How To Make Shoe Polish In Nigeria [Neutral & Black]

Shoe polishes are awesome, however you don’t know how to make them.
It can be a very lucrative small business.
The raw materials that are used in the production of shoe polishes may be hard to get. But find a shop that sells chemicals, etcetera near you.

Most of these materials can be bought in bulk in Lagos, in case you can’t find them in your area of residence.
You will learn how to create neutral color shoe polish and black shoe polish in this post.
OK, let’s get to the point.

How To Make Shoe Polish In Nigeria [Neutral & Black]

How To Make  Shoe Polish In Nigeria

To make your shoe polish, you would need :

  • Soap flakes.
  • Potassium carbonate obtained from chemist or pharmacist.
  • Bee wax.
  • Gum Arabic powder.
  • King sugar.

Procedures :

  1. Stir the bee wax and add water.
  2. Stir the soap flakes and potassium carbonate.
  3. Boil until it forms a smooth paste.
  4. Whilst the mixture is still hot (turn off the heat, but act quickly) add and stir the gum Arabic powder and king sugar.

For a black polish, add charcoal powder also obtained from the chemist. This will automatically change the neutral colour to black.


Black shoe polishes are the most used type of shoe polish.
Neutral shoe polishes can be used on any type of shoe (any color, even white).
Neutral shoe polishes are just to make shoes shine, look polished and good looking.
If you want to start this as a business, the main thing you need is packaging.
Make your products unique and the best.
That’s what people want, just give them and you make your money out of it.
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