Natural Castile Soap
Our Castile Coconut Soap is based on the traditional Spanish recipe for Castile Soap. What this means is that it’s as simple as soap gets. It contains as few as 3 ingredients; distilled water, sodium hydroxide, and olive oil. That’s it!
With this in mind, Castile Soap is not designed to produce a lot of lather, so the ‘bubbliness’ of this soap is still less than the store bought soap you would otherwise find.
What Is In This Castile Soap?
This soap contains very few ingredients, and therefore is very mild. As a result, my clients have told me they use this on their face, body, babies, sensitive skin, and even their dogs!
Castile Soap is traditionally much softer than other soaps, but will actually harden over time, making it last longer. Therefore, if you take care to store it properly, it’ll last well. Whilst some of the scent may dissipate over time, the soap is totally safe to use, and can sit there for years. Have a read of the blog post I wrote on Soap Storage to give you some more background on this.
Our castile soap is cured for at least 6 months.
Other Uses For Castile Soap
There’s the obvious use for soap, cleaning your hands and body. However, here’s a list of things I make with mine. I’m sure there are many others, but here’s a start:
- Liquid Soap – Grate a bar of soap (roughly 100gms), add 4 cups of boiled water, leave overnight, mix in the morning, bottle, and use as required.
- Laundry powder – Castile soap can be used to make this, along with a few other ingredients.
- Dishwasher powder – As above.
- Stain remover – I use a bar to rub on stains. It’s pretty effective.
The Final Word
Castile soap is also one of the mildest soaps you can get. This is why many people with sensitive skin like to use it.
If you’re looking for something simple, yet gentle and effective, look no further.
Ingredients: Olive oil, distilled water, sodium hydroxide, essential/fragrance oils.