10 Everyday Uses Of Castile Soap


Castile soap is an oil-based, natural cleansing solution for your face, body and hair. It can also be used in household cleaning due to its anti-bacterial properties. It is gentle and nourishing for even the most sensitive skins, and comes in a range of beautiful natural fragrances. Here are the top uses for castile soap, and why it is an every day natural beauty essential for you, your home and family.

Dr Bronner's Castile Soap

Dilute First

For some uses, it is best to dilute the castile soap first – combining the soap with water in a container. For other applications (such as household cleaning / showering), the soap is diluted by the water present in the situation. It’s a matter of personal preference. Keep in mind that if you predilute, you are also diluting the preservative (tocopherols – vitamin E), so the shelf life drops.

1. Face Wash

Use as an every day face wash by applying 2-3 drops on wet hands, then apply apply to face. Castile soap has been known to alleviate acne, eczema, psoriasis, and general redness. In particular, the Tea Tree Castile Soap is recommended for acne. While the Unscented Pure Baby Castile Soap is good for general irritation or for sensitive skin.

2. Body Wash

Castile makes for a gorgeous, conditioning body wash. Apply as you would a shower gel. One soap from head to toe. That’s it! Castile is great for the whole family and safe to use on sensitive skin and intimate areas ;-) With a range of fragrances, change yours with your mood or the season, and choose the Baby Unscented for bubs.

3. Shampoo

Yes, it works as a shampoo too! Apply one drop in your hand, worked into wet hair, or dilute one drop in ½ a cup of water and work that into wet hair. Then rinse! It is not recommended for coloured hair as the alkalinity of the soap opens up the hair follicles, where the colour resides. Our pick - Cherry Blossom Castile smells gorgeous!

4. Bath

Castile soap not only smells divine but softens your bath water. The amount you need, completely depends upon water amount, but roughly 2 drops of Castile soap in an average sized tub. (Doesn’t bubble, but still cleans).

5. Shaving

Men can use Castile to shave face, while women love it for body care. Work a couple of drops into a lather in wet hands and then apply to area. There is also a separate Shave Gel.

6. Clearing Congestion

The Peppermint and Tea Tree Castile soaps are, in particular, excellent for clearing congestion. Apply one drop in a bowl of steamy hot water. Breathe in mist with a towel draped over the head.

7. Dishes (hand washing)

Pre-dilute the castile soap into a bowl with water, or squirt on a scrub brush and scrub dishes. The Citrus Castile soaps are best for this, due to the anti-bacterial properties.

8. Laundry

Castile can be used as your liquid detergent in laundry. You will need 1/3 to 1/2 of a cup of Castile. You can add 1/2 cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle.

9. Mopping

Why not use a cup of castile to mop your floor? Dilute in a bucket of water and wash away grime and germs.

10. All-Purpose Cleaning

Castile is a great option for all-purpose cleaning, including loos. For all-purpose cleaning, add 1/4 of a cup of castile to a spray water bottle. Add ¼ tsp. tea tree essential oil if desired. While for toilets, Dr Bronner's recommend prediluting your castile soap 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 water on, flush.

Shop Castile Soap

We have recently started stocking Dr Bronner's Castile Soaps in a range of fragrances, as well as baby unscented, as well as Acure's Castile Soaps:


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