Zhenobya Aleppo soap (40% Laurel Oil) 170g
9.95 €58.53 € / kg
A traditional Aleppo soap with 40% of laurel oil. A great all-around soap suitable for hands, face, body, but also for shaving and hair. Also suitable for sensitive skin.
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Zhenobya Aleppo soap with an extra high 40% of laurel oil content. Handmade in Syria following a centuries-old traditional receipt and production method. Aleppo soap, one of the oldest soaps in the world, is traditionally made with high-quality olive and laurel oils in varying proportions. It’s a great all-around soap, suitable for washing hands, body, face, hair, or even for shaving. Due to the hypoallergenic, antiseptic, moisturizing, and nourishing characteristics of the oils, this soap is also suitable for sensitive and gentle skin or for people with different skin problems (acne, eczema, psoriasis, dry, itchy, and inflamed skin). Cleans and nourishes without drying out the skin. 100% natural ingredients, no synthetic additives. Certified by ICADA Natural.
What we love about this:
– 100% natural ingredients, no synthetic additives
– Cruelty-free, suitable for vegans
– Biodegradable and environmentally friendly product
– Made with olive and laurel oils, no palm oil used
– Simple and plastic-free carton packaging
– Handmade in Syria
Ingredients: Olive oil (Olea Europea Fruit Oil)*, Laurel oil (Laurus Nobilis Fruit Oil), Sodium Hydroxide, Water (Aqua),
*From controlled organic source
How to use: Use as an ordinary soap for hands, body, or face. Also suitable for shaving or washing hair.
How is Aleppo soap made?
The process of making Aleppo soap has remained unchanged for centuries. The olive oil is heated at a low temperature in a large cauldron for one to three days with water and caustic soda until the caustic soda has dissolved. Laurel oil is then added to the mixture, the content of which may vary from 2-50%. The finished semi-liquid mixture is poured evenly on a floor or a shallow basin, dispersed, and left to solidify overnight. The soap is then cut and stamped and left to air dry in a room or cellar protected from the sun. The whole drying process can take from six months to three years. During the process, the excess water evaporates from the soap (up to 30% of the original weight of the soap), the soap hardens and acquires a golden brown appearance, remaining olive green inside.
How to recognize an authentic Aleppo soap?
Due to its great popularity, imitation of Aleppo soap is widespread, but often uses cheaper palm oil and a synthetic dye. Such copies may not be of the same quality as the authentic Aleppo soap. The authentic Aleppo soap has three characteristics:
1) It is always made in Aleppo, Syria.
2) It is characterized by a rough exterior structure resembling a beige clay block with a slight central depression and an olive-green interior.
3) An Arabic engraved temple on the soap with the name of the factory that made the soap.
|Dimensions||9 × 5.5 × 6.5 cm|