What are commonly used foaming agents in soap?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Ammonium lauryl and sodium dodecyl sulfate are the two most common foaming agents in soap. They also act as detergents and surfactants.


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