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The benefits of Aleppo Soap

Our Aleppo soap is one of our favorite products, and it’s also our best-seller! It was one of the first products we included in our shop, two whole years ago. Do you want to learn more about why so many people love it? We’re here to answer your questions! 

What is Aleppo soap? 

Aleppo soap, otherwise known as Syrian soap, or laurel soap is a hard bar soap associated with the city of Aleppo in Syria. Because of its simple formula, it can be used daily as soap, for shampooing, as a face mask, or as shaving cream. It’s famous for its inclusion of laurel oil, which is an effective cleanser, antimicrobial, antifungal, and anti-itching agent.

What ingredients are in this soap? 

It’s composed of completely natural ingredients: olive oil, laurel oil, and lye.

How old is this soap recipe? 

It’s been used for thousands of years! This soap has been around since the time of Alexander the Great. It was originally used by Roman soldiers as a way to protect themselves from diseases like leprosy. It was supposedly used by Cleopatra herself! 

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Which are its benefits? 

Aleppo soap has high concentrations of laurel oil, which soothes the skin and reduces the appearance of blemishes. Because of this, it has a long history of being used as a remedy for skin problems.

Why is it recommended by doctors? 

Since it’s so gentle, it’s widely recommended for those with skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea. It can even be used on babies’ skin, therefore making it a family-friendly choice.

Is it good for acne?

Aleppo soap contains olive oil and laurel oil, which can have moisturizing and soothing properties. Some people with acne-prone skin may find Aleppo soap to be gentle and less irritating than some commercial soaps. You should always consult with a dermatologist for personalized acne treatment.

Is it good for your hair?

It can be used on the hair, but it’s primarily a soap for the body. Some people use it as a natural alternative to commercial shampoos because it contains natural oils and is free from harsh chemicals. It can help cleanse the hair and scalp without stripping them of natural oils, but its effectiveness for hair care may vary depending on individual hair type and needs.

Is Aleppo soap good for eczema?

Its natural ingredients, particularly olive oil, can be beneficial for people with eczema. It may help moisturize and soothe irritated skin. However, if you have eczema, it’s essential to consult with a dermatologist for a tailored treatment plan.

Does it expire?

Aleppo soap typically has a long shelf life because of its natural ingredients and the way it’s made. It doesn’t have an expiration date in the traditional sense. However, over time, it may lose some of its fragrance and potency. To preserve its quality, store it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and moisture.

Is Aleppo soap antibacterial?

Aleppo soap contains laurel oil, which is known for its antibacterial and antifungal properties. However, it’s not a replacement for medical-grade antibacterial products.

Where can you get Aleppo soap? 

You can get it here in our shop! Even better, you can buy them on their own or in bundles (with an extra soap saver bag). 

Do you have any other doubts about how to use your new soap? Let us know in the comments below! 

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