Olive Oil Soap
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Sabun olive oil soap with bay laurel oil, originating from Aleppo, Syria and still made there today.
A true Castile soap.
175-200gm (weight varies due to being handmade)
Contains no palm oil, preservatives, perfumes or artificial ingredients. Contains only saponified olive oil (more than 80%) and bay laurel oil (a natural antibacterial).
This is the soap I use in the shower. It is not drying like some other soaps, leaving the skin feel soft, and its humectant properties help the skin to retain its moisture. It is recommended for those with sensitive skin like me, and for those with eczema and psoriasis. It is completely safe for babies skin.
Can be used for face, hair, and all over the body. It can be used for washing clothes; ideal if travelling! One soap for many purposes.
This is a big block and I recommend slicing in half (warm the knife first). It may crumble a little along the cut line, but I simply bond any slithers onto one block when using for the first time.
Comes unpackaged, or you may like this packaged especially if a gift.
Sabun olive and laurel oil soap has been produced for centuries in the Middle East and is still used in the Hammams (traditional bathhouses) today.
It is believed to be the first olive oil soap which was later introduced to Europe through the trade routes. In French it is known as Savon D'Alep. This soap has endured centuries without change to its ingredients and is still produced using traditional methods.
The soap is only produced once per year in the olive season. It is cooked for 3 days and then allowed to set, then cut and stacked and left for 9 months to dry until ready to use. This produces a very hard soap which lasts a long time.