They Poured Green Liquid On The Floor. Can You Guess What They’re Making?
Many don't know this, but the world's oldest soap is the soap of Aleppo, hailing all the way from Northern Syria. It's completely natural without any synthetic chemicals or additives, and it's made almost entirely from olive oil: 82% oil, 12% laurel oil, and a bit of soda.
Now that the country is at war, many of the Aleppo factories have shut down. Luckily, there are still a few of the soap factories open in the country, and a photographer was able to capture these images of the ancient practice of Aleppo soap making. See the process below.
Here, the soap is being poured in liquid form across the floor to be spread evenly, hardened, and cut.
Here's the unconventional way that they make scores in the soapy floor, after the substance is hardened.
The wait of the boy creates the perfect amount of pressure to cut through the soap.
The soap is then stacked an organized in preparation for shipment.
Soap of Aleppo was once only popular in this part of the world, but over the years has become well known in Japan, the United States, and Europe.