The Babylonians made soap in 2800 BC, while Phoenicians have been making soap in 600 BC. In ancient Rome, they made soap with goat tallow and salt to make it hard as well as with olive oil, in Pompeii, a ruin of a soap factory using lye was discovered. In 14th century England, they made soap with animal tallow. Soap remains a staple today. Make a soap holder to make it last as long as you can.