Did you know?
The discovery of soap, at least 3,000 years ago, altered human history. Soapy water carries dirt and germs away from clothes, dishes, and your skin. Soap was used
to fight disease in Rome starting about 2,000 years ago.
How does soap work? Ordinary soap is made from 3 simple ingredients: animal fat or vegetable oil, ash left over from a wood fire, and water. A molecule of soap has two ends – one end attaches to water molecules and the other end attaches to anything with fat in it which includes many types of bacteria and viruses, including COVID-19.
One drop of ordinary soap, diluted in water, is sufficient to rupture and destroy a coronavirus particle. Warmer water helps the soap to do a better job of dissolving virus particles.