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14 Great Uses for Castile Soap

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February 18, 2013

I love to bargain shop, but I don’t want to sacrifice quality ingredients or environmentally friendly products in the process. This is how I found my new best friend: castile soap. Castile soap is simply soap that is 100% plant oils. They contain no animal products like tallow, which are included in most commercial soaps. Castile soap is not a chemical detergent, but rather a true soap. This makes it the perfect green mama choice because it is completely biodegradable and very earth-friendly. And they smell amazing! From gentle rose water scent to Eucalyptus and peppermint, you can find a variety of different scents available in castile soap.

Castile soap is more than just soap. In fact, it can be used for so many things it is almost unbelievable. Here are 14 ways to utilize castile soap at home.

Body Wash

This is the most intuitive use of castile soap. A little goes a long ways, so use sparingly. Simply apply it to a loofah or washcloth and add water. It will later up nicely.


Castile is great for your hair as well. It will leave your hair feeling fresh and clean without the harmful ingredients in many conventional shampoos.

Baby Wash

Castile is gentle enough to be used on your baby’s skin – but steer clear of the eyes as castile soap is not tear-free.

Laundry Detergent

Pour 1/3 cup of soap into your laundry for fresh and clean laundry that will smell great. You don’t need any additional detergent.

Toothpaste Substitute

Castile soap can be used to clean your teeth. Simply place a drop or two directly on your toothbrush and brush as normal. The taste is different, but your teeth will feel incredible.

Multipurpose Cleaner

Fill an old spray bottle with 1/3 cup of Castile soap and fill to the top with water and shake gently. You now have an eco-friendly and child safe multipurpose cleaner for anywhere in your home.

Floor Solution

Mop your floor with a castile soap solution for sparkly clean floors. Simply add 2-3 tablespoons of castile soap to a full bucket of water. This solution can even be used on hardwood floors.

Soft Scrub

If you need a great tub or toilet scrub utilize castile soap. Mix a bottle of castile soap using a soap to water ratio of 1:3. Apply baking soda to the area you are cleaning and then spray with the castile solution. Scrub away for a perfect eco-friendly soft scrub substitute.

Dog Shampoo

Castile is great for pets too. Simply lather your pup for a sweet smelling and clean pup in no time.


Making dish soap is easy. Mix equal parts water and castile soap for a grease-busting dish soap that you will love.

Shaving Cream

Say goodbye to store-bought shaving cream. Just lather the soap on the area to be shaved and you’re good to go.

Hand Soap

Use a foaming soap dispenser to create an inexpensive and effective hand soap out of castile soap. Fill a foaming dispenser with water and add 2 tablespoons of Castile.

Veggie Wash

Fill a spray bottle with water and add 2-3 tablespoons of castile soap. Spray down veggies and rinse.

Baby Wipes

Cut up old rags and place them in a container with a lid. You can use an old baby wipes container for this as well. Place the rags in the container. Mix castile soap and water to a ratio of 1:4 and pour over the rags. You can wash and reuse the wipes over and over again if you choose.

Have you used castile soap? What is your favorite way to utilize castile soap in your home?

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