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Oil and water do not mix. Soap breaks down the oil so it can be washed off your hands.

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Q: Why do you need to use soap when you wash oil from your hands?
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Oil is hydrophobic as in oil and water don't mix. When your hands are oily, the oil repels the water and your hands stay greasy. Soap acts to emulsify oils which means to break them up into tiny pieces and surround them with hydrophilic, water loving, molecules. When oils are emulsified by soap they lose the ability to repel water and can then be washed off your hands. All clean!

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