KHAN AL SABOUN
Soap-makers Khan Al Saboun build on their centur ies-old her itage with a new eco-village dedicated to promoting and preser ving the tradition
600 years of history
The Hassoun family has been making soap for the last 600 years. Their brand Khan Al Saboun is a soap-making author ity in Lebanon. Dr. Bader Hassoun has maintained the family legacy, tour ing the world to find the ultimate ingredients of flowers and herbs, while continuing the recipes inher ited from his ancestors.
Visit the eco-village
In 1990, Dr. Bader Hassoun and his family revived the old Khan, where the soapmaking journey began, and transformed it into The Eco Village of Dr. Bader Hassoun
(06 416648, Ras Maka El Koura, Tripoli). Here visitors can see the traditional ecofr iendly production process where organic products are turned into soap and learn about the family’s soap-making her itage. The eco-village will soon include a boutique hotel and a museum dedicated to the ar t of perfume making, along with an Eastern Spa and restaurant.
The per fect gif ts for the festive season, Khan Al Saboun’s products are kind on the skin. Handmade from organic, 100% natural ingredients, they include ever ything from aromatic and therapeutic soaps to essential oils, creams and skin care products. Tr y their cedar-oil soap, made with oil, honey and cedar oil fragrance, lavender or thyme. Their products are available at the eco-village, in the Eddahab Old Souk in Tr ipoli, in Beirut at Le Royal Hotel (Dbayeh) and online.