Soaps have been made for thousands of years. The first evidence of soap-like substance is dated around 2800 BC. Babylonians, Mesopotamians, Egyptians, ancient Greeks and Romans were the first soap makers. All soap was then made by combining fat, oils and salts.
The earliest known soap recipe is credited to the ancient Babylonians around 2800 BC. Throughout history, soap was medicinally used for treatment of skin diseases.
The very first soaps were used to clean wool and cotton in the textile industry.
The Babylonians were the ones who invented soap as they discovered that combining fats with wood ash gave a substance capable of cleaning.
It is believed that soap got its name from Mount Sapo in Rome.