So what’s the deal with Castile? What IS it? It’s basically an all natural, simple liquid soap that can replace over 20 store-bought products (from body care to cleaning products)
Why I love it?
- All Natural
- Tons of uses-a true All-in-one
- Cost effective. (It costs more upfront than a “regular” liquid soap, but it’s concentrated, goes a long way & will save you money in the end)
Today I’m sharing some of my favorite Castile Soap recipes and uses with you. Let’s get started with my Multi-Purpose Foaming Hand/Body/Face Wash and Shaving Foam, which you can create in just a few simple steps. (Big thanks to NaturalFoodShop for donating this product)
For a foaming wash, you’ll need a foaming soap dispenser.(I just reused the containers from store bought foaming soap & that works out great.) This recipe still works if you don’t have a foaming pumper but I think it works best with the foam.
- Fill pumper with water, leaving some room at the top to add the soap & oil.
- Add about a tablespoon of castile soap or just a squirt or 2.
- Optional: To make it antibacterial, add some TeaTree Oil or for scent you can add any other essential oil you have.
If you want to save a step, they make castile soap that’s already scented including TeaTree, Lavender & several other great scents.
Only want 1 step?! Just put a little on a loofah-ta da :) Check out my video below to see just how easy this is to make
Now onto some other great uses:
This is SUPER simple- just put a little soap on their fur, like you would a shampoo, and lather it up. I’d advise getting some scented castile soap for this like peppermint, tea tree or lavender.
11 Natural Cleaning Recipes:
CleanMama has a great Recipe infographic that lists 11 great uses for Castile soap from a fruit/veggie wash to floor cleaner. Recipes & infographic are all on her site
For a DIY Moisturizing Body Wash visit MaryCrimmins
How to replace 10 Household Products using Castile soap, from NaturalLivingIdeas
- All purpose cleaner
- Glass cleaner
- Dishwasher soap
- Laundry detergent & more
Here are some more great recipes (and reviews on the effectiveness of each DIY product) from HotMessHouse including:
- Baby Wipes
- Toliet Cleaner
- Baby Wash
- Roach Repellant
**Don’t mix Castile Soap with Vinegar. Visit LiveRenewed to find out why. She also has some great uses for this good stuff! Click HERE for her list
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