Overview: The project explores steps and recipes for hard soap with a shea butter base. In addition, the project explores packaging options for both local and foreign markets.
Statement of Problem: There are regularly tourists passing through the community wishing to purchase shea-based products. This project was started due to the interest of an association member who had training in soap making and wanted to begin developing shea based products. Since this particular association produces shea butter and there was easy access to the remaining necessary materials, it was a feasible project.
Mechanism: This project helps to set up an efficient means of producing natural and refined soaps that can be sold in foreign markets. It does this by creating new and attractive soap types, as well as creating Europe and United States acceptable packaging and labels.