To be honest with you; I have been very busy making plans for our September training; as it’s going to be the last this year. However, I have noticed the need to discuss with us some common chemicals used in household productions. This is very important, as it’s going to get you acquainted with these chemicals, their functions, and uses. Like I said earlier; these are the common chemicals used in household production; just make sure you take note of them. We will be talking more on this during our September Training. Make sure you don’t miss the training.

  1. LYSOL: It is a germ-killing agent, and a very active disinfectant.
  2. V.A. EMOTION: It is used for the production of bonds. (Gum or glue)
  3. PHENOL (Other names, carbolic acid and phenic acid): It serves as an antiseptic (germ-free) substance.
  4. PINE OIL: It is produced from steam distillation of twigs, needles, and cones from different species of pine. It is a cleaning agent in germicide.
  5. PERFUME (Other name fragrance): It gives a nice smell to the product.
  6. COLOURS: It gives colour to the products. It is of two types: Water BASE Colour, and Oil BASE Colour.
  7. FORMULINE: It is a colourless liquid substance commonly used as a preservative.
  8. CARBON COMPLEX is an additive component; usually used in the production of soap, paint chalk board e.t.c.
  9. COCO DIETHANOL AMIDE (CDEA): It is a forming agent or sub booster.
  10. SODIUM SILICATE: It is a liquid substance that serves as hardening and leavening agent, preventing separation or deterioration of ingredients in liquid product.
  11. PALM-KERNEL OIL (P.K.O): (Elaeis guineensis) it is an edible oil extracted from the palm kernel nut. It adds hardness to your bar, and also increased the soap lather. Just make sure that you use a sustainable
  12. CAUSTIC (Other names Iye, Sodium hydroxide): It is a white granule, which is soluble in water, ethanol and methanol. Caustic soda neutralizes or adjusts the acidity of the other ingredients in soap and detergents production.
  13. POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE (Other names caustic potash, Ash and Iye): It is a white deliquescent crystal that dissolves readily in water, giving of much heat and forming a strong alkaline caustic solution. It allows bar soaps to harden, and it is usually of two types: Light ash and hard ash.
  14. SODIUM SULPHATE: Is the sodium salt of sulfuric acid. It is a white crystalline solid. It is mainly used for the manufacturing of the detergents and in the kraft process of pepper pulping. Sodium sulphate provides proper flow or solubility to soap. Giving the soap a greater cleaning power!
  15. HYDROGEN PEROXIDE: Is a clear liquid slightly more viscous than water. It has many functions, but it is mainly used in powered detergent production. It helps in breaking down the soaps particles
  16. CALCIUM HYPOCHLORIDE (Other names Aqua chloro, (HTH) and chlorine): It is used in bleach production, treating of drinking water, and also for cleansing. It can either be in Solid and Grain form.
  17. ANTISOL (Other names gelatin, part R): It is a translucent, colourless brittle (when dry), flavorless solid substance. It is commonly used as a gelling agent.
  18. GLYCERINE: A thick liquid substance. It serves as moisturize in facial cleaner.
  19. SODIUM LAURYL ETHER SULPHATE (SLES) – (S.L.S.): It is a cleansing agent and effective foaming agent.
  20. SULPHONIC ACID: A brownish or blackish liquid. It is also a great foaming agent.
  21. MENTHOL: Is an organic compound, made synthetically or obtained from peppermint or other mint oils. It is a waxy, crystalline substance, clear or white in colour. Solid at room temperature and melts slightly above.
  22. INDUSTRIAL CAMPHOR: It is a waxy, flammable, white or transparent solid with a strong aroma, used for Infections, Skin itching, Inflamed joints, Sprains, Rheumatic diseases and other conditions.
  23. SODIUM TRIPOLYPHOSPHATE (STPP). It is a cleaning agent.
  24. ETHYLENEDIAMINE TETRAACETIC ACID (EDTA) Sequestering agents that makes the ingredients floats, used as forming stabilizer; also to reduce hardness in water.
  25. TERGITOL: Binder used for powered detergent.
  26. SODIUM PHOSPHATE: Provides the abrasive strength; remove hard water minerals, which increase the effectiveness of detergents; prevents dirty from setting back in clothes during washing
  27. CARBOXYL METHY CELLULOSE (CMC): It is an anti-redisposition agent that prevent dirt from setting back in clothes during washing.
  28. SODIUM CHLORIDE (Other name table salt): It is a thickening agent; provides viscosity to the soap.
  29. METHYL AND PROPYL PAREBEN: It is an anti-microbial preservative.
  30. TRIETHANOL ANMINE (TEA): It is an emulsifier used in facial cleaner.
  31. BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDE: It is a disinfectant against bacteria, fungi and yeast.
  32. TEXAPON: It is usually a thick pale substance, that acts as a boosting agent.
  33. PARAFFIN WAX: Paraffin wax is a white or colorless soft, solid wax. It’s made from saturated hydrocarbons. It’s often used in skin-softening salon and spa treatments on the hands, cuticles, and feet because it’s colorless, tasteless, and odorless.


  1. Thanks so much for all the good works you are doing.
    God bless you

    Please when is your training coming up this year.
    Thanks reply

  2. Please my Shampoo is very light, what chemicals do I need to add to make it thick?

    Thanks for this God bless you.

    For the training is there any fees and will there be certificates?

    Thank you.


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