Aleppo Soap 20% Pure Laurel Berry Oil 220g Handmade in Gaziantep, Near East Artistry : The Untold Story of Soap.
ALEPPO SOAP : Soapmakers continue making history two thousand years before The Silk Route opened, 40 centuries of soapmaking ( the preference of Queen Cleopatra) remarkably, still being handmade today in Gaziantep, on the Silk Route, just miles over the border from Aleppo City. Aleppo : 64 BC a Roman Province, second largest city after Antioch, where the abundance of laurel berries were received daily from Antioch for 300 years. Aleppo, Unesco World Heritage Site, once ruled by Hittites, Assyrians, Akkadians, today, continuing to stay on the 'The List of World Heritage in Danger'.
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. His journeys from Corinth (medical school), Pergamum (medical school), Cilicia, Antioch, Aleppo, Smyrna (medical school) to the greatest medical school of the Ancient World, Alexandria were frequent, 40 years old summoned to Rome, declaring to his patients the importance of hygiene and the healing powers of the oils in soap (antiseptic, anti-itching, antibacterial). Galen was cognisant Soap had medical benefits because of ancient civilisation knowledge. 2,200 BC SUMERIAN PRIESTS : used Oil in Soap for medical benefits : the greatest medical discovery in human history.
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 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) ensuring same weather pattern as Aleppo, 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, used by The Emperors, Kings, Queens, Princesses, Pharaohs and the wealthy, centuries later, still handmade today. 2200 BC (where oils in soap began, Sumerians), a formula of soap consisting of water, alkali (ash) and cassia oil (cinnamomum) was written on a clay tablet (two thousand years before The Silk Route opened).
ANCIENT MESOPOTAMIA : continuing the ethical and sustainable ethos, the culture and spirit of the first Soapmakers of the world remarkably, 40 centuries later, still handmade today from the original historical areas whilst supporting their families.
SOAP : an ancient product, the greatest medical discovery in human history, cleans away something you cannot see, soap does not attract germs, water does, saves the life of a healthy person oblivious to the bullet they dodged, has saved more lives than penicillin, doesn't just make cities healthier it makes them possible, enabling our existence.
Aleppo Soap, history in box, ingredients : Olea Europaea Fruit oil (Olive oil), Laurus Nobilis (Laurel berry oil), Aqua (Water), Sodium Hydroxide (Soda, Oak Ash), Sodium Chloride (Salt). Assists gardeners, eczema, dermatitis, rosacea, Psoriasis. Ancient Mesopotamia products contain no perfumes, artificial colours or, preservatives. Ancient Mesopotamia products are not tested on animals and are 100% biodegradable. 220g ℮.