Dating back more than a thousand years, and possibly the first ever created, this natural, highly moisturizing, cleansing soap was born in Aleppo, Syria. Known for it's antibacterial properties and skin-healing benefits for all ages and skin types, "ghar" soap (aka laurel berry) has been highly sought after in many parts of the world. Since 2011, family-run artisan soap factories have been forced to shut down and re-locate to other countries due to regional conflicts and war. And because my ancestors actually come from Aleppo, Syria, I'm honored to bring you my Aleppo-style soap...
The ingredients for these soothing, hypo-allergenic soaps are:
Saponified oils of olive and laurel berry. Nothing else. The ratio of olive to laurel berry is 75:25.
The natural scent is best described as herbaceous and clean. It's subtle, but it is delicious.
These soaps have cured for over one year. Yes, patience is a virtue, and these soaps were well worth the wait.
2 sizes offered:
Please limit purchases of these soaps to no more than 2 per order due to the extremely long production time. Note: we will never sell soap that hasn't been fully cured.
These soaps will last you a long time, but don't let them sit in water between uses to maximize their longevity. And if not using right away, store in the open air if possible. These soaps will not go bad- in fact, they only get better with age!
(If you're wondering why we call them "Aleppo-style soaps" and not Aleppo Soaps, it's simply because we're based in Chicago, IL and not Aleppo, Syria.)