How to make good quality bar soap - Oluwakemi's blog | Home of Nigeria hand crafts and skills

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Friday, 5 January 2018

How to make good quality bar soap

Bar soap is mostly used in homes for carrying out laundry. Bar soap business is a very lucrative one, because there is no household in Nigeria that there won't be usage of bar soap. Although, there are a lot of people into bar soap business what differentiates you from others is your ability to make good quality bar soap, that will make your customers to keep on patronizing you.

Materials needed

1.palm kernel oil (18 litres)

2.caustic soda (9 liters )

3.soda ash(1/4kg measurement)

4.color ( 1 table spoon)

5.perfume (2teaspoon)

6.sodium silicate.

Method of production

1. Clean your  mixer or big plastic bowl, turn in your 18 litres of palm kernel oil .

2. measure already dissolved  caustic soda, which have been fermented for the past three to five days  into production pail.

 Take your thermometer gauge at  12.75 and let the caustic soda solution be at exactly 9 centimeters.

3.At this stage pour the soda solution into a mixer containing  18 litres of palm kernel oil and stir the contents of the mixer very well for efficient result.

4.Add sodium silica9te the specified  measurement and stir the solution as contained in the mixer.

5.Add soda ash to the mixture in the bowl or mixer as specified and continue stirring.

6. For effective result of the colorant,use small quantity  like one tablespoon, use the color of your choice, that is you can use green, yellow or red depending on you and dissolve before turning into the mixture in the mixer. Continue stirring until soap solution is well mixed.

7.Add perfume of your choice and stir well for the perfume to circulate in all section of the soap
8.At this stage place your mould appropriately, line the mould with nylon  to prevent soap solution dripping out of the corners of the mould and it will also enable the soap to come out with ease. At the completion of mould lining, turn the soap solution into the mould and allow it to solidify within the period if 12 to 24 hours .

9. At the specified time frame, turn the solidified soap unto the cutting table. Place the whole soap cutter rightly and cut the whole soap into five slaps and now each of the slaps and place the bar soap cutters and cut into bars.

10.Arrange your  finishing bar soap, 30 bars per each carton and ready for marketing.

If you are producing in large quantity, you need an expert to put you through on the right measurements to use, if you also need addresses of where to get materials around your state in Nigeria whatsapp 09053558817,service charge is 500 naira.....


  1. Do you train physically? I'm interested in going into it for business purpose need ur help . Thanks waiting for ur reply

  2. Please, what's the quantity for sodium silicate?



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