What is Castile Soap? And why is it so popular?

5 traditional ways Castile soap will make your skin feel amazing!

Castile Soap is a traditional type of soap that is becoming more and more popular amongst soap users, you will most likely have heard of it before but what is it and why has it become so poular recently?

Our introductory guide will answer some of your questions and tell you more about this fantastic soap.

What Is Castile Soap?

The name Castile soap originates from Castile in Spain which is where the original soap making tradition originates.  At that time in that region the soaps they made were based mainly on olive oil due to the large number of olive trees that grew in the area.

In modern times we have expanded the range of natural oils that are used to make Castile soap and as well as olive oil, it is now common to find others like coconut, sesame seed or jojoba oil included which are now readily available to soap makers.

The important distinction to make with Castile soap is that it is made purely from vegetable oils and contains no animal fats or oils.  Making it perfect for vegans and vegetarians.

Another reason for the resurgence in popularity of Castile soap is its strict adherence to natural ingredients, the soaps will not contain any chemical additives or man made ingredients so you can be secure in knowing that using this type of soap is not only good for your skin but also good for the environment.

It is also worth mentioning that to create Castile soap in a liquid form requires the addition of potassium hydroxide, which is an inorganic compound and therefore no liquid Castile soap can be organic.  Which is one of the reasons why we always recommend using a hard soap.

How Does Castile Soap Work?

Castile soap works in a similar way to other types of natural soap and without getting too scientific this is achieved by the soap molecules being attracted to water molecules, which creates free-floating atoms that are charged and will attract and secure dirt and other types of non-water-soluble debris that may be on your skin, once the soap lather is washed from the skin this leaves your skin dirt and pollutant free.

As well as being effective for cleaning your body Castile soap is also very effective around the house and can be used to clean in the kitchen, bathroom and even on floors; it can also be used to get rid of the insects that sometimes infest houseplants.  Another popular use is on clothes as a natural replacement for laundry detergents.

Due to the fact that Castile soap is biodegradable and nontoxic, it is also safe to use on pets and young children.

Where can I buy Castile Soap?

Castile soap should be available in your local beauty store or supermarket.  Our range of Castile soap is also available for delivery worldwide and comes with a rich variety of tropical scents to spice up your home.  Find out more on our collection page.

Visit our website to find out more about our Castile Soap.

One Reply to “What is Castile Soap? And why is it so popular?”

  1. Castile soap is rarely found in regular shops. Will have to try your own soon. Perfect for holiday and any use really, its friendly to the environment so kudos!

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