Soap was invented in 2200 BCE

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Soap was invented in 2200 BCE

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By: Patrick Coveny, Fall Editor and Reporter

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Soap was invented by Ancient Babylonians who combined water, alkai, and cassia oils into clay tablets. It was then spread to and popularized by Ancient Egyptians who used it for bathing purposes.

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