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Palestinian Soap Cooperative

Nablus and Marseille Soap Box

Nablus and Marseille Soap Box

Regular price $34.00 USD
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A mixed box of the two main olive oil soap traditions of the Mediterranean: pure olive oil soap from Nablus, and olive pomace and coconut oil soap from Marseille. During the Crusades, the European "King of Jerusalem" put a royal monopoly on Nablus soap, the taxes from which were used to create the Marseille soap industry, among others. Since olive oil wasn't as abundant in France as it was in Palestine, the Marseille soap makers invented a way to second press olive mash to create a dark green and fragrant molasses for use in soap. While Nablus soap is unscented, Marseille soap has a rich earthy scent from the olive seeds and skins that are crushed to make its molasses. Both kinds of soap are still made by the Palestinian slow-cooked open-cauldron hot process that was the subject of the royal monopoly.

This mixed box consists of 6 bars: five Nablus soaps and one Marseille soap.

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Jack Klakamp (Los Angeles, US)
Great soap!

I have softened water and that usually leave my skin feeling slippery or filmy after a shower. When I use Nablus soap I feel squeaky clean and still soft.

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Maryam (West Lafayette, US)
Amazing Soap!

I love this pack so much I gave two to family for the holidays. I save the Nablus soap for my face each night in the shower! My skin feels great—elastic, soft, and smooth. I have very sensitive skin with eczema, and this soap does wonders.