Can bacteria grow in liquid soap?

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asked Mar 16, 2020 in Body/Skin by vatsluvsme (270 points)
Can bacteria grow in liquid soap?

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answered Mar 17, 2020 by upnsnoke (500 points)
If the liquid soap remains unsealed then yes the bacteria could grow in liquid soap.

But as long as you keep the liquid soap sealed when not using it then the bacteria is unable to get into the bottle of liquid soap.

Or if you have those liquid soap bottles with dispensers on them then they do remain sealed so bacteria won't be able to grow in it.

Bars of soap are different though as bacteria can and does sometimes grow on bars of soap.

Liquid soap is much better at killing germs and preventing spread of germs when washing your hands but if you do use bar of soap make sure to rinse off any dirt or grime from the bar of soap before someone uses it.

For baths or showers have more than one bar of soap for people in your family to use so that germs do not spread.

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