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Re: Soap-making Business In Nigeria by BPrime: 12:07pm On Nov 14, 2011
Hi Onye Babe,
appreciate ur post!
Re: Soap-making Business In Nigeria by BPrime: 12:33pm On Nov 14, 2011
hello all,
can anybody help pls.? i produced 30ltrs of liquid soap after some days it started changing colour ( Dark Green)and the fragrance smell irritating(Bad odour). The following recipe were used;

CMC 2kg
SULPHURIC- 1Lt
TEXAPON - 1/2kg
CAUSTIC SODA -1/2kg
SODA ASH- 1/2kg
STPP-1/2KG
FORMALIN -30ml
MATANOL-37cl
FOAMING BOOSTER- 1/2kg
COLOUR
PERFUME-18cl

expert advice and suggestion will be highly appreciated.
Re: Soap-making Business In Nigeria by PrinceUfe: 2:12pm On Nov 14, 2011
I think that formalin is not the right preservative in liquid soap production, and it is the reason for the bad odour that you had after a while. You see, we have Industrial liquid soap and ordinary liquid soap. But, if your aim was to produce ''liquid soap'', i feel that NaOH should be substituted with KOH, and i also feel that the formulation will not give a better product.

Permit me to pause here, so that you can learn more. Good luck!
Re: Soap-making Business In Nigeria by BPrime: 7:28pm On Nov 14, 2011
Prince Ufe:

I think that formalin is not the right preservative in liquid soap production, and it is the reason for the bad odour that you had after a while. You see, we have Industrial liquid soap and ordinary liquid soap. But, if your aim was to produce ''liquid soap'', i feel that NaOH should be substituted with KOH, and i also feel that the formulation will not give a better product.

Permit me to pause here, so that you can learn more. Good luck!
@Prince,
what would you advice, as an expert. kindly educate me on both form of liquid soap(Industrial and ordinary) what is the right preservative.
Re: Soap-making Business In Nigeria by macpreneur: 4:43pm On Dec 07, 2011
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Re: Soap-making Business In Nigeria by odss: 3:54pm On Dec 29, 2011
what you just need to do is simple produced another one without adding formalin ok , and find out if your colour is oil soluable, then look for water soluable colour ok try dis for now
Re: Soap-making Business In Nigeria by rolis: 10:45pm On Jan 14, 2012
please am interested in making bar soap , liquid wash and detergents please can any onehelp me out here is my mail Rolishair@yahoo.com, am in abuja thanks

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Re: Soap-making Business In Nigeria by edetesti: 10:23am On Jan 17, 2012
soap production has to do with having standard products that can compete with the ones outside. I have a contact that helped me to produce detergent while my close friend was able to produce soap from him as well.

To me, i don't like keeping much secrets, if someone has done a marvelous work, he deserves commendation.

My own recommendation goes to my favourite young entrepreneur, Ubong Edem whom you know as ''The Young Investor'' Though he's young, I'll prefer him to the so-called Professors that we have in this Country. Let him show as he has shown me, my friend, and others!
Re: Soap-making Business In Nigeria by dinggle: 2:36am On Jan 19, 2012
Soap making is one business that can absolutely survive without electricity. There are two types of soap making process Hot and cold process, either can be applied in soaponification of Liquid and solid soap.
Soap making is a money spinner and only YOU can limit yourself in your achievements.
Before joining the soap production industry:
*Ensure you have people skills for marketing purpose.
*Drive your production inline with the process to prevent avoidable accidents
*Make sure you have a fire-extinguisher within site.
*Always work in a ventilated environment.
* Hand gloves are a must.
*Ensure to you have vinegar around as a neutralizing agent in-case of spill or accident.
*Protective eye wear is a must before production. There is no alternative to a damage or lost sight.


