The History of Soap Making

History is written by the victors, as evidenced even by tales of the invention of soap making. A cursory search for the “history of soap making” on the web will bring up the popular story that soap was first created by the Romans, who discovered it underneath a sacrificial temple on Mount Sapo.  This story goes that animals were sacrificed, then burned at the temple on the hill – the resulting fats and wood ash combined as rainwater washed them down the hill.  Townspeople washing their clothes Read more […]

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