We love this rustic, handmade, Olive Oil Aleppo soap bar. The luxuriously rich fatty acids and vitamins A and E, naturally present in olive oil bring life to your skin. These vitamins are antioxidants, gently clear your skin of pro-aging elements caused by pollution and make-up.
What we love most about this Olive Oil Aleppo soap is that you’re helping Syrian farmers, who have been badly affected by the war in Syria, to maintain their livelihoods for their families.
Directions: Smooth on to wet body, then rinse thoroughly with water.
Caution: Avoid contact with eyes, if this happens, rinse with water. Keep soap out of reach of children.
Gift Wellness is a social enterprise, which means that we’re constantly searching for products that will be good for our customers, the planet and communities around the world that need support.
We are privileged to partner with the Al Kassem family from Syria who, for almost 120 years have been making natural soap from olive oil pressed from ancient Syrian olive trees. Sadly, the war in Syria devastated their business and lives. Their seventy-eight-year-old soap factory was destroyed in the fighting and the family were forced to leave. Through the passion for their country, their heritage, and sheer love of making olive oil soap; with what little they had left, they built a new factory and began manufacturing again.
From biblical times, the olive tree has served as a symbol of sacredness, peace and unity. In 2018, there were 102 million olive trees in Syria spread out over 692,000 hectares making Syria the fourth to fifth olive oil producing country in the world. On average one olive tree can produce 3.5 litres of oil annually which is enough to make up to 30 olive oil soap bars. Therefore, when you buy thirty Olivant soap bars, you are helping a Syrian farmer to maintain and look after one olive tree for an entire year.
Buying an olive oil-based soap is also great for the environment as you’re not buying shampoos and soaps in plastic packaging. Olivant soap bars are completely biodegradable and showering with Olivant does not harm the environment. It does not include chemicals which could stay in the environment for decades and harm creatures including beneficial bacteria.
Join Gift Wellness in supporting the Al Kassem family to continue rebuilding their lives and supporting Syrian farmers.