We are available to train and assist in setting you up as soap manufacturer. Our area of training also includes production, filling, and labeling, we assist in sourcing machines such as capping (in case of capped liquid soaps), fillers and label machines (all manually operated)

What we can train you on:
1. Liquid soap Making (Market: Everyday ppl, car wash outfits, hotels, schools etc)
2. Hard soap making (Market: Everyday ppl)
3. Fabric conditioner (Major market: Laundry outfits, hotels)
4. Air Freshner ( Market: demand for this product is high in the hotel community)
5. Essential oil or flavored oil production, the nice smell you get from your soap or shower gel is created by additives called essential oil (There is a huge demand for essential oil among soap manufacturers)

With a capital of around N5000 - N8000 an in house liquid soap production factory can set rolling call Tina@08185978746 to get started.
Each of the 5 training listed is a stand alone production please when calling indicate which you are interested in.
Re: Soap-making Business In Nigeria by knowledge4(m): 1:07pm On Jan 23, 2012
Dinggle,
Thanks for the safety information provided.
A business that can be operated without electricity,which product is in demand,and can be set up with low funds is good business for anyone to do in our type of economy where many are poor and jobless and no access to capital and bank credits.
However the challenge will be too many producers due to low entry costs and perhaps a saturated soap market. What will then make the difference is one's marketing ability to sell,having a unique selling point,and ability to produce a good quality product.
From what i have learnt on this thread, a soap must be safe for the users,dangerous chemicals should be avoided in the production
How much is the training?
Actually, i am interested in Bar Soap for laundry and Powder Detergent.
How much would it cost to set up the machinery for soap production?
Please shed more light on the training and machine set up.
Re: Soap-making Business In Nigeria by SMGOO7: 7:46pm On Jan 26, 2012
If u live close to d food basket state, u av our mixer used for vegetable oil & soap prod. as we are upgradig. Price: 50,000.00. Call 08188257714 for talks.
Re: Soap-making Business In Nigeria by mivepa: 4:39pm On Feb 18, 2012
Soap making is a very good business and can easily take one out of the un-employment market as one becomes one's own Boss very easily and quickly.

Apart form soap, you could also learn to produce several other types of household items such as body cream, hair cream, perfumes, bleach etc.

It has now become quite easy to learn and master the trade owing largely to doorstep training delivery service now available at miVEPA Empowerment Business Trainings.

You will discover how to go about it in the easiest, most profitable manner with little startup capital from you.

For how to start, send your inquiries or questions to mivepa.empowerments@gmail.com
Re: Soap-making Business In Nigeria by pharmacist(m): 10:52pm On Feb 20, 2012
If formalin is not safe for use, then what preservatives should be used and at what concentration?

I "see" so much noise and less talk.

Let those who know and what others to know, speak up!!!!
Re: Soap-making Business In Nigeria by mivepa: 4:30pm On Feb 23, 2012
Citric acid is a much safer preservative and quite user friendly.

Surprisingly, Vitamin C is also a very good natural preservative likewise sodium benzoate and benzoic acid.

See the attached safety table and document for adequate informative comparison of different types of preservatives and their safety levels.

However, a little application of formalin to your soap formulation should not make your soap 'dangerous' especially if you don't apply more than two '4-litre keg' capfuls to a 25 litre soap formulation.

If you need more info, email me at mivepa.empowerments@gmail.com

Re: Soap-making Business In Nigeria by johnny2012(m): 4:20pm On Feb 25, 2012
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BODY CREAM
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Re: Soap-making Business In Nigeria by cjenny: 8:29am On Apr 04, 2012
@johnny2012 pls help me with the manuel I am intrested.my email is cukachukwu@yahoo.Com tnks in advance
Re: Soap-making Business In Nigeria by oluyemieve(f): 6:30pm On Apr 23, 2012
hello friends. I just made liquid soap which I intend to sell around my area. I need ur help on costing, how much 4litre keg, 1.5litre (eva bottle) and 75cl bottle.
I'll really appreciate your help pls
Re: Soap-making Business In Nigeria by ibhena(m): 12:46pm On Jun 27, 2012
oluyemieve, Pricing all depends on your cost of production and your target market! Sum up all the cost your incurred, and divide by the total quantity you produced then add your mark up. you will be able to arrive at a convenient price for your products!
For those wishing to go into production of liquid soap and have a good grip on product marketing and pricing thereafter smile to the bank, contact me for a guide on "Liquid Soap Production and Marketing" it costs just a paltry sum of money but you are sure of making good steady source of income from it. Contact me through this email: greencraftideas@gmail.com (if you are serious about it)! Good luck.

