Inside an Olive Oil Soap Factory in Syria
Aleppo or olive oil soap is a famous type of handmade soap that is made from only three ingredients, and is world-renowned for leaving skin clean and soft.
With some of the earliest recipes dating back to 2400 BC, Aleppo soap is widely considered to be the first soap ever made [source].
The ingredients are simple: olive oil (roughly 82%), laurel oil (roughly 12%) and soda (water and lye) [source]. Olives and laurel berries grow wild throughout northern Syria and southeast Turkey.
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