Nabulsi Soap

Natural olive oil soap

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STORY

Since the 14th century Nablus has been the historical centre of the soap industry throughout the region. A century ago, the city’s thirty soap factories supplied half the soap in Palestine. The industry declined during the mid-20th century following the destruction caused by the 1927 earthquake, and later from the ongoing Israeli military occupation. Unfortunately now only two soap factories survive. The Toukan family factory has been one of the champions of the Nabulsi soap makers and continue to maintain this traditional craft.

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 ash of the barilla plant that grows along the banks of the River Jordan. The finished product is ivory-coloured and has almost no scent.

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

SPECIFICATIONS

Production
Toukan Soap Factory (Nablus, PS)

Material
Olive oil, lime, basic sodium

Weight
150 gr.

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Weight 0.145 kg

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