Aseela Soaps

Olive Oil Soap Bar with Dead Sea Salts

Regular price $7.95

This artisanal castile soap is made with traditional harvesting and pressing techniques, and is infused with exfoliating salts from the dead sea. This kind of soap is very often called Nabulsi Soap because the city of Nablus is famous for making it.

Palestinians have been growing olives for over four thousand years, and today we are still using the same traditional methods. Olive oil is a natural moisturizer and this recipe creates an exceptionally gentle and moisturizing soap, appreciated most by those with sensitive and dry skin. The olive oil soap is unscented, great for the body and as well as the face. It is also blended with salts from the Dead Sea, which scrub away impurities and leave behind soft, supple skin.  

Our soap is made by Aseela, a group of women in Bethlehem who worked together to create a sustainable income for them and their families in Palestinian refugee camps and rural villages. Aseela's mission is to create high quality olive oil products that embody their unique palestinian heritage. The women take the components of everyday Palestinian life- spices, herbs, olive oil, and flowers, and create something unique for a wider audience. It is our pleasure to help them to sell their goods to domestic and international markets.

After more than a year of researching, collecting seed money and equipment, building the cooperative structure, and repeating trials and errors of the soap-making, Aseela began producing their first product - the Pure Olive Oil Soap - in the spring of 2006. Although it is more costly than residual oil, commonly used by local soap-makers, Aseela insists on using only the eating- quality olive oil.

You should also check out out soap dishes that are handmade by a women's cooperative in Nisf Jibel, a tiny village above Nablus. They can be found in our Home and Kitchen section.

Did you know that all profits from the sales of our site are used for planting trees in Palestine at Mashjar Juthour?

Weight: 100g (3.5 oz)

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