Aleppo Soaps are precious soaps handmade in Syria following ancient and unchanged processes, using only olive oil and laurel oils. Hand cut and hand stamped blocks are aged and air dried for 9 months.
This famous, ancient soap Savon d’Alep takes its name from Aleppo in Syria where it has been made for thousands of years following ancient methods and tradition. Aleppo soap has been known, loved and used by the French for hundreds of years.
This soap has been produced in Syria for over 1300 years. The traditional large blocks of soap are made by hand using ancient methods; Olive oil and Laurel oil are cooked in huge cauldrons with soda from sea salt triggering the saponification process. When the paste is ready it is poured onto the floor where it cools and hardens, then cut into blocks and stamped with the mark of the producer. It is then stacked in towers to aerate and dry for 9 months in ancient cool and breezy cellars. As the soap ages it hardens and the colour transforms from an olive green to a beautiful deep gold/brown.
Aleppo soaps contain no animal fats, or unnecessary chemical additives. They are luxurious, mild, & gentle soaps with incredible purity and moisturising properties, ideal for sensitive skins.