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What is sodium tallowate?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Sodium tallowate is a true soap created when the fatty acid from animal tissue is combined with some type of lye, usually sodium hydroxide. The resulting soap is often used as an ingredient in skin cleanser.

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