The ‘Soap Story’ project is an off-shoot from our Women’s Empowerment Program, and is led by Najwa Mohammed, a Syrian refugee residing in Zarqa. Her team comprises of three other local women who were facing economic and personal challenges. However, they are now overcoming these obstacles, thanks to their employment in the Soap Workshop.
The base soap recipe consists of just four ingredients; cosmetic-grade lye, organic olive oil, coconut oil and purified water. All our ingredients are sourced from local farms or our own gardens. Not using a myriad of chemicals makes the recipe difficult and expensive, but the end product is definitely worth it. Olive oil is one of nature’s best natural anti-septics, moisturisers, and healers.
We carefully choose additional ingredients which will enhance the olive oil’s nourishing characteristics, such as lemon peel, or goat’s milk.
The Heart of the Levant
Traditional skills and recipes are at risk due to the instability of the region and the influence of big, low-quality brands. It is our duty to ensure that the Levantine culture lives on in future generations.
We harvest our olives from groves in Ajloun, a northern region of Jordan, so that our soap is made with 100% organic pure virgin olive oil.
We use a traditional recipe from the levant that is cold-process, meaning no heat is used to combine the ingredients. Instead, the olive oil and the soda react with each other, and at the end of the first curing process the soda disappears, leaving behind just the cleansing and foaming properties that are kind to skin.
Design your own soap from a range of recipes, moulds, scents, and herbs.