What is meant by #"saponification"#?
I think you mean
Unless you are a total grub, you would have used soap to have a wash this morning. You also would have used detergents to wash your breakfast dishes.
Saponification is the process that produces soap from vegetable oils and animal fats. Typically fats are tri-esters of long chain (so-called) fatty acids, and glycerol,
All soaps and detergents have a molecular structure of this form
(I would have made that picture LARGER had I a clue as to how to use the editor!)