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Belina Aleppo original olive oil soap 16% Laurel 190 gr.

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Belina Aleppo natural soap

Belina Aleppo natural soap is one of the best soap brands, which contains natural ingredients with 16% of laurel oil. It cleans and protects the skin like no other product. It was made by the best Syrian experience in soap making and Turkish quality and manufacturing standards to deliver an unforgettable experience and keep your skin fresh and healthy.

Belina Aleppo natural soap has many perfumes, such as genuine Laurel, incense plant, Lavender, Lotus, Rose, Tulip, Violet, and Musk perfumes. All these perfumes are natural and have medium strength, which lasts all the time you have the soap, not only on the surface.

The origin of Aleppo soap is not known. Unverified claims of its great antiquity abound, such as its supposed use by Queen Cleopatra of Egypt and Queen Zenobia of Syria. History experts commonly think that the process of soap-making emanated from the Levant region where Syria, Jordan, and Iraq are (of which Aleppo is the central city) and moved west from there to Europe after the First Crusades in 1096 – 1099. The main reason supporting this theory is that Europe’s earliest soap was shortly after the Crusades. Still, the soap was known to the Romans in the first century AD, and Zosimos of Panopolis described soap soap-making in c. 300 AD.

Today most Aleppo soap, mainly containing more than 16% of laurel oil, is exported to Europe and East Asia.

The “hot process makes traditional Aleppo soap.” First, the workers bring the olive oil into a large, in-ground vat, lye, and water. Underneath the vat, there is a fire underground that heats the contents to a boiling level. It keeps boiling for three days while the oil reacts with the water and lye to become a thick liquid soap.

At the end of the process, they add the laurel oil. After all the content is mixed in, they take the mix from the vat and pour it over a large sheet of waxed paper on the factory floor. At this point, the soap is a large, green, flat mass, and it is allowed to cool down and harden for about a day. While the soap is cooling, workers with planks of wood strapped to their feet walk over the soap to try to smooth out the batch and make it an even thickness.

The soap is then cut into cubes. The cubes of soap are stacked in staggered cylinders to allow maximum air exposure. Once they have dried sufficiently, they are put into a special underground chamber and should remain for six months to a year. While it is aging, the soap goes through several chemical changes. The free alkaline content of the soap (the alkaline that did not react with the oil during saponification) breaks down upon the air’s slow reaction. This process reduces the soap’s moisture content, making the soap hard and long-lasting. Finally, the color of the outside of the soap turns pale gold, while the inside remains green.

Modern Aleppo soaps are manufactured using a “cold process” and contain olive and laurel oils and may contain various herbs or essential oils.

The traditional Aleppo soap makers make the soap with olive oil, laurel berry oil (Zeit Ghar), water, and lye. In contrast, the relative concentration of laurel oil (typically 2–20%) determines the soap’s quality and cost.[citation neededLaurus nobilis, from which the berries come, is categorized as an underutilized species. As it is produced only from natural oils, Aleppo soap is also biodegradable.

In the 20th century, with the introduction of cold process soap making, Allepian soap artisans began introducing various herbs and essential oils.

Unlike most soaps, some Aleppo soap will float in water.

Some Aleppo soap will float, but not all. Floating will depend on how much air is trapped within the mix while being poured and solidifying. The exception to this; Aleppo soap, which uses the higher quality method of first press Virgin Oil processed using the cold saponification method. It is the premium of soaps produced traditionally, and they will generally partly sink or remain on the bottom as it will be a denser bar of soap with less air content.

Aleppo soap can be used daily as soap for washing and shampooing, as a face mask, shaving cream, and bathing infants and babies. Laurel oil is an effective cleanser, antimicrobial, antifungal, and anti-itching agent.

Aleppo soap can be used daily as soap for washing and shampooing, as a face mask, shaving cream, and bathing infants and babies. Laurel oil is an effective cleanser, antimicrobial, antifungal, and anti-itching agent.

 

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