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The Untold History of Soap: A Journey Through Time

The origins of soap: an ancestral discovery

A. The first traces of soap

Soap is a common hygiene product, but its history dates back millennia. The first traces of soap were discovered in Mesopotamia, dating from around 2800 BC. The Sumerians already used a kind of paste consisting of water, oil and ashes to wash themselves.

The Sumerians were a people of ancient Mesopotamia, a region that roughly corresponds to modern Iraq.

B. Egyptians and soap

The Egyptians also used a form of soap for their daily grooming. They mixed vegetable oils with alkaline salts to create a cleansing product that allowed them to wash their bodies and clothes.

II. Soap across civilizations

A. The Greeks and the Romans

Soap experienced a certain boom in Greek and Roman civilizations. The Greeks used oil and sand to wash, then rinsed with water. The Romans, on the other hand, perfected soap making by adding animal fat, creating a product that was more effective at removing impurities.

B. Soap in the Islamic world

Soap production was widely developed in the Islamic world. Soap makers of the time mastered the art of saponification , a chemical process for creating soap from oils and potash. The soaps produced were top quality and scented with ingredients such as musk and amber.

III. Modern soap: a booming industry

A. The rise of major soap brands

During the 19th century, several brands of soap were created and became benchmarks in the field of hygiene. These include Le Petit Marseillais , Pears and Dove . These brands have been able to innovate by offering soaps adapted to different needs and skin types.

B. The appearance of sheep's milk soaps

Among natural and ecological soaps, sheep's milk soaps stand out for their exceptional properties and their softness for the skin. Sheep's milk is rich in fatty acids, vitamins and minerals, which makes it an ideal ingredient for making superfatted soaps.

C. The benefits of sheep's milk soaps

Sheep's milk soaps offer many benefits for the skin and the environment:

  1. Hydration : Sheep's milk is naturally rich in fats and proteins, which allows the soap to deeply moisturize and nourish the skin.
  2. Soothing : Thanks to its vitamin and mineral content, sheep's milk soap has soothing and restorative properties, ideal for sensitive and irritated skin.
  3. Respect for the environment : Sheep's milk soaps are made from natural and renewable ingredients, which makes it an ecological alternative to industrial soaps.

IV. Sheep's milk soap today: an exceptional product

A. Brands and ranges of sheep's milk soaps

Several brands and ranges of sheep's milk soaps have been developed to meet the growing demand of consumers looking for natural and environmentally friendly products. Each of these brands offers soaps suitable for different needs and skin types.

B. Trends and innovations in sheep's milk soaps

Sheep's milk soaps are starting to carve out a place in an already abundant supply, and with their exceptional quality are gaining more and more followers.

C. Market shares of natural soaps

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Très éducatif . L’homme a toujours su avec les moyens qu’il avait faire évoluer ses découvertes.
Aujourd’hui ça n’a pas changé. Des personnes comme toi continuent avec passion à faire évoluer
Les choses dans beaucoup de domaines. Merci pour l’apport que tu apportes à la société. Mes respects.

Pauline Pelletier

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