Nabulsi Soap

Natural olive oil soap


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For over a century, the Toukan family has been one of the champions of the Nabulsi soap makers and is still today maintaining the traditional craft in its original form. The formula for the soap is strikingly simple, a combination of virgin olive oil, water, locally supplied lime, and a basic sodium compound made by mixing the powdered ashes of the barilla plant, which grows along the banks of the River Jordan. The finished product is ivory-colored and has almost no scent.
Since the 14th century, Nablus has been the historical center of the soap industry throughout the region. A century ago, the city’s thirty Nabulsi soap factories were supplying half the soap in Palestine. The industry declined during the mid 20th century following destruction caused by the 1927 earthquake and later from the ongoing Israeli military occupation. Now, only two soap factories have survived.

See also: “Crafting natural olive oil in Palestine“, Al Jazeera, april 2016


Toukan Soap Factory (Nablus, PS)

Olive oil, lime, basic sodium

150 gr.


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Weight 0.145 kg


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