this was a post by @MrCally before we crumbled so I decided to re-share it Presently liquid soap is very popular in all over the world and in Nigeria too. It is preferably used to wash clothes and kitchen utensils, but liquid soap is also wide used to wash hands and body. Today number of people who become interested in liquid soap making process and try to produce it at home. The advantage of liquid soap making at home is its availability and surety in all the ingredients of your Liquid soap. Sometimes liquid soap production becomes a profitable deal in Nigeria, because you can begin its production with fewer investments and start raise money within few months. Here is bit-by-bit instruction in how to make liquid soap either. Items needed: »»» Measuring bowl »»» Cans »»» Gloves »»» Spoon »»» Bottles »»» Water For 40 liters of liquid soap you will need: 6-16 teaspoons - Sodium Laurate Sulphate (SLS); 480 g. - C.M.C (Carboxy methyl cellulos)/ Antisol Nitrosol; 10 – 20 teaspoons – Texapon; 2 l. - Sulphonic Acid; 165 g. - Caustic Soda; 35 l. – water; 245 g. - Soda Ash; 6-16 teaspoons - Formaline (may not use); 10-20 teaspoons - Sodium Tripoyphosphate (S.T.P.P); colorant and a perfume (fragrance)If you want to. Soap making process Soften the caustic soda with 2 liters of water and leave one hour or for overnight. Soften soda ash in 2 liters of water and leave for one hour or for overnight. Flow sulphonic acid into measuring bowl, add texapon, for pleasant smell of your liquid soap add a perfume (fragrance), then add 10 liters of water, after that stir carefully for 10 minutes. Soften the SLS with 1.25 liters of water. Soften the STPP with 1.25 liters of water too. Add nitrosol. If to use Carboxy methyl cellulos instaed, please make certain that it is soften in 10 liters of water 2 days before soap making. Add soften caustic soda and stir carefully, then add soften soda ash and again mix accurately. If you decided to use also formaline, add it then. Add soften S.T.P.P and blend well, add then soften SLS and stir again. To have relevant color add colorant and stir. Now it is a high time to add water, the amount of which depends on the wished texture of the soap. Advice: it is better to leave the mishmash for one day and after that it ready to be used. How to make a cosmetic liquid soap for body and hands? If you will make a decision to try making a cosmetic liquid soap yourself, there is a guarantee that you will know for 100% the components you have used for it and you will be sure that it contains few harmful elements, and the main thing – you can choose your favorite fragrance for it. Other very important thing about homemade cosmetic liquid soap is that at the end you will have the same thickness and richness your skin needs. One more advantage – if your shower gel finished, you can use this liquid soap instead. You will need: olive oil coconut oil shea butter alkali solution potassium hydroxide To make an absolutely natural and healthy liquid soap, you need to start to mix olive oil and coconut oil, then add water and shea butter. Put on the stove and heat until it becomes homogenous. Then, in small portions add an alkali solution. Thereafter dissolve potassium hydroxide until it becomes clear and mix thoroughly. Then mix the composition by blender, it should become liquid. Place the mixture for three hours in a water bath, do not forget to stir it constantly. It will become clear quite quickly. After three hours, you will have excellent liquid soap. Store the soap. Flow the soap into a specially prepared bottle, for example soap bottle with dispenser, it is very comfortable. At first, you can think that liquid soap making process is too complicated, but the main target is the result. Liquid soap is an article of daily use, everybody needs it so it is sold well, cosmetic liquid soap can be a good present or you can sell it as luxury handmade soap, and can be used for your own needs. Now you know how to make soap at home. Keep browsing Nairaclan for more exciting stories.