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Sabane Beita Women's Development Society

The Land (al-Ard; الأرض)

The Land (al-Ard; الأرض)

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'The Land' is made by the Women's Soap Co-operative of Beita, just south of Nablus. The newest of the Nablus soap brands, al-Ard are true gems. Since they work in relatively small batches and are connected with many local small producers, their olive oil is often among the very best. The cooperative's equipment is all stainless steel and run electrically, compared with other brands which use gas or wood burning furnaces to cook their soap. Rather than hand stamping their bars, the Co-op uses a press machine that makes a deep and visible imprint. Al-Ard's main market is in northern Palestine, in the areas around Nazareth and Jenin.

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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The al-Ard Brand

Est. 2007

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Customer Reviews

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Jen (West Hartford, US)
Palestinian Soap is just lovely

I bought several dozen bars of soap to give as gifts to family at Christmas and to restock our soap stash. The soap has a lovely texture, is non-drying, and I see buying it as a way of supporting Palestinians in this extraordinarily difficult time. Do yourself a favor and get some!

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Alexandria

It's perfect for my sensitive skin! This is the first "fragrance free" soap I've found that actually has no smell! And my skin is so soft after it! I love it!