How is soap made?

Malaysia
July 17, 2008 2:50am CST
I always wondered, how is it made? And if you have any links to websites where they tell you how to make soap at home, I would appreciate the link. Thanks.
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@currykai (427)
• Malaysia
17 Jul 08
Hope you don't find this lame. I think is made from either animal/vegetable fat. Then mixed with glycerin + sodium hydroxide. You can visit here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soap http://www.deancoleman.com/whatissoap.htm
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• Malaysia
17 Jul 08
wow... that's really helps.. thank you very much. have a nice day.
@currykai (427)
• Malaysia
19 Jul 08
you are welcome. Hope that you have a great day ahead too!
@stvasile (7316)
• Romania
26 Jul 08
My parents make soap at home, but I was never really interested in the process. It involves mainly animal fat and caustic soda (sodium hydroxide). They boil it somehow and the soap floats on some very corrosive liquid they sometime use to clean metal pots. Maybe you can learn more about soap making here: http://www.teachsoap.com/
• Malaysia
27 Jul 08
thanks. that useful info is helping me. have a nice day.
• Philippines
5 Nov 10
My teacher said we could make it using coconut oil and hydroxide (i forgot which kind of hydroxide). But anyway we'll make it few weeks from now in my organic chem lab :D