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How To Make All Purpose Liquid Soap

Like most mothers I’m always on the look out for ways i can cut the home budget and this has led me into doing several things on my own. I can therefore confidently say I’m a DIY ( Do it yourself) person. I embarked on this DIY journey during my long maternity leave and it has indeed proved beneficial to my family. Today i want to take you through this simple process of making all purpose liquid soap at home. I will make a video soon to make it easier for the visual people.

1. Ungalo; 1kg
2. Salt; 1kg
3. Sulphonic; 1/2kg
4. Caustic; 3 tablespoons
5. Preservative of choice: A handful.
6. Color and perfume of choice.

1. Mix salt with the Ungalo until this is well mixed. add 2 cups to the mixture for easy mixing. Mix until the mixture is well blended with a porridge like consistency.
2. Add sulphonic acid and then continue mixing till it is well blended into the mixture. I usually add at least a cup of water for this sometimes becomes too thick.
3. Add 3 tablespoons of caustic to the mixture. Be very careful with caustic; it burns. Stir the mixture until well mixed.
4. Add the preservative.I normally use Urea about a handful.
5. Add 20 litres of water and stir till well mixed.
6. At this point your liquid soap is done. I normally keep it overnight and then add colour and perfume in the morning.

This recipe yields approximately 24 litres of water. This can last you about 2 to 3 months depending on your daily home consumption. And if you want make extra bucks; why not? Everyone needs some pocket change.

Have you tried out this soap recipe? Let me know how it comes out in the comment section below or if you have any questions still let me know in the comments section below.

19 thoughts on “How To Make All Purpose Liquid Soap

  1. Am gona try out this.thanks alot.what is the measurement for adding perfume and colour to the measurement?

  2. What is your contact. Where do I buy these ingredients?

  3. I think this is wonderful.

  4. I of recent made my liquid soap but I was astounded after a week when it turned from green to brown

  5. Hi Doc
    I do make liquid soap but sometimes, it becomes watery like after a month or two and on other occasions a strong urine smell.
    How can I get those issues rectified?

  6. Thanks alot

  7. I want to start but I may need support
    I love what am seeing here
    Am Gervase and my E-Mail is [email protected]
    Contact 0784749234 and 0759408619
    Well done

  8. After how long when it comes to mixing can I go before I move on to the next step?

  9. Where can I get some of the ingredients but thanks for the guidance you give.

  10. How much are those ingredients for making 24litres and where can one get those reagent from,like which shop?

  11. Doctor take me through about making dog shampoo

  12. Hello Bogere sorry for the late reply
    Please go to boost house and ask for Elizabeth chemicals.

  13. Alex being tough on hands may be attributed to the amount of caustic you use and also not properly mixing the ingredients with each step of the way. Next time try mixing thoroughly each step before moving to the next

  14. Samuel it’s best to add perfume and color after 12 hours not immediately. Also make sure you mix well for each step before you move to the next

  15. I added perfume on my 20ltrs liquid soap and it turned watery immediately how can i troubleshoot this?

  16. Thanks Professor,
    Please help me know where I can buy some of the ingredients like;


  17. Thanks Dr. Carol.
    I was successful but it’s tough on my hands. Is there a way I can make it mild?

  18. You make your own soap…is there anything this Dr. can not do?

    1. Remember she is another before being doctor. Mothers are gifted with multitasking

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