Aleppo soap is a plant based soap obtained from the olive oil and a variable amount from 4 to 50% of laurel oil, that is extracted from the berries of the female plant of laurel tree. The more laurel oil the finest the soap. Aleppo soap has an ancient origin, the first archeological references of it date back indeed to 2500 B.C., made for the first time in the city of Aleppo, Syria, nowadays it can be easily found in specialized shops or perfumeries, both in the solid or liquid form. The soap has together the properties of the olive oil, that strengthens, nourishes and protects the skin thanks to the precious polyphenols, the antioxidants that prevent the aging, and the properties of laurel oil, a powerful healing remedy. The Aleppo soap has a moisturizing action, is anti-inflammatory and is able to regenerate the skin, has a soothing effect, is antibacterial and antifungal, is useful in case of dry and chapped hands, but also in case of eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, redness and skin with acne, oily skin and blackheads.
In addition to this, the Aleppo soap is also useful as a shampoo because it is helpful to counteract hair loss and dandruff, it acts against the excess sebum production and makes the scalp hydrated, not dry.