Answer: 

There is no special equipment to make soap. In fact, it's all in your kitchen.

 

All you need is:

  • A bowl large enough to hold the recipe you're using. (Enameled or stainless steel bowls are preferred. Do not use glass or aluminum bowls; they will react with the lye.)
  • A slotted spoon to stir
  • A scale to measure
  • A good recipe
  • A soap mold
  • Soap cutting tools