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How To Produce Air Freshener In Nigeria

How To Produce Air Freshener In Nigeria
Air fresheners are consumer products used in homes, or commercial products used in restrooms, that typically emit fragrance.
The benefits of air fresheners in a house, school, office and even cars can't be under-rated. They are very helpful in reducing and eliminating bad and unpleasant odors. Without these air fresheners, commercial restrooms and offices spaces would be something very close to hostile for our colleagues and customers.
Apart from guarding our environment from the bad odors emitted from our surroundings, the air fresheners are also of great benefits to our health. Modern air fresheners destroy harmful micro-organisms in areas that they are applied making it suitable to be used in hospitals, schools and other delicate places.
Have you ever wondered how this big brands like Air Wick, Glade, Swiss, GBC and the rest of them  produce their air fresheners? We'll that's exactly what we'll be sharing today. Producing air fresheners both for domestic and commercial purposes is not really hard, it just requires following the right steps.
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Best Guide On How To Make Air Freshener in Nigeria (Formula)

Like I earlier said,making air freshener is not a hard task,it just requires following the right procedure and you'l be glad at the outcome. We'll guide you through the whole steps involved in producing and selling air fresheners in Nigeria.
The formulae discussed in this article will work for you even if you're are living in Ghana or the Zambia. Location doesn't change anything, just your approach towards it.

Chemicals and Formulation Required For Producing Air Freshener

Caustic Soda: This can also be called sodium hydroxide and it exists as solid pearls. It is very soluble in water and dissolves to give a basic solution. The major function of the caustic soda is to enhance the perfume absorption by the mixture because of the oil base of perfumes.
- Sulphonic Acid: Sulphonic acid is a highly viscous and dark brown liquid that helps in the neutralization of the caustic soda solution. It also functions in creating a room for the absorption of the perfume.
- Formalin: Formalin is a harsh-smelling disinfectant and it's also in a liquid form. It is what aids in the killing of the bacteria and germs in the surroundings where the air freshener is applied. Formalin should be handled with care because it's harmful to the human skin.
- Colorant: This aids in giving colour to the formulation and it's needed in only a small quantity.
- Perfume: Perfume helps in converting the mix into an aromatic structure and also gives the air fresheners its pleasant smell. The type of perfume to choose depends on the manufacturer.

Measurements

Formalin ⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯1 teaspoon
Caustic soda pearls ⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯ 1 spoon
Perfume ⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯ to taste
Soda Ash ⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯ 3 spoons
Sulphonic acid ⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯½ cup
Water ⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯ 4 liters

Formulation

Attractiveness any desired colour and quantity
Emulsifier Sodium laurel ⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯ 0.5%
Colorant ⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯ to taste
Extender Propylene glycol ⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯10%
Preservative Boric acid ⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯1%
Scent any desired ⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯ 5%
Water (Solvent) ⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯ 100%

Tools and Equipment Required For Producing Air Freshener

- Filling and sealing unit: Both the manual or automatic filling and sealing unit can serve the same purpose, it's left over to you to choose. It is however not compulsory because the filling and sealing process can be manually handled.
- Measuring device: This is the device for measuring the materials, both a measuring cylinder and weighing scale are needed.
- Mixer: It doesn't matter if it's the motorized or manual mixer, it'll do for you.
- Mixing tank: It is to prevent the mixer from rusting and it can be stainless steel or plastic.
- Storage tanks: It is advisable to use the stainless steel or plastic types.
Other equipment that will be needed include laboratory tools like pH paper and personal protection equipment.

Method of Making The Air Freshener

- Wash and drain the mixer
- Clean your filter properly to remove every dirt
- Measure the specified quantity of water into the mixer and add the specified caustic soda pearls
- Gradually stir to dissolve the pearls
- The solution should have started generating some heat, the next step is to measure the sulphonic acid into the mixer and the increase the stirring rate
- Stir the mixture until it completely mixes with the whole solution mix properly
- Check the pH level of the water to make sure that the acid has neutralized properly.The pH should be in neutral stage, that is between 7 and 8 
- Add the formalin and colorant and stir very well to mix the whole solution properly then finally add the perfume.It forms the base of the air freshener.
- Allow the solution for 24 hours so it can dissolve, then filter it and package immediately for sales.

How To Know If The Air Freshener Formed Properly

- It should have a nice fragrance
- The smell must not be chocking
- It should not foam excessively
- You should like it

Where To Sell The Air Freshener

We are done with the preparation of the air freshener and I hope it was easy. This is one of the businesses you can start with a low capital especially if you have a ready market.
There are many places to sell your air fresheners but your price should not be exploiting. You can take it to many offices to sell to the staff or carry it to provision shops and supermarkets.

This article first appeared on InfoGuideAfrica.com.
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