This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
Lebanon: World's most expensive gold and diamond infused soap bar displayed near Tripoli03:59

Lebanon: World's most expensive gold and diamond infused soap bar displayed near Tripoli

Lebanon, Dahr El Ain
November 27, 2020 at 14:49 GMT +00:00 · Published

The world’s most expensive gold and diamond infused soap bar was displayed by the family-run Khan El Saboun business in the northern Lebanese town of Dahr El-Ain, just south of Tripoli.

The soap bar contains 17 grams of pure gold powder (24 karat), and three grams of diamond powder, mixed with pure oils, organic honey, aged oud, dates and it reportedly takes six months to manufacture.

“We succeeded in soap making and gave it various values, and it was purchased by dignitaries, presidents and kings in several countries in the world,” Khan El Saboun marketing director and founder's son Amir Hassoun said on Thursday.

The precious product "supports the continuation of a very important cultural heritage, an environmentally friendly industry, and the empowerment of women and youth who try to make change," Hassoun explained.

Khan El Saboun is at the heart of an Eco-village, which spans over 30,000-square-metre (322,917 square feet) area dedicated to organic plantations of medicinal plants used in the production of oils and soaps. It is also home to a soap museum, that offers its visitors a look into the distillation and soap production process, and includes 1,400 different kinds of soap.

Lebanon: World's most expensive gold and diamond infused soap bar displayed near Tripoli03:59
No Account? Sign up!
Description

The world’s most expensive gold and diamond infused soap bar was displayed by the family-run Khan El Saboun business in the northern Lebanese town of Dahr El-Ain, just south of Tripoli.

The soap bar contains 17 grams of pure gold powder (24 karat), and three grams of diamond powder, mixed with pure oils, organic honey, aged oud, dates and it reportedly takes six months to manufacture.

“We succeeded in soap making and gave it various values, and it was purchased by dignitaries, presidents and kings in several countries in the world,” Khan El Saboun marketing director and founder's son Amir Hassoun said on Thursday.

The precious product "supports the continuation of a very important cultural heritage, an environmentally friendly industry, and the empowerment of women and youth who try to make change," Hassoun explained.

Khan El Saboun is at the heart of an Eco-village, which spans over 30,000-square-metre (322,917 square feet) area dedicated to organic plantations of medicinal plants used in the production of oils and soaps. It is also home to a soap museum, that offers its visitors a look into the distillation and soap production process, and includes 1,400 different kinds of soap.

Top downloads in last 24 hours
04:20
Russia: Navalny supporters detained at rally in St. PetersburgRussia: Navalny supporters detained at rally in St. Petersburg
January 23, 2021 at 19:33 GMT +00:00
04:46
Mesmerizing scenes as pink flamingos rest on lagoon in Turkey's IzmirMesmerizing scenes as pink flamingos rest on lagoon in Turkey's Izmir
January 22, 2021 at 07:36 GMT +00:00
04:32
Feel the burn! 91 y/o Chinese barber uses hot iron bar to trim hairFeel the burn! 91 y/o Chinese barber uses hot iron bar to trim hair
January 23, 2021 at 05:22 GMT +00:00
03:11
Russia: Dozens arrested as Navalny supporters rally across the country Russia: Dozens arrested as Navalny supporters rally across the country
January 23, 2021 at 12:06 GMT +00:00
03:19
Fisherman's best friend - cat accompanies owner on fishing trips in Russia’s Far East Fisherman's best friend - cat accompanies owner on fishing trips in Russia’s Far East
January 23, 2021 at 10:09 GMT +00:00
02:06
Russia: Police detain supporters of Navalny at Moscow rally Russia: Police detain supporters of Navalny at Moscow rally
January 23, 2021 at 12:51 GMT +00:00
02:46
Chile: Chaos in Santiago as police fire water cannon at anti-government protestersChile: Chaos in Santiago as police fire water cannon at anti-government protesters
January 23, 2021 at 04:48 GMT +00:00
02:15
China: COVID testing continues in Beijing district after two cases of UK strain foundChina: COVID testing continues in Beijing district after two cases of UK strain found
January 23, 2021 at 09:58 GMT +00:00
02:10
Hong Kong: Thousands in lockdown as police cordons off area to curb COVID outbreakHong Kong: Thousands in lockdown as police cordons off area to curb COVID outbreak
January 23, 2021 at 08:17 GMT +00:00
02:24
France: Protesters hit streets of Paris for rally against job lossesFrance: Protesters hit streets of Paris for rally against job losses
January 23, 2021 at 14:57 GMT +00:00
02:30
Germany: Protesters demand release of Navalny at Munich rallyGermany: Protesters demand release of Navalny at Munich rally
January 23, 2021 at 11:23 GMT +00:00
03:55
China: Documentary about early days of pandemic released across the countryChina: Documentary about early days of pandemic released across the country
January 23, 2021 at 06:36 GMT +00:00
04:40
World's tallest swing ride open for business at Bollywood Parks in DubaiWorld's tallest swing ride open for business at Bollywood Parks in Dubai
January 22, 2021 at 14:30 GMT +00:00
04:54
Russia: Larry King talks to Lavrov about Trump and Salisbury caseRussia: Larry King talks to Lavrov about Trump and Salisbury case
July 13, 2018 at 02:07 GMT +00:00
03:43
Russia: Police detain Navalny supporters at unauthorised rallies across countryRussia: Police detain Navalny supporters at unauthorised rallies across country
January 23, 2021 at 16:32 GMT +00:00
02:54
Norway: 'I’ve never seen fake news' – Larry KingNorway: 'I’ve never seen fake news' – Larry King
June 21, 2017 at 15:11 GMT +00:00
02:27
Russia: Navalny protest continues into the night as commission says 600 detained at Moscow rally Russia: Navalny protest continues into the night as commission says 600 detained at Moscow rally
January 23, 2021 at 20:05 GMT +00:00
05:00
Russia: Moscow police detain Navalny supporters as thousands gather for unauthorised protestRussia: Moscow police detain Navalny supporters as thousands gather for unauthorised protest
January 23, 2021 at 15:58 GMT +00:00
02:50
Spain: Thousands of COVID sceptics take to Madrid streetsSpain: Thousands of COVID sceptics take to Madrid streets
January 24, 2021 at 02:24 GMT +00:00
01:34
Portugal: Health care system in crisis as country records world's highest incidence ratePortugal: Health care system in crisis as country records world's highest incidence rate
January 23, 2021 at 00:24 GMT +00:00
02:14
San Francisco parlour releases ‘Kamala Harris’ ice cream to celebrate new VPSan Francisco parlour releases ‘Kamala Harris’ ice cream to celebrate new VP
January 23, 2021 at 09:09 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:54
UAE: McGregor and Poirier hold final weigh-in ahead of UFC 257 boutUAE: McGregor and Poirier hold final weigh-in ahead of UFC 257 bout
January 23, 2021 at 02:02 GMT +00:00
03:50
Spain: Madrid's pandemic hospital continues to receive patients amid rising COVID-19 cases Spain: Madrid's pandemic hospital continues to receive patients amid rising COVID-19 cases
January 22, 2021 at 20:27 GMT +00:00
01:24
Spain: Storm Hortense wreaks havoc in MadridSpain: Storm Hortense wreaks havoc in Madrid
January 22, 2021 at 20:42 GMT +00:00
03:37
USA: Protesters rally outside Russian embassy in DC to demand Navalny's releaseUSA: Protesters rally outside Russian embassy in DC to demand Navalny's release
January 23, 2021 at 22:52 GMT +00:00
View all videos