At Tebtunis public bathhouses have been excavated, the oldest dating to the third century BCE. They had showers, stone basins and a stove to heat the bathwater.[3]
While a few bathrooms and tubs have been discovered most Egyptians seem to have been content with cleaning themselves by aspersion or by a dip in a canal or the river. They had wash basins and probably filled them with a natron solution from jugs with spouts and used sand as a scouring agent. They washed after rising and both before and after the main meals. As mouth wash they used another salt solution called bed.