Have you wondered why Castile soap is good to use?
For years, Castile soap has been the most recommended household and personal cleaner in natural, green circles.
Safe, natural, and biodegradable, one bottle or bar can replace many of the other cleaning products you have in your home.
What is Castile Soap?
Castile soap is traditionally made from olive oil and sodium hydroxide, also known as lye.
The soap got its name from the city of Castile, Spain.
At one point in history, the city of Castile had an abundance of olive oil, so it became the prime manufacturer of this soap. People started referring to the soap by the city’s name.
While Castile soap is now made everywhere, it continues to be made from natural fats, such as olive oil, but many Castile soap brands have added other fats, such as coconut and/or palm oil.
You can find Castile soap in both liquid and bar forms, and you can buy it anywhere.
If you’ve never purchased it before, I’ve got the scoop on where to buy Castile soap (and who has the best prices!)
What Makes Castile Soap a Good Cleaner?
First, Castile soap is made from all natural and chemical free ingredients.
This means it is both biodegradable and safe. In fact, it is so safe, you can use it on your children and your pets.
In addition to being safe, Castile soap is also versatile.
Not only can Castile soap be used for both your body and your hair, but it can also be used for household cleaning, such as doing the laundry.
How I Use Castile Soap Around Our Home
There are so many ways to use Castile soap, it has replaced many of the cleaners and personal products I used to buy.
Here are some of the recipes I whip up for use around my house:
Oven Cleaner – No need to buy a toxic, chemical oven cleaner. Use this Non-Toxic Oven Cleaner recipe to get your oven spotless!
Foaming Hand Soap – Don’t spend extra money on foaming hand soap. Use this Kid-Friendly Foaming Hand Soap recipe instead.
Moisturizing Body Wash – I like to add a few ingredients to my Castile soap to make a DIY Moisturizing Body Wash that leaves my skin silky smooth.
Cleaning Wipes – Save money (and the environment) by making your own Homemade Re-Useable Cleaning Wipes.
Sweaters – Here’s how I Wash My Wool Sweaters at home.
Dog Wash – Even our dog uses a DIY Natural Dog Shampoo.
Looking for more suggestions? Here are 11 more uses.
If you aren’t already using Castile soap, I hope I’ve convinced you to give it a try!