Homemade liquid soap

Wednesday January 15 2020

Step 1, get all the ingredients needed all in one

Step 1, get all the ingredients needed all in one place. Step two, after mixing the different ingredients ( sulphurnic acid, sodium triphosphate, nitrosol and salt) with water in their different containers, start by adding the nitrosol and salt mixture to the sulphurnic acid mixture and stir thoroughly. After this, add the sodium triphosphate mixture and stir well. Then go to step three, which is, to add colour. PHOTO BY ALEX ASHABA 

By Desire Mbabaali

Every home needs liquid soap since it can be put to numerous uses around the home. Instead of buying, save a penny or two by making your own at home and you will not even need a laboratory or special skills to do it.

In our demo, we make 40 litres of liquid soap, though quantity will entirely depend on your needs, so let us get started.
Using water, dilute every ingredient individually in a bucket.

Mix 10 litres of water with salt in a bucket and stir until it dissolves.

Put 2kgs of Nitroso in a bucket, add a reasonable amount of water and stir for about 10 minutes until it is well mixed. Pour 1kg of sulphonic acid in a bucket, add a relatively small amount of water and stir vigorously until the black colour turns into a white lather.
To mix the sulphuric acid (the black solution) use protective gear like a mask on your nose (It has a strong, chocking smell) and gloves on your hands, ensuring it does not come into contact with your body because it has a burning effect.

Mix sodium triphospate with a small amount of water and stir. Let it settle. To mix all the ingredients, add nitroso into the salt mixture and stir. This will require some strength since it will create a thick solution.
Add sulphonic acid mixture into these until they bake into each other. Add the sodium triphosphate too and stir. After this, add all the remaining water gradually to the mixture and stir as you add the water.
As you do, the solution will get thicker, so stir even more vigorously.

At some point, add colour and stir well to mix. Add all the water now and your soap will be made.
Let it seat now for about seven hours. Cover your liquid soap while at this. After the seven hours, check the soap and if it is too thick add more water but don’t exceed five litres.

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Lastly, add perfume to the liquid soap and stir well. After, close the bucket so that the perfume doesn’t evaporate.
Always, don’t leave your soap open.

Safety warning
Ensure the solution does not get into your eyes, or come into contact with any other part of the body because sulphuric acid has a burning effect. Ensure you wear gloves and a mask.
Also, ensure you mix the solution in a safe space away from children.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED
Water (40 litres) This may defer depending on the quantity one desires.
Sulphuric Acid 1Kg
Sodium Triphosphate 1Kg
Nitroso 2kg
Salt 1Kg
Perfume
Colour
Gloves and mask for safety

dmbabaali@ug.nationmedia.com

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