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.
STORAGE OF THE LOCAL SOAP:
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.