Traditional Turkish bath with marble sink, wooden chair, and Turkish towels. Includes olive oil soaps, highlighting the luxurious hammam experience.

The benefits of using olive oil soaps

Olive oil isn't just a kitchen staple—it's a skincare superstar! Used for centuries, olive oil soaps have roots in the rich history of Turkey and the Ottoman Empire. Here’s why they’re amazing for your skin and how they connect to ancient traditions.

A rich history

Olive trees are among the oldest cultivated plants, dating back over 6,000 years. The olive tree is considered a mythical and sacred tree. Turkey, particularly the Aegean coast and Central Anatolia, is where the olive tree story begins. These trees, some thousands of years old, have been a cornerstone of Turkish and Ottoman culture. Turkey is one of the top producers of olives and olive oil globally. The olive oil produced here is renowned for its quality and benefits.

Why olive oil soap is great for your skin

1. Hydration and nourishment: Olive oil soap is loaded with vitamins A and E, keeping your skin soft and moisturized. Its emollient properties help to retain moisture, making it perfect for dry or sensitive skin. For best results, lather the soap in your hands and apply it gently to damp skin, allowing the nutrients to absorb.

2. Anti-aging power: The antioxidants in olive oil help fight off the signs of aging by neutralizing free radicals that damage the skin. Regular use can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Incorporate olive oil soap into your nightly routine for a rejuvenating cleanse that helps maintain your skin’s youthful glow.

3. Natural and gentle: Free from harsh chemicals, olive oil soap is gentle enough for everyone, including those with allergies or sensitive skin. Its hypoallergenic properties make it an ideal choice for children and individuals with skin conditions like eczema. Use it as a facial cleanser or a body wash to experience its soothing effects.

4. Packed with antioxidants: Polyphenols and phytosterols in olive oil protect your skin from environmental damage and keep it looking healthy and elastic. These antioxidants also promote skin cell regeneration, helping to heal minor abrasions and reduce inflammation. For an extra boost, use olive oil soap after sun exposure to help calm and repair your skin.

Products to try

Experience the benefits firsthand with our olive oil soaps. These soaps are a luxurious way to pamper your skin with the goodness of olive oil.

Bring hammam culture home

The hammam, or Turkish bath, is all about relaxation and renewal. To recreate this at home, warm your bathroom for a steam effect. Use our olive oil soaps, like the HAMMAM Felted Soap or ABUNDANCE Felted Soap, to gently cleanse and exfoliate. Wrap yourself in our soft, absorbent Turkish towels for the ultimate spa-like experience.


Embrace the rich history and exceptional benefits of olive oil soap. Perfect for moisturizing, anti-aging, and gentle cleansing, our olive oil soaps bring a touch of Turkish tradition and luxury to your everyday routine. Explore our collection and treat your skin to the natural, nourishing care it deserves!

Dive into our range of olive oil soaps today and let the ancient traditions of Turkey rejuvenate your skincare routine!

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