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Production of liquid soap helps you save money at home and also make money because you can start selling it. Liquid soap production is very easy and not as hard as you may think. All you need to do is knowing the right chemicals or ingredients to add, which is why I am going to show you how to make liquid soap at home.
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Uses or Importance of Cosmetology
- Dettol making
- Izal making
- Curtiss making
- Shampoo production
- Hair conditioner production
- Skin jelly production
- Powder production
- Different bleach production
- Perfume production
- Lipstick production
- Fruit bath or body wash production
- Body cream production and the necessary chemicals for producing this product and also the required quantity which you need for the production.
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Have you ever wished or thought of making liquid soap or detergent for your basic cleanings such as dishes, laundry, cars, and handwashing but have no idea how to go about it? Don’t worry, you are lucky to have come here, you don’t need to keep spending your money on different producers in order to buy their liquid soap. You can also make your own all by yourself using some common chemicals to start this. All you need to do is to go to any chemicals selling shop with your little money to buy these chemicals and start something.
Liquid soap is presently in high demand; many people prefer to use liquid soap than using normal bar soap simply because it is very easy to handle and to manage. The production of liquid soap is a lucrative business that requires little capital and energy and on the other hand, earns you a huge amount of profit.
The production of liquid soap water serves as the basic ingredient which means that a large quantity of water is required in this process.
Chemicals needed for the production of liquid soap and their functions (Uses)
Using a milk cup for your measurement, you need:-
- C.M.S (Antisol and Nitrosol), 1 cup – These agents serve as a thickener in liquid soap
- SLS (Sodium lauryl sulfate) or Texapon (the milder form of SLS ) – half cup – This agent helps to break surface tension (surfactant) to allow better interaction with other chemicals, it also produces foams
- Soda ash (sodium carbonate), 1 cup – This serves as a stain remover, it helps to soften hard water.
- STPP (sodium tripolyphosphate), half cup – This acts as a foam booster
- Sulphonic (sulfonic) acid, 2 liters – This is the agent that helps to produce foam in liquid soap
- Caustic soda, 1/2 cup -This is an agent that removes dirt from clothes
- Preservative, 2 tablespoons – This helps the soap to stay longer.
- Fragrance (as desired) -This adds a nice scent to your liquid soap. You can get lemon, pineapple, or strawberry fragrance.
- Colorant (as desired) – This gives color to your liquid soap. It comes in different colors such as lemon green, blue, dark green, or pink. You could get other colors as well.
- Water, 20 liters -This serves as the solvent and it is needed in large quantity.
Production Process Of liquid soap
- Dissolve antisol with 2 liters of water and let it stay for at least 24 hours; If you are using Nitrosol, dissolve it with 5 liters of water and use it immediately.
- Dissolve caustic soda with 1 liter of water and keep it overnight for fermentation to take place.
- Dissolve soda ash with 1 tin milk of water and keep it overnight.
- The next day, dissolve STPP with 1cup of water and keep aside
- Dissolve SLS with 1 cup of water and keep aside
- Dissolve Texaponwith sulphonic acid and keep aside
- Finally, dissolve the colorant with 1cup of water (make sure you dissolve the color completely).
How to mix the chemicals for Liquid soap
- Add caustic soda solution into the Antisoland stir till the whole salt is fully dissolved. Caustic soda is very corrosive, make sure you are careful.
- Pour the sulphonic acid mixture a little at a time until all is added to it. Stir gently as the product may foam heavily.
- Continually add water to it and stir until the mixture turns whitish
- Then add the dissolved STPP and keep stirring
- Add the dissolved SLS to the content and stir
- Pour the soda ash and stir
- Turn the mixture into the bowl containing the Antisol or Nitrosoland keep stirring till the solution thickens. Stirring should be very slowly because vigorous turning may lead to excess foaming
- Add the dissolved colorant
- If the foaming is excessive, stop stirring till the foaming disappears and turns again. You can as well dilute the mixture with water if it is too thick
- Add fragrance and preservative and stir. When all the chemicals are well mixed, leave the mixture to stay for some hours, and finally package into squirt or pump bottle for household use or for sale.
Please never leave your soap under the sun or any source of heat as it will lose its color, constituency, and its lather
Precautions to take when making Liquid soap
- If you splash soap in your eyes, flush with plenty of water immediately and see a physician. This is why you need to use protective eyeglasses while making the soap
- If there is any splash on your skin, apply apple cider vinegar and then flush it out with plenty of water.
Needed equipment and tools for liquid soap production
- Hand gloves to protect your hands. Touching the soap directly with your hands can cause crack skin
- Nose mask: to protect you from inhaling the concentrated chemicals
- Turning stick or long spatula
- Measuring spoon and a funnel (to add it to the bottles)
- Plastic bowls or buckets
- Squirt or pump bottles for packing
- Towel for wiping bottles dry and cleaning of hands when done
- Long sleeves, trousers, shoes, and sock to completely cover yourself to protect from spillage over the skin