Berry oil Shampoo and Body Soap

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A unique made in Syria soap from laurel berry oil or bay tree (Ghar). 

Suitable for all skin and hair types with a nourishing and moisturising natural formula, this soap comes with a fascinating history.

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.