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 washesare primarily made of water and surfactants. Most bar soaps have apH of around 9 which can be drying while body washes ideally have apH of about 5.5 which is similar to a person’s skin pH. While soapsand shower washes come in an abundance of scents, some peopleprefer unscented. This application will compare the volatile and semi-volatile components in unscented soap and body wash.