The roots of soap manufacturing can
be traced back in Ancient Greece
in the Aegean island of Lesbos. In this island,
animals sacrifices took places in order to honour
the Gods. The animals were incinerated and ashes
from the hard woods were collected and mixed
with the remainder of the sacrificed animals.
In the texts it is mentioned that after a heavy
rain, a yellow residue from the pile of ashes
started rolling down the hill - where the Temple
was found - and ended up in a nearby river.
The local women while washing their clothes
in the river observed that
their clothes became cleaner when the waters
of the river had a yellowish color.
History records that poetess
Sappho mentioned in her writings the action
of this yellowish liquid. The Greeks in order
to honour her, invented the term "Saponification",
which stems from the name of the poetess. This
is also the chemical term which describes the
creation of soap.
As time passed it was proved
that when inside the mixture, salted water was
added, the removal of glycerin and surplus water
became easier, thus the soap was made harder.
This old-fashioned "yellow soap" was
used mainly for washing clothes, dishes and
Long ago in the antiquity,
olive tree was considered sacred and blessed.
It sprouted and thrived in every part of Greece,
owing to the sunny climate of the country.
Knowing from tradition that the main raw material
in the production of soap is the oleaginous
stuff, Greeks came to use the most widespread
and abundant vegetable essence in their country
which was olive oil. In this way the pure soap
from olive oil was born. Thus every Greek household
manufactured its own homemade olive oil soap.
AGNO Soap Factory
continueing this tradition
and combining respect to
the consumer and sensitivity
towards the environment,
manufactures white soap from olive oil and
green soap from kernel olive oil. Our soaps
are of excellent high quality consisted from
100% pure materials without colorings and