This is the second lesson in our series of liquid soap making. Today, I shall be talking about the ingredients or chemicals you will be needing to make liquid soap. Some of these chemicals look very much like water; that is why you should be very careful where you keep your chemicals after use.
But before then, let me quickly talk about the two basic methods of soap making.
Methods For Making Liquid Soap
There are so many methods; but I will try and give you my best methods over the years and tell you why it is my best.
However, you can either make your liquid soap using any of these methods:
1. Hot method – using heat t make soap
2. Cold method – making your soap without heat
I love the cold method because it’s fast and cheap.
Meanwhile, there are so many approaches to this method as well.
If you will follow me through. I promise to give you my best approaches.
Chemicals For Making Liquid Soap
The chemicals are usually the same every where; just that the process of making the soap is different from one person to another.
Some of these chemicals are very important that without them there is no liquid soap; while some are optional.
But for better result, I will advice you not to remove any of the chemical listed here because they are all necessary for the best result.
1. Formalin – This is for preservation – it helps to make your soap durable and stand the test of time.
2. Nitrozon (very important – without this; no soap).
3. Surfonic – Foaming agent
4. Texapon – Foaming agent
5. Rice/Rice Powder – this is not the normal rice we eat (Not a must anyway)
6. Caustic Soda – It makes the soap thick and it gives beauty
7. Soda ash – Cleaning agent (it also helps to make the soap thick)
8. STPP – It make your soap thicker
9. Perfume – This gives fragrance to the soap
10. Coloring – For giving color to the soap