Question and answer
the history of the first types of soap made and how it was discovered.
Soap has been made for at least the last 2000 years in some form or another. The first soaps were formed by boiling animal fat (or olive oil around the Mediterranean) to dryness with ashes from a wood fire, which contain potassium hydroxide. [ The earliest users were either the Celts (who called it saipo), or the Phoenicians. According to Pliny the Elder, the Phoenicians were using soap as early
as 600 B.C. These early soaps were generally used for cleaning clothes and for curing animal hides. The Romans used soap on their bodies as part of bathing, and they spread their soap making skills throughout Europe. In Europe, medieval soap production centered around Marseilles and spread to Genoa and Venice. In England, there was soap production in Bristol as early as the 12th century. In the 13th and 14th Centuries, it started in Cheapside in London. Soap was seen as a great source of revenue by the government and it was taxed. During the Napoleonic wars this tax was as much as 3d per pound, and the tax inspectors would lock up the soap boiling pans to stop illegal production at night. This tax was not repealed until 1835, by which time the exchequer was making £1m a year from the industry. The process remained more or less unchanged until a method of producing large quantities of sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) was discovered in the late 18th century. This opened up the manufacture of good quality soap on a large scale. By the time of the industrial revolution in the late 18th century, soap was more widely available. In fact, Pears Soap dates from 1789. Apparently, Justus von Liebig, a German chemist, said that the amount of soap that a nation used was a measure of its wealth and civilisation. If only that were true now. What's special about our soap Droyt's Clear Glycerine Soap is an all-in, semi-boiled frame soap, cut by hand from a large block and stamped to shape in a box die. With the addition of a few other ingredients, this method can be used to make a genuine transparent soap, i.e. a soap which is clear like glass. ]
Get an answer
Original conversation
User: the history of the first types of soap made and how it was discovered.





Weegy: Soap has been made for at least the last 2000 years in some form or another. The first soaps were formed by boiling animal fat (or olive oil around the Mediterranean) to dryness with ashes from a wood fire, which contain potassium hydroxide. [ The earliest users were either the Celts (who called it saipo), or the Phoenicians. According to Pliny the Elder, the Phoenicians were using soap as early as 600 B.C. These early soaps were generally used for cleaning clothes and for curing animal hides. The Romans used soap on their bodies as part of bathing, and they spread their soap making skills throughout Europe. In Europe, medieval soap production centered around Marseilles and spread to Genoa and Venice. In England, there was soap production in Bristol as early as the 12th century. In the 13th and 14th Centuries, it started in Cheapside in London. Soap was seen as a great source of revenue by the government and it was taxed. During the Napoleonic wars this tax was as much as 3d per pound, and the tax inspectors would lock up the soap boiling pans to stop illegal production at night. This tax was not repealed until 1835, by which time the exchequer was making £1m a year from the industry. The process remained more or less unchanged until a method of producing large quantities of sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) was discovered in the late 18th century. This opened up the manufacture of good quality soap on a large scale. By the time of the industrial revolution in the late 18th century, soap was more widely available. In fact, Pears Soap dates from 1789. Apparently, Justus von Liebig, a German chemist, said that the amount of soap that a nation used was a measure of its wealth and civilisation. If only that were true now. What's special about our soap Droyt's Clear Glycerine Soap is an all-in, semi-boiled frame soap, cut by hand from a large block and stamped to shape in a box die. With the addition of a few other ingredients, this method can be used to make a genuine transparent soap, i.e. a soap which is clear like glass. ]
Expert answered|maricor|Points 0|

User: the economic impct the industrial making of soap had at the time of discovery.

Weegy: Don't forget the massive ecological damage done by phosphate detergents And the medical advantages of being able to use clean instruments and surfaces, [ etc. Soaps and detergents have many industrial uses, above and beyond just cleaning people, textiles, and surfaces: ]
Expert answered|maricor|Points 0|

