Maison du Laurier Aleppo
Maison du Laurier traditional Aleppo soaps – A piece of nature
In their factory in 1998, Maison du Laurier specialised in manufacturing the OLDEST soap in the world, dating back to more than 3500 years: Aleppo Soap.
Despite facing all difficulties and challenges in Syria over the last decade, Maison du Laurier has persisted in the production and manufacturing of the best natural traditional Aleppo soaps in the country, as did their ancestors. Their products are not only handmade and vegan, but the company are also committed to humanitarian and solidarity actions helping towards the reconstruction of the destroyed and suffering city of Aleppo.
Maison du Laurier Aleppo soaps are made in Aleppo, by choosing the best natural raw materials, and have a ‘Certificate of Origin’. They also comply with all the European quality standards for cosmetics (registered at the CPNP).
Composition of Aleppo soap
Traditional Aleppo soaps are composed of only 4 natural raw ingredients:
Laurel berry oil with different percentages:
3% is suitable for normal skin
12% for dry skin
20% for sensitive skin
35% for hyper-sensitive skin and eczema, psoriasis
Benefits of Aleppo soap
The virtues of Aleppo soap have been recognised for centuries. It is the specific properties of the oils that confer these exceptional virtues:
Olive oil, its benefits are its moisturising and nourishing virtues
Laurel berry oil is particularly well-known for its purifying and disinfecting properties
How to recognise genuine Aleppo Soap?
Aleppo Soap is a protected brand name. Real traditional Aleppo Soaps can be recognised by these features:
Provenance: Aleppo soap must be made in Aleppo, Syria.
Maximum 4 raw ingredients: Olive oil – Laurel berry oil - Water - Natural soda.
The seal of the soap in Arabic: Aleppo soap must be stamped with a seal, written in Arabic, on which appears the name of the manufacturer as well as the provenance.
Colour and smell: Aleppo soap should be brown, light or dark (depending on age and drying time), and the heart of the soap should be emerald green. As for the smell, it is very specific. It has a slightly acrid smell, which can confuse more than one, but we get used to it very quickly!
Flotation: Unlike all other conventional soaps, Aleppo soap floats on water. The oil being lighter than water, this easily explains this. Do the test in your bath, your Aleppo soap must float!
Its external appearance: Its external appearance must be authentic and not smooth. Cut by hand and dried in open air, it must show the marks of this manual treatment.
Maison du Laurier product range
Besides offering premium quality traditional Aleppo soaps, Maison du Laurier also provides these products for body care:
Perfumed Aleppo Soaps
Aleppo Soap Flakes
Liquid Aleppo Soap
Aleppo Shower Gel
Aleppo Gift boxes
Natural loofah scrubbing glove
Maison du Laurier Commitments
As a company, Maison du Laurier is committed to offer a pure eco-responsible and bio-degradable Aleppo soap, being made of 100% natural raw materials.
No animal testing
No animal ingredients
No animal products (such as beeswax, wool lanolin or animal fats/lipids)
No parabens, ethyl alcohol, phenoxyethanol, DEA, BPA
Phthalate-free (gum lacquer or plasticizers)
No palm oil
No micronised titanium dioxide
In order to help safeguard the know-how of the soap masters of Aleppo, their artisanal soap factory is located in Syria near Aleppo, holding a geographical indication according to Syrian law No. 8 section 2 of 06/03/2007.