Making Soap with Oil and Lye

Making Soap with Oil and Lye

Making soap doesn't seem like something you'd do in a lab, but it's actually more scientific than you'd think. Saponification is the soap making process, which uses the basic solution lye and different types of fats. The science behind soap making is in the structure of the fats, the properties of the lye, and the chemical reaction that produces cleaning molecules.