Castile soap is a name used in English-speaking countries for soap made with olive oil originating from the Castile region of Spain.
Castile soap is made completely from vegetable oil instead of animal fats or synthetic substances. It is not a brand name or trademark but it is from the Castile region of Spain.
NB! Traditionally Olive Oil was used but due to the higher cost of organic Olive Oil we are now using Sunflower Oil and Coconut Oil.
Due to the straight forward nature of the soap, it means it is more environmentally friendly as there is less waste produced when making it and it is more bio-degradable than other soaps.
What is Aromantic’s Castile Soap?
Aromantic’s Organic Castile Liquid Soap base has been certified as organic. Organic certification ensures the integrity of the products in relation to the environmental impact of their farming and the long-term sustainability of the crops. No chemical fertilizers or pesticides are permitted in the growing of the crop. The same stringent controls apply in the extraction and refining of the oils from the crop for example no bleaching or chemical distillation is permitted.
Organic Castile Liquid soap base contains the natural glycerine from the organic oils, something that is often chemically removed as part of the refining and distillation process
Aqua, Potassium Oleate*, Potassium Cocoate**, Glycerin***, Potassium Citrate, Citric Acid
* Derived from Organic Sunflower Oil ** Derived from Organic Coconut Oil *** Organic Origin
Mild and natural bath and cleaning product
Organic Castile Liquid Soap Base not only protects the environment from intensive farming methods and chemical treatment of natural ingredients but also passes these benefits directly to your skin
If you feel you want to thicken the Organic Castile liquid soap you can do so by heating up the Castile soap and add salt little by little, until you get the right consistency. Dissolve up to 25% salt in boiling water and gradually stir that into the castile soap until you get the right consistency.
Which products can I make with it?
First of all you can use it as a hand wash
Liquid castile soap can be used for a shaving lather
As a natural bubble bath & you can add your own essential oils to it
It can be used as a pet shampoo
By adding herbal infusions and D-Panthenol, use it as a natural shampoo
Great when used for washing clothes and nappies
For general cleaning, dilute it and use in a spray bottle
Effective when used for heavy duty degreasing
Recommended dosage and how to use in products
Simply add fragrances, essential oils or other appropriate raw materials e.g. botanical co2 extracts and stir into the Castile Soap thoroughly
For making body scrubs with the Castile soap
Mix in 1-3% Apricot Kernel powder together with 1-2% Jojoba Exfoliating Grains. Shake well before use as the exfoliating agents sink
Storage and Shelf Life
3 years (see product label). Store cool and dark in an airtight container.
Remember if adding Lavender essential oil this will usually thicken the soap.