How to make Papaya Soap and other Herbal Soaps


Herbal soap is now a lucrative business. In fact, there is an existing good market for Likas Papaya, a papaya based bleaching soap. Even safeguard, a popular bath soap brand in the country has now a papaya brand of soap. Below is a procedure how to make, not just papaya soap, but also other herbal soaps such as Kamias Soap, Calamansi Soap, Cucumber Soap, Radish Soap, Akapulko Soap, Papaya Soap and Guava Soap. Herbal soap is a kind of soap mixed with natural ingredients, juice or extract and vitamins from medicinal plants.

These types of herbal soap have advantages, and can help treat various skin indications as follows:

Akapulko leaves - anti-fungal soap
Guava leaves - antiseptic for wounds soap
Kamias - fruit extract or juice (bleaching soap)
Calamansi - fruit extract or juice (bleaching soap)
Cucumber - fruit extract or juice (moisturizer)
Papaya - extract from fresh leaves (bleaching/moisturizer)
Radish - extract from the stem (moisturizer)

So, how do we make these herbal soaps?



Prepare Utensils:

Plastic pail
Wooden ladle or bamboo stick
Glass or cup
Mortar and pestle
Cheese cloth or strainer
Knife
Chopping board
Cooking pot (preferably made of clay, enamel, stainless or glass)
Stove
Plastic molders


How to Make Akapulko Soap and Guava Soap


How to Prepare a Decoction:

1. Wash the leaves thoroughly and chop or cut in small pieces.
2. Measure 1 glass of chopped fresh leaves and 2 glasses of water.
3. Let it boil for 15 minutes (start timing when the water starts to boil).
4. After 15 minutes, remove from fire and strain in a cheesecloth. Set aside and let it cool.

Materials:

1 glass Caustic Soda (NaOH)
3 glasses Akapulko or Guava decoction, cooled
5 glasses cooking oil
coloring powder (optional)

Procedure:

1. Prepare the materials and the utensils needed.
2. Measure 1 glass of caustic soda and 3 glasses of Akapulko or Guava decoction and pour into a plastic pail.
3. Mix well by stirring continuously using a wooden ladle or bamboo stick. Use only one direction in mixing the mixture. Stir until the caustic soda is dissolved.
4. Pour 5 glasses cooking oil into the mixture.
5. Continue stirring until a consistency of a condensed milk is achieved.
6. Pour the soap mixture into desired plastic molders. Set aside and let it cool to harden.
7. After 4-5 hours, remove the soap from the molder.
8. Allow 30 days of ageing before packing. Label the soaps.

How to make Kamias Soap, Calamansi Soap, Papaya Soap, Cucumber Soap and Radish Soap


Materials:

1 glass Caustic Soda (NaOH)
3 glasses water
5 glasses cooking oil
1/2 glass juice or extract

Procedure:

1. Prepare the materials and the utensils needed.
2. Measure 1 glass of caustic soda and 3 glasses of water and pour into a plastic pail.
3. Mix well by stirring continuously using a wooden ladle or bamboo stick. Use only one direction in mixing the mixture. Stir until the caustic soda is dissolved.
4. Pour 5 glasses cooking oil into the mixture.
5. Continue stirring until a consistency of a condensed milk is achieved and add 1/2 glass of juice or extract.
6. Pour the soap mixture into desired plastic molders. Set aside and let it cool to harden.
7. After 4-5 hours, remove the soap from the molder.
8. Allow 30 days of ageing before packing. Label the soaps.

Reminder:

Caustic Soda can harm the skin upon contact. Wash immediately with vinegar or anything sour and then wash it with soap and water.

Caustic Soda is harmful to health and so, make the necessary precaution. Use mask and gloves to protect your body.

Source:www.doh.gov.ph

4 comments:

  1. Don't you think three glasses of water and 5 glasses of cooking oil is too much?
    Just asking..
    And, is there caustic soda that looks like flour? My friend bought caustic soda before that looks like flour. and when we mixed it with water, it didn't get hot. It doesn't even irritate the skin. Do you think she bought the wrong one? Haha.

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  2. where can we buy Caustic Soda? Thanks.

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  4. there's a soap calculator for measurements on ingredients of soap recipes you wanna do. i use the soapcalc in brambleberry.com and soapcalc.net...i use caustic soda powder instead of the flakes since powder is easier to dissolve. incidentally, i sell caustic soda by the kg. anyone interested? :)

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