Soap House


Ever wondered what pomegranate soap smells like? Local women demonstrate the art of making all kinds of health-promoting soaps using natural local ingredients and comprising 90% pure olive oil. Pomegranate is one of a dozen exotic fragrances.

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1. Biscuit House

0.02 MILES

Delicious Jordanian delicacies are prepared for sale in RSCN Nature Shops in this cottage-industry kitchen. With an on-site cafe selling locally produced…

2. House of Calligraphy

0.03 MILES

You don’t have to be a linguistic scholar to enjoy the dynamic rhythms of Arabic script. Reinforcing Islamic heritage, the women in this workshop aim to…

3. Ajloun Forest Reserve

0.56 MILES

Located in the Ajloun Highlands, this small (just 13 sq km) but vitally important nature reserve was established by the Royal Society for the Conservation…

4. Mar Elias

2.66 MILES

This little-visited archaeological site, believed to be the birthplace of the prophet Elijah, gives you just the excuse you need to explore the…

5. Ajloun Castle

4.13 MILES

This historic castle was built atop Mt ‘Auf (1250m) between 1184 and 1188 by one of Saladin’s generals, ‘Izz ad Din Usama bin Munqidh (who was also…

6. Dibeen Forest Reserve

8.83 MILES

Established in 2004, this nature reserve consists of an 8-sq-km area of Aleppo pine and oak forest. Managed by the Royal Society for the Conservation of…

7. Church of Bishop Genesius

9.72 MILES

These ruins of a former church are extremely modest, but they're pretty when overgrown with spring wildflowers.

8. Church of St Cosmos & St Damianus

9.78 MILES

When Christianity became the state religion under Emperor Constantine in 324, all Roman monuments that were tainted by so-called pagan practices were…