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Aleppo Soap, The Savour For Winter Skin and Dry Skin Problems!

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This ancient olive soap is probably the oldest and purest soap in the world. Aleppo's “green gold" is made from olive and laurel (bay) oils whose legendary skincare properties remain unique. The soap was first introduced into Europe by the Crusaders in the 11th Century, demand for the intensely moisturising, all-natural product has soared internationally in the last 10 years.

Olive groves, are plentiful in Aleppo, (Syria) and once the oils are harvested, they are boiled and mixed usually during the winter months. This exceptionally mild soap is cooked in cauldrons from olive oil, laurel oil and soda (extracted from sea salt). The mixture is then poured onto a flat surface, like a shallow swimming pool, and then cooled. Three days later, the soap has been cooled, cut into individual cakes, stamped by hand and stacked to dry and mature in the sun. Following ancient tradition, the soap is then dried for 9 months in the open air. Over this period the soap will benefit from the heat of the sun, gradually acquiring its exceptional hardness and final rust-like hue. The soap starts out green and yellows as it gets older, In Arabic it is referred to as ghar soap, in French as savon d'Alep.

Aleppo soap uses no chemicals, parabens or other nasty harsh artificial additives. Aleppo soap is a fatty soap for hydrating and softening dry, vulnerable and sensitive skin. Its pure and vegetable formula is pH neutral. Being rich in olive oil and laurel oil it cleans, nourishes and softens the skin against drying out without being aggressive and is very effective against skin problems: psoriasis, allergies, acne, eczema, dandruff, facial care.

If you suffer from eczema, psoriasis or any other dry skin complaint, try out our Aleppo soap. This soap is recommended by dermatologists worldwide, and is a great remedy for itching skin. Aleppo soap uses olive oil, and laurel berry oils to gently soothe your skin.  Aleppo soap is also perfect for dry irritated winter skin which can be a problem during the winter months. Either ravished by harsh weather or dried out by central heating, our skin is really crying our for some moisturising TLC during this time.  Whether you have dry itchy skin conditions or just need a little skin boost then try Aleppo, and your skin will feel hydrated, soft and pampered in no time!

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