“Rub-a-dub-dub…” or how does soap clean? November 05 2014, 0 Comments

FACT FILES ON HANDMADE, PURE ORGANIC SOAP In summary, soap acts as a ‘surfactant’ and an ‘emulsifier’ to loosen oils and dirt from our skin. Similarly, it causes bacteria to loosen their grip on our skin- become trapped and be rinsed away. As much as people profess that soap is not required to cleanse the skin, it would take a lot of vigorous rubbing to effectively break the surface tension without soap…causing skin irritation. It’s recommended that hand washing with soap be done for 30 seconds, but the average person does it for less than 15 seconds.