A wonderful example of how to make soap using traditional techniquesMild, natural soap ideal for general skincareDried in the open air for 9 months8% laurel oil, 100% natural200g each
Tade Pays de Levant really knows how to make soap, employing century old techniques.The ancient ritual of making the Pain d’Alep happens each season, from November to March. Olive oil, obtained by grinding whole olives between millstones, and soda extracted from sea salt or wood ash, are heated in cauldrons. Laurel oil is then added to the precious mixture which takes on the form of a mild green paste. The higher the concentration of laurel oil (from 0% to 38%), the milder the finished soap. Poured directly onto a specially prepared floor and cut manually into cubes, the Pain d'Alep is then stacked into columns to dry and mature in the open air over a period of 9 months. By the end of the period the soaps have matured to a hard, dark outside, with a greener and softer inside. Supremely mild, it is ideal for general skincare. Ancient Greeks prescribed this soap to treat eczema, psoriasis and other skin complaints. Pain d'Alep possesses genuine medicinal properties based on the antiseptic, healing, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and moisturizing virtues of laurel which restores the skin's natural protective barrier, the hydrolipidic film. In the Near and Middle East, the ecological and 100% natural Pain d'Alep is also used to wash delicate linens and a piece placed in a linen cupboard will discourage clothes moths!
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