Castile soap is a natural, plant-based soap made without any chemicals. While some modern versions of castile soap use vegetable oils such as hemp, coconut, castor, avocado, or almond, the traditional method for making this soap uses olive oil.
Centuries after its invention, olive oil-based castile soap remains an amazing and beloved beauty product that offers a variety of skin support.
Here are seven wonderful benefits of castile soap you can look forward to:
Many commercial soaps are packed with strange chemical ingredients. People with sensitive skin are likely to suffer a reaction to at least one of these ingredients. The top offenders are often cleansing agents called sulfates. In contrast, simple, all-natural, non-toxic, organic castile soap is almost sure not to irritate the skin. This makes it a favorite for those who struggle with various skin conditions.
Despite being gentle and skin-friendly, castile soap is still a strong cleanser. The soap will quickly wash off dirt and other impurities from skin. And it can also be used around the house as dish soap or to clean counters, bathroom fixtures, furniture, and flooring.
Olive oil is rich in antioxidants, such as Vitamins A and E. Using olive oil-based castile soap can aid your skin in fighting against free radicals. With regular use, this can delay the appearance of aging due to your skin being protected from cell degeneration.
No one wants to have dry skin. The chemicals found in many soaps actually draw moisture away from the skin, stripping the skin of the natural oils that protect it and keep it moisturized. But with olive oil castile soap, the body’s natural defenses against dryness are shored up through daily use.
Castile soap has natural antibacterial effects. This makes it an excellent choice for people who suffer from skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Olive oil-based castile soap helps kill off the bacteria that cause acne and can even fight against inflammation, which often accompanies eczema and psoriasis.
Castile soap is as gentle on the environment as it is on your skin. Its natural biodegradable ingredients make it ideal for use while camping since it can be used outdoors without harming the environment.
It is also a great option for vegans since it uses a plant-based oil instead of animal fats (a common ingredient in some other soaps!).
A go-to soap for minimalist beauty lovers, castile can be beneficial for an incredible number of uses. It is good for the whole body! Olive oil-based castile soap can be used as body wash, face wash, shampoo, and even in place of shaving cream. It is great for shampooing because, unlike standard shampoo, castile does not strip the hair and scalp of its natural oils. As mentioned above, its uