If you’re someone who has never heard of Aleppo soap, then you aren’t alone. I had never heard of the stuff prior to coming across it at a local natural health store. I was looking for a cheap, natural cleanser when I just so happened to stumble across it in the isle.
Let me tell you, this soap isn’t just a soap, it’s a miracle worker. Okay, okay, maybe that’s a little bit of an exaggeration, but it is an amazing cleanser that has many benefits! After using it only once, I was hooked. So, I did some digging and here are all of the benefits I was able to find.
But first, let’s talk about what Aleppo soap is.
Aleppo soap is named after where it originated: Aleppo, Syria. It is handmade soap that is made out of olive oil, lye, and laurel oil. These ingredients are boiled and mixed for three days before being cut into cubes and stamped with the soap artisan’s name. From there, they are dried and then left to age for about 7 months. This is when they turn from a green to their trademark yellow/brownish color.
Skin Benefits of Aleppo Soap
Have you ever wondered why women from Syria seem to never age and have this beautiful glow about their skin? It’s from this soap! They have been using it since as long as they can probably remember and it works wonders. Why does this soap work so well? I’ll let you in on the secrets!
Since this soap is composed of olive oil and laurel oil, it works as both a cleanser and a moisturizer all in one. The laurel oil thoroughly cleans away and dirt and oil that could clog pores and reap havoc on your skin while the olive oil simultaneously works to smooth and moisturize your skin. The result: flawless, moist, and wrinkle-free skin.
Not only will you have clearer and softer skin, but these oils also have other beneficial properties as well. They both can calm any irritation and redness that can occur from certain skin conditions. It has also been said that Aleppo soap can cure conditions such as eczema and seborrheic dermatitis as well.
Some other benefits of this amazing soap aren’t all related to how they help you skin, but it’s how using this soap can help others, too. Firstly, Aleppo soap is a 100% all natural product. Therefore, you are reducing the amount of chemicals that you are using on yourself, and you are also reducing the amount of harmful chemicals and waste (plastic containers, etc.) that are out there in the world. By using this soap you are also supporting many people in Syria who have been using this recipe for hundreds of years, and due to the rise in commercial skin care products, they are losing business. So be a supporter and use this incredible soap! You won’t be disappointed!
There are many reasons to use this incredible soap on your face and body. If not for the beautiful results alone, do it in order to support the ecosystem and many hardworking people who make this!