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Deconstructing Commercial Soaps

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Deconstructing Commercial Soaps

SOAP-We use it every day, but what's it really made out of? Soap by definition is made from a mixture of the sodium salts of various fatty acids of natural oils and fats.  Commercial "soaps" are actually a detergent made from a cleansing substance that acts similarly to soap but is made from chemical compounds rather than fats and lye.   But isn't lye a chemical as well?  Yes, but only until it is saponified (to convert (a fat or oil) into soap).  There is no lye left in the final product....No Lie! Today  we deconstruct and demystify the most well-known soaps in America,...

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