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Story of Soap Evolution and development

Updated: Nov 17, 2022

Soaps have been around for a long time, and they've evolved over time to become more effective and better for the environment. From animal fats and oils to plant-based oils, soap has come a long way since its introduction into society.

Soaps were introduced years ago.

Soaps were introduced in the early 1800s. They were made by hand and cost expensive, but they were still used to cleanse and disinfect the skin. In addition, soap was used in hospitals for sterilization purposes.

How was soap manufactured?

Soap was made from animal fat and oils. The soap maker would add lye to the mixture, which would melt the fats and oils. The melted fat was then poured into a pot, where it boiled in order to remove any impurities or excess water. This process produced a lot of waste; as much as 30% of all soap production went into making scraps to be discarded by manufacturers.

Animal fats and oils were used.

Animal fats and oils were used to make soap. The fat from animals was obtained by boiling the animal's carcass, which released grease and tallow. This grease was then mixed with lye (a basic chemical compound that can be made from wood ash or sodium hydroxide), which reacted with the fat molecules to form an emulsion of glycerol plus fatty acids.

The process worked well enough to give us a cheap way to produce soap on our own farms, but it had its drawbacks: animal products were expensive and hard to come by until industrialization came along.

Development in Soaps

The development of soap making had a number of positive impacts on society. Soap making was made easier and more effective, resulting in a much wider range of products that could be sold. As well as this, soaps have been improved beyond recognition over the last few centuries and are now available at affordable prices throughout the world.

In addition to this, environmentally friendly alternatives have been developed which allow you to use less water while still producing high-quality products that keep your skin smooth and nourished.

Vegan soaps are now available.

Vegan soaps are now readily available. They're made from plant-based oils, which means they're better for the environment and your skin. Plus, they don't contain animal products like lanolin (which is used in some other soaps) or beeswax (used to create a protective layer on the skin).

Vegan soaps also have fewer chemicals and synthetic ingredients than conventional ones—as well as being cruelty-free! 

You can make soaps too!

Soap making is a great hobby. It's easy to do, and you can make soap using natural ingredients. You can even add essential oils or other fragrances to your soaps if you'd like!

Soap making can be a fun and rewarding hobby. It's easy to do, and you can make soap using natural ingredients. You can even add essential oils or other fragrances if you'd like!

If you're looking to make vegan soaps at home, then Soaperb is the place to be. We offer everything you need, from raw materials to packaging, so you can focus on what matters most: creating a nourishing product that also looks beautiful on your shelves.


Soaps have been with us for years, and they’re still here to stay! They are a great way to clean your body and keep you healthy.

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