5 Common Problems or Challenges With Making Liquid Soap

If you are in Nigeria; you will understand that one of the common skill acquired in Nigeria, is how to make liquid soap. Unfortunately, some people are making it the wrong way; thereby having some problems as a result. In this piece, I will be talking about 5 common problems with making liquid soap in Nigeria.

It is true that the process of making a liquid soap is simple; however, there are some things that must be put into consideration; else, you are heading for the rock.

  1. Liquid Soap Drawls: This is not a problem parse; as some people look for this quality in their soap. However, one man’s food is another man’s poison; which is why I will be discussing this as a problem. If peradventure you have this as a problem in your liquid soap. There is a simple solution to this – Sodium Chloride. Please, understand that this is not the same as the table salt. This is a chemical! Just add 5 tea spoons to 25 liters of liquid soap.
  2. When liquid soap become too light (watery): This is a very common problem with newbies in soap making. If this happens, you will need to add ¼ of texapon mixed with ½ liter of sulphurnic acid.
  3. Liquid soap changes odor after 5 days: This is not the only sign that happens when you don’t add enough preservative to your liquid soap. Sometimes, the liquid soap may also lose color. However, if you see any of this sign;
  4. Liquid soap turn watery and starts smelling: This is the case when your liquid soap turns watery and start emanating a bad smell. There are basically two reasons for this; 1. Insufficient use of preservative e.g formaline 2. Production process, believe me, or not, the way you produce your liquid soap determines if it will also stand the test of time.
  5. Liquid soap does not foam: This happens when your liquid soap turns rubber or rubber-like. Usually, this is usually caused by insufficient amount of water.

2 thoughts on “5 Common Problems or Challenges With Making Liquid Soap”

  1. Hello! I am hoping you can help me. We made liquid soap, using this recipe:(URL DELETED) We added the final water to dilute it, but it did not dilute. It turned into a gelatinous, sticky, goo. I want to add the borax to it, but do not know how to make it dilute enough. Do we heat it? Add more water?


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