Today, I will be sharing with you something very unique – how to make shower gel; this is something a very few us are discussing in the industry. Which is why you have to pay attention and jump at this opportunity before it become saturated like liquid soap. Although, your quality will speak for you; so, no worries.
Shower gel (also shower cream or body wash) is a specialized liquid product used for cleaning the body during showers. Although, shower gel is not to be confused with liquid soaps; in fact, shower gel do not contain saponified oil. Instead, it uses synthetic detergents derived from either petroleum or plant sources.
Shower gels are known to consist of the same basic ingredients as soap – water, betaines, and sodium laureth sulfate, or SLS. But the main difference between the two products lie in its surfactants – compounds known to lower the surface tension between substances, which helps in the emulsification and the washing away of oily dirt. The surfactants of shower gels do not come from saponification, that is by reacting a type of oil or fat with lye. Instead, it uses synthetic detergents for surfactants derived from either plant-based sources or petroleum. This gives the product a lower pH value than soap and might also feel less drying to the skin.
Chemicals Needed To Make 25 Liters of Shower Gel
- Nitrosol ———————————————– 250g (1/4)
- Sodium Tripolyphosphate (STPP) ————— 500g (1/2) (soak for 2 hours)100g
- Sodium bicarbonate ——————————- 500g (1/2) soak
- Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) ——————- 1kg soak
- Chloroxylenol ————————————— 60 ml
- Tarpinol ———————————————– 60 ml
- Glycol ————————————————– 60 ml
- Vitamin E ———————————————- 120ml
- Glycerine ———————————————– 120ml
- Color ————————————————— As desired
- Perfume ———————————————– As desired
- Formalin or Sodium benzoate ——————- 20ml
Step By Step Guide On How To Produce Shower Gel
Step 1: Get 25 liters of water; from which you will use to soak all our chemicals
Step 2: Take small portion of the 25 liters of water and soak each of the followings STPP, Sodium Bicarbonate, and SLS for 6 to 24 hours
Step 3: Pour the remaining water into a Bucket A
Step 4: Carefully pour the Nitrosol in the Bucket A, and mix properly
Step 5: Then pour all the soaked contents one after the other, and keep stirring.
Step 6: Then pour the Chloroxylenol and mix
Step 7: Then pour the Tarpinol and mix
Step 8: Then pour the Glycol into the mixture and mix
Step 9: Now pour the Vitamin E and Glycerine into the mixture
Step 10: Mix desired color with small water and pour into the mixture
Step 11: Add perfume as desired
Step 12: Add formalin for preservatives
Step 13: Package and sell
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