Liquid Hand Soap

Soap, it’s a terrifically clean discussion. Do you know how many different kinds of soap there really are out there? It’s endless! There is soap out there for nearly everyone and everything in every type of color, shape and scent. You can get soap in any scent from chocolate to cucumbers and the industry brings in billions of dollars every single year. The process of making soap is an open trade that practically anyone can try their hand at. You will have to do a little research but it’s quite possible to create your own soap, even liquid hand soap. You might even get inspired and make liquid hand soap for men. With that thought in mind it’s time to get down to the dirt and learn some more about soap.

If you are just making soap as a hobby or in your home, you would probably want to use the old-fashioned batch process. You can do it in the form of a cold-process which allows the main reaction to take place at room temperature. This is the best process for a beginner because there is very little skill involved. It is also the simplest and most preferred method by hobbyists. You can also use a hot process where the reaction happens upon boiling. Both methods are very easy for a person just looking to make a few soaps for themselves or loved ones.

When making soap, the reaction time can last for many days if you use a cold-process. If you use a hot-process then the reaction will be almost complete when boiling because it reaches such a high temperature. Large scale producers would most likely us the hot process to manufacture their products. This allows them to produce a huge quantity of soap quickly compared to the low output and high number of man hours they would have to use to perform the cold-process.

Wow, soap making is a complex and interesting field of knowledge. Who knew so many things could play into making a product that we each use every day. The most common soap most people use in a day is liquid hand soap. The majority of liquid hand soaps have a variety of chemicals in them to help fight against bacteria. Tricolsan is typical in the use of these products and many times acts as the main active ingredient for this purpose. Even though these soaps aid in preventing bacterial infections, they do not stop them completing. Good hygiene and hand washing should always be practiced.
In addition to helping fight bacteria, liquid hand soaps can also be harmful in some ways as well. Use any product with moderation because too much of anything in life is not considered good. All chemicals leave some effect and those effects are not always good. Even though most of the chemicals in certain amounts have been deemed safe to be used by humans, we should still be weary of the effects that they could potentially have.

Some soap contains tetrasodium EDTA. You should know that this is a cheating agent that impounds components or otherwise metals that the bacterium requires. Other microbes need metals too and so it is truly an anti-microbial instrument which is broadly used. It appears to be fairly harmless in the environment. But can we really be sure? There is one method that tells us yes, we can be sure, and that is producing your own organic liquid hand soap.

Organic liquid hand soap is very sensible. Who would want to wash their hands with soaps that have a multitude of chemicals in them that are possibly hazardous? This type of liquid hand soap can be a little harder to find in stores and it’s really not difficult to make at home. Most people would much rather use a totally natural product rather than subjecting their bodies to the nasty chemicals that manufacturers use. Most of us cannot even pronounce the names of the chemicals used in our everyday products let alone know what they are. It really should be required that the government make industries post the ingredients and potential effects on the back of each item consumers buy that is loaded with chemicals. If people could see half of the effects that those chemicals cause then they would probably buy every organic product they possibly good. People are uninformed and that is usually why they don’t buy more organic products. Even a rookie can make this liquid soap it is so easy to do so give it a try!

Learning how to make your own homemade liquid soap is a breeze and after you learn the process you will wonder why in the world you ever paid to buy the manufactured stuff. Making liquid soap only requires 10 minutes of hands-on time. The ingredients you will need are a bar of soap, knife or grater, water, a saucepan, essential oil, soap coloring and empty soap dispensers. Start by grating the bar of soap while boiling four cups of water in your saucepan. Turn the heat off on your saucepan once the water is at a boiling point and add the soap. Stir the soap vigorously until it is fully liquefied in the pan. Once this is complete, turn off the heat and let the blend cool. The cooling process will thicken it slightly. Cool it longer until it is the consistency that you are striving for and then add the essential oils and coloring of your choice. Making your own soap is not only beneficial as far as getting it all natural, it is always beneficial in that it is much cheaper than the stuff on store shelves. This is especially true if you make it in large batches to where the costs lowers with the more that you make.

Of course, if you want your soap to be completely organic, you can use a bar of soap that you made yourself or bought from a local market that sells organic products. This is the only way to be absolutely certain that what you are getting is 100% natural. Even the products that state that they are all natural should be examined closely before purchase to make sure that they truly are natural. The possibilities are limitless so have fun!