Here’s what most people don’t know about commercial “soap” these days: It’s NOT really soap! If you go take a look in the soap aisle in the stores, you’ll see words like, “Beauty Bar,” or “Cleansing Bar,” or “Bath Bar.” You will rarely see the words, “Soap,” and that’s because it’s NOT soap. Soap is only soap if it is made with sodium hydroxide (or sodium potassium, in the case of liquid soap) and fats or oils that when mixed together, go through a chemical process called saponification. What is left over from this chemical process is good old soap and some glycerin, which is highly prized for its moisturizing qualities. The FDA has actually ruled that commercial “soap” makers cannot use the word “soap” unless it meets these criteria.
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