This post is about how to produce liquid soap in Nigeria currently in this year 2023. Production of liquid soap is one of the profitable small-scale businesses in Nigeria today. One benefit of producing liquid soap is that the cost of production is low in comparison to the revenue that it brings in. Practically every home, restaurant, and public places make use liquid soap, this is what makes it a very profitable venture to embark upon.
ITEMS REQUIRED FOR MAKING LIQUID SOAP IN NIGERIA
The following are the various materials required for making liquid soap in Nigeria today:
- Plastic bowl
- Hand gloves
- Nose mask
- Stirring rod
- Water (20 litres)
- Nitrosol or Antisol or C.M.S (1 kg)
- Caustic soda or soda ash (½ kg)
- Sulphonic acid (3 litres)
- Texapon (1 litre)
- Sodium laurate sulphate (5 – 6 tablespoons)
- Sodium Tripolyphosphate (5 – 6 tablespoobs)
- Colorant (As desired)
- Perfume (As desired).
The primary solvent required for the fermentation process and for dissolving the other ingredients is water. It is crucial to the process of making liquid soap. The thickening component used in the creation of liquid soap is Nitrosol/Antisol. It has the consistency of powdered milk and is presented as a white substance. Nitrosol and Antisol vary in that the former dissolves in water instantly while the latter requires more time.
Caustic soda is a crystalline white material that resembles sugar granules. When dissolved in water, it creates a potent base and can be corrosive if skin contact occurs. It is a component that must be used in the production of liquid soap. It is the filth and stain removal component of the liquid soap. In addition to being white, soda ash (also known as sodium carbonate) has much coarser granules and is used to control the concentration of caustic soda, which is typically harmful to the skin.
SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulphate) has a pale color and mimics rice grains. It is a surfactant that aids in reducing the aqueous solution’s surface tension. It is the major ingredient in active foam. As a foaming agent and foam booster, texapon is a pasty, jelly-like substance. Because Texapon and SLS serve the same purpose, many liquid soap manufacturers avoid using them in the same batch.
Sulphonic Acid is a liquid chemical with a black appearance that improves the performance of SLS. It also serves as a cleaning and foaming agent. It differs from sulphuric acid, a very potent acid that has the potential to be extremely corrosive. Triphosphoric acid is a salt of sodium called STPP (Sodium Tripolyphosphate). It has the texture of white crystal powder and resembles table salt in appearance. Additionally, it is a potent cleaning agent and aids in the SLS’s optimal performance.
The component that makes the liquid soap foam well is called Foaming Booster. Formalin (sometimes known as formaldehyde), is a preservative. If the soap will be kept for a long time, say six months, it formalin be utilized. For individuals who are generating for profit, this is helpful. When adding colour to the soap mixture, colour powder needs to be diluted with water first. The colour makes the finished product more beautiful. The majority of liquid soap producers in Nigeria choose the colour green.
Following soap use, glycerine keeps your skin moisturized and supple. Your liquid soap’s appealing smell comes from the perfume you add as an ingredient. There are various alternatives, including strawberry, lemon, pineapple, lavender, and ambipur scent. The skin benefits greatly from vitamin E’s protection, which also helps to keep wrinkles at bay.
GUIDE ON HOW TO PRODUCE LIQUID SOAP IN NIGERIA 2023
When manufacturing liquid soap in Nigeria, patience is especially important during the stirring process to make sure the chemical(s) introduced at each stage dissolve completely before adding the next. You should use the same procedure but focus on your ratios while working with lesser volume production, such as 8 or 10 litres.
Those who sell these chemicals often do so with pre-measured amounts based on the volume of liquid soap that will be produced. They will provide you with the necessary amount of chemicals once you inform them of the volume you wish to manufacture. It is also a good idea to start small and get bigger later.
Having said that, the following are the step by step processes on how to produce liquid soap in Nigeria this 2022:
- Caustic soda should be dissolved in one litre of water and allowed to cool
- Pour sulphonic acid, texapon, and perfume into a different container. Add 3 to 4 liters of water and stir vigorously for a few minutes
- SLS should be dissolved in two tin milk glasses of water
- With two tin milk glasses of water, dissolve the STPP
- Dissolve 1 kg of nitrosol into 20 litres of water and stir. It virtually instantly disintegrates. You will need to wait two days for C.M.C to thoroughly dissolve if you’re utilizing it
- Stir vigorously after adding the already-dissolved texapon, sulphonic acid, and perfume to the nitrosol or C.M.C
- Pour into the dissolved solution of nitrosol or C.M.C. dissolved caustic soda or soda ash, and stir
- Add the dissolved STPP and SLS and stir in
- To preserve, add formalin
- Add the colour that has been dissolved in the water to the solution and stir it well
- Add a little water and mix if you think it is too thick
- Let the solution sit for a while
- package and market your liquid soap.
CHARACTERISTICS OF A GOOD LIQUID SOAP
- The following are the qualities of a good liquid soap:
- The liquid soap should produce a lot of foam
- It should have a pleasing scent
- An appealing colour must be used in producing your liquid soap
- It must be a durable liquid soap
- No type of skin discomfort should result from using it.
THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE PRODUCING LIQUID SOAP IN NIGERIA
The following are some of the things you should consider before producing liquid soap in Nigeria:
- Put on rubber gloves
- Wear a nasal (nose) mask
- Produce in an area that is well-ventilated and has adequate lighting
- If a chemical splashes your face or another delicate area of your body, immediately wash it off with lots of water and seek medical attention
- All chemicals should be kept out of children’s reach
- Never use your tongue to taste any chemicals
- Before you start production, put on your apron or other protective clothes.