How to Use Arabic Soap, What are the Benefits?

Arabic soap is one of the leading cleaning materials used by women for house cleaning and personal hygiene since ancient times. Arabic soap, which contains sunflower oil and soap base, has also been the material of many popular culture products, including movies and TV series.

Today, many cleaning companies produce soap from waste oils. For this reason, many soaps have a risk of leaving stains in laundry cleaning. At the same time, the cleaning power of these soaps is not very high. But a quality Arabic soap can be useful in many areas of life. Arabic soap is also known as “green soap” among the people. It is known that health centers such as clinics and hospitals are cleaned with this soap as it does not hold bacteria and germs.

How is Arabic soap made?

Both vegetable and animal fatty acids are required to make Arabic soap. After potassium hydroxide is added to some water, the acid of the desired oil in the soap is added and this mixture is heated at 90 degrees. After the mixture is heated, the process called saponification begins. The amount of potassium hydroxide to be added to this mixture is very important. Because, if this substance is added too much, the effect of Arabian soap will decrease or it will become harmful instead of beneficial. While determining this amount, it is essential to pay attention to the type of fatty acid used.

Where can you buy Arabic soap?

Many cleaning brands that make natural and organic production also produce Arabic soap today. Although soap production is more common in Hatay and its region, it is possible to find and buy many soaps, including Arabic soap, in bazaars, markets and herbalists of many provinces today. When buying, it is best to choose the additive-free and fragrance-free one.

What are the benefits of Arabic soap?

As one of the cleaners closest to nature, Arabian soap has many benefits both for hair, skin and in general terms. Let’s take a look at these benefits together:

Benefits of Arabian Soap to Hair

  • It acts as a good cleanser and purifier for the hair.It prevents hair from breaking.
  • Helps strengthen hair naturally.
  • Helps to nourish and soften the hair.
  • Makes hair visibly shiny in a short time.
  • It is like a good moisturizing conditioner as it moisturizes dry hair.
  • It takes the electricity of the hair and helps it to be easily combed and shaped.
  • It makes the dye of the hair that is desired to come out dye flowing. In this way, it will lighten the color of the hair. For this effect, the hair can be washed 2-3 times a week with Arabian soap.
  • Hairdressers also use Arabian soap to lighten hair that turns darker than desired while dyeing.
  • Although it dries out at first, causes a matted appearance, causes tangling and hardens hair, after a few washes it reveals all its benefits.

Benefits of Arabian Soap to the Skin

  • It is very effective in body cleansing.
  • It is recommended not to be applied directly to the face, but to be used during the shower.
  • It makes the skin clean and purifies the body from dirt and impurities.It makes the hair shine.
  • If it is applied to the gaskets in the waste water pipe joint, it helps the pipes to pass into each other comfortably and easily.
  • It can also be used as a pesticide when mixed with garlic and oil.

How to Use Arabic Soap?

You can use it in many corners of your home, from Arab soap, laundry to dishes, window cleaning, floor cleaning, bathroom cleaning, toilet cleaning, balcony cleaning, tile surface cleaning, wooden floors and carpets. Here is the list of cleaning types you can do with Arabian soap and useful information on how they are done:

For laundry cleaning:

If Arabic soap is to be used for laundry cleaning, add a small amount to the water in which the laundry will be washed. available to join. At the same time, if washing soda is used in this cleaning, the laundry will be cleaned better and softer. In other words, it can be said that a quality Arabic soap also has a softening effect.

If you want to prepare your own liquid detergent, it is possible and quite easy with Arabian soap. Then, add 1 cup of washing soda to the mixture. You can also add natural and organic aromatic oils to this mixture. In this way, you will ensure that your laundry is clean, soft and smells good.

For dish cleaning:

Arabic soap can be used practically in dish cleaning as well as laundry. It is possible to remove the dirt from your dishes more easily and make your kitchen utensils much brighter with some Arabian soap that you put on a clean sponge. However, you must use hot water for these items that you clean with Arabian water while rinsing.

Apart from cleaning cutlery, glasses and plates, Arabian soap also works wonders in cleaning pots. You can easily remove the stains of the pots with burn marks on them with the help of Arabian soap and a wire wool. In addition, your pots will be brighter than ever before. So much so that you can see the reflection of your own face on the surface of a shiny pot that has been cleaned with Arabian soap!

