Genuine Aleppo Soap
A 100% Natural Mother of all Natural soaps
"The soap is only genuine if it floats"
Answer: False. The genuine soap will not always float; this is an myth perpetuated by the internet, that has grown over the years, probably started from the term that 'Aleppo soap will float on water' or something similar. Yes some Aleppo soap will float. This will be dependent on the process and the amount of air trapped within the mix when being poured and solidifying. The exception to this; Aleppo soap which uses the higher quality method of first press of Virgin Oil processed using cold saponification method. This is the premium of soaps and they will generally partly sink or remain on the bottom as it will be a denser bar of soap – Therefore, the comment that Aleppo soap is only genuine if it floats is a fallacy and an internet myth.
The manufacturing process is slow: Cold-pressed olive oil mashed with lye in a large vats for several days. During this process, saponified olive oil into a thick liquid soap. During the process, added the cold pressed laurel oil. Depending on how much laurel oil added, the soap different properties and fragrance.
The soap mass is then poured out onto wax paper and allowed to harden in about one day before being cut in the soap pieces and stamped with soap master’s seal and the proportion of laurel oil. The soaps are then stored for 10 months before they are ready for use. During this time the soap matures and develops even more caring and antiseptic properties. The green soap gets a golden exterior of the storage. Inside, it is still deep green of laurel oil.
Using Aleppo Soap
Aleppo soap can be used in a whole variety of ways.
Researchers have verified the efficacy of Laurus Nobilis (Laurel Oil) as an antifungal and antibacterial agent, and as an effective treatment for many/most of the aforementioned maladies.
The advantages linked to the usage of Aleppo Soap are endless. When used on the face and body, the soap will clean the skin deeply while it eliminates the peeled cornea layer, the sebum and sweat (which is the main cause of a tarnished complexion), dust and other micro-bodies of the environment. It can also be used as an excellent make-up remover. Using Aleppo soap will aid in preventing infection.
Laurel Oil - A Natural Antiseptic
The laurel oil contained in Aleppo soap also allows it to have antiseptic and disinfectant properties that are particularly suitable for psoriasis. In this context, it is advisable to use this soap against psoriasis if it contains at least 25% of laurel oil.
A Good Hydration for a Better Comfort
Our product cleans people with skin problems without ever stripping them. Indeed, we cannot talk about this soap without evoking its very high moisturising power that makes it particularly valuable! Its high olive oil content enables it to nourish the skin deeply as it is used. .
Known for its nourishing and soothing properties, Aleppo soap is suitable for normal skin as well as for the most fragile skin. It is therefore ideal for the hygiene and care of acne skins.
Reactive and often dehydrated, sensitive skin needs the gentlest care. The 100% natural composition and its restorative and soothing properties make it a perfect choice. This is not a medicine; it is a simple natural soap in olive oil that is suitable for all skin types. Recommended by dermatologists around the world.
Buying the Right Aleppo Soap
Generally, the finer the aleppo soap is, the more laurel oil it contains. Traditional Aleppo soap can contain everything from no laurel oil up to about 40%.
laurel oil is a very potent ingredient, but that also makes it very strong. Some people therefore actually prefer to buy an Aleppo soap with lower laurel oil content, as it is milder and better suited for their sensitive skin.
For babies it is recommended no more than 20% Laurel content.
The origin of Aleppo soap is lost in time. Although claims of its great antiquity abound, such as references in the popular press to Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Queen Zenobia of Syria using Aleppo soap, these claims have yet to be verified by Scholarly method.
It is commonly thought that the process of soap-making emanated from the Levant region (of which Aleppo is a main city) and to have moved west from there to Europe after the first crusades based on the claim that the earliest soap made in Europe was just after the crusades, but in fact the Romans in the first century AD knew about soap and Zosimos of Panopolis ca. 300 AD described soap and soapmaking.
Today most Aleppo soap, especially that containing >16% of laurel oil, is exported to Europe and East Asia.
Our soap is hallmarked and made by one of the main 5 families that have been doing this for over 400 years passing down there skills to the current day. Currently relocated across the border in Turkey. The war has to a degree broken up the family with some in Greece and in Italy where Abdullah and his brother run the offices. Abdullah has trained to be a Doctor and his brother a Dentist.
To the current day, we are proud to be associated with the family and to supply a genuine Aleppo soap produced in the traditional way, giving our customers the confidence with a quality product. Unfortunately, due to the war in Syria many other versions are being made around the world and passing themselves off as the genuine article when they do not follow the traditional way which includes the 6-9 months of maturing the soap. One thing we can guarantee is our Amity soap is genuine and produced in the traditional way with the premium quality ingredients.
Traditionally the soap is made with 100% natural, olive and laurel berry oils, water and lye
The relative concentration of laurel oil (typically from 16% - 40%) determines the quality and cost of the soap.
Made from natural oils derived from the fruits of olive and laurel trees and is biodegradable.
Our Soap Is CPNP Registered
CPNP – Cosmetic Products Notification Portal - Europa
Regulation (EC) N° 1223/2009 (Article 13) states that all cosmetic products that will be placed on the market in the European Union need to be registered into CPNP prior to being placed on this market. Our Amity Aleppo soap is registered
The CPNP is not open to the public. Its access is restricted to the Competent Authorities (for the purposes of market surveillance, market analysis, evaluation and consumer information) and to the Poison Centres or similar bodies established by Member States (for the purposes of medical treatment) and is not available for consultation by the public.