Week 2 :: How to make Liquid Soap::

Making liquid soap is one of the livelihood skills we thought the community when volunteering with Restless development under ICS program so here are the steps by steps guide.

Introduction;

The purpose for posting this is help equip those interested learn the necessary skills that’s required for making liquid soap, be self sufficient because investing in a liquid can be a good source of income or you can even decide to make it for personal use.

Making 20 litres- of liquid soap

Materials;

  • Bucket (big size)- for mixing
  • Mingling stick- for mixing ingredients.
  • Jug- for pouring the liquid soap into the packaging bottles.
  • Jerrican of water 20 litres- for making and mixing the liquid soap
  • Bottles – for packing
  • Gloves – For protection from the chemical.
  • Measuring bowl (bucket) – for measuring and pouring water into the mixing bowl.

Chemicals needed::

  • Sulphonic acid; it is black in color and in liquid form and use 1/4 for making 20 litres- (250mls of Rwenzori water bottle)
  • Industrial salt (white powder) even normal salt works use 1 Kg for making 20 litres-. The purpose I for preservation…it makes it stay for long.
  • CMC.. (Also in powder form)… 20grams/ 2 table spoons… (It helps to reduce the chemical from affecting our human body.
  • Ungalo/ Tibro… Put 1Kg.
  • Soda Ash… 3 table spoons/ 30grams. …. (It’s function is to remove stains.
  • Urea… Put 3 table spoons….
  • Perfume… 10ml… For nice smell.
  • Colour- ….Green or blue (because its common) use half a ton or full time

Procedures::

  1. Pour 1kg of Tibro/ ugalo and then 1kg of industrial salt… (First stage is the most important). Remember to put those two ingredients at the same time.
  2. Add water and stir until it dissolves. (Around 5mins)
  3. Add CMC 3 table spoons- add water in bits and keep storing
  4. Add sulphonic acid.. (keep mixing and adding more water.
  5. Add soda ash… Then water..
  6. Add urea…
  7. Add colour (green or blue)… And pour the remaining water.
  8. Add perfume… Cover your liquid soap and leave it to settle, in 20minutes, it will be ready for use.

Markets for liquid soap::

  • Schools
  • Hospitals/ health centers.
  • Homes
  • Churches
  • Shops and supermarkets.

Materials and chemicals can be got from jinja and Kampala.

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Placement ::Week 2::

Week 2 was from 9th June 2019 to 15th June 2019 and a lot of amazing things happened.We celebrated national heroes day, we had donor visit even though my team wasn’t visited.We did more SRHR sessions in two schools and with out of school youths.

I must say I have really developed and improved alot especially in my facilitation skills and communication skills.We also introduced the concept of social accountability to the school club

.And finally, in this same week, we did one practicle livelihood session with the out of school youth group (Afaayo Youth Development Group in Nakirubi) many community members attended and the event was successfully as many started making it immediately.

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