The History Of Soap Making - Part 3

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.

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