Liquid soap. At least once every person faces a dilemma of what kind of soap to buy: liquid or solid. Let’s try to understand the difference.
Let’s start with the composition of soap, which determines its consistency. Liquid soap has different synthetic surfactants in its composition, the most common is sodium laureth sulfate. It produces a lathering effect, capable of producing rich foam and has a relatively small price. But it has a disadvantage, causing irritation of skin.
There is another kind of liquid soap. It is produced by alkaline saponification of animal fats and oils. But to obtain a product with sufficient foaming, it is necessary to buy more expensive oils – olive or coconut. The high cost of this type of soap is the reason that it is not highly popular.
Natural solid soap is made by alkaline saponification of vegetable oils and animal fats. The base oil may be coconut, palm and palm kernel. Sodium hydroxide gives the soap its hardness. And different extracts and vitamins make the soap into our everyday product.
What is the practical difference between these two forms of soap: liquid and solid? First, it starts with the packaging. Liquid soap comes in a bottle with a dispenser. Therefore, it is not picked up by hand and is more convenient to use compared to rubbing hands with something hard. That is why liquid soap is used in public places: hospitals, restaurants, cafes, shopping malls, etc. But this does not mean that solid soap cannot be used there as well. Even in direct contact with the hands of many people, it can never become a bacteria carrier, because bacteria cannot survive in alkaline environment.
For the production of liquid soap it is necessary to purchase the necessary raw materials: vegetable oils, natural oils, fragrances, dyes, etc. Then the GlobeCore USB unit mixes the necessary components (two to six) in a stream. It is an excellent equipment for obtaining liquid soap. The product does not separate, and it can be stored for a long time without loss of properties.