Is it true that stones ( liver stones or gallstones) people get when doing liver cleanse are actually small balls of soap formed inside bowel over night?
Some doctors claim that stones are olive oil soap!
Soap is a salt of fatty acid.
How Soaps Are Made ?
The chemical reaction that produces soap is called saponification. It occurs when a hot caustic alkali solution, such as caustic soda (sodium hydroxide = natrium hydroxide = NaOH), acts on natural fats or oils to produce a smooth, semisolid, fatty acid salt (soap) and glycerin, or glycerol.
The boiling process.
Soap can easily be made at home by boiling water with animal fat or vegetable oils and wood ash. As the water boils, the fat molecules are broken down into fatty acids. Saponification occurs when these fatty acids react with potassium carbonate from the ash to form soap.
Main difference between soap and cholesterol stones!
If stones were soap, you could easily dissolve them in water.
Soap made of olive oil is liquid, not hard like cholesterol stones!
It takes days on open air, before olive oil soap hardens, suppose that there is no extra water around!
Olive oil Soaps are liquid and are water soluble (even in cold water)!
If stones were soap, they would be dissolved in water inside human body, inside intestines, they would not come out as a solid, green stones surrounded with liquid.
Cholesterol Stones - product of Liver Cleansing - are solid, waxy and are not soluble in water.
Cholesterol Stones can melt in hot water, but are still not soluble in hot water.
Amount of caustic alkali ingredients in bile is not enough to produce thousands of stones.
Temperature inside human body is too low, to produce olive oil soap.
Read carefully those differences, before you next time assume that Cholesterol Stones - product of Liver Cleansing - are actually made of olive oil soap - soap created inside intestines, over night, as some docs are trying (hard) to make you believe.
WARNING: Always add your solid form lye, sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide, to the liquid. If the liquid were added to the solid form lye a violent reaction could result. This means you could have a "volcano" erupt out of your container.
Always wear protective goggles, gloves and other safety clothing when handling sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide. Refer to the appropriate MSDS for complete details.
Basic Soapmaking Instructions
While wearing safety goggles and neoprene gloves, combine solid lye and liquid, stir well. Set aside and allow to cool (100° F to 125° F). This is best done outside while you are standing upwind.
Combine oils and heat gently. Once the fats and oils are melted allow the temperature to drop to 100° F to 125° F.
Combine lye solution and melted oils. Be careful not to splash while combining the mixtures. Stir until the mixture traces. If tracing takes more than 15 minutes, which it often does, stir for the first 15 minutes, then stir for 5 minutes at 15 minute intervals. Tracing looks like a slightly thickened custard, not instant pudding but a cooked custard. It will support a drop, or your stir marks for several seconds. Once tracing occurs...
Pour raw soap into your prepared molds. After a few days the soap can be turned out of the mold. If the soap is very soft, allow it to cure for a few days to firm the outside.
Cut soap into bars and set the bars out to cure and dry. This will allow the bar to firm and finish saponification. Place the bars on something that will allow them to breathe.
The ancient Romans made soap from animal fat and wood ashes, but these early soaps were apparently used only for medical purposes. Not until the 2nd century AD were soaps recognized as cleaning agents. The transformation of soapmaking from a handicraft to an industry was aided by Nicolas LeBlanc's discovery in about 1790 of a process for manufacturing soda ash from brine (a form of salt).
During World War II, efforts were made to develop synthetic cleaning agents, or detergents. Detergents became increasingly popular substitutes for soap for almost all applications except bathing. Half of these detergents were ABS-based, and by the late 1950s their heavy use had caused foam to collect in many major rivers, lakes, and oceans across the world.
Such pollution had not been a problem with soaps because some types of bacteria can digest and break down soap molecules. The synthetic detergent molecules, however, were too complex for bacteria to break down. The problem was solved by simplifying the structure of the hydrocarbon portion of ABS. In the latter half of the 20th century, other components of detergents, such as phosphates, were found to cause a different form of water pollution. Today increasing efforts are being made to find harmless biodegradable substitutes for harmful detergent ingredients. (See also Pollution, Environmental.)