Environmental-friendly Soaps DIY

The popularly-used cleaning products in every household nowadays contain a large quantity of chemical raw materials which may not only harm people’s health but also severely pollute the environment. The oil that has been used for frying is certainly inedible, and if disposed of, it may pollute the environment. The environmentally-friendly soaps DIY, through making use of the waste kitchen oil to make soaps, helps recycle the waste resources and enables one to do his bit to save the earth.
Steps to Make Soaps
•  Materials to be used :
Waste oil (1 liter), water, sodium hydroxide, white sugar, salt. A pair of gloves.
•  Steps :
1. Pour 200ml of cold water into a glass ware. Add 25g of salt and 25g of white sugar into the water and stir until they completely dissolve.
2. Weigh 130g of sodium hydroxide and pour it into the water with salt and white sugar. Stir until it completely dissolves.
3. Pour the mixed solution into a stainless basin. As you stir, pour 1000ml of waste oil. Stir for 10-15 minutes till the solution becomes transparent and sticky. (This is the key to the making of good quality soaps. So be sure to stir thoroughly.)
4. Add some grated grapefruit peels, orange peels or essential oils as you like so as to remove odor or to moisten the skin.
5. Add 200ml of water with a certain amount of lemon juice, honey (less than 15g for a spoon) or ethyl alcohol (about 50ml) so as to cool and solidify it into soap.
6. Pour the sticky liquid into separate moulds and put it in a dry place for 2 to 3 days. Then the liquid will develop into different soaps which can be removed from the moulds (never touch the newly made soaps as they are still alkaline.
7. It is best to use them one month after they are air-dried. To increase their hardness, it will be better to dry them in the sun for a couple of days.
•  Precautions:
1. Watch out when you use and keep pure sodium hydroxide. Never directly touch it without any protective means. Please put on a pair of gloves in operation as it is corrosive.
2. The sodium hydroxide and the waste oil should be given in the proportion stated above.
3. It is best to make soaps when it is sunny and dry so that the soaps will be quickly solidified.
• Our Reasons for Recommendation:
• Purely naturally made: With no addition of chemical raw materials, one can feel that the soaps are both moist and smooth, which is good to one’s skin, especially when one’s skin is very sensitive.
• With a low production cost, one can choose materials out of one’s own will.t gives one the pleasure of DIY. * When this knowledge is imparted to one’s friends, their friendly relations will be more greatly enhanced.