Okay, that’s kind of a lie. Please do not coat yourself in soap before entering a burning building. I am not responsible if you do that.
But hey, there’s some truth to the awesomeness of soap!
Julie talked about soap in her blog post found here: http://jewly1.blogspot.com/2014/04/lets-talk-about-soap.html
“So the main ingredients are triglycerides and alkali. triglycerides are hydrophobic and alkali are hydrophilic. The triglyceride bonds with the dirt, and the alkali stays and washes it off. “
This image here illustrates the hydrophilic and hydrophobic regions of soap molecules and shows how this can help form a barrier. Pretty cool, right? Just please don’t set your hands on fire. Please.