What are Soap Noodles

Soap noodles are common raw materials for all kinds of soaps used. Soap noodles are produced by the saponification process of vegetable oils (Palm oil, coconut oil, or animal fats) to get salts of fatty acid. Generally, soap manufacturers purchase these soap noodles and add their flavor, fragrances, pigments, and other components to differentiate them from other brands. There are many different specifications for the soap noodles, depending on the type of soap to be manufactured, e.g., toilet soap, laundry soap, translucent soaps, high-lather, medicated, etc. Also, there are plenty of soap noodle applications.

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 Three different types of soap noodles are classified based on their usage:
1. Laundry soap noodles: used in the manufacture of laundry soaps (washing clothes).
2. Toilet soap noodles: used in the production of toilet soaps (bathing and hand wash).
3. Multipurpose soap noodles: used in the production of body wash, hand wash, and detergents.

Manufacturing Process

The main ingredients that are saponified are vegetable oils and animal fats. The greasy materials derived from various fatty acids are known as triglycerides. These triglycerides are converted into soaps in either one or two-step processes. For the one-stop process, triglyceride is made to react with a strong base, which accelerates cleavage of the ester bond resulting in the formation of fatty acid salts. If necessary, the salting-out process can be done to precipitate soaps.

Soap Noodles Application

Laundry soap noodles are the base raw material for the manufacturing of soap bars used in household applications. Laundry soap noodles are used mainly in cleaning applications. The cleaning process of clothing and other apparels utilize laundry soap noodles instead of toilet soap noodles due to the hardness and low TFM.

Toilet soap noodles are the base raw material for the manufacturing of soap bars used in household applications. The cleaning properties of soap noodles are able to remove oil and dirt stains on the surface of the skin when washed. Toilet soap noodles are mostly used for skin cleaning due to the high amount of TFM and less likely to dehydrate the skin.


SynonymSoap Chips
H.S. Code2840.19.00
CAS No408-35-3


pH (5g/L)10 approximately
Vapour Pressure (20ºC)<1 mbar
Bulk Density600 kg/m3 approximately
Solubility in WaterMiscible with water (20ºC)



Laundry Soap Noodle

Toilet Soap Noodle

Soap Noodle

Origin Indonesia

Soap Noodle Translucent

Origin Indonesia