Name : VAU (SHG)
Age : Below 45 years
Address : Bilkhawthlir Dawr Veng,Kolasib District, Mizoram
Mobile No: 8014226059
Adhaar No: 808335571940
Soap is an important household item and all most all the families in the village buy soap manufactured by different companies. KVK Kolasib gave training of making home made natural soap to many SHGs. Vau, a Self Help Group of Bilkhawthlir, Kolasib district were given the technology of making natural soap. Thereafter, the SHG started making soap from seasonal fruits and vegetables like papaya, tamarind, neem leaves, tomato, aloevera etc.
1. Ingredients :
1) Sodium hydroxide/caustic soda or Iye (Saponifying agent): 100 gms
2) Coconut oil/palm oil/sunflower oil :1 lit
3) Natural ingredients like papaya, tomato etc: 1 kg
5) Vodka or any perfume (to create scent)
6) Liquid or powder colour
7) Soap mold
2. Method :
Step 1: Take a plastic bucket and pour in the saponifying agent i.e. caustic soda and grind it into a fine powder.
Step 2: Add the essential oil into the powder caustic soda and mix them well with a long wooden spatula.
Step 3: Then, add the natural ingredients after grinding and mixing properly
Step 4: Add the liquid or powder colour into the mix batter and mix them well until it becomes thick.
Step 5: Check the batter consistency constantly when it becomes drooping consistency, one can see that the batter is ready to be poured into the soap mold.
Step 6: When the soap mixture cools down, add the scent of your choice and then mix them and pour out into the soapy mold.
Step 7: Leave the filled molds in a place where they can cool or rest undisturbed for 2-3 days. Then the soap is ready for use.
Vau SHG, comprises of 6 female members had started earning through their home made natural soap from 2016, which they marketed them in the district. The media had also recognized them by airing the interviews. They had participated in the district and state level exhibition, fair and workshop and were awarded many times for their innovative works and performance