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Easy Guide: How To Make Liquid Soap In Ghana

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Liquid soaps are used all over the world. Most households prefer liquid soap or powdered soap in washing utensils, hands, and bodies. Store-bought liquid soaps can sometimes be expensive.

Therefore, you need to know how to make your liquid soap at home. There are two ways of making liquid soap from a bar of soap and scratch, and this article aims at teaching how to make liquid soap in Ghana.

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1. From a bar soap

Any bar of soap can be used. First, you have to meet your bar of soap, and this can be achieved by cutting your soap into small chunks or preferably grating it using a grater.

In a pot on the fire, add 500ml of water, half tablespoon of glycerine, and a half cup of grated soap. Glycerine helps to ensure that your skin maintains its moisture to prevent damage and dryness.

Allow the soap to dissolve. After it dissolves, allow it to cool. Even though liquid soap has a pH level that doesn’t allow mold to grow, a few drops of preservatives like rosemary extract or grapefruit extract can be added to increase its shelf life, especially for commercial purposes.

You can add any fragrance or essential oils of your choice. Once it is mixed leave, it covered and set it overnight. By morning, it would have thickened.

To give it a liquid soap consistency, you must whip it up to incorporate some air into it. Bottle it up, and it’s ready for you.

2. From scratch

The second method on how to make liquid soap in Ghana is to start from scratch.  For this method, certain dangerous chemicals are used; therefore, the following precautions must be taken:

  • Protection for the eyes and skin must be worn.
  • It must be carried out in a well-ventilated area.
  • It might be carried out away from naked flame.
  • Chemicals must be kept away from children and must not be tasted.
  • Ingredients, Their Appearance, And Measurements For 10 To 15 Litres Of Liquid Soap.
  • Nitrosol- powdered milk- 50g.
  • Caustic soda- sugar- 40g.
  • Soda ash- 200g.
  • Sodium laurel sulfate (SLS)- rice grain- 50g.
  • Sodium tripolyphosphate (STPP) – table salt- 60g.
  • Sulphonic- honey- half liter.
  • Foaming booster- boost foam- half liter.
  • Colour- 20g.
  • Perfume- 30ml.
  • Formalin(preservative)- 30ml.

Method of Preparation

  • Add water into an empty bucket.
  • Dissolve nitrosol bit by bit while stirring to avoid lumps.
  • As the nitrosol is being added, the solution becomes thicker.
  • Dissolve caustic soda in water and add to the nitrosol solution while stirring.
  • Dissolved soda ash and added to the solution.
  • NB: The above method must be done in order. The following method can be done in any order.
  • Dissolve SLS in water and add to the solution.
  • Next, dissolve STPP and also add to the solution.
  • Add sulphonic to the solution since it is already liquid, and stir the foaming booster.
  • Dissolve color in the water, preferably green, because of its appealing color.
  • And the color mixture to the solution and stir.
  • Add your perfume and preservative, which is formalin.
  • Just like salt soap has its way of preserving itself, but in this case, a preservative which is called formalin, is being used to increase its shelf life, especially for commercial purposes.
  • The mixture can then be bottled up and stored.

FAQs

Can I make my own liquid soap?

You can make your own liquid soap at home with a few key ingredients. You’ll need lye, along with your choice of oils; olive oil, coconut oil, almond oil, or sunflower oil all work. There are a few different methods for soap-making.

What are the ingredients for making liquid soap?

You will need these ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup castile soap liquid.
  • 1/2 cup distilled water.
  • 1 tablespoon vitamin E oil (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon sweet almond oil or olive oil or jojoba oil (optional)
  • 15 drops tea tree essential oil (optional)
  • 5-10 drops lavender essential oil (optional)

What are the 3 main ingredients in soap?

Handcrafted soaps made from scratch require three things to become soap: oil, water and lye. It is the chemical reaction between these ingredients that turns them into soap. Most soap also has other ingredients added to provide benefits to the soap, or to color or scent it.

How much does it cost to produce liquid soap?

The amount it will cost to produce liquid soap depend on many factors, and the quantity you want will generally determine your budget. On average, Ghc 150 will cover the cost of ingredients for making liquid soap for household use.

How To Make Liquid Soap In Ghana – Video

Conclusion

Presented above are the ways to prepare liquid soap in Ghana.

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