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Make Your Own Soap

Make Your Own Soap | Science Fair Projects | STEM Projects
Have you ever wondered how soap is made? With this project, you can find out! You'll be making soap from lard and other ingredients, and learning about the science behind it.


The hypothesis is that soap can be made from lard and other ingredients.

Method & Materials

You will be heating a mixture of lard and sodium hydroxide, adding alcohol and water, and then adding sodium chloride.
You will need lard or coconut oil, 6N Sodium Hydrozide (NaOH), NaCl / table salt, ethanol - alcohol, a glass beaker and stirring rod, and a mold for making soap bars.


This project is a great way to learn about the science of soap-making. You'll be able to observe the reaction of the lard and sodium hydroxide, and the formation of the soap.

Why do this project?

This science project is interesting and unique because it allows you to make your own soap from scratch.

Also Consider

Experiment variations to consider include using different types of fats or oils, or adding different scents or colors to the soap.

Full project details

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