It’s a bathroom staple that keeps us feeling fresh and smelling great, but have you ever wondered how much a bar of soap actually weighs?
What is the weight of a bar of soap?
On average, a bar of soap will typically weigh somewhere around 4.23 ounces (120 grams).
This will vary depending on the size of the bar, as well as whether the soap has lost any moisture.
Water content means that wet soap tends to weigh slightly more than dry soap.
The history of soap can be traced back to around 2800 BC, when the Babylonians are thought to have begun making soap by boiling fats, oils and salts.
Although it seems strange to us now, the Romans even made soap from urine! Not sure how that was supposed to leave you feeling refreshed!
Actually, in ancient times, soap was used for cleaning or medicinal purposes, with soap for bathing only being used from the mid-nineteenth century onwards.
Soap making in the US is thought to have begun in American colonies around 1608.
Today, there are many different varieties and uses for soap.
Liquid hand soap became popular during the 1970’s and is now used just as much as soap bars.
~ Fun Fact ~
Think soap is expensive where you live? In Qatar you can pay as much as $2,000 for a bar of fancy soap. Why so much? The soap is infused with gold and diamond powder. That’s some serious bling for your showering needs!