The al-Jamal Brand

Est. 1880

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al-Shaka'a Workshop

The Camel (al-Jamal; الجمل)

The Camel (al-Jamal; الجمل)

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The Camel / al-Jamal, made in the Shaka'a family-owned workshop in Nablus, is the most iconic imprint of Nablus soap --- often people refer to 'al-Jamal soap' to mean Nablus soap in the same way that people talk of Jacuzzi for hot tubs or Xerox for copy machines. Its main market is in southern Palestine around Hebron. The imprint took its mascot from the camel trains used to carry in qilw soda ash and olive oil to Nablus from neighboring countrysides.

Ingredients

All the Nablus soap brands we sell are cooked in the traditional style out of olive oil, water, and soda, resulting in a soda-less bar of pure saponified olive oil.

Dimensions

Depends on the particular batch, but bars for all brands we carry usually measure about 2 x 3 x 3 inches and weigh 5 ounces on average.

Care Instructions

Olive oil soap gets better with age. Keep them in a dry place for an increasingly olive-tan colored, dense, sudsy, and less soap-smelling bar. They can be aged even faster in a sunny window.

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Customer Reviews

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ANDRE BARNES (Mesa, US)
Amazing Soap

I purchased soap from the cooperative with high expectations and it did not disappoint. I wanted to use a soap that had few ingredients and would be good for my skin. My family uses the soap as well and they like it. I do not forsee myself purchasing any other soap on the future.

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Michaela M (Queens, US)
clean and simple

Great soap! love the simple ingredients, it cleans well and is gentle on the skin.

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