For many centuries the Castile bar and liquid soaps have been in existence. It is known to be one of the best bar soaps worldwide.

However, how many people really know that it has several other uses other than washing your body?  This article is intended to provide you with a brief history of the Castile soap and 31 great ways in which you can use the soap in and around your home.

You will probably be shocked at some of these uses, some of the uses may even save you from getting other expensive products to do the same job that Castile can do.

What is Castile Soap?

Castile is a natural ingredient made soap. It was first made in the Mediterranean area before spreading to Europe and the wider world.

Centuries back olive oil was its main ingredient however now it’s made with coconut oil, castor oil, hemp oils or avocado oils. The soap is available in both bar and liquid.

The naturally based ingredients are known to have a great impact on skincare, thus contributing to the worldwide fame of the Castile Soap.

The following are the list of uses of the Castile Soap in and around the home.

Face wash

Because of its natural ingredients Castle soap is great for washing face. It helps to prevent acne and kills harmful bacteria on your skin. Only a few drops of soap in the palm of your hands is needed to gently wash face. The Castile Soap is known to make you have a refreshing looking after washing your face with it.

Body  Wash

whilst it is great for washing face it’s just as good for washing the body. It’s very mild on the skin again because of its all-natural components. Whether you’re using bar or liquid put a little on to your body then use a washcloth to wash gently for a nice cool refreshing clean that makes you feel all new.

Many people had no idea that Castile soap can also be used for shampooing hair. It’s perfectly safe for washing hair and will probably save you a few dollars in your pocket from the buying of expensive shampoo. To use as shampoo add a tablespoon of soap to a cup of water. Use according to hair volume.

Dishwashing soap

Unlike using some dishwashing liquid soap Castile is gentle on your hands and it gives your dishes a great wash. Just dilute Castile Soap with the required amount of water for the washing of dishes. Leaves your dishes squeaky clean and looking shiny.

Food cleanser

Castile is completely safe for washing fruits and vegetables.  One teaspoon of Castile Soap to a bowl of water is good for getting your fruits and vegetables clean.  After washing make sure to rinse. Leaves no harmful effect on food thus making food safe and clean for consumption.

Laundry detergent

Just half a cup of Castile Soap to a load will make your clothes clean and smelling fresh. Castile liquid is excellent for removing dirt and grease on clothes.  It’s safe if you’re worried about your skin having an allergic reaction to detergent.

Wiping Floor

Shiny floors say a lot, especially if you’re having visitors. Castile is known to give your floor a good shine. All you have to do is add a quarter cup of  Castile to 1.5 gallons of water (or as needed ) to do the mopping.

Bowl Cleaner

Castile can be used as a  toxic-free toilet cleaner. Mix quarter cup of soap with one and quarter cup of water, two tablespoons of Baking soda in a large squirt bottle, shake it well, pour the solution directly on to the toilet. You will be amazed by the results of cleaning your toilet with Castile.

Glass cleaner

Searching for a glass cleaner that doesn’t leave smears or residue? Try Castile on your glass and windows. Mix half a cup of white vinegar, two teaspoons of Castile liquid soap and two cups of distilled warm water into a spray bottle.  Mix well. Spray mixture on the window and clean.

Pet wash 

Castile is just as safe to use on pets. Use a funnel to pour a half a cup of liquid Castile soap into a small, lidded bottle. Add a quarter cup of either white or apple cider vinegar, one tablespoon of vegetable glycerin or olive oil, and two tablespoons of water. Shake the mixture well before using it. Leaves your pet smelling clean and fresh.


Yes!yes!yes! It works. Add one drop of Castile soap to a small cup of water and use it as a mouth wash. Peppermint soap is best to recommend for use. Make sure to use it as stated.


Don’t go with bad breath if you have no regular toothpaste at home. Try one drop of desired Castile soap to your toothbrush for a fantastic clean. Castile soap cleans the same as if you were using regular toothpaste. Don’t underestimate the power of cleaning with Castile.

Makeup remover

Castile soap can be combined with witch hazel and a carrier oil to make a natural makeup remover. Mix equal parts of all three ingredients together and use a cotton ball to gently remove makeup. Then use a washcloth with warm water to remove any remaining residue.

Makeup brush cleaner 

Add a couple of drops of Castile soap to warm water. Leave the brush in water for couple minutes, remove brush from water then rinse and put to dry. Leaves your brush looking and feeling as good as new.


After being out for the whole day, it’s so good to know you can always come home to soak your feet in a soothing hot bath. One teaspoon of Castile liquid soap in a small pale of water for twenty minutes. This will help to relieve foot aches and help you relax a little bit.


So you have run out of shaving cream and you need to shave for work. Try using Castile.  For your face, use about ten drops, for the underarms, three drops and for the legs, use about a half teaspoon.  Lather the area to be shaved. Shave the area then rinse. Dry area to feel and see the benefit of using Castile.

Sinus decongestant

Decongestion can be very uncomfortable. Imagine using soap to clear decongestion. All you have to do is add one tablespoon of Castile soap to a bowl of boiling water. Place your face over the bowl and inhale the steam.


Who would have thought that Castile can be used as a deodorant? To use Castile as a deodorant you add half teaspoon of Castile soap plus one teaspoon of sea salt to a small amount of water. Mix the ingredients well. Use as needed for continued freshness.


Tired of bugs on your plant? Try using Castile to make a bug spray to get rid of bugs. To make bug spray you can mix a tablespoon of Castile soap in a quart of water. Add mixture to a spray bottle and spray on plants. Test on one leaf before spaying on the entire plant. Use it as necessary.

Ants spray

Castile gets rid of bugs. It also gets rid of ants on plants. To make ants spray, add a quarter cup of soap to a quart of water. Mix well. Test on a leaf to see reaction before spraying on the entire plant.

Scouring solution

Mix one cup of castile soap and three cups of water in a spray bottle. Shake some baking soda and then spray the cleaning solution on the area that needs to be cleaned. Allow the solution to stay in the area for a few minutes. Use a sponge or brush to scrub away any dirt or grime. Rinse well will water.

All-purpose cleaner

To make Castile all-purpose spray that can be used just about anywhere,  add one to two cups of soap in a quart of water.  An essential oil can be added if desired. Mix well. Use as a cleaning spray.

Wound cleaning solution

For persons who have a minor wound, Castile can be used for wound cleansing. To use Castile for wound cleaning you first add two teaspoons of soap to two cups of purified water. You may use cotton or gauze to absorb liquid and clean wounds.

Oven cleaner

The Castile liquid soap is great for cleaning ovens. It easily gets rid of spill and greases. Depending on the size of your oven, mix Castile liquid soap with warm water to clean the area.

Hand soap

Castile is so convenient. It can be easily used. It can be used as a regular hand soap when needed. Just apply a few drops to hands, lather and rinse. Mild enough for hands.

Baby soap 

Castile is mild enough to be used on your baby’s skin. Instead of buying pricy baby soaps try using Castile. Just apply a few drops to your baby’s washrag and wash their body gently. Leaves your baby’s skin feeling soft.

Bedding wash

To kill and eliminate dust mites from your bedding add one-third cup of castile soap to your washing machine along with your bedding. Allow to wash and rise. You may place a half cup of vinegar in fabric softener when rinsing.

Reusable wipes

Making Castile reusable wipes is easy and convenient. All you have to do is pick out an old towel, shirt, etc. Whatever you choose, cut it in wipes size.

In a large jar place one cup of warm water, one ounce of Castile liquid soap and five to ten drops of any essential oil of your choice. Shake the mixture well then add wipes size cloth in to jar.

Allow the liquid to soak in fabric before using it. You can always make more solutions to soak the same fabric in after they’ve been used and washed.

Honey facial cleanser

Castile is known to have a large impact on beauty. To make Castile’s honey facial mask, you will need three tablespoons of honey, half a cup of vegetable glycerine and two tablespoons of Castile liquid soap. Add ingredients to a small container and mix well. Massage on to face and neck for at least thirty seconds. Rinse face with warm water and enjoy the results.

Dishwasher soap

Castile is not only good for washing dishes. It can also be used in the dishwasher.  To make homemade dishwasher soap, combine eight ounces of Castile liquid soap with one cup of water, three teaspoons of lemon juice and ten drops of lemon essential oil and shake well.
For use, add one tablespoon of the above mixture into the “open” compartment of your dishwasher and add one cup of white vinegar to the “closed” compartment. If you have hard water, add a little more vinegar.
In conclusion, we can safely say Castile is more than efficient when it comes to cleaning your body, your pet, your home, your plants. It saves you a lot when you have limited budget working with and it can be used for just about any form of cleaning.


30 Ways To Use Castile Soap All Around The House


  1. Use Castile Soap as a Face wash
  2. One of the best soaps to use as a Body Wash
  3. Use Castile as a refreshing Shampoo
  4. Dishwashing soap
  5. Food cleanser
  6. Laundry detergent
  7. Wiping Floor
  8. Bowl Cleaner
  9. Glass cleaner
  10. Pet wash 
  11. Mouthwash
  12. Toothpaste
  13. Makeup remover
  14. Makeup brush cleaner 
  15. Footbath
  16. Shaving 
  17. Sinus decongestant
  18. Deodorant
  19. Pesticide 
  20. Ants spray
  21. Scouring solution
  22. All-purpose cleaner
  23. Wound cleaning solution
  24. Oven cleaner
  25. Hand soap
  26. Baby soap 
  27. Bedding wash
  28. Reusable wipes
  29. Honey facial cleanser
  30. Dishwasher soap

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