Aleppo Soap - Premium Aleppo Gold Olive Oil & 15% Laurel Soap - 3 Pack

3 Large 200g+ hand-cut bars

Aleppo Soap - Premium Aleppo Gold Olive Oil & 15% Laurel Soap - 3 Pack

3 Large 200g+ hand-cut bars
£15.99
Quick Find Code: 2914
MPN: ALEP3
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Product Description

Premium quality Aleppo Gold Olive Oil and Laurel Soap Extra Large hand cut bars with approx 15% Laurel (Bay Leaf Extract)

3 Pack (3 x 200g+ Hand Cut Bars)

Aleppo was once home to some of the finest Olive Oil Soap producers in Syria.
These wonderful soaps are still made using ancient techniques, with no animal fats or nasty chemicals and only 100% natural ingredients.
The traditional soap blocks are hand cut & stamped, then aged to form a deep golden crust with an olive green centre.

Note: We have new stocks of this soap which may differ slightly in shape and colour from the image.

How is Aleppo Soap made?

In a skilled process, olive oil is converted to soap (saponified) and then bay leaf extract (laurel) is added and the product is spread out to solidify before being cut by hand into rectangular bars and individually stamped. The bars are then dried in huge aerated stacks for several months after production and the outer surface of the olive green soap goes a gentle brown through oxidation.

  • Extra large bar of  premium quality Aleppo Gold olive oil & laurel soap.
  • Average size of bar 210g-235g (as they dry out the weight reduces)
  • Hand Cut & Stamped
  • Contains approx 15% Laurel Oil.
  • 100% Natural Ingredients
  • No added chemicals
  • Contains NO animal fat,
  • Suitable for all skin types, Won't dry out the skin

Ingredients
Olive Oil, Bay leaf (Laurel) extract (strength approx 15%), Water, Caustic Soda

Genuine Aleppo Soap
This soap is genuine Aleppo Soap made using traditional methods perfected in Syria.
Please also note that the soap has been tested and meets the requirements of the EU cosmetic directive.
Please contact us if you require further information.

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Aleppo soaps are used in some of the finest Spa Houses & Turkish baths all over the world. 
  
The Aleppo Gold range of traditional Aleppo soaps were traditionally made by hand in the oldest inhabited city in the world - Aleppo
Natural ingredients, and hundreds of years of expertise and tradition still go into creating this soft, creamy soap renowned for its efficacy. 
Unlike most "high street" soaps it contains no animal fats.
Aleppo Gold hand cut bars are not moulded or polished; they contains no unnecessary additives or animal fats just mild luxurious soap made from olive oil with the addition of bay leaf (Laurel) extract.
It comes in Extra large hand-cut bars weighing between 220g - 240g.
You can easily cut them into smaller bars if you wish!

Ingredients
Olive Oil, Bay leaf (Laurel) extract (strength approx 15%), Water, Caustic Soda

Chemical Analysis (Note this is not a list of ingredients but a chemical analysis on the finished soap)
The Basis of all Solid Olive Oils Soaps by our producer:
88.6% Total Oils,
88.6% Olive Oil,
8.2% Moisture, 
0.21% Free Alkali,
0.72% Chlorides as NaCl
0.13% Insoluble in alcohol  
0.92% unsaponifiable matter

The Manufacturing Process
Aleppo Olive Oil soap can only be manufactured during the cooler months of December through to March.
Over the centuries the relativly simple manufacturing process has not changed much. During the course of each soap making process approx 5 tons of soap are manufactured each time. Olive-oil is mixed together with a caustic soda solution in big couldrons. Originally the necessary caustic soda was extracted from the ashes of desert plants, especially the Salsola Kali. Nowadays industrial caustic soda is being used.
The mix is then heated up to about 220 degrees/Celsius and stirred until the oilve-oil has been totally reduced to Glycerine and SodiumHydroxide.
Just before the end of the process the essential laurier-oil is added. Herewith the process of saponification comes to its end.
The remainders of the lye is being drained from the cauldron and the soap-solution is washed thoroughly with fresh water until it is totally free from lye.
After the remaining water has been drained the still fluid soap will rest over night to cool down.

Making the bars of soap
Next the lightgreen, still fluid soap is spread evenly onto a well prepared floor. After curing for a couple of hours the crude soap is cut manually into bars.
Each bar well then be stamped with the officia l(arabic speaking) seal of the factory .                                                                                                                        

Drying the soap bars
Before the soap can be offered for sale it needs to mature for at least 6-8 months. Traditionally the bars were stacked up in the historic arches of Aleppo. The bars need to be stacked in a specific manner to allow air to flow around every single bar in order to let the surface of the soap become encrusted.
The skin of each bar will then oxidize from olive-green to the typical ocher color whilst most of the inside remains green.

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Customer Reviews

I've been a regular buyer of your aleppo gold soap for the last couple of years - I was converted to aleppo soap a couple of years ago and haven't looked back since, it's just so much better than any shower gel out there. My friends don't quite understand how I can get excited over something as 'banal' as soap, but I really can't help but tell the people I know about how your soap is much better than all the other brands out there (I also love the fact it uses minimal packaging - two thumbs up!) Anyway it was just to say keep up the great work, thanks to you I'll most certainly always be clean Mr S, Bristol

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Hello I am in Canada - Ottawa and I would like to know if your product (soap Laurel) is available here or around my area. Thank You

Asked by Louis Gilles Rocheleau
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