The al-Jamal Brand

Est. 1880

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The Camel (al-Jamal; الجمل)

The Camel (al-Jamal; الجمل)

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The Camel / al-Jamal, made in the Shaka'a family-owned workshop in Nablus, is the most iconic imprint of Nablus soap --- often people refer to 'al-Jamal soap' to mean Nablus soap in the same way that people talk of Jacuzzi for hot tubs or Xerox for copy machines. Its main market is in southern Palestine around Hebron. The imprint took its mascot from the camel trains used to carry in qilw soda ash and olive oil to Nablus from neighboring countrysides.


All the Nablus soap brands we sell are cooked in the traditional style out of olive oil, water, and soda, resulting in a soda-less bar of pure saponified olive oil.


Depends on the particular batch, but bars for all brands we carry usually measure about 2 x 3 x 3 inches and weigh 5 ounces on average.

Care Instructions

Olive oil soap gets better with age. Keep them in a dry place for an increasingly olive-tan colored, dense, sudsy, and less soap-smelling bar. They can be aged even faster in a sunny window.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 166 reviews
Donna Hineman

Love this soap. My skin does not itch like it does w/store bought soap. Will definitely buy again.!

Ava Cook
Amazing soap

I saw this on FB and the method and story was amazing. I ordered a shipment and have been using ever since. The soap cleans well, without any reside or irritations.
I have eczema and it works great.


Super quick shipping, beautiful product

Carol Dyer
Best Soaps Ever

These soaps are in the purest form, the olive oil is soothing for the whole body, and any skin type. I finally found the remedy for my super sensitive skin. Platinum Approved💯👍

TC Gritt
Love this soap!

This soap is so gentle- i love it!

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