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Castile Soap- the Everything Soap

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What if you could buy one thing for your entire house’s soap? Well you can! Castile soap is the answer for your soap needs and best of all it’s natural!

Castile soap is a vegetable-based soap, it is naturally nontoxic and biodegradable. Castile soap was traditionally made out of olive oil, and gets its name from where it originated in the Castile region of Spain.

Nowadays Castile soap is made from coconut, castor, hemp, avocado, walnut, or almond oils. The oils are what cause the soap to lather and moisturize.

One bottle or bar of Castile soap can replace a variety of products in your house that may be comprised of more harmful chemicals.

Castile soap can be used for a multitude things depending on how you dilute it and what you add with it.

  1. Dish soap- for liquid dish soap add 1 part Castile soap to 10 parts water. 
  2. Window cleaner- skip the stinky Windex and use 1 tablespoon of Castile soap in a quart of water.
  3. Face wash- gentle enough for your sensitive skin on your face, rub a couple drops of neat Castile soap and rinse with water
  4. All-purpose household cleaner- use 1 to 2 cups of soap in one quart of water, add to spray bottle and use for cleaning.
  5. Laundry soap- add 1/4-1/2 cup of Castile soap in the washer, high efficiency washers using less.

When using Castile soap it’s best to make sure you aren’t using hard water as it can use a white film. Distilled water is perfect, or water that’s not hard from the tap works well.

Do not use Castile soap with vinegar, the substances cancel each other out and cause the soap to turn back to just oils. Avoid combining it with lemon juice also.

If your family has allergies to scents or is just looking to find more natural options for your home Castile soap is something to look into!

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Madison VanRavensway
Madison VanRavensway
Don't let her quiet nature fool you. Madison is a force to be reckoned with in the outdoors, or creating amazing recipes from scratch.
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