Castile Soap - Everything You Need to Know

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What is Castille Soap?

Castille soap is a very efficient and versatile soap made from vegetable oils.It exists in different forms, liquid and solid (in bars). It contains no animal fats or synthetic ingredients. It is therefore very suitable in various natural care products or as a general household product.


Castille soap has a rich history and takes us back to the 11th century where it was first made in Aleppo, Syria. The Crusaders came into contact with this soap, and initially imitated it in Europe without success.

The person who successfully imitated this soap was the town of Castile, in Spain, from which castille soap owes its name. The soap then became so popular that the soap found its way to England in 1500 through Spanish royalties.


Traditional soaps often use animal fats, while castile soap consists of vegetable fats, making it a vegan alternative.

Second, many commercial soaps contain chemical ingredients while castile soap is 100% natural. This makes it a perfect alternative to use in all your care products and/or household products. Last but not least, it is also a friendly product for your wallet ;).


Castille soap has become a real hype in recent years. It is a 100% perfect alternative for anyone who wants to use an animal-friendly, good and ethical product.

We understand the hype surrounding castile soap. It is an ecological product that is at least as efficient as the most conventional soaps.

Because it consists 100% entirely of vegetable fats as opposed to animal fats as with many commercial soaps, it is not only an ecologically interesting product, but also a much safer product due to the absence of chemical ingredients.

Castille soap is therefore a more suitable alternative for people with small children or pets.


We have good news for you, because castile soap is a very versatile product. Below is a quick and brief overview of what you can use castile soap for:

  • Dishwashing soap
  • Household cleaner
  • Bath soap
  • Face & body wash
  • Make up remover
  • Shaving soap
  • Animal shampoo 

Dishwashing liquid

Castille soap is a great 100% natural dish soap. The best way to make this is to use a ratio of 1 ml of castile soap for 10 ml of water. Or just add a good dash of castile soap to your sink while you run the tap with water ;) You will see that the castile soap does not leave a crust of waste and makes your plates shine again.

Household cleaner

Mix 1 liter of water with 50ml of castile soap. You can use this to clean stains, furniture, household appliances. To add more power to this cleaner you can use a little more castile soap and add a dash of baking soda.

Bath soap

Mix two tablespoons of castile soap with ½ teaspoon of fractionated coconut oil, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil, and your natural bath soap is ready to use.

Face & body wash

Apply a few drops of castile soap to the body and/or face while showering and wash yourself in a 100% natural way!

Make up remover

Mix 1 tablespoon of castile soap, 1 tablespoon of fractionated coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of witch hazel to make an efficient and natural make-up remover.

Shaving cream

Wet your hands, apply castile soap to your face or part of the body that you wish to shave.

Natural animal shampoo

When washing your pet, apply a few drops of castile soap and wash him or her in a 100% natural way! Don't forget to share photos with You Madu ;)

Some of our Favorite Castille Soap Recipes

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Below you can find some of our favorite natural care products with castile soap:



  • 300ml rose water
  • 2 tablespoons castile soap
  • 15 drops of essential oil (we recommend lavender, tea tree, orange or peppermint)

Preparation method:
Mix all ingredients in a bottle and shake well before use

Hand soap


  • 150ml rose water
  • 150ml castile soap
  • 1 tablespoon almond oil or avocado oil
  • 15 drops of tea tree oil
  • 5-10 drops of lavender oil

Preparation method:
First add the rose water to a bottle, then the castile soap and then the essential oils. Always shake the bottle before use.

Bathroom polish


  • 300ml warm water
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons castile soap
  • 30 drops of tea tree oil
  • 20 drops of orange oil
Preparation method:
Add the warm water to a bottle, then the baking soda. Shake the bottle well, then add the castile soap and essential oils. Always shake well before use. Use this product to clean your entire bathroom (bath, shower, tiles, etc.).) to clean.

Body wash


  • 150ml rose water
  • 100ml bag witch hazel
  • 2 tablespoons castile soap
  • 2 tablespoons almond oil

Preparation method:
First add the rose water to a bottle, then the witch hazel and almond oil and then the castile soap. Always shake the bottle before use.

Face wash


  • 50ml castile soap
  • 2 tablespoons rose water
  • 1 tablespoon almond oil or jojoba oil

Preparation method:
First add the rose water to a bottle, then the almond or jojoba oil and then the castile soap. Always shake the bottle before use. 

Where Can You Buy Castille Soap?

You can just do that here :-). We sell organic castile soap in sustainable glass bottles.