Castile Liquid Soap
Castile soap is an environmentally friendly, all-natural, vegan alternative to traditional soaps that can be used for everything from washing your face to washing your dishes.
What Is Castile Soap?
This incredibly versatile soap is plant-based and made free of any animal fats and synthetic ingredients. It was first made in the Mediterranean before spreading throughout Europe, where it got the name Castile from the region of Spain.
Castile soap was traditionally made with olive oil, but today can be made with coconut, almond, walnut, castor, or hemp oils. These oils give the soap its luxurious lathering and moisturizing properties.
In addition to these oils, Castile soaps contain lye. When mixed with oil, lye creates soap molecules that, when mixed with water, create charged atoms that capture dirt.
Castile soap registers a whopping 8.9 on the pH scale. A little science class refresher: the pH scale is used to determine how acidic or alkaline different solutions are. Alkaline solutions are better for cutting through grease. Castile soap is right up there with baking soda, and it's even more alkaline than mild dish soap.