African Botanicals – Akan Moringa Soap – Now Handmade In Cape Town
Moringa has been scientifically proven to have anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant properties and has a high concentration of Zeatin, which is an anti-aging compound.
Saponification Is A Process That Produces Soap.
Below is the traditional Moringa soap making process in Ghana.
To make the soap, first of all the fresh leaves are removed from the twigs and branches. Then they are minced and juiced and the sieved liquid is mixed in melted coconut butter. Then, like all solid soaps, a caustic soda solution is added to the mixture to help the soap set. This process is known as saponification. In the final soap there is no caustic soda left as the chemical reaction converts the caustic soda to glycerine and soap. The mixture is then poured into moulds and allowed to set. A truly healthy, natural soap. (See ‘Soap Making’ video on our Moringa Videos page)
Moringa Soap Preparation – Ghana
Groups across Ghana have been taught how to make Moringa Soap and they are being helped to set up small businesses and the soap is sold to their local communities. In many areas Moringa Soap training is combined with the microfinance project teaching soap making, then the profits are used to fund their own small businesses.