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Clean with Me

Shira Yehudit Djlilmand

Chances are most of our houses are turned upside down now cleaning for Pesach. So while we’re cleaning, how about learning a few interesting facts about all those cleaning products we’re using?

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

cleaning solutionsWe haven’t always had all these wonderful cleaning products to help us clean for Pesach. The first cleaning product was simple water, followed by a mix of ashes, animal or plant fats, and oils. When the Roman Empire, with their love of cleanliness, fell, cleaning took a backseat too. It wasn’t until the 17th century that cleaning, both personal and general, made a comeback. From being a luxury taxed item, soap became more affordable and the general public began to use the growing variety of soap-based products available. Today, a variety of cleaning products clean everything from the roof to the basement of our houses.

 

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