Aleppo is home to some of the finest Olive Oil Soap producers in Syria. These wonderful soaps are still made using ancient techniques, with no animal fats or nasty chemicals and only 100% natural ingredients. The traditional soap blocks are hand cut and stamped, then aged to form a deep golden crust with an olive green center. If you find that you're very sensitive to soap or bathing products then this is for you. Dont forget that buying this lovely soap helps in supporting some of the local Syrian producers to carry on manufacturing.
A time honored ancient process, olive oil is converted to soap (saponified), then bay leaf extract (laurel) is added, mixed and the resulting product is spread out to solidify. This is then cut by hand into rectangular bars and individually stamped with the producers seal. The bars are then dried in huge aerated stacks for months to start the oxidation which turns the outer surface of the olive green soap to that beautiful golden colour.
Ingredients: Olive Oil, Bay leaf (Laurel) extract (strength approx 15%), Water, Caustic Soda
Our bars are genuine Aleppo Soap made in Syria and we can produce evidence of the origin if required. Please also note that the soap has been tested and meets the requirements of the EU cosmetic directive.