Aleppo Soap Production
Aleppo soap is distinguished by its unique and labor-intensive production process that delivers a high quality product. Its history can be traced back to the groves of the Eastern Mediterranean area and Mesopotamia. For centuries, it has been produced in the ancient city of Aleppo using the same, unmodified method and recipe.
The soap-making process is carried out over several days. The mixture of oils is heated in cauldrons and stirred until the oil is reduced to glycerin and sodium salts. The caustic solution is then drained from the cauldron and the soap mixture is left to cool overnight.
Once the mixture has started to solidify, the soap is manually cut. Each bar is then individually authenticated by a stamp before it is left to age in temperature and humidity controlled chambers for nine months.