How or Where to Use Pure Castile Soap?
Castile soap is a non-toxic, biodegradable soap traditionally made from olive oil, though sometimes it is crafted with hemp, avocado or coconut oil as well. It lathers and cleans just like “normal” soap but without all the toxic chemicals.
Castile soap is most likely the closest relative to the very first soap ever made. The ancient beauty queen, Cleopatra, demanded a better way to bathe, so her people created soap using oil from plants and plant ash.
Body Uses:Face: 2-3 drops on wet hands, applied to wet face Body: one small squirt on a wet washcloth, applied to a wet body Hair: ½ Tbsp. in your hand, worked into wet hair, or dilute ½ Tbsp. in ½ a cup of water and work that into wet hair Bath: Completely depends upon water amount, but roughly 2 Tbsp. soap in an average sized tub. (Doesn’t bubble, but still cleans) Shaving: Face – 10 drops; Underarms – 3 drops; Legs – ½ tsp; Work to a lather in wet hands and then apply to area. Foot Bath: 1½ tsp. in a small tub of hot water. Clearing Congestion: 1 Tbsp. in a bowl of steamy hot water. Breathe in mist with a towel draped over the head. Household uses: Dishes (handwashing): Pre-dilute 1:10 with water. Squirt on a scrub brush and scrub dishes. Laundry: 1/3—1/2 c. of soap for a large load in a normal washer. Add ½ c. vinegar to the rinse cycle. Use half of these amounts for HE Mopping: ½ c. of soap in 3 gallons of hot water All-purpose cleaning: ¼ c. soap in a quart of water in a spray bottle. Add ¼ tsp. tea tree essential oil if desired. Windows: 1 Tbsp. soap in a quart of water in a spray bottle. Follow up with pure club soda, or half vinegar/ half water.
Toilet: Predilute 1:4 with water in a squirt bottle. Add ¼ tsp. tea tree oil. Empty toilet, squirt bowl thoroughly, sprinkle baking soda on the brush, scrub bowl, let sit 10 minutes, turn the water on, flush.
Other Uses:Fruit and Veggie Rinse: 1 dash (approx.. ¼ tsp.) in a bowl of water. Dunk produce and swish. Then rinse in clear water. Dog washing: Amount varies widely depending on size, hair type and length, and overall dirtiness. I wet my dog thoroughly, then start to work in castile soap up and down their body until I have a good lather. Really massage it in down to the skin. Your dog will thank you for it. Plant spray for bugs: 1 Tbsp. in a quart of water. Add ½ tsp. cayenne pepper or cinnamon, if desired. Ant spray (not on plants): ¼ c. tea tree soap in a quart of water. (This concentration will burn plants.) I’ve tried to keep this short and sweet. If you have any questions, please comment below! Oh, and if you haven’t purchased yours yet, we invite you to do so at our online store. Our top-selling pure Castile liquid soaps are Rose, lavender and baby unscented.