Those in the know call it “magic soap.” Castile soap is natural, it’s made using only vegetable oils (most soaps come from animal fat) it cleans everything from your hands and hair to your tub and floors plus it’s biodegradable. Castile soap is so versatile, you’ll wonder how you cleaned without it.
It’s an all-in-one cleanser.
- Body wash: Use castile soap as a gentle cleanser. It’s sold in bar form, but you can also use the liquid form by diluting the soap with water (2:1 ratio)
- Hand soap: Refill your hand soap dispenser with 1 part castile soap to 4 parts water.
- Shampoo: As a stand-in for your regular shampoo. Mix 1 part castile soap with 3 parts water.
- Mopping solution: Mop your floors to a sparkly new luster by using 2 – 3 tablespoons of castile soap in a bucket of water.
- Tub scrub: Make a tile or toilet cleaner with baking soda and castile soap (fill a spray bottle with a 1:3 ratio of castile soap and water). First, cover the area with a liberal amount of baking soda, then spray the castile solution over the top. Scrub away with a sponge or scrub brush and watch the stains disappear. This also works great on stovetops!
- Dish soap: Make a (hand) dishwashing soap by mixing a 1:1 ratio of castile soap to water.
Note: Castile soap will not “suds” like commercial brands, but it cleans just as well while being better for you, your home, and the environment. Buyer beware: the term “castile” is used loosely, purchase one made from vegetable fats!