For the cleaning of kitchen utensils:

Another area where you can benefit from the blessings of Arabic soap is the cleaning of kitchen utensils with sensitive surfaces such as ovens and stoves. You can perform this cleaning with the help of a sponge in the same way as with your dishes, and you can do the rinsing phase with hot water. Before cleaning, we recommend that you wet the stains around the hob with warm water and wait for a while. If you want to take the cleaning one step further, you can also use baking soda, lemon salt, natural vinegar and orange oil.

For carpet cleaning: 

Carpets that are washed and cleaned with Arabic soap are much cleaner and softer than others. Thus, you do not need a carpet cleaning broom or carpet washing machine for your carpets. We recommend adding a cup of natural apple cider vinegar to the rinsing water after wiping your carpet with Arabian soap. This cleaning is also an ideal solution for toddlers and those who are allergic to cleaning materials.

For sofa cleaning:

You can easily use Arabian soap for your sofa cleaning. Just like on the carpet, you can clean it with Arabian soap and use natural apple cider vinegar for rinsing. Thus, your seats will be clean, soft and sparkling. If you have an oily surface to be cleaned, add 1 tablespoon of Arabian soap, 1 tablespoon of washing soda and half a cup of natural apple cider vinegar to 2 liters of hot water. By adding bergamot, lemon and orange oil to the mixture, you get an effective disinfectant. With this mixture, you do not need to rinse and wipe the place you cleaned. At the same time, a musk-like odor is also released.

Bathroom and toilet cleaning:

For your bathroom, mix 1 teaspoon of washing soda with 1 tablespoon of Arabian soap. Add 1 teaspoon of borax, 1 teaspoon of vinegar and half a liter of hot water to the mixture. You can use the mixture on all bathroom walls, faucets and shower cabins with the help of a spray bottle. It is possible to clean the surfaces of the toilet bowl with 2 glasses of water, 1 tablespoon of Arabian soap, half borax and half washing soda. If you add some aromatic oil to the mixture, you will get a nice smell. You should complete the cleaning with rinsing water.

Usage in the dishwasher:

Arabic soap can also be used in the dishwasher. First, 100 grams of Arabian soap (approximately two and a half tablespoons) is taken into a bowl. Three quarters of a glass of hot water is added to it. The ingredients are mixed together. The foam formed is taken with a spoon and thrown away. Add 1 teaspoon of sodamatic to the 1/4 hot water remaining in the glass and dissolve it. Finally, this mixture is added to the Arabian soap mixture. If you want to thicken the mixture, the baking soda can be increased by 2-3 spoons. This mixture is put into the dish soap dispenser of the dishwasher. Apple cider vinegar can also be used as a brightener.

For hair cleaning: 

Hair care and cleaning with Arabic soap has become one of the most curious subjects of recent times. Many people now prefer to clean their hair with natural care products, as there are additives in shampoos, conditioners and other hair products that we encounter in the markets and throughout the market. For this reason, the demand for natural and additive-free products has also increased. Arab soap has also become one of the subjects of this demand. We hear and know that many people wash their hair with Arabian soap today to ensure thicker and brighter hair.

Nowadays, it is not easy to reach such products because many products that are thought to be natural contain chemical products due to their smell and perfume. When washing the hair with Arabian soap, it should definitely be moistened. Hair conditioner can be used to achieve this. Because our hair is accustomed to the products on the market, it can tangle and harden when washed with soap. This is just a transitional period. Hair gets used to the soap over time. As you get used to it, the benefits become visible. If a good, quality and organic soap is used regularly, hair will become shinier and softer over time. It also starts to stretch out easily.

You can also use conditioner after washing your hair with Arabian soap. However, do not use products such as gel, hair mousse. These products make your hair sticky. If you do lose the curly and curly sections though, be patient for a few more washes. You can be sure that they will all come back. You can also prepare special mixtures for your hair with Arabic soap. For example, you can pour solid soap bar into a shampoo bottle and dilute it with hot water.


  • In order to benefit from its benefits, be careful to buy a genuine, natural and completely additive-free Arabic soap.
  • Keep away from and around your eyes. Be very careful while using it, as it has an eye-burning effect in case of contact with the eyes.
  • If you notice an allergic reaction on your skin after using this soap, stop using this soap immediately and consult a dermatologist.
  • If you are taking medication for a disease or have a skin condition, consult your doctor before using Arabic soap.
  • Do not use too often and in excessive amounts. It can irritate your skin.
  • Be careful to store at room temperature and in a dry place.