Castile Soap Uses
For the Body
Apply 1-2 drops to a wet washcloth or directly to your wet face. Lather, using a circular motion and rinse with cool water. Castile can be drying if you use too much, so follow up with shea butter or your favorite moisturizer.
A capful of castile liquid soap to your bathwater won't bubble like chemical laden bubble bath but it's an effective and safe bath solution.
Dilute 1TBS castile in 1/2 cup warm water. Lather in to wet hair, rinse and repeat as necessary. Some people like to follow up with a weak apple cider vinegar rinse.
Mix some Castile soap with warm water in the palm of your hand or in a shaving dish, lather on your skin and shave.
- Fill a small jar or bottle half way with water then top off with Castile Liquid Soap, leaving a bit of room at the top to shake the mixture.
- Add 2 TBS olive oil.
- Close the jar and shake well.
- Pour a little on a cotton round, tissue or soft cloth. Gently wipe over eyes to soften and remove eye makeup.
- Rinse with cool water.
- Shake well before every use.
Around the Home
Set the washer on fill, add 1/3 cup Castile soap to the warm water as your washer fills, then add your clothes. For HD washers, use as a concentrate (about 1/4 cup), use the soak setting and double rinse for best results. Compatible with bleach.
Add 3oz (6 TBS) of Castile Liquid Soap to warm mop water. Clean as usual, and allow to dry.
Dishes clean up best by applying the liquid to the sponge rather than soap bowl method for hand washing dishes.
At low dilutions, Castile soap in spray bottles can be used for surface cleaning. Add soap to water, rather than water to soap to prevent foaming. If it's too soapy, add more water.
Pour a small amount of the castile soap into a bowl or the palm of your hand. Rub your brush into the soap to create a lather. Add a little water while you gently massage the bristles to loosen the make-up and grime on your brush. Rinse under cool water until all the soap is rinsed out and the water runs clear.
Add 1 Tbs of liquid Castile soap to a 24oz spray bottle filled with warm water. Shake to mix it up. Optional: add 1 TBS vegetable oil to help the mixture adhere to your plants.
Spray this mixture generously over your plants, starting at the base but not neglecting the leaves and flowers. Bugs hide in the crevices and undersides of leaves, so be thorough.
Go easy on your more delicate plants the first time you use this, to make sure they can handle having soap on them. Try spraying just one or two leaves in the back or underside of the plant. If it hurts the leaves, try using even less of the Castile soap in your mixture.
Spray your garden with this mixture about once a week, or more if you have a lot of aphids or other bugs in your garden. Spray after watering your plants, so you don’t end up washing off the repellent.
Use undiluted castile soap on your dog's wet coat, lather and scrub and rinse well.
- Fill a clean spray bottle 95% of the way with warm water.
- Add the remaining 5% of the way with your favorite Castile Liquid Soap. Do NOT use peppermint Castile as peppermint attracts ants.
- Shake before use and liberally spray wherever you’ve seen ants (or where you suspect they’re coming in) for several days in a row.
Saturate a soft sponge with Castile Liquid Soap. Work over vehicle in sections, wetting first, scrubbing with the soapy sponge, and then rinsing. Always wash vehicles out of direct sunlight. Dry afterwards with a soft towel.
Add 2 TBS castile soap to a quart of hot water. Spray solution over wall papered walls and let it soak in for a couple of minutes. Using a scraper, peel off the top layer of wallpaper. Saturate the walls with spray, scrape until wallpaper is off. Use a sponge with hot, soapy water to remove the wallpaper residue.