Castile soap is a staple in many clean-lifestyle homes and its origins trace back to the 11th century in the Castile region of Spain. The soap is plant based and contains no animal fats. Originally made of olive oil, today’s Castile soap can contain a variety of plant oils such as coconut, avocado, hemp, peppermint, lavender and eucalyptus. to name a few. Castile soap comes in both bar and liquid form.
We’re a big fan of Dr. Bronner’s, as it comes in many scents and they make a wide range of products to meet most any need.
According to Dr. Bronner’s website, “Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Pure-Castile Soaps are good for just about any cleaning task. Face, body, hair & dishes, laundry, mopping, pets—clean your house and body with no synthetic preservatives, detergents or foaming agents—none!”
There are many great Castile soap products out there, just make sure what you try is pure Castile soap and made from all natural ingredients. Also be on the look out for artisan-crafted soaps. These are made in small batches for local sale, but are definitely worth trying. Spend some time with the soap maker to learn their story and the love that went into their craft.