Most commercial soaps are made from artificial detergents and animal tallow (translation: fat). But Castile soap is made from pure plant oils. The product gets its name from Castile, Spain, where it was originally developed using regional olive oil. Today, the gentle soap is available with a variety of oil bases, including almond, avocado, coconut, hemp, jojoba, tea tree and walnut.
Because it’s all natural, Castile soap is gentle on the environment and completely biodegradable. It’s available in liquid and bar form, and often contains essential oils, like lavender and peppermint, for added fragrance and benefits.
One product. So many possibilities.
Haven’t ever heard of Castile soap? It’s about time you did! Castile soap is commonly used as a hand soap, facial cleanser and body wash. But this gentle, all-natural product has a variety of other uses—some of which may surprise you!
1. Baby wash. Globaby Baby Unscented Liquid Castile Soap is mild enough to wash your wee one’s sensitive skin. Use a small squirt of this gentle, unscented formula on a wet washcloth to clean your baby’s face and body.
2. Shampoo. Skip the harsh, chemical-laden shampoo and wash your hair and scalp with Kirk's Natural Coco Castile Shampoo. It’s hypoallergenic, free of sulfates and won’t leave your locks with unwanted residue!
3, Dog shampoo. Castile soap also makes a safe and effective dog shampoo! Wet your pup’s coat and massage a small amount of Dr. Bronner's Hemp Eucalyptus Pure Castile Liquid Soap into the fur until a lather forms. Rinse and dry off your clean—and fragrant—pooch!
4. Bath soak. Add a few capfuls of Glonaturals Essentials Collection Peppermint Liquid Castile Soap to your bath for a soothing yet refreshing soak. The powerful peppermint will awaken your senses!
5. Body lotion. Made with nourishing coconut, hemp and olive oils and organic shea butter, Glonaturals Essentials Collection Almond Castile Lotion provides long-lasting hydration you can count on. Use it daily for soft, smooth skin—especially in dry winter moths!
6.Shaving cream. Lather up with Woods Pure Tea Tree Castile Soap! This moisturizing Castile soap allows for a clean, close—and invigorating—shave. Goodbye razor bumps!
7. Dish detergent. Fill your sink with one part Dr. Bronner's Citrus Orange Pure Castile Liquid Soap and 10 parts warm water and hand wash your dishes, glasses and silverware. You’re going to love the citrus scent of your sparkling serving pieces!
8. Produce wash. Shadow Lake Vanilla Almond Pure Castile Soap is gentle enough to clean your fruits and veggies! Add about one-quarter teaspoon of the soap to a bowl of water and swish your produce around in the mixture until it’s free of dirt and debris, and then rinse with cold water.
9. Laundry detergent. Add approximately one-eighth cup of Dr. Bronner's Lavender Pure Castile Liquid Soap to your wash in place of regular detergent. Say goodbye to grease and grime without having to resort to using harsh chemicals!
10. Cleaning spray. Combine a quart of warm water and one-quarter cup of Dr. Bonner's Unscented Pure Baby Castile Liquid Soap in a spray bottle. Use the unscented concoction to clean and disinfect surfaces throughout your home.
11. Floor cleaner. Mix one-half cup of R. Watkins Clary Sage Pure Castile Soap with three gallons of hot water. Grab your mop and get ready for floors clean (and safe) enough to eat off of!