The Soapbox

Barilla: A mini-history

Barilla: A mini-history

Without the soda-making qualities of barilla seaweed, there never would have been Nablus or Castile soaps.

Barilla: A mini-history

Without the soda-making qualities of barilla seaweed, there never would have been Nablus or Castile soaps.

Soap, Class, and State

Soap, Class, and State

If Hebron could boast of its glass bracelets, its big he-goat skins, and its fine grapes; if Gaza was still the granary of Palestine; if Lydda was reputed for its...

Soap, Class, and State

If Hebron could boast of its glass bracelets, its big he-goat skins, and its fine grapes; if Gaza was still the granary of Palestine; if Lydda was reputed for its...

Lime, Ash, and Olive: A portrait of the soapmaker's process

Lime, Ash, and Olive: A portrait of the soapmak...

Have you ever wondered what’s in the soap you wash with? If it’s a pump-action bottle of commercial soap there will likely be any number of -ides, -ates and -enes alongside...

Lime, Ash, and Olive: A portrait of the soapmak...

Have you ever wondered what’s in the soap you wash with? If it’s a pump-action bottle of commercial soap there will likely be any number of -ides, -ates and -enes alongside...

Stamps

How I Rediscovered Nabulsi Soap

It boggles my mind, but when I was younger I used soaps and perfumes with very heavy scents. I used Suave and Dove products in industrial size containers. What was I...

How I Rediscovered Nabulsi Soap

It boggles my mind, but when I was younger I used soaps and perfumes with very heavy scents. I used Suave and Dove products in industrial size containers. What was I...

The Heritage of Soap Factories in Nablus

The Heritage of Soap Factories in Nablus

In this beautifully-written and well-researched article, Véronique Bontemps examines how "a new interest and discourse developed about [Nablus] soap buildings as icons of Palestinian national heritage."

The Heritage of Soap Factories in Nablus

In this beautifully-written and well-researched article, Véronique Bontemps examines how "a new interest and discourse developed about [Nablus] soap buildings as icons of Palestinian national heritage."