Soaps of the World
African black soap: made from ash of local plants.
Aleppo soap: Made in Syria from laurel oil.
Castile soap: Originating in Spain. Made from olive oil.
Lava: Made with Pumice originating in St Louis, USA.
Marseille Soap: Made with Mediterranean sea water in Marseille, France.
Nabulsi soap: Made with Olive oil in West Bank, Palestine.
Soapworts: Made by soaking the Saponaria flower in water.
All Soap is made with LYE!
All soaps are made with lye. The gradual chemical reaction (Saponification) between the lye and the fats produces a solid soap.
Two different types of lyes are used in soap making. The two type of lyes are Sodium Hydroxide and Potassium Hydroxide.
Sodium Hydroxide is used to make solid soaps.
Potassium Hydroxide is used to make liquid soaps.