The History Of Soap Making -
by Gary Everson
Following the development of mass produced soap industry during the latter half
of the 19th Century and moving forward a little to the early part of the 20th
Century, the traditional method of soap making continued until the First World
War. Due to a shortage of available fats, Germany developed the first synthetic
detergent in 1916, these non-soap products are a mixture of chemicals combined
for their cleaning properties.
Detergent production in the US started in the early 1930's, but production was
not really widespread until after the Second World War and by 1953, sales of
detergents had surpassed that of soap.
It is true to say that for the mass market it is many times more economical to
produce detergent based cleansers, than to manufacture traditional soap and so
to bring the story completely up to date, traditional soap making is now the
work of talented crafters around the world, who create their individual recipes
to sell via Craft Shows and Fairs and specialty outlets, it has again gained the
status of luxury product.
About the Author
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