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Soap, dirt

The main ingredients to making a bar of soap consist of Caustic Soda (Sodium Hydroxide), Oil and Water. After thoroughly mixing these 3 main ingredients and letting the solution cool and set, soap is made. I find it very intriguing to think that we need oil to remove the oil on our skin.

In this world of today, where hygiene is strongly emphasised in our daily lifestyles, market companies has since introduced anti-bacteria soaps that claim to kill 99% bacteria on our body. The psychology of this marketing trick has sold to millions a happy, comfort promise. Can marketing trick also sell a “dirt” soap that give us more bacteria for our body to build up antibodies?