Castile soap has been around since the 1600’s & has been a household staple in Europe since that time. The soap is named after the Spanish region of Castile where olive oil was abundant & the term was created in English speaking countries to describe an olive oil based soap. Castile soap is a natural plant based biodegradable soap which can contain a blend of olive, coconut, hemp or jojoba oils plus water & essential oils for fragrance. Because of its gentle nature castile soap is great for those with sensitive skin & is very versatile as it contains no harsh chemicals found in cheap supermarket soap brands such as formaldehyde, parabens & PEGs, or any animal products such as tallow (rendered beef fat) or lard (rendered port fat).
Top 4 Uses of Castile Soap
1. Full Body Wash: Castile can be used from head to toe – from shampooing hair, facial cleanser or hand & body wash. Castile can also be used for shaving – use about 10 drops & lather in wet hands & apply to face, underarms or legs. And if you’re not afraid of having your mouth washed out in soap (!) add 1 drop of castile soap to a teaspoon of coconut oil & brush your teeth (yes really).