Soap of the Special Kind
Nablus Hair Soap Sandalwood Oil & Shea Butter
100% naturally produced, handmade olive oil soap consisting of a few selected ingredients.
Hypoallergenic, organic, vegan
without parabens, SLES, animal fats, not tested on animals
Olea Europaea Fruit Oil*, Shea Butter (Shea Butter), Coconut Oil (Cocos Oleum), Sandalwood oil (Olei Sandalicum), Sodium Hydroxide, Glycerine**, Sodium Olivate**
Unlike many commercially available soaps, which are often also made from detergents, for example synthetic surfactants, Nablus Soap consists exclusively of natural, vegetable and especially untreated ingredients, of which approx. 80% is olive oil from first pressing. Nablus Soap is therefore also particularly suitable for sensitive and delicate skin, among other things because it also has a gentle effect on the skin's moisture balance.
Nablus Soap naturally contains no preservatives or parabens and has not been tested on animals - our products have been tested by an independent German assessor as well as ECOCERT.
Nablus So ap's olive soap is made by hand from a few natural ingredients.
- 100% naturally produced, handmade olive oil soap consisting of a few selected ingredients.
- Hypoallergenic, vegan - ideal for sensitive skin
- without parabens, SLES, animal fats, not tested on animals
Basically, soap is the result of combining olive oil, water and caustic soda. After the various ingredients have been heated together and combined, the raw soap is poured into temporary moulds to dry. Once the soap has hardened sufficiently, it is cut into blocks by a soap cutter (called a "tbeleh") and stacked into the characteristic round towers.
Smaller blocks are pressed into a mould or simply stamped with a seal. The soap then has to dry for another few weeks before it can be used. In addition to the characteristic blocks, olive soaps are also produced, to which various essential oils, medicinal plants, Dead Sea mud or dried herbs are added.
Where exactly does the soap come from in Palestine?
Nablus is a Palestinian city in the West Bank. The city was founded two kilometres east of the site where the biblical Mount Shechem used to be. The Romans called the city Neapolis. At almost 9,000 years old, Nablus is one of the oldest settlements in the world.
Soap has been produced there since the 10th century and has contributed significantly to the economic boom of the city. The excellent quality of the olive oil from the area around Nablus has contributed significantly.
To this day, Nablus is home to several soap factories. The most important is the Nablus Soap Company, which represents the renowned soap-making family "Tbeleh" from Nablus. In its 400-year history in soap making, this family has maintained an excellent reputation. In fact, the reputation is so widespread that the person who cuts the soap into blocks is often referred to as 'Tbeleh' - an unmistakable homage to the family name.
Soap has maintained its good reputation for centuries. It reached a peak in the 19th century, when commercial travellers spread the product further afield in the Mediterranean and beyond - and the soap even reached the English royal court.
Our different varieties are: