Are there chemicals in soap that make it foam?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

There are specific chemicals in soap that act as foaming agents and help it to later. These include ingredients such as ammonium lauryl sulfate and sodium dodecyl sulfate.


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