Shaving creams go back a long way…

Did you know that a rudimentary form of shaving cream was documented in Sumer around 3000 BC – or almost five thousand years ago, give or take a few decades?
Like the Babylonians in the northern region of Mesopotamia, men in the Sumerian civilisation at the time used a mixture of animal fat and wood alkali (i.e.: wood ash) to prepare beard hair for shaving.
While it likely was an improvement on not using anything at all, I think I’ll stick to my stash of modern shaving soaps… just saying.

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