5 Fun Soap Facts You Never Knew

Posted on April 24, 2023 by Melanie Brown

Do you ever stop and think about the soap you use. It’s such a simple thing but there is more to it than meets the eye.

Let’s lather up and dive into 5 fun soap facts that you never knew:

  1. The phrase "soap opera" comes from the early days of radio when soap manufacturers sponsored daytime dramas aimed at housewives, who were their target market.


  1. The world's oldest soap that is still in use today is the famous "Marseille Soap," which has been produced in Marseille, France since the 14th century.


  1. In some countries, including Japan and Korea, soap is traditionally made with natural ingredients such as green tea, rice bran, and charcoal.


  1. The world's most expensive soap is the "Cleopatra's Golden Soap," which is made with pure gold flakes and costs $3,800 per bar.


  1. Soap was first made by ancient Babylonians around 2800 BC, who boiled fats with ashes to create a cleaning substance.

So, as you can see, soap is full of surprises.

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