By Kimber Badertscher, Assistant Grocery Manager, Co-op Owner
The Palestine Soap Cooperative was started to help support and distribute traditional Palestinian soap from the city of Nablus in the West Bank of Palestine. Nablus soap is made using a traditional technique dating back 4500 years The soap is made from three simple ingredients, olive oil, lye, and water. Using a slow cooking technique to ensure all the lye is dissolved, it is then cooled on a stone floor. Once the soap has cooled, it is then hand-cut, stamped, and stacked in chimney-shaped towers for curing for up to eight months.
Nablus soap is known for the high-quality olive oil used and for being healthy for the skin. In the Mediterranean, it is often prescribed for people with skin ailments such as eczema, psoriasis, and rashes. It can also used for other household washing as well. Try this pure, simple, long-lasting bar today and see why it is considered to be such a wonderful soap.
Click the link below to see how the soap is made: