SOAPS & DETERGENTS
• The common alkalis used in soap-making are sodium hydroxide (NaOH), also called caustic soda; and potassium hydroxide (KOH), also called caustic potash. 4. Soap Manufacturing Process Soaps are the product of the reaction between a fat and sodium hydroxide. fat + 3NaOH → glycerine + 3 soap Soaps are produce industrially in four basic steps. 1.