traditional soap making in Saida

In Saida, a tour at the Sidon Soap Museum explores the history of soap making in the region, the hamams, and the different tools, ingredients and methods of making soap.

The Audi family has along history of soap making in the city and have opened their old house to public as a museum since the year 2000.

Visitors can see how traditional olive oil is made and where they’re stored, in addition to pottery dating back from the 17th to 19th century.

The olive oil soaps come in cubes, branded, traditionally, with family names and titles based on their requests, with custom-made hammers that are engraved with the Arabic typography and/or motifs.

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