Aleppo Soap

Aleppo soap is a hard soap made from olive oil and lye plus an extra-special ingredient that takes it to another level – oil of bay laurel. This precious oil is known for its excellent anti- inflammatory, antiseptic and disinfectant properties. It works as a gentle cleanser and is well-tolerated by even the most sensitive skin.

This unique soap originates from the ancient city of Aleppo, the main city in Syria’s Levant region.

It is seldom packed in fancy packaging and each piece looks very hand-made, which it is.

It is also not infused with artificial fragrance, like most soaps being sold today.

It is the most ancient among solid soaps. The first evidence of its existence was found in Babylon about 2500 BC.

The French learned soapmaking techniques from Aleppo at the time of the Crusades.

Historically, Aleppo was a central trade hub, thanks to its location at one end of the famous Silk Road.

Myths abound that Cleopatra of Egypt was a fan.

The soap can be used on the face, body and hair.

How to tell if it’s the real McCoy?

Genuine Aleppo soap floats.

Also, on the outside, it has a beautiful brown color, while on the inside, its heart is green and the green becomes more translucently visible as you use it. The soap also exudes a subtle scent of olive oil and laurel.

Watch out for imitation from China! Yes, that same China that can even make fake powdered milk, fake eggs, fake rice and even fake virgins.

Vive la différence!

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