Formulation of laundry soap using locally made Palm Kernel Oil in Nigeria

  • Haruna Abdulbakee Muhammed
  • Yahaya Abdulrazaq
  • Shehu Saad Abdullah
  • Adam Abdullahi Adam
Keywords: Soap, Palm Kernel Oil, Toxins, Lye Solution, pH-, solubility


Soap is one of the most important thing used for human daily life activities in cleansing and skin care purposes. Palm Kernel Oil is an edible oil that has many advantages in soap making, shampoo, and other skin care products. It also has so many medicinal properties like removal of toxins from the body. Palm Kernel Oil locally produced in Anyigba (Nigeria) was used to prepare the soap with lye aqueous solution using both Sodium hydroxide (NaOH) and Potassium Hydroxide (KOH) and other additives using cold process. The pH- value, Solubility and foam height were checked. The pH-values of the soap samples was found to be 9.88 – 10.00 and was within the limit set by standard organization of Nigeria. The prepared soap with the pH-values above does not irritate the skin and has good cleaning and foaming property.


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