Asked by: Ruska Zschirnt
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Is soap still made with animal fat?

Last Updated: 22nd January, 2020

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Hand made liquid soap, can contain anything from one or more liquid vegetable oil and maybe, again a touch of animal fat although it is rare since the goal here is to make a soap as clear as possible for aesthetic reasons. So the answer is yes, bar and liquid soap can contain or not contain animal products.

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Moreover, is soap still made with fat?

The production of toilet soaps usually entails saponification of fats (triglycerides). Triglycerides are vegetable or animal oils and fats. An alkaline solution (often lye or sodium hydroxide) induces saponification whereby the triglyceride fats first hydrolyze into salts of fatty acids.

Beside above, what animal makes soap? Soap is made when an acid (animal fat/tallow or oil) is combined with a base (household lye).

Subsequently, question is, are there animal products in soap?

Traditionally, soaps were produced from animal fats such as fish oils or tallow, listed in the ingredients as 'sodium tallowate'. Although there are vegetable alternatives, many of the major soap brands still contain animal fats and consequently are not suitable for vegetarians or vegans.

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