Why Do Ivory Soap Bars Float?

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Ivory bars float due to the ingredients from which they are made. Ivory soap became well known for the fact that it floated in water as well as for its pure content which is gentle on the skin. In recent years, the makers of Ivory soap have altered newer versions which do not float as well as the older soaps did, but they still do not completely sink. The first Ivory soap was sold in 1879, making it one of the longest selling soaps in the world.
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If you ever wondered why do ivory soap bars float, there is an interesting answer. When the soap was first manufactured, a workman went to lunch and left his machine running. When this happened, more and more air was added into the batch. After packaging and shipping, customers wrote the company to inform them that the soap floated and that is when it was discovered how the process happened. Since then, the company purposely ads air to the mixture. You can find more information at www. essortment. com/all/ivorysoaphisto_rlzw. htm
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Ivory floats so you don't lose it in the bathtub. I hate digging through water trying to find the soap. Actually Ivory purposefully whips extra air into the soap changing the density
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Because it's got little bubbles of air in it. If you put it in the microwave, it will foam up.
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The mixing process used in making Ivory Soap adds air into the bar, reducing its density and making it less dense than water.
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Ivory floats because they whip a small amount of air into each bar, which makes it
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