Last Updated on May 19, 2020 by Anselem
HOW TO FIX: MY DIY HOMEMADE SOAP DOES NOT FOAM – ZIGIHOW.COM.NG
Probably you’re finally done with your Diy homemade soap and you’ve come to realize that it doesn’t foam or leather, frustrating right?. Worry no more in this very article I’m going to guide you on how to fix that.
Does Soap Require To Foam In Order To Work Properly?
Actually if your soap doesn’t foam after formulation, it may be as a result of too much added oils, or using the soap along side dirty water, as soaps does not foam or leather in dirty water. Dirty water won’t produce foam because soap prefers sticking around the dirt over forming bubbles. But that does not have any negative effect in the added ingredients used in formulating the soap.
Foam is not needed for soap to work properly. In fact, the less foam you have, the more soap is activly at work in the water.
How Do I Fix Soap Not Foaming Issues?
After formulating your Soap, try not to use it in dirty water, this will deprive your soap from foaming, but if in any case you used a clean water and it still doesn’t foam. Then you have to add some Natural foaming agents to your soap.
What Are These Natural Foaming Agents For soaps?
Foaming agents are used to add or facilitate foam and bubbles to personal care products. Many companies use SLS such as “Sodium Lauryl Sulphate” to foam their products because it’s cheap, irrespective it is a known irritant derived from petroleum.
Tell Me More About Sodium Lauryl Sulphate
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is commonly used in skincare products such as body wash, cleansers, shampoos and hand washes. It is the ingredient that gives these products the foamy, bubbly consistency and texture.
There are also other types of sulfates including Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) and Ammonium Laurel Sulfate (ALS). all makes a product ‘foam up’ and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is the most commonly used.
Why You Should Never Use Sodium Lauryl Sulphate In Your Soap Formulation.
Sodium lauryl sulphate is a skin irritant.
It can strip the skin of its natural oils which can cause dry skin, irritation and reactions. It can also be very irritating on the eyes. Inflammatory skin reaction could include itchy skin and scalp, eczema and dermatitis.
Do you really want to use products containing sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS ) which is also used to degrease car engines in your skincare products and on your skin?. I hope not. Learn more on some skincare Ingredients you should never use on your skin.
Natural Soap Foaming Agents You Should Use.
Below are Recommended natural Foaming Agents you can use in formulating your Diy homemade soap.
Quillaja Saponaria (Soap Bark)
Natural foaming agent derived from the Soap Bark tree, which is native to central Chile.
A gentle and mild natural surfactant which doesn’t contain any impurities. It is obtained from 100% renewable vegetable origin and is produced by the reaction of glucose from corn starch with the fatty alcohol decanol, which is derived from coconut.
Cocamidopropyl Betaine (CocoBetaine)
Derived from Coconut oil, it gives a smooth silky feel to products and a good foam.
Natural ultra-mild and gentle surfactant derived from coconut and fruit sugars. It can be used as a foaming agent, conditioner or emulsifier, is gentle on the skin and gives a smooth silky feel to products, allowing them to glide over the skin.
A surfactant, foam booster and conditioning agent used in skin care products. This is an organic compound derived from coconut oil which is very gentle on the skin, and helps products glide on smoothly.
How Do I Add These Natural Foaming Agents To My Homemade Soap?.
If after you’re done formulating your homemade soap and you realized it does not foam, all you have to do is follow this simple guide below.
Step 1: Get a Stainless or steel bowl.
Step 2: Cut the soap into pieces, then pour them into the stainless or steel bowl.
Step 3: Add water to the soap.
Note: Don’t add too much water, just alittle water that will slightly cover the shredded soap.
Step 4: Melt down the soap by using a double boiler method Or a microwave oven.
Step 5: When the soap must have melted down completely. Then add any Natural foaming agent of your choice, stated above.
Step 6: Then pour the soap into a soap molder (to give it a shape) and leave it to cool and solidify.
Congratulations. You’re done!!
If in any way you weren’t able to get your hands on the above Natural soap foaming agents or maybe you don’t want to use any foaming agents in your soap formulation
You can go for coconut oil and castor oil. Coconut oil gives lot of bubbles and castor gives creamy foam. Together your soap will really foam like WOW.