Friday, June 10, 2011


N says she would be frantic if the factory that makes Nablus Soaps were ever to close down. As she reveled, caressed and soaked herself in the soothing dead sea mud suds she wondered how she would survive if it did. I know because she told me. She had waxed lyrical about it while she still had a towel wrapped around her head in a turban.

It's like stepping out from a spa, N said.... totally relaxing, calming especially after a long work day at the office and particularly after using the dead sea mud soap.... she tried convincing me (like I needed convincing). Now, she says, her skin squeaks when before the use of shower gels or other soaps would only leave a slippery film on her skin (like I didn't know).  She gushes about it, she feels rejuvenated, she feels like a totally new person after a shower. I look at her and she is. I like this new person. I like dead sea mud too.

This is not a sponsored advertisement or review. 

I just totally love these soaps and I have only wonderful things to say about it. I met L , who has a really lovely blog Ye Ye Orh, for the first time when she came around to deliver the soaps (we live in the same neighbourhood and I have been a fan of her blog for the past year or so when I discovered it). She who loves cats. She who practices Aikido. This is what blogging has brought to me. Friends. Sweet, young, super cute, smart and talented friends. And fabulous soap. So I bought four and gave some as gifts to friends and my mother. My daughter N  bought two bars as well. 

They are made from olive oil, are plant based, hypoallergenic, ideal for face and body, suitable for some hair types, safe for infants, not tested on animals, long lasting and convenient to use 

and are free from

sodium Lareth sulphate, parabens, mineral oils, petro-chemicals, animal fats, alchohol, artificial fragrances, artificial colouring, artificial hardeners and artificial preservatives


I used the sage flavour and after a few rubs and a rinse I was hooked. I had washed my face with it and when I saw myself in the mirror I looked like I had been presented with a diamond  the size of a chickpea. It looked so bright.... my face. Then I did something I thought I would never do. I washed my hair with soap. After some sudsy minutes, a good rinse and just a few towel drying rubs my hair was already half dry and fluffy. I swear to god. This is not an exaggeration. Yet the soap did not leave my skin or hair feeling dry. It just felt squeaky, refreshingly and unbelievably clean but not in a harshly scrubbed way. Just titillatingly and womanly clean. But these are good for your men too of course. They would, on the other hand, feel manly clean I guess.

There are some beautiful flavours available..... 

olive oil, saffron, pom, dates, lemon, mint (next on my list)  fig, avocado, grape, tea tree, cumin, lavender (next on my list), honey, cinnamon, milk, sage and of course the much talked about by me dead sea mud.  Such beautiful colours and flavours. 

They are almost scentless which is a characteristic that is regarded as a sign of its purity.

They are elegantly packaged. That was the first thing that won me over. And my first thought was that they would make beautiful hantaran wedding gifts. That's how my mind works, see. Ten bars arranged prettily on a bed of flower petals on a tray would be so gorgeous, no?

I should stop gushing. I should. But I can't. When N comes home and we bump into each other we think Nablus soap, gush gush gush and then laugh. We sigh, giggle then gush gush gush. Ask N. For the past week that has been our hot topic. Oy....we have to afford this.

I have told N to tell all her friends about the soaps because they are just too good not to share. She did. I did. My mother did. This is the first time the three of us have agreed on any one thing. 

Then I told myself I just have to blog about it. N told me I must blog about it. Because you, my friends, must know. 

Look ....aren't they gorgeous looking Nablus soaps! Who doesn't want gorgeous...gorgeous for RM 17.50, SGD 8/- or USD 5/- a bar. I think they make wonderful gifts too. You can order them through the mail and postage is free around Malaysia and Singapore and minimal anywhere else around the world.

Here's the number....016 267 6232 or email or look here

A little history lesson.....short and sweet....

Nablus soaps have been exported across the Arab world and Europe since the 10th century. Long reputed to be a fine product made from olive oil, water and a sodium compound they are almost scentless which is a characteristic that is regarded as a sign of its purity. The number of factories have declined from a peak of thirty in the 19th century to only 2 today. It was reportedly the soap of choice for Queen Elizabeth I and she only allowed Nablus soaps to be used in the palace. It has been used by royalties for centuries - wikipedia

Disclaimer : The views expressed on this blog are wholly mine AS IS. It is for informational purposes only. 

The first and last photographs are taken from here.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for this marvellous post :)
Am glad you love the soaps but I must add this tho.. tak guna sabun ni pun aunty dah lawa.. the soap probably just enhance it by a bit more hehe

Sarah-Jane - said...

you've been stocking up ! That's a good collection you have there.

They make a pretty picture. I love the colour of the dark brown one.

I hid away my favourite soap as Oliver loves to find and "disolve" any soap he finds in the bath. I'll need to remember to get it back out again and then wrap it back up and put in a high place every time I use it !

pigpigscorner said...

I prefer shower gels to soap bars, but it's always nice to learn about something new!

Sharon said...

Thanks for posting this. I have ordered my soaps and am waiting to receive my order so that I can start using them.

Will definitely report back.

Zurin said...

Lina, :))

Sharon, o so glad youre trying..yes do get back to me...soemtimes i wonder is just me? so let me know ok. :))

Torviewtoronto said...

you have lovely sites this is a nice post thank you for sharing following you too

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

Zurin, you've hit my soft spot! I have been using mostly shower gel but goes back to soap bar once in while when I chance upon a great product. Thanks for sharing, zurin!

bunny said...

u have a yummy blog ^^

bunny said...

ur blog is relli yummy ^^ jojo


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