History of Soap - The First Manufacture of Soap
They made perfumed and colored soap, some of the soaps were liquid and others were solid. They also made special soap for shaving. By 1200 AD, Marseilles, France and Savona, Italy became soap making centers. In the 8th century, soap making was well-known in Italy and Spain where soap was made with goat fat and Beech tree ashes.