A bar of soap produced by a family-run business in Lebanon might make you think twice about showering and washing your hands too often.
Infused with aromatic plants and essential oils, but also with diamonds and gold, a single unit costs US$2,800.
The handmade palm-sized soap was created as a special gift for Qatar’s First Lady, Jewish News One TV reports.
While it looks and smells very similarly to a pure olive oil soap, it contains about seven grams of diamond powder and 14 grams of gold powder.
Manufacturer Amir Hassoun says the product is meant to change a daily routine into a unique and pleasurable experience. “It’s not only the most expensive soap in the world because it is made of gold and diamond. It’s really something special, [as it has] special psychological and spiritual effects on the human being,” he said on TV.
The northern Lebanese city of Tripoli has a rich history of soap making, which goes back to 14th century.
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