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The Camel (al-Jamal; الجمل)

The Camel (al-Jamal; الجمل)

Regular price $3.75 USD
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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.


Nablus soap is cooked out of olive oil, water, and an alkaline soda compound, resulting in a bar purely composed of saponified olive oil.


Bars measure about 2 x 3 x 3 inches and weigh an average 5 ounces each.

Care Instructions

Olive oil soap gets better with age. Keep them in a dry place for an increasingly olive-tan colored, dense, and sudsy bar. Sun exposure is great for the bars, but will fade the color of the wax-paper wrappers (which are printed with vegetable dyes).

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Customer Reviews

Based on 126 reviews
Daniel Knapp
Great soap

Great cause awesome soap

Rachel Evans
Great for face and body

This soap lathers well, leaves my skin feeling clean, and perfect for my sensitive skin.
The shipping was fast and the price is good.

Yvonne Wagman
Palestine soap

I've only used it once so far, and only thing I can say right now is that it doesn't lather. Other than that, it's good.

Patrick Earl
Very pleased

The soap is both refreshing and soothing.

Celou M Bonnet

Great soap

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