Janet finished her chores and hurried off to her afternoon soaps.
Numerous varieties of soaps are made; the purposes to which they are applied are varied; the materials employed embrace a considerable range of oils, fats and other bodies; and the processes adopted undergo many modifications.
Almost all soda soaps are precipitated from their watery solutions by the addition of a sufficiency of common salt.
Resin soaps are compounds of soda or potash with the complex acids (chiefly abietic) of which coniferous resins consist.
Their formation is not due to a true process of saponification; but they occupy an important place in compound soaps.