When you find something that works, why change it? We imagine that is why Syrian olive oil soaps are made today just as they were centuries ago.
The soap-making process takes nine months and begins with the harvest of local olives and bay laurel berries in the late fall. The cold-pressed olive oil, water, and lye are heated in a large cauldron for several days. The bay laurel oil is added at the end of the heating process, and the mixture is then poured into large frames on the ground. After the mixture hardens, the soap is cut with wooden rakes and stamped with the artisan's name. Each bar is then stacked and aged from 6 months to a year. The result is an all-natural bar of one of the best soaps in the world!