The need to clean seems to be as old as civilisations.
According to a legend, the word "soap" (Italian Sapone) came from Mount Sapo, a sacred place in Rome.
The Romans discovered that their clothes were cleaner when washed in the soapy waters nearby the altars.
One of the most neglected and healthy pleasures of our daily rituals is bath.
The Romans enjoyed it in Thermae and the Japanese at Onsen, but the purpose of purification time for ourselves is the same. Soaking in water, minor inconveniences that plague life feel less important.
It is often the simple rituals that make us face the world with a better attitude.