In Aleppo, Syria, soap-making is a timeless tradition. The soap there is known as one of the oldest soaps in the world, made with no chemicals or additives and highly coveted globally. Even as far back as the the 11th century, the Crusaders brought Aleppo soap back to Europe, igniting a centuries-long love affair with the olive and laurel oil-based wash. When the Syrian conflict broke out, a worldwide shortage of this popular soap occurred with the destruction factories and skills as people fled to safety amidst a war.
When Syrian Abdulfatah Sabouni arrived in Calgary, Canada, he revived his family's soap-making tradition that had spanned four generations. As he struggled to learn English and build a unique business, his entrepreneurial dreams came true with the success of Aleppo Savon. Proudly handmade in Edmonton, Canada, the soap-making process is long and tedious, with many soaps cured for over 6 months. At the end of the process, you have a product created with a craft that is 3,000 years old, perfected and unchanged.