Palestinian Organic Olive Oil Soap - Jade - Unwrapped
This unique soap is handmade from organic olive oil with added laurel berry oil from the Laurus nobili or bay tree. Made of 100% natural ingredients, this super soft, gentle bar is suited to every skin type, even for babies. It can also be used as a shampoo bar. Kind to your skin, hair and the planet.
- Body and shampoo bar
- Suitable for all skin types and for babies
- 180 - 200g - weights may vary slightly as the soap is hand-cut
- Plastic free
- 100% natural
- Preservative and chemical free
- Organic certified by ECOCERT
- Not tested on animals
- Fair Trade
- Handmade in West Bank, Palestine
- Also available in ivory
Organic Olive Oil, Organic Ghar (Laurel Oil), Food Grade Sodium Hydroxide, Aqua
About the Makers
Nablus Soap Company
All the soap from the Nablus Soap Company is 100% natural and ethically made by hand in West Bank, Palestine. The company was founded in 1971 by Mojtaba Adnan Tbeleh, a descendant from a 400-year tradition of soap makers. The family's reputation goes so far that the man who cuts the soap into blocks is called ‘Tubeili’, a clear reference to the family.
History of Soap Making in Nablus and Aleppo
The Palestinian city of Nablus and the Syrian city of Aleppo have been centres of soap making for more than 2000 years. Nablus became known for its pure olive oil soap, but the soap-makers of Aleppo developed the famous the famed “Savon d’Alep” made from olive oil, laurel berry oil (zeit ghar), water and lye. Bay trees (scientific name Laurus nobilis) need to be at least 10 years old before they flower and produce the berries containing the special oil for this soap. As it is produced only from natural oils, Aleppo soap is also biodegradable. This Aleppo-style soap is also made in Nablus, Palestine, but its English name reminds us that its recipe originated in Aleppo.
All of our products are packaged and shipped to you from our store in Melbourne, Victoria by our small team. We use FSC certified paper bags that are padded with recycled paper pulp. When your products don't fit in one of our parcel bags, we try and reuse boxes that have been sent to us.
Postage is $12.00 flat rate, 15.00 for express in Australia, $15.00 flat rate for New Zealand and FREE POSTAGE for orders over $200.00*.
We usually ship your order within 2 business days through Australia Post. Express Post is also available and can be selected at checkout.
*When ordering more than one hamper or gift pack you will need to fill out our order form where you will then be contacted by our staff with a postage quote.
We will happily gift wrap products for an extra $2. This can be added at checkout along with a short note to the person receiving the gift.
When purchasing multiple products don't forget to include in your order notes if you would like the products to be wrapped separately or all together. Around Christmas time, please specify if it is a Christmas gift or not so we can choose the wrapping paper accordingly.
Our products are a curated selection of intentional and purposeful items which work towards alleviating global issues and inequities. Many of our products hold Fair Trade Certifications from the World Fair Trade Organisation, Fair Trade Australia & New Zealand as well as sustainable textile certifications such as the GOTS Certification. Read more about our product selection process here.