The earliest recipes for Aleppo soap date back to 2400 B.C. Local villagers would harvest the olives and laurel berries, which grow wild in northern Syria and southeast Turkey.
Soap makers press and boil the ingredients. The mixture is set in cave-like storage areas to dry for 6-9 months until it hardens into a green soap that develops a golden skin as it ages.
Our Aleppo Ancient Olive soap classic bars are ground, then steam-pressed or liquified to create more modern products such as molded bars and liquid soap.