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5 Ways to Use Castile Soap You Didn’t Know About

Castile soap dates back hundreds of years, and it’s survived all this time for a reason. 

Though it doesn’t lather much, it compensates by being gentle on the skin, so it’s great for sensitive types who don’t want to use harsh chemicals or fragrances.

Plus, it’s made using organic olive oil and water, with no additives or preservatives.

But did you know that there are other uses for this simple soap besides cleansing your skin?

Here are five things you didn’t know you could use Castile soap for.

Makeup Remover

Yes, we know that makeup removal wipes are convenient. But the thing is, they’re terrible for the environment and end up costing a small fortune.

Instead of wipes, try Castile soap! It’s a versatile makeup remover because it can be used to remove mascara, foundation, lipstick, and basically anything else you’d apply to your face.

If you have sensitive skin or are worried about chemicals in your products, especially, Castile soap is the way to go.

Sinus Decongestion

Are your sinuses congested? Are you looking for a natural remedy that doesn’t involve antibiotics or drugs?

In that case, Castile soap may be your new best friend.

Since it’s made with natural ingredients, it won’t cause the side effects you might experience with over-the-counter medication, like allergy symptoms or drowsiness.

It’s also gentle on the mucous membranes of the nose and throat while still providing powerful disinfectant properties thanks to its antibacterial nature.

Basically, Castile soap can help relieve uncomfortable symptoms such as congestion, coughing, and sneezing without irritating the tissues further!

To use:

Add about 1 tablespoon of soap and a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil to a bowl and pour boiling water on top. Then, take a dish towel, drape it over your head, and breathe in the mist.


If you’re looking for a way to get rid of that bad breath, it’s time to break out the Castile soap.

To use:

  • Mix 1 part Castile soap with 4 parts water.
  • Add a few drops of peppermint oil for fresh breath. The peppermint oil will also help kill bacteria in your mouth and keep it clean.
  • Use half a teaspoon per rinse. Swish for 30 seconds, then spit it out. Rinse with warm water afterward, if possible. Repeat every day for 2 weeks or until your breath smells better… whichever comes first!

Vegetable Rinse

If you’ve ever wondered what to do with Castile soap in the kitchen, here’s one answer: You can use it to clean vegetables!

This vegetable rinse is made with 100% natural ingredients, including water and vinegar.

It’s safe for both the environment and yourself — and, because it uses only a few ingredients, it’s easy to prepare at home.

To make a vegetable rinse:

  • Fill up your sink with water.
  • Add ½ cup of vinegar and stir until dissolved (or just let it sit).
  • Now add 1-3 tablespoons of soap into this mixture; give it another good stir so everything mixes evenly! That’s all there is to it — now you have your own homemade vegetable wash ready to use.

Makeup Brush Cleaner

You may have heard that a good way to clean makeup brushes is by putting them in the dishwasher, but who has time for that? 

Though you can clean your makeup brushes in the dishwasher, another great way to clean them is with a little Castile soap.

Specifically, you’ll want to dilute the soap in water and wash your brush tips under running water for about 20 seconds before rinsing them out.

Make sure all of the suds are completely gone before letting your brushes dry completely — this will keep bacteria from building up on them (and, consequently, on your face).

When done properly, this method should help keep your brushes soft and smooth while keeping those pesky germs at bay!

Bottom line

We’ve covered a few different uses for Castile soap in this article, so be sure to try them out! As you can see, this soap is great for cleaning a variety of things. 

We hope these tips have given you some fresh ideas on how to incorporate Castile soap into your daily routine – it really is an incredibly useful staple to have around!

Looking for the best Castile soap? Check out our line of vegan soaps here

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