Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Home & Living
  3. Hobbies

'World's most expensive' handmade soap sells for $2800

See also

In recent years the art of soap making has begun to boom. Social media sites like Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube are full of beautiful, handmade soapy creations. There has also been an increase in handmade soap sellers, but none have reached the level of one Lebanon soap company. According to an article published by BBC News on Jan. 3, a family-owned soap company in Lebanon sells a single bar of Qatar soap for $2,800.

BBC News reports that the 160 gram (around 5.6 ounces) bar of soap brings in such a high price because it is filled with gold and diamond powders. The owner of the soap company says the soap has a “psychological and spiritual” effect on the user.

SEE: View the $2,800 bar of soap

To get an idea what the price difference between the gold and diamond soap and other handmade soaps, you can take a look at popular selling sites like Etsy.com. On Etsy a bar of handmade soap weighing around 160 grams will cost you between $5 and $10.

If you would like to learn to make your own handmade soap you can visit Soaping101.com for free recipes, tips, and instructions.

To be among the first to receive updates from the Louisville Arts and Crafts Examiner, please hit subscribe just under the media on the top left of your screen. It's anonymous and completely free.

If you need to contact the Louisville Arts and Crafts Examiner send her an email to Threesiagoff@Yahoo.com.

Advertisement

Life

  • Derek Hough
    Derek Hough brings quadruple threat talent to 'DWTS' and beyond
    Today's Buzz
  • Hookah smoking
    Young adults believe hookah smoking pose no health threat
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Top outdoor activities
    Don't spend your summer indoors: Top outdoor activities to do with your significant other
    Camera
    10 Photos
  • Baby shower idea for men
    A new twist on baby showers is throwing a Daddy Baby-Q
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Wedding special
    'Curvy Brides' offers a new look into every bride's pursuit for her picture perfect wedding gown
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Morbid obesity
    Health: Morbid obesity decreases life span by up to 16 years
    Camera
    7 Photos

Related Videos:

  • Porcelain doll
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518339780" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518339780&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Expand your granny square knowledge with a free book
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517230751" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=517230751&autoStart=true"></div>
  • How to make palm tree shoes with fabric markers
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/iP98rkNGtQU?VQ=HD720&amp;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>