Tips In Making Local Black Soap


Pure African black /Local soap are soaps made by the hand , other wise called home made clothes. It contains mainly water,ashes, plaintains, palm oil , cocoa etc.

Below are some tips in making them;

1: Get the Tiny coconuts from the oil palm and strip them off their oily husk.

2:The oil husks are packed into a hand press. The center of the press is a huge threaded shaft.

3:The heavy steel top to the press is put in place.

4:Muscle power forces the orange palm oil from the fiber.

5: The same pure palm oil is also used in making soap and cooking.

6: The palm oil is heated to be ready for the soap making.

7:The Ash water is added to the hot palm oil.

8:The mixture of the palm oil and and ashes stirred and cooked. Soap is formed, foaming to the surface.

9: Hot soap is scooped off and placed on a cooling table to get thicker:

10: After sometime, check on the soap it is ready to be packed.


The local soap has A very high natural glycerin content. As a result it absorbs moisture from the air.
It must be stored in a dry location or in a sealed plastic bag or it will become soft as it absorbs moisture.

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