The ancient Egyptians were fixated on cleanliness.
As far back as 1500 BC, they used soaps made from natural ingredients
such as vegetable oils and salt. A naturally occurring chemical compound
called Natron was also used. Natron is a combination of baking soda and
Furthermore, cleansing creams were used throughout the day to remove
makeup worn by both men and women. And both men and women also
wore sweet-smelling perfumes. They did this to impress each other and
because they believed the fragrance pleased the gods.
And when it came to cleaning and maintaining public facilities such as
temples, the ancient Egyptians were also fixated on cleanliness. They
avoided harsh substances. Instead, they turned to natural ingredients, and the one
ingredient they found most effective for cleaning facilities was citric acid
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