BAABDA BOTANICAL SOAP
Exploring the ancient craft of natural soap making.
Handmade in small batches in Pempotuwuthut/Albany NY
BAABDA BOTANICAL SOAP was founded in 2019 to explore ancient recipes, ingredients & methods. It is a space to share the discoveries: natural, delicate, sustainable & multipurpose bars for everyone to enjoy & benefit from. We are proud to use few timeless ingredients in the recipes & to continuously be looking for more eco friendly solutions from production to shipping.
Bar soap has been made in the Middle East for over a thousand years & there are many different kinds throughout each region or country. The Aleppo soap from Syria is one of the oldest soaps & includes a unique ingredient: laurel oil. In Lebanon the Baladi soap is still being made with 100% pure & local olive oil as always. Our most recent inspiration is the ancient Nabulsi soap from Palestine, made with baking soda for a softness that cannot be matched. Apart from their interesting background, there's something very inviting about their tactile blocky shape & how unique they smell. We hope to honor these recipes with our Baabda versions & share new kinds as we discover more soaps.
Our bars are made in small batches (20 bars) using both hot and cold process methods, depending on the recipe. Once made, they are given several months to cure to ensure the longevity, quality, effectiveness & lather of the bar. The result? Imagine a lotion that cleans & reduces skin irritation by encouraging you to gently lather the soap thoroughly on your skin.
Use Baabda soaps at home for bathing & washing chores, at community bathhouses (Hammams) or after a swim at the pool, we are confident they will become a staple in your household. Our soaps have a minimal scent & a delicate lather which makes them suitable for all.