Question
Asked 4/8/2013 6:52:30 AM
0 Answers/Comments
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
Questions asked by the same visitor
renewability of the resources used to make soap and detrgents
Weegy: The difference between soap and detergent in modern household used is that a soap is a substance called a surfactant that is used with water for washing and cleaning a variety of objects while detergent refers to any substance, soapy or not, [ [ [ that aids in cleaning. ] User: the economic impact the industrial making of soap had at the time of discovery Weegy: The economic impact of the industrial making of soap had at the time of discovery is besides an industry that provides jobs and returns on savings, soap has improved health and increased lifespan, which has contributed a lot to economic development. (More)
Question
Expert Answered
Asked 4/8/2013 6:42:09 AM
0 Answers/Comments
19,778,254 questions answered
Popular Conversations
Simplify 8(x + 6) - 10 User: Simplify 8(R + 6) - 2R. User: Simplify ...
Weegy: The answer is x^2 User: Simplify 12 + 3(2x - 3) + 4. Weegy: 12 + 3(2x - 3) + 4. = 12 + 6x - 9 + 4; = 6x + ...
3/3/2015 12:14:01 PM| 14 Answers
t Object]User: Write 5,000,039 in scientific notation. User: Find ...
Weegy: Here are some characteristics of grace and forgiveness: patience, kindness, mercy, unconditional love, empathy, ...
3/3/2015 11:59:55 AM| 8 Answers
What is the midpoint of a segment whose endpoints are (14, 7) ...
Weegy: The midpoint of the line segment whose endpoints are (3, 10) and (7, 8) is: (-2, 5). M = [(x2 + x1)/2] , [(y2 + ...
3/3/2015 10:30:58 AM| 7 Answers
The sum of the interior angles of a quadrilateral equals 360°.
Weegy: The sum of the interior angles of a quadrilateral equals 360 . This is TRUE. User: An exterior angle of a ...
3/3/2015 7:02:05 AM| 5 Answers
Simplify (-7/8)(-3/4).
Weegy: (-7/8) * (-3/4) = 21/32; User: Simplify (3/10)(-5/9). Weegy: (3/10) * (-5/9) = -15/90; = -1/6 User: ...
3/3/2015 9:37:06 AM| 5 Answers
Evaluate 5x3 + 2 for x = -1.
Weegy: 5(-1)^3 + 2 = -5 + 2 = -3 . which is B User: Simplify 9 - {x - (7 + x)}. User: Simplify 6r · s · 4rt. ...
3/3/2015 12:50:12 PM| 4 Answers
Which of the following equations is the translation 2 units up of the ...
Weegy: The following equation that is the translation 2 units down of the graph of y = |x| is y = |x| - 2. User: If ...
3/3/2015 9:03:04 AM| 3 Answers
Simplify 7(A - 6). User: Simplify 0.05x + 1.02x. User: Simplify ...
Weegy: b(a + b) - a(a - b) = ab + b^2 - (a^2 - ab) = ab + b^2 - a^2 + ab = 2ab + b^2 - a^2 User: Simplify 10x - 3x ...
3/3/2015 10:41:26 AM| 3 Answers
Simplify 6(x + 4). User: Simplify 12A + 2 + A - 1. User: Simplify ...
Weegy: If you Factor 2n+4, the answer would be 2(n+2).
3/3/2015 10:45:11 AM| 3 Answers
Which of the following values is farthest to the left on the number ...
Weegy: The value farthest to the left on the number line is 2. User: Find the value of 21 + 4(32 - 5). Weegy: 3-3 ...
3/3/2015 12:37:15 PM| 3 Answers
What is the equation of the line that passes through (4, -1) and (-2, ...
Weegy: y = (-2/5)x - 2 User: What is the equation of the line that passes through (-3, -1) and has a slope of ? ...
3/3/2015 3:06:50 PM| 3 Answers
Who, whom, whose, which, and that are used to introduce dependent ...
Weegy: Earthen- resembling earth. User: What question does the adverb clause answer? I'll agree to your proposal ...
3/4/2015 4:24:41 PM| 3 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
L
P
L
P
P
P
Points 225 [Total 8111]| Ratings 0| Comments 225| Invitations 0|Offline
S
P
C
L
P
L
1
P
Points 66 [Total 7373]| Ratings 0| Comments 66| Invitations 0|Online
S
1
L
L
Points 52 [Total 7553]| Ratings 0| Comments 52| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
Points 39 [Total 950]| Ratings 0| Comments 39| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 22 [Total 390]| Ratings 0| Comments 22| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 17 [Total 108]| Ratings 0| Comments 17| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 11 [Total 127]| Ratings 1| Comments 1| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 10 [Total 10]| Ratings 1| Comments 0| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 10 [Total 240]| Ratings 1| Comments 0| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 9 [Total 9]| Ratings 0| Comments 9| Invitations 0|Offline
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | Social | ©2014 Purple Inc.