Then there is Syrian Bay Laurel olive oil soap; it looks funky, but it is great. Soap was invented in Syria/Palestine. Some of the oldest soap manufacturers are in Palestine, on the West Bank, and in Syria. You get get these overpriced Amazon bars for $2.00 at your local Arab or Persian market....
The gentleness of olives are combined with the strength of the laurel, tens of centuries of experience and a year-long manufacturing process in the warmth of the mesopotamian sun. During the maturation, the soap's color changes from green to turquoise-blue, then becomes edged with yellow before acquiring its final reddish-brown tones.
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