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The Ancient World and Fashion > Ancient Egypt
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Smelling sweet
Smelling sweet

In the hot climate of Egypt it was very important to keep clean. Most people washed in the river or used a basin and jug of water.

Instead of soap they used a cleansing cream made from oil, lime, and perfume. They also rubbed scented oils into their skin to stop it from drying out in the sun. Perfumes were made from flowers, seeds, and fruits soaked in oils and animal fats.

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