Soap dissolves easily in water because part of its molecular structure is attracted to water molecules. This means that when soap is immersed in water, the attraction pulls these molecules away from each other, bonding t... More »

Borax is a natural soap scum remover. Make a thin Borax paste and give it plenty of time to soak so it dissolves the crusty soap scum layer. More »

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To make your own insecticidal soap, grate 1 bar of soap into a saucepan, and add 1 quart of lukewarm water. Slowly bring the water to a simmer while constantly stirring until all the soap dissolves. Pour the resulting co... More »

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Soap works by removing dirt, oil and bacteria from the skin, due to fatty acids in the soap that bond with oils. Soap can suspend oil, which can then be rinsed away. More »

Sodium chloride, a common salt, dissolves in water due to the attraction between the negative part of the water (oxygen) and the positive part of the salt (sodium). Similarly, there is also an attraction between the posi... More »

The ingredients in Ivory soap include perfume, magnesium sulfate, sodium chloride, water, sodium tallowate, sodium cocoate, sodium palm kernelate and sodium silicates. The newer Ivory soap bars use heavier fragrances to ... More »

Antibacterial soaps such as Safeguard do not appear to provide any clinical health benefits over using regular soap and water. Regular soap is quite effective in removing bacteria from skin. More »