Antiochia Soap 35% Pure Laurel Berry Oil 170g Handmade in Hatay Province.
Antiochia Soap : Biblical ancient Antioch, on The Silk Route; Antioch, founded in the third century BC. 64 BC a Roman Province, the third largest city of The Roman Empire, where the abundance of laurel berries were taken daily to Aleppo City for more than 200 years. The sophisticated city, 1400 Roman columns and porticoes lined the colonnaded street for more than two miles. Shopkeepers trading below each column would use their vegetable oil filled lamps each night to light up the colonnaded street for more than 800 years. The surface of Egyptian granite wide enough to accommodate caravans, as the merchants passed through buying and selling. Romans, Greeks and local upper classes would holiday and live in the mild climate of 'Daphne' five miles from Antioch. Antioch : the centre of literature, the royal library, theatre, temples, public squares, baths, palatial homes, aqueducts (Hadrian's finest work). The Vespasianus - Titus Tunnel (The Dam), 1st century AD, Antoninus Pius completes, 2nd century AD (Unesco World Heritage Site listing), later magnificent churches. Third century AD, The Imperial Palace residence of Queen Zenobia, Queen of Palymiran Empire, Queen of Syria, Queen of Egypt declaring ancestry to Cleopatra.
Antiochia Soap, still handmade today from untreated olive and laurel berry trees, individually stamped (Daphne : ancient Greek meaning laurel), 65% first pressed olive oil, 35% pure laurel berry oil and distilled water. A natural moisturiser, antiseptic, anti-itching and antibacterial, calming sensitive skin, leaving skin soft, nourished and silky, containing no perfumes, artificial colours or, preservatives. Continuing making history remarkably, from the original historical area, directly from the Soapmakers in Biblical ancient Antioch, Hatay Province, Southern Turkey.
Ancient Mesopotamia : Antiochia Soap, Mardin Soap, Aleppo Soap and Nablus Soap; a collection of the first handmade olive oil, laurel berry oil, pistachio oil & almond oil soaps traded on The Silk Route; all from the area of Ancient Mesopotamia, The Fertile Crescent, centuries later, still handmade today. 2200 BC (where oils in soap began), a formula of soap consisting of water, alkali (ash) and cassia oil (cinnamomum) was written on a Babylonian clay tablet. The wall of Babylon, more than 50 miles long, wrapped around the most famous City of Ancient Mesopotamia. Soap : an ancient product.
Antiochia Soap ingredients : Olea Europea (Olive oil), Laurus Nobilis (Laurel berry oil), Aqua (Water), Sodium Hydroxide (Soda, Oak Ash), Sodium Chloride (Salt). Ancient Mesopotamia products contain no perfumes, artificial colours or, preservatives. Ancient Mesopotamia products are not tested on animals and are 100% biodegradable. 170g ℮.
UK Second Class 0 - 2 kg £2.90
UK First Class 0 - 1 kg £3.48
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