Aleppo soap is an authentic and naturalproduct, without dyes,without synthetic perfumes,without palm oil or preservatives.

Its virtues for the skin have been recognized since millennia.

The origins of this miraculous soap

The origins of Aleppo soap date back to antiquity. It was first created in the Syrian city of Aleppo.
In its traditional cubic form, it is known to be the oldest soap in the world.

It was the crusaders, in the Middle Ages, who brought back to the West the "real toilet soap". They discovered it in the East and more precisely in northern Syria. Aleppo soap spread over the Mediterranean rim of France in the fifteenth century.

A good Aleppo soap should not have a greasy texture. On the outside, it has a beautiful brown color,while on the inside, its heart is green and exudes a scent of olive oil and laurel.

The manufacture of Aleppo soap

This all-natural soap is still made today following the same process developed more than 2000 years ago! Professional soap makers use exactly the same artisanal methods as their ancestors.

The ingredients of the original recipe are: olive oil, water, vegetable soda,and laurel berry oil.

The different phases of aleppo soap manufacturing

Saponification begins by heating the water and soda in a copper cauldron. Then the olive oil is added. The preparation is then heated for about 12 hours, then left to rest.

The next day, the contents of the cauldron are heated between 80 ° C and 100 ° C while mixing. The previously filtered laurel berry oil is then added.

A soap paste is obtained which is rinsed several times with salt water to rid it of any trace of soda. The rinsing water is removed from the cauldron and then recycled. All these steps are part of the saponification process: it is the natural chemical reaction between the oils and the soda that transforms the mixture into soap molecules.

The soap paste is spread out on a smooth stone floor. The soap makers cover it with a wooden board on which they climb to equalize the thickness of aleppo soap. Again, the preparation is allowed to rest.

Once solidified, the dough is manually cut into blocks of soaps (cubic shape for the traditional recipe). Each soap is stamped with the manufacturer's seal.

The soaps are then stored in airy cellars, sheltered from the sun, where they will slowly mature. This is the drying phase that lasts at least 9 months. During this period, the soaps oxidize on the surface and take on a yellow/brown color as they dry, while the inside of the soap remains olive green.

Which Aleppo soap to choose?

Aleppo soap is granted inimitable dermatological virtues.It is nourished, refreshing and protective for skin of all ages and types. That is why the number of people using Aleppo soap on a daily basis has increased worldwide.

A percentage is usually indicated on the packaging of the soap, it is the oil content of laurel berries which is the "miracle ingredient" of Aleppo soap. The more it contains, the more moisturizing it is, and the more expensive it is too. For sensitive or dry skin, without other special worries, a soap with 12% laurel berry oil is sufficient.

For more demanding skin, very dry or fragile, there are Aleppo soaps concentrated up to 30%, or even 40% laurel berry oil that provide incomparable hydration.

How to use Aleppo soap?

Which formulation to choose for your Aleppo soap?

As we have just seen, there are different types of Aleppo soap that differ in particular in their concentration of laurel berry oil. The more concentrated the soap, the softer and more moisturizing it is.

But there are also Aleppo soaps or aleppo soap treatments formulated with other natural ingredients that bring additional benefits. Here are some examples:

-Lavender: Known for its inimitable floral fragrance, lavender also has an incredible soothing power, and regenerative properties for the epidermis. It calms the itching, and nourishes the skin. The goal: to make each shower an invigorating moment to start the day.

-Nigella oil: Also called Black Cumin Oil, it is known to be a nourishing care very rich in nutrients (fatty acids, omegas 3 and 6, vitamins B and E). Very appreciated by the skin, it is especially recommended for dry or britper hair. Aleppo soap formulated with nigella oil therefore makes it possible to soften the hair and strengthen the scalp.

-Argan oil: Anessential h uile extracted from the fruits of the argan tree. It consists of more than 75% unsaturated fatty acids (omega 6 and 9). Very rich in vitamin E and antioxidants, it deserves its nickname "precious oil". It helps to fight against hair loss. Gently massage the skull with Aleppo soap with argan oil stimulates the creation of keratin as well as the pilar cycle.

- The salt of the dead sea: An incredible healing power that allows to repair damaged tissues. It acts very well on skin problems such as acne, eczema, or psoriasis by removing toxins from the skin. Aleppo soap with dead sea salt is therefore a remedy to try for problem skin!

Aleppo soap for hygiene and body care

Aleppo soap is called surgras. It is particularly suitable for dry and very dry skin because the olive and laurel oil that compose it offers a soothing, softening and nourishing action. Result: thehydrolipidic film of the skin is naturally regenerated.

It is also a must for sensitive skin prone to skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis or fungal infections. Faced with this type of dermatological problems, Aleppo soap draws its hypoallergenic, antiseptic and disinfectant powers!

Aleppo soap can be used for daily toileting of the body and hands. Forget the classic shower gel and enjoy the benefits of this soap that also exists in liquid form!

Liquid or solid Aleppo soap can also be used for the fragile skin of babies and the intimate toilet as it does not contain perfume, preservatives or dyes.

Aleppo soap for hair beauty

Aleppo soap is known for its moisturizing and softening properties for hair.

There are Aleppo shampoos in liquid form that are very easy to use, especially on long hair. But it is quite possible to use solid Aleppo soap as a shampoo, simply by gently rubbing it on the wet hair, during bathing or showering.

It deeply cleanses and softens the scalp thanks to its high concentration of vegetable oils. Using Aleppo soap as a shampoo means enjoying all the benefits of its natural ingredients. In addition, we are absolutely sure that you will love the sweet vegetable scent that will emerge from your hair!

Aleppo soap for facial toileting

In addition to hands, body and hair, Aleppo soap is also ideal for toileting the face.

It nourishes and moisturizes the skin deeply, while regulating excess sebum. This makes it a perfect soap for acne-prone skin! Even fragile or highly allergic skin can use this soap without fear. For a smooth skin and without impurities, do not hesitate to associate this essential soap with our konjac wipes. A natural material that gently exfoliates and disincrusts the pores.

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As you will have understood, this totally natural soap can be used by everyone, regardless of age or skin type. It is also good for the hair and the planet! So tell us in comment: have you ever tried it? How do you use it? And why did it become your favorite soap?