Sharbo Syrian society has been active for over 50 years in natural cosmetics as a manufacturer and distributor. We distribute care products and body hair essentially based on olive oil. The famous Sharbo Aleppo soap is manufactured using traditional and artisanal method, Aleppo soap made only of olive oil and laurel oil.
The oil mill: where we produce the two essential oils Aleppo soap, olive oil, and laurel berries. Picking olives and bay laurel is done by hand between August and October. Laurel berries are prepared before the pressure: they are immersed in boiling water to remove the core flesh (noting that the core of laurel is toxic), one recovers the flesh only. The oils are then pressed by a hydraulic method once; fully-pressed cold to preserve all their virtues.
The soap: for saponification and manufacture of traditional hard soaps 200 g, drying (9 months) and cleaning soaps (see process steps below).
A site of 2,400 m²: for the manufacture of liquid products (soap, shower gel, shampoo, etc) and compressed harsh soaps (scented soaps: rose, jasmine, cumin, etc.), packaging, packaging, the labeling and storage of products. The infrastructure in Syria manufactures, packages, stores and ships directly to the company of Aleppo soap Sharbo.
We produce our own raw materials, it is a real insurance on the contents of cosmetic products that are offered under the brand Sharbo. We fully specialized in the manufacturing process.
The different phases of manufacture of Aleppo Soap follow a traditional method according to an ancestral recipe, essential for the quality of our soaps:
1. For several centuries, from late November to late February, the manufacture of the first hard soap in the world, according to an immutable process repeats. Saponification starts by heating water and sodium hydroxide (NaOH, sodium hydroxide) in a huge cauldron (1) to a certain temperature. We add olive oil which was allowed to heat for 12 hours, then allowed to stand. One of our major strengths is that we heat by means of steam and therefore we are master of the temperature. If it is too high, all the virtues of the oils are lost.
2. The next day, heating the contents of the pot, while mixing and add the oil of bay laurel (filtered beforehand).
3. The entire preparation is then rinsed several times with fresh water to remove any trace of caustic (sodium). Water is then removed from the cauldron and then recycled. These steps are part of the saponification process: this is the natural chemical effect between the oil and sodium hydroxide which converts soap molecule in the oil (2).
4. The soap paste is spread into a basin and smoothed at the surface (3). Once solidified, it is manually cut into blocks of soaps (4). Each soap is then hand stamped our mark Sharbo (5 and 6).
5. The soaps are then gradually mounted on pallets and separated by percentage of laurel oil (7) and then put in ventilated cellars sheltered from the sun. Then began drying for a period of nine months. During this period, soaps oxidize the surface and take a yellow / brown color but keep the olive green color inside (8).
Aleppo soap is an authentic and natural product with no coloring, no synthetic fragrance, no palm oil or preservatives, renowned worldwide.