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It will be Olive oil soap with Laurel Berry oil. But not from Syria. And I wouldn't call it Aleppo unless it came from Aleppo. It won't be Turkish.
A shame what's happened to the soap making industry in Aleppo and Syria as a whole with the war but hopfuly one day we will be able to buy soap from Alleppo again. I was lucky enough to source some that had been made in Aleppo before the soap makers were forced to move out to outlying country's . P.
 
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A shame what's happened to the soap making industry in Aleppo and Syria as a whole with the war but hopfuly one day we will be able to buy soap from Alleppo again. I was lucky enough to source some that had been made in Aleppo before the soap makers were forced to move out to outlying country's . P.
There is still production there, but the cost of Olive oil soap from the Middle East has increased dramatically. Turkish soap is now being charged at the equivalent rate, yet other established manufacturers in the region, who have establishment dates in the 1930's charge a lot less.
 

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There is still production there, but the cost of Olive oil soap from the Middle East has increased dramatically. Turkish soap is now being charged at the equivalent rate, yet other established manufacturers in the region, who have establishment dates in the 1930's charge a lot less.
What manufactures would you recommend , who do you buy from? P.
 
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What manufactures would you recommend , who do you buy from? P.
I have bought from several eBay or own site suppliers in the last few days and I am very disappointed. I googled last night looking at suppliers in the Middle East, I have sent a few email enquiries which will probably get ignored. There are existing soap factories in Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Tunisia and Jordan.
 
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What manufactures would you recommend , who do you buy from? P.
If anyone asked me, I would just recommend Savon de Marseille from TK Maxx. It can't be beaten on price. But I think Olive oil soap with Laurel is great, and TK Maxx doesn't sell that. Aleppo is now reaching £9.00 for a decent sized bar, or less for a lot smaller bar than before.
 

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If anyone asked me, I would just recommend Savon de Marseille from TK Maxx. It can't be beaten on price. But I think Olive oil soap with Laurel is great, and TK Maxx doesn't sell that. Aleppo is now reaching £9.00 for a decent sized bar, or less for a lot smaller bar than before.
Thank you for your response .P.
 
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I have bought from several eBay or own site suppliers in the last few days and I am very disappointed. I googled last night looking at suppliers in the Middle East, I have sent a few email enquiries which will probably get ignored. There are existing soap factories in Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Tunisia and Jordan.
I have a reply from one Middle Eastern soap company, let's see if we get anywhere...
 
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