Beldi Soap is an interesting soap made from cold pressed olive oil and black olives made into a paste.

It is part of the Moroccan hygiene ritual that takes place in the hammam, in a steam bath.
It is in paste form and being made from olive oil, it does not have a rich lather.

It feels more like a cream on the skin. Use it in the shower or a hot bath, after the skin is exposed to steam and the pores are open.
Spread it on the body and let it work for a few minutes, then with a sponge, a loofah cloth or with the palms of the hands, massage in adding water.
Then rinse off.

I use it on my face – it leaves the skin soft and velvety.

  • The use of Moroccan soap is slightly different from regular soap. It is improperly called exfoliating soap, being a soap that helps exfoliate, but does not actually exfoliate.
  • As I said, it is part of the Moroccan hygiene ritual that takes place in the hammam, in a steam bath and has several phases:
  • anointing slightly damp skin with soap and softening dead cells for 10 minutes,
  • rinsing with water,
  • exfoliation with a Kassa glove or a loofah glove.
  • In the next phase, the body is oiled with a nutrient-rich clay (rhassoul) which is meant to close the pores.
  • the last stage consists of anointing the body with argan oil, usually perfumed.

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