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Monday, October 5, 2015

Business Idea:Couple Earns Php14,000 in Soap Making Business

 The following is a success story of a couple who started making their own papaya soap for their soap business. Jane and Joel related that they used to earn Php 1,000 a week but now they are earning as much as Php 14,000 in this business. Right now they are making soap right in their home, and can produce as much as 100 soaps a day. 
(story and video from My Puhunan)

Papaya soap is very popular specially in the Philippines. If you are planning for a soap business, remember that you can be creative. Researching is your best friend, try soaps made from herbs and plants that are beneficial for the skin. Organic soaps are not only safe, can also be the best choice specially for sensitive skin. 

So, do you want to start a soap making business? Watch here for the step by step tutorial.

Materials and ingredients needed:

6 oz. Coconut Oil
6 oz. Palm Oil
6 oz. Olive Oil
1 oz Papaya extract 
7 oz. Water 
3.0 oz. Lye
1.2 ounces of fragrance
Mold (9.5" x 5.25")
freezer paper
3 small containers
2 medium containers
Digital Scale


1. In a ventilated area, with your gloves and googles on, carefully prepare your lye water by adding the lye to the water. Stir until the mixture turns the water clear. Use the stainless whisk to stir with.

2. Melt and Combine all of your oils together.. 

3. Slowly and Carefully, still with safety equipment on, add the lye mixture to the oils and stick blend 10 to 15 seconds. Move the stick blender around the entire mixture and turn it on in a short bursts.

4. Once you've achieved a lovely pudding trace, add in your fragrance oil, papaya extract and hand stir well.

5. Once your mixture has reach trace, 
Pour soap into your mold, cover then wrap a towel around the soap to insulate it.

6. Uncover the soap in 24hours and gently lift out of the mold. Once the soap is cut, place the soap in a well ventilated area with lots of good air flow for 4-6 weeks, turning once per week to ensure all sides dry and cure evenly.

For more tutorials and information on soap making visit here.

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