools that soapmakers use, and how to keep it all organized! See all the posts in the series HERE.
Some of the best tools are the ones that aren't fancy or make any noise. But you still wouldn't want to be without them.
For me, the silicone spatula definitely ranks among the best tools in my soapmaking tool bucket.
Nothing does a better job of helping me blend my soap thoroughly, reaching into all the corners. And then it is a whiz at scraping every last bit of soap out of the mixing pot and into my mold. And I mean every. last. bit. If I'm going to go through the work of handmaking cold process soap, I don't want to leave any behind!
You can find silicone spatulas wherever cooking tools are sold. Or next time you're at The Nova Studio, you can pick up one of our favorite models. Because a busy soapmaker can never have too many!
So thank you, humble little silicone spatula. You make my soapmaking so much easier!
Watch out: some spatulas look silicone, but are actually made of plastic & will melt & warp in the hot soap. Also steer clear from wooden handles, which will start to splinter after several uses!