Sorry to leave you hanging there ... I should have added more to the post but the phone rang ... and one thing and another I just hit submit. (sorry )"saponification"...:scratch
...off to google I go...
Brought up another screen and went back and forth:
"Saponification is a process by which a fat or an oil is converted into a soap."
I have started making our laundry detergent also (there is a thread on that here somewhere). The cost breakdown for making your own, depending on your cost for ingredients, breaks down to about .01 to .03 per load. I can not buy pre-made detergent for that price.(Note: these figures I gathered from the web, if I find my receipt, I'll do my own breakdown)It doesn't sound like it would be cheaper or a good after-TSHTF soap, since you need to buy the things for it. If a person is stocking up on laundry soap anyway, would it be better to stock these ingredients and make the soap down the road, as opposed to buying other laundry soap?
this makes a good basic laundry cleaning solutionWhat product on the chemistry store were you recommending? It looks like they do body care. I didn't look to closely, the colors seem hard on my eyes today.