Aleppo Soap 20% Pure Laurel Berry Oil 220g Handmade in Gaziantep.
Aleppo Soap : unchanged and still handmade today after more than two thousand years. Aleppo : 64 BC a Roman Province, second largest city after Antioch, where the abundance of laurel berries were received daily from Antioch for more than 200 years. Galen, 2nd century AD, Greek Physician, Surgeon, personal Physician of The Emperors, Chief Physician for the treating of wounds to the gladiator school in Pergamum, where long stays in Antioch and Aleppo were frequent, declaring to his patients the importance of the healing powers of the oils in soap (antiseptic, anti-itching, antibacterial). Aleppo Soap, still handmade today from untreated olive and laurel trees, hand-cut, individually stamped, dried stored for months and made with only natural ingredients, 80% pure olive oil, 20% pure laurel berry oil. A natural moisturiser, antiseptic, anti-itching and antibacterial, leaving skin soft, nourished and silky. Calming face and body, benefits all skin types, especially dry sensitive skin, assisting problematic skin.
The mixture of olive oil, water and lye; underground fires begins the process heating the oil for 3 days for the oil to react with the lye and water, creating a thickness thereafter, adding laurel berry oil. Pouring the mixture over a sheet of waxed paper on the floor awaiting ageing, chemical changes for the cutter's hand and stamped seal. Reactions with the air gently turning the soap gold on the outside and mystical emerald green on the inside, reducing moisture content making the soap hard and long lasting. Aleppo Soap contains no perfumes, artificial colours or, preservatives. The Aleppo Soapmakers : still handmade today in Gaziantep (on The Silk Route), continuing making history, just miles over the border from Aleppo City.
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 clay tablet.
Soap : an ancient product.
Aleppo Soap ingredients : Olea Europea (Olive oil), Laurus Nobilis (Laurel berry oil), Aqua (Water), Sodium Hydroxide (Soda, Oak Ash), Sodium Chloride (Salt). Assists eczema, dermatitis, Psoriasis. Ancient Mesopotamia products contain no perfumes, artificial colours or, preservatives. Ancient Mesopotamia products are not tested on animals and are 100% biodegradable. 220g ℮.
UK Second Class 0 - 2 kg £2.90
UK First Class 0 - 1 kg £3.48
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