One of the most important aspects of soap making is the accuracy in measuring your ingredients. It is the difference between a wonderful bar of soap and an O.K bar. This scale is designed perfectly for soap making. The large opaque/white bowl with a pour spout makes weighing liquids a breeze and it can be removed to reveal a flat surface to measure your dry ingredients. It also comes in handy when making lip balms or lotions. Capacity 11 pounds. The bowl is opaque in color.