Castile soaps have been a popular product for many generations for its purity, natural cleaning ability and variety of uses. Known for its ability to refresh and rejuvenate your skin, castile soaps are made with only natural plant extracts, fragrances, and oils, recreating the old fashion art of traditional soap-making.
Castile soap is found in a natural liquid or hard soap form. Both products are made from vegetable-based ingredients, often produced organically and sourced using fair trade principles. True castile soap is made purely with olive oil as the first soaps were produced by boiling olive oil with plant ashes. Today, many castile soaps in the market are made with a combination of olive oil and palm or coconut oil, which may offer their own beneficial properties, and often scented with essential oils, as a multipurpose cleanser.
Castile soap is especially good for dry, itchy, irritated, or sensitive skin, and conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. It works well in oily skin and acne by helping with balancing oil production, and for not clogging pores.
An excellent environmental choice, castile soaps do not contain synthetic fragrances or detergents that can upset the balance of the environment when it enters the wastewater stream. Additionally, when cleaning with castile soap, most people do not need to wear rubber gloves or worry about skin irritation due to its non-toxic formula. The soap cuts through grime in kitchens, bathrooms and other hard surfaces. Castile soap can also be used to laundry cleans clothes without harsh detergents. Castile soap is often sold in concentrated form, making it an economical option.