Castile Soap Recipes


Bath ~ You can add directly to bath water for a simple bubble bath. However, the bubbles aren't long-lasting and your water may turn to a cloudy-white color.  This product is slippery since it contains oil, so take care getting in and out of your bath. 

Body Wash ~ Squeeze a small amount of castile soap into your hands to use as a body wash. Use a washcloth or loofah to gently exfoliate your skin.

Deodorant ~ Add 1/2 teaspoon of castile soap and 1 teaspoon of sea salt to a small spray bottle and use in the underarm area as needed.

Face Wash ~ first squeeze a small amount onto wet hands or a washcloth, then apply. For best results, lather thoroughly being sure to coat the full area. This will give your face an exfoliating cleanse, and can remove makeup. Be sure to rinse well after application.

Makeup Remover ~ 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.

Shampoo ~ start with a small amount and keep applying as needed based on the length of the hair. Be sure to massage through every section, and work it into a lather. When completed, you will rinse with apple cider vinegar, which will help remove all of the soap and boost your hair with more benefits, such as reducing frizz and lowering PH balance. Combine 4 TBSP ACV to 16oz of water for optimal dilution. *Not recommended for color-treated hair

Shaving ~ squeeze your needed amount onto wet hands and lather before applying to the skin, then proceed to shave as you would with a standard cream, followed by a rinse. This will not only moisturize the skin and prevent harsh razor burn but also leave you feeling clean and refreshed.

Toothpaste ~ Believe it or not, you can use Castile soap as a base for creating toothpaste. Start with 1/2 TBSP of the soap, from there add 2.5 TBSP Coconut Oil, 1/2 TBSP Avocado or Olive Oil, and 1 tsp baking soda. You can also add in your choice of essential oils for flavoring. Whisk until blended and apply to toothbrush. If you find your mixture is becoming too thick, just add a little water and blend again. 


All-Purpose ~ can tackle all sorts of cleaning jobs. Use 1 to 2 cups of soap in a quart of water as a cleaning spray.

Dish Soap ~ Add 1 part of castile soap to 10 parts of water to make a liquid dish soap.

Dishwasher Detergent ~ Mix equal parts of castile soap and water in a bottle. Fill your detergent compartment as normal.

Floor Cleaner ~ mix 4oz of Soap with 3 gallons of hot water. You can use this to clean wood, laminate, stone, or tile. However, be sure not to leave excess water on wood and lament flooring because it will warp.

Foam Hand Soap ~ If you own a pump dispenser, this simple recipe can create a foaming hand soap. All you need is two things: Soap and water. Create a 1:3 ratio of 1 part soap and 3 parts water, add to a dispenser and foam away. 

Laundry (Hand Washing) ~ you'll need to dilute 1/2 oz of soap into a gallon of water and then allow your clothing to soak in the solution, while you work the material. 

Makeup Brush Cleaner ~ Remember to wash your makeup brushes every week if you can. Simply fill a cup with warm water and a few drops of castile soap. First rinse your brushes in water, then place them in the cup for about 10 minutes. Rinse the brushes again and allow them to air dry.

Mopping ~ Add 1/2 cup of soap to 3 gallons of hot water and mop as usual.

Pet Wash ~ you can use this soap on pet fur the same way you'd wash your hair. During the rinse you can either use plain water or proceed with the diluted apple cider vinegar, with the same 1:4 ACV to water ratio.

Produce ~ For removing chemicals, wax, or germs from produce, you can either apply directly to fruits and vegetables and then rinse away, or create a bowl of solution by adding 1 tsp to a gallon of water, scrubbing your product, and then rinsing.

    Toilet ~ Get a shiny clean on your toilet by mixing 1oz of baking soda and a couple drops of Castile Soap, then scrub thoroughly around the bowl. After you're satisfied you can flush the residue. 

    Wounds ~ Add 2 teaspoons of soap to 2 cups of filtered drinking water to create a cleansing solution.

    Sinus Congestion ~ Create a steam simply add 1 tablespoon of soap to a bowl of boiling hot water. Place your face over the water, drape a towel over your head, and breathe in the mist.

    Few things to avoid when using Castile Soap:

    • If you have hard water, it will react with castile soap and leave behind a white film residue. Install a water softener if it’s possible.
    • Combining vinegar with castile soap can also leave behind a white film. This is because the alkaline nature of the soap reacts with the acid vinegar, and they cancel out each other. This changes the soap back to its original oils.
    • Castile soap shouldn’t be combined with lemon juice for the same reasons it doesn’t combine well with vinegar.