New Application Information A Comparison of the Components in Bar Soap and Body Wash by Solid Phase Microextraction
Soaps are made of fats and oils reacted with lye while body washes are primarily made of water and surfactants. Most bar soaps have a pH of around 9 which can be drying while body washes ideally have a pH of about 5.5 which is similar to a person’s skin pH. While soaps and shower washes come in an abundance of scents, some people prefer unscented. This application will compare the volatile and semi-volatile components in unscented soap and body wash.