What is “Real” Soap?

What kind of soap is in your bathroom? The big name soap brands that we all know from the store are almost always detergents. Detergents are made of synthetic cleaning agents, and tend to be a bit more harsh so they can hold up in hard water. They rarely contain natural oils or glycerin, or very little of it, and almost never use lye which is required for the chemical reaction. Detergents tend to strip away all traces of oil with synthetic lathering agents. It's not something you want to … [Read more...]