The white residue on the soap
What is it and why is it created?
The production of soap is very simple in theory, but in practice it is a bit different, especially when ingredients such as sodium carbonate, which is responsible for the formation of white tarnish, enter the game. The process of creating soap is the balance between chemistry and biology. As is often the case in biology and chemistry, there are surpluses, so white sediment is one of those surpluses. It should be noted that white sediment is completely harmless to our skin. White sludge on soaps, first of all, proves that the product was made by hand from natural ingredients, it is known that large corporations producing soaps do not have a sludge, there counts the final appearance of the product, certainly not natural ingredients. Sodium carbonate crystals are natural and neutral, so they do not threaten us in any way. For soap producers, white sludge is not scary, but if someone doesn’t like it – just wash the soap with water and dry it – the sludge will disappear. Of course, not every soap will have a white residue, especially dark soaps, where it is more visible. Perhaps you have already had soap with white residue, if not – below you will find photos from our production.