Widely considered the first soap ever made, Aleppo Olive Oil Soap uses only three ingredients
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.
Below you can see some photos of the olive Oil Soap making process at a factory in Syria. The photos were recently posted to reddit by user TwelveColonies.
[via TwelveColonies on reddit]
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