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The history of Castile Soap is believed to have originated from the traditional soap makers of the ancient Syrian city of Aleppo, who handmade hard soaps using laurel oil. It is said that the Crusaders brought Aleppo soap back to Europe in the 11th century and since laurel oil wasn’t available in that part of the world, they replaced it with Olive Oil in the Castile region of Spain and Castile Soap was born. Today’s Castile Soaps are made using vegetable oils such as Olive, Coconut, Sunflower, Palm and many others.
Yes, our ready to use, Organic Liquid Castile Soap is an excellent choice if you’re looking for an all-natural alternative to traditional soap. Our Castile Soap is derived from high quality, nutrient rich Sunflower and Coconut oil. Being vegan friendly and SLS free, it is good for you and good for the environment.
Unlike regular soaps, which can have a drying effect on the skin, Castile Soap is a natural and pure soap which may be useful in the treatment of dry skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis as it is free from harsh chemicals and foaming agents, colourings and preservatives. And better yet, it is certified organic by the Soil Association so you can rest assured that that what you're getting is genuine, pure and the highest quality soap.
Castile soap is so popular thanks to its versatility. It’s gentle enough to use in self-care products, but is still an effective cleaner. It makes an excellent alternative to commercial shampoo, it's strong enough to cleanse the hair but gentle enough that it doesn’t strip the oil from the hair or leave it dry. It can be used as a mild yet effective nourishing face and body cleanser. It’s gentle foaming action can remove make up and leave skin feeling super clean and fresh.
You can use Castile Soap like a normal body wash. Apply a small amount of soap to your hands or a wash cloth and wash as normal. Why not add a couple of drops of your favourite essential oils to make a beautiful scented body wash. Citrus oils are perfect for this for a lovely, zesty start to the day.
Apply a 20p sized amount of soap to wet hands and work into a lather onto wet hair. You may need more or less soap depending on the length of your hair. Rinse thoroughly and condition if required. Add a few drops of essential oils to the Castile soap to power up the benefits. Try Rosemary for its hair growth and strengthening properties.
Wet hands and add a 5p sized amount of soap to your hands or a damp wash cloth and work into a lather. Massage gently in a circular motion into damp skin for 30 seconds to a minute then rinse thoroughly with warm water. Pat dry and moisturise as normal.
For legs, apply a 20p sized amount of soap into wet hands and work into a lather. Apply the soap onto your legs and shave as normal. If you want to add a moisturising agent, mix the soap with a couple of drops of Grapeseed or Sweet Almond Oil before applying to your skin to soften and moisturise at the same time as shaving.
To wash and disinfect your make up brushes and sponges, wet the brush with clean water, add a drop or two of Castile Soap and work into a lather. Add a little more soap if required. Rinse thoroughly in clean water until the water runs clear. Squeeze out any excess water then gently dry with a clean towel. Leave the brushes to air dry and once dry they may need fluffing before they’re ready to use again.
Combine 2 tablespoons of sugar (any type of sugar you like), 20ml Castile Soap and 20ml of a carrier oil for your choice and 15-20 drops of your favourite essential oil and mix well. You can add a little more soap if you want a looser consistency. Massage the sugar scrub in a circular motion on your skin to gently exfoliate, cleanse and moisturise all at the same time. Rinse away for gloriously soft, nourished skin.
Multi-tasking Castile Soap has many uses around the house. It’s an eco-friendly way to reduce some of the harsh chemical cleaners you might normally use around the home. It is 100% biodegradable, environmentally friendly and incredibly easy to incorporate into your cleaning routine.
Dilute with distilled water 1:1 and decant into a pump bottle. If you want to make it ultra moisturising, you can add a few drops of oil like Fractionated Coconut or Grapeseed Oil to the mix. Wash hands as normal.
Add a squirt of soap to hot running water to fill up your washing up bowl and wash dishes as normal. You can add some germ busting essential oils like Tea Tree, Thyme or Rosemary to power up your washing up liquid.
Fill a mop bucket with hot water and add 50ml of Castile Soap. Mop floor as normal. You can add your favourite essential oils too.
Dilute 20ml in distilled water and add to a spray bottle. Spritz the surface you want to clean, and wipe with a cloth.
Combine 50ml Castile Soap, 50ml distilled water, 2 tablespoons of Sodium Bicarbonate and 15 – 30 drops of essential oil and mix well. Tea Tree, Thyme, Oregano, Clove or Lemon are all good germ busting essential oils perfect for this type of cleaning job. Decant into a bottle then squeeze the solution all around the toilet bowl and scrub if required. You can leave the solution sit over night if you want to for a super sparkling loo.
You can make an easy pesticide free plant spray to keep bugs from destroying your plants in your garden. Best of all, this budget plant spray will cause no harm to your plants and you know its safe for children to play in the garden. Simply mix 2 tablespoons of soap with a litre of distilled water and decant into a spray bottle. Spritz the plants once a week to keep the bugs at bay.
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