Castile Soap – It’s Benefits & Where to Buy (Includes DIY Recipes)

What is Castile Soap?

Castile soap is soap made from the all-benefitting olive oil, and has been named so after the Castile region of Spain, which is known for its olive oil.
The good ol’ olive oil is not just good for consumption in food, but also for your skin, hair, and even nails! It is an excellent anti-aging product, a moisturizer, and even keeps the skin healthy, as it contains vitamin E.

What’s the Story?

The origin of Castile soap is an interesting tale of survival of the fittest.
It can be traced back to the Levant (geographical term for a large area in the east Mediterranean) where Aleppo soap-makers made solid soap bars out of olive and laurel oil for thousands of years.
And, let me tell ya’ll, this was not just some mediocre soap – it was the soap. That’s right! Aleppo soap was considered to be an important cleaning product ever to be created.

Even the gorgeous Queen Cleopatra used it!
It’s got to be legit, right?
Apparently, the crusaders brought the Aleppo soap (including the ingredients to make it which was unavailable back home) back with them to Europe, in the 11th century.
Aleppo soap became a revolutionary cleaning agent; in the deteriorating sanitary state, during the Middle Ages, it became a life-saving product.  After this, a lot of new kinds of soaps were popping up in Europe, giving a tough competition to Aleppo’s fandom. However, one out of all these soaps managed to stand out due to its ability to clean like no other soap – the Castile soap.
And from there on, Castile soap has earned a place for itself in the history of the most awesome soaps of all time.
Now, enough about the history, let’s see why it’s so cool.

Benefits of Castile Soap Bar:


  • Multipurpose – soap, shampoo, face wash, detergent, hand wash, vegetable-wash, and so on
  • Safe for those with sensitive skin as well as babies as it is made from all-natural ingredients
  • Nontoxic, therefore skin-friendly
  • Inexpensive (duh)
  • Gives your skin a fresh and smooth cleanse
  • Doesn’t cause irritation as it is dye-free and chemical-free
  • Unclogs pores and gives you a deeper cleanse as compared to commercial soaps


Ways to use Castile Soap Bar:

 You can wash your hair, face, and body, everything with this super soap bar!

DIY Liquid Castile Soap (Face Wash, Bath Wash, Hand Wash)

Boil 500ml water

Add 100gm of grated Castile Soap and stir well to dissolve it complete.

Add a few drops of your favourite essential oils

Store this solution in the fridge for 1 week. This can be used as a face wash, bath wash or as a base for the below mentioned recipes

DIY Castile Soap Shampoo Recipe

Take one cup of liquid castile soap as made above.

Add 1/2 tsp of glycerine

Add juice of 1/2 lemon

Add 4-5 drops of rosemary essential oil

Shake well to mix it all together and use immediately

DIY All Purpose Castile Soap Cleanser

Take one cup of liquid castile soap as made above.

Add 1/4 cup of vinegar

Mix well and use to clean


Buy Castile Soap in India 


The Olive Oyl by Burst of Happyness is nothing more and nothing less than just that – an Olive oil soap bar. It is chemical and scent free, which makes it completely pure and gentle on the skin. It is especially good for those of you who always struggle choosing the right soap for their sensitive skin.
So here comes the Olive Oyl soap bar, wrapped up in a cutesy cloth bag, at an affordable price, the answer to your prayers!

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9 thoughts on “Castile Soap – It’s Benefits & Where to Buy (Includes DIY Recipes)

  1. Vrinda Rajagopal says:

    Hellooo… Im so glad I found this site. Recently i have started to look up more herbal and homemade alternatives. Thts how I came to this site. Truly inspiring, kudos to you and your team!
    I have slightly drying skin and most of the soaps ive used made it even drier. The only one it likes is dove. I would like to buy homemade soaps, but don’t know which one to choose as my first one. Could you please recommend which soap/shampoo bar should I choose to get started. Oh, and i have long, very thin hair, scalp is not overly oily, but has a tendency to get dry and frizzy.
    Hope to get your response soon 🙂
    Thank you

  2. Vrinda Rajagopal says:

    Haii.. Thanks for the response 🙂
    Yeah i will definitely try the one you suggested and also the lip balm, coz im in dire need of one. Also, i have my eye on some of your other products too… I will begin with these too and i will let you know my experience 🙂
    Take care

  3. Sasi says:

    I am looking to buy olive soap but in my home we use only hard water for bath.
    Wondering if olive soap lather well in hard water, pls do letme know

  4. juhi says:

    Can I make a shampoo by using olive castile soap and cocoa butter. I hav very dry curly hair. I used many shampoos but all in vain because all were full of many chemicals. plz do let me know soon.

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