 
Re: Soap-making Business In Nigeria by godsgrace4me: 9:01am On Aug 03, 2012
Hi,

Thank you all for your contributions to hannie post.

Pls i produce soap but have one major challenge that i will like members of this forum to assist.

I discover that some hour after producing my soap, the soap will separate in the containner,
the liquid will be up while the thick part will settle down. Can someone please tell me how to resove this problem.
Re: Soap-making Business In Nigeria by godsgrace4me: 9:08am On Aug 03, 2012
Hi all,

Thank you all for your contributions to hannie post.

Pls i produce soap but have one major challenge that i will like members of this forum to assist.

I discover that some hour after producing my soap, the soap will separate in the containner,
the liquid will be up while the thick part will settle down. Can someone please tell me how to resove this problem.

I will greately appreciate your help on this forum.
Re: Soap-making Business In Nigeria by aliya247(m): 10:17am On Aug 03, 2012
Homemade soaps, lotions, oils
and other bath and body
products are not just fun to
make but are great for gifting
as well. It also makes for a
rewarding and unique
experience. The entire process
of soap making, from start to
finish, takes about 2 days
which include mixing the raw
materials, letting it cool down
and molding the mixture to
obtain the finished product.
This activity requires handling
of caustic products, so should
either be done by adults or
under adult supervision. Here is
how to make soap:
Difficulty:
Moderate
Things You'll Need:
32 oz. water
11.2 oz. lye
3 lbs. lard
1 lb. coconut oil
1 lb. olive oil
1.5 oz. fragrance
1 oz. coloring dye (optional)
Accurate weighing scale
A stainless steel or enameled
pot
1 plastic container
(preferably with lid)
Stick blender
Thermometer
Plastic or stainless steel
spoon
Plastic molds
Goggles
Rubber gloves
Thick apron
Rubber gloves
1 oz. coloring dye
Thermometer
3 lbs. lard
11.2 oz. of lye
1 plastic container, with lid
Stainless steel or enameled
pot
Plastic Molds
32 oz. of water
Instructions
Prepare
1. Gather all the ingredients
required for making soap.
2. Collect all the necessary
equipments that you need.
3. Collect the safety gear.
4. Put on the apron and rubber
gloves and wear the goggles.
Remember, lye is dangerous
and can cause severe burns.
Make soap
5. Take the weighing scale and
place a plastic container on
the scale.
6. Add water in the container
and carefully mix in lye in 1:3
ratios. For e.g. For 11 ounces
of lye use nearly 33 ounces
of water to mix it.
Remember to add lye to
water and not vice versa.
7. Be very cautious as lye emits
lot of heat and fumes when
mixed with water.
Therefore, mix the lye and
water in an open place as the
fumes can be dangerous
when inhaled.
8. Let the lye cool down. This
will take around two to
three hours. Ideally, prepare
the lye mixture one day in
advance and leave it at room
temperature.
9. Measure the lard and oils and
pour them in a stainless steel
or enameled container.
0. Put the container on the
stove and heat it slowly till
the fats melt and form a
uniform mixture.
1. Stir gently and use the
thermometer to check
whether the mixture has
reached the ideal
temperature, which will be
between 120 and 130
degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Add the lye mixture to the
fats carefully and slowly. Use
a spoon to mix the solution
while you are pouring lye.
3. Stir the mixture well using a
stick blender and spoon
alternately for short spans.
For e.g. If you have used
blender for 1 minute, follow
it with mixing with spoon
for nearly the same time. Do
not use the blender
continually for longer
duration.
4. Note that the texture of this
mixture will start changing
in some time; say in about 5
minutes. It will become
thicker and more opaque.
This is soap in liquid form.
5. Measure out the fragrance
and add it to this mixture
and stir again with a spoon.
6. Add 1 oz. coloring dye if you
want to add some color to
the bland soap mixture. Use
the blender to mix the color
uniformly.
Mold soap
7. Pour the mixture into the
plastic molds immediately
and let it cool down.
8. Let the mixture sit at room
temperature for 24 hours.
You will know that the
mixture has condensed if its
temperature has dropped
down to the roam
temperature. It may be still a
little warm to touch, which is
fine.
9. Remove the soap bars from
the molds. They should pop
right off, but you may need
to twist the tray a little so
that they may come off.
0. Still struggling? Put the molds
with the soap mixture in the
freezer for 2 to three hours.
Take it out and use a blow
dryer on the back side of the
mold for a few seconds to
dislodge the soap. This will
make the soap come off
instantly.
Tips & Warnings
Add 1-2 tsp. bitter almond
fragrance oil (not essential
oil) and 1 cup powdered
oatmeal to create a gentle,
scrubbing soap that feels
great on your skin.
Keep vinegar or lemon juice
handy to wash off any lye
that splashes on your skin.
Run a pH test on your soap
using a pH paper strip.
Remember, lower the pH
level, milder the soap.
Always wear safety gear
when making soap. Wear
gloves at all times, especially
when handling lye. If you
splash lye or raw soap on
yourself, do not let it stay as
it may cause chemical burns.
Immediately rinse with cold
water.
Never mix lye in hot water. It
will cause the lye to erupt.
Never use aluminum utensils
to make soap as it reacts
with lye.
Re: Soap-making Business In Nigeria by ibhena(m): 10:18am On Aug 03, 2012
godsgrace4me: Hi all,

Thank you all for your contributions to hannie post.

Pls i produce soap but have one major challenge that i will like members of this forum to assist.

I discover that some hour after producing my soap, the soap will separate in the containner,
the liquid will be up while the thick part will settle down. Can someone please tell me how to resove this problem.

I will greately appreciate your help on this forum.
The problem lies in the steps you used in the production process. Contact me for a step-by-step production of a perfect liquid soap. Thank you. Greencraftideas@gmail.com
Re: Soap-making Business In Nigeria by godsgrace4me: 8:46am On Aug 09, 2012
Pls i produce soap but have one major challenge that i will like members of this forum to assist.

I discover that some hour after producing my soap, the soap will separate in the containner,
the liquid will be up while the thick part will settle down. Can someone please tell me how to resove this problem.

I will greately appreciate your help on this forum.

ibhena:
The problem lies in the steps you used in the production process. Contact me for a step-by-step production of a perfect liquid soap. Thank you. Greencraftideas@gmail.com

Pls can somebody else on this forum assist me with just a clue to resolving this problem without asking me to buy
handout or manual cos i am not new in the business Thanks.

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Re: Soap-making Business In Nigeria by wealthyprince(m): 6:41am On Aug 10, 2012
What is the average or normal or standard PH for liquid soap. And how many gram of nitrosol do we use to produce 25 litres of liquid soap.
Re: Soap-making Business In Nigeria by Crosbe: 6:54pm On Aug 10, 2012
Soap making business is a very good business and there is a good potential in this business but the
composition of the soap must be very strong and a strong marketing strategy for the business against your competitors.

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Re: Soap-making Business In Nigeria by irewoledefunmi: 3:33pm On Aug 20, 2012
hello. please can i get the ingredients for making liquid soap. is there anyone who can train me on insecticide, toilet cleaner, air freshner, disinfectant. i need it as soon as possible.thanks smiley smiley
Re: Soap-making Business In Nigeria by Ejiogbe(m): 3:46pm On Aug 20, 2012
Yes, you can get the ingredients for making liquid soap.For training in toilet cleaner,air freshener, disinfectant e.t.c call 08031890545 or 08076366575
www.entrepreneurialjunction.blogspot.com
 

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