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Castile soap: One product, endless uses

castile soapThree Castile soap recipes for a happy home

Our whole team LOVES Castile soap: it’s so effective and multi-purpose! Our version of this gentle, natural soap is made from coconut and sunflower oil and, when used correctly, it can do everything from cleaning your floors, sinks, and work surfaces until they shine to gently washing babies’ delicate skin. It truly does it all! 

In this article, we’re sharing three great recipes featuring this wonder-soap, so you can learn how to use it if you don’t already or expand your Castile soap horizons if you do.  

1. Mild baby soap castile soapcastile soapHow to make baby soap 

Ingredients

Phase A

Phase B

Phase C

Phase D

Tools

Good to know!

  • This unscented soap recipe has been specifically formulated to be neutral and to gently wash the delicate skin of the youngest among us. 
  • We strongly recommend seeking the advice of your baby’s doctor before using essential oils or aromatic essences in any recipe intended for a baby or a young child. If your doctor approves, you can add up to 5 g of aromatic essence to this recipe. We strongly advise against using essential oils in soaps intended for babies. To offset the added oil in the aromatic essence, simply reduce the quantity of sweet almond or hemp seed oil by the same quantity of aromatic essence you use

Steps to follow

  1. Prepare and disinfect your equipment and workspace.
  2. Add all the phase A ingredients to the first small bowl and mix to combine. Set aside.
  3. Weigh the phase B ingredients in the second small bowl and mix to combine. Set aside.
  4. Weigh the phase C ingredients in a ramekin and mix to combine. Set aside. 
  5. Weigh the Castile soap in the large bowl. Add phases A and B to the Castile soap. Mix with a spoon or a spatula to prevent the mixture from foaming up.
  6. Add phase C. Mix well until homogeneous. 
  7. Use a funnel to pour the mixture into the bottle. 

Use and conservation

Pour a little soap into the palm of your hand and rub your hands to form a lather. Apply gently to the baby’s skin, taking care to avoid their eyes and face. Carefully rinse off with warm water and pat dry with a clean towel.This soap tends to separate, so be sure to shake well before each use.

When made it optimal sanitary conditions, this gentle baby soap will keep for about six months.

2. A chemical-free cream cleaner to scour surfaces to a shine castile soap

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How to make your own cream cleaner

Ingredients

Tools

Good to know!

  • If you’d like a more fluid cream, add a bit more liquid Castile soap. If, on the other hand, you’d like a thicker texture, add a bit more baking soda.
  • You can scent your cream cleaner by adding 2 grams of the aromatic essence or essential oil of your choosing. To compensate, just reduce the quantity of Castile soap by 2 grams. Lemon, tea tree, and eucalyptus radiata are popular essential oils for cleaning products.

Steps to follow

  1. Prepare and disinfect your equipment and workspace.
  2. Weigh all the ingredients in the large bowl and mix together. Stir gently to prevent the preparation from foaming up. 
  3. Transfer the mixture to a jar. 

Use and conservation

This homemade scouring cream is perfect for effectively cleaning all hard, scratch-resistant surfaces, such as kitchen and bathroom sinks, bathtubs, showers, and burnt pots and baking trays. To use, just apply a small amount to the damp surface using a moistened sponge. Gently scrub using circular motions, then rinse off. Dry with a cloth.This scouring cream tends to separate, so be sure to shake well before each use.

When made in optimal sanitary conditions, your DIY scouring cream should keep for about six months.

3. An ultra-gentle DIY laundry detergentcastile soapcastile soap

How to make your own laundry soap

Ingredients

Tools

Good to know!

  • You can scent your laundry detergent by adding 5–10 grams of the aromatic essence or essential oil of your choosing. To compensate for this addition to the recipe, just reduce the quantity of water used by the same amount. True lavender, sweet orange, and lemon essential oils are popular options in DIY laundry detergents. One of our favourite options is cotton aromatic essence, which will leave your linens with that prefect fresh laundry scent.

Steps to follow

  1. Prepare and disinfect your equipment and workspace.
  2. Add the 700 ml of water to a large saucepan and heat. 
  3. While it’s heating, add the rest of the ingredients to the large stainless steel bowl. Gently stir with a spoon or a spatula to prevent it from foaming up.
  4. When the water has started to boil, remove the saucepan from the heat. 
  5. Add the baking soda, salt, and soap mixture.
  6. Stir gently, once again taking care that the soap does not foam up.
  7. Use a funnel to pour the mixture into the bottle. 

Use and conservation

Pour about 200 ml of your laundry soap into the detergent compartment or directly into the main drum of your laundry machine per load. You may want to adjust the quantity depending on the capacity of your machine or how soiled the clothes in your load are. This laundry detergent tends to separate, so be sure to shake well before each use.

When made in optimal sanitary conditions, your homemade laundry soap will keep for about six months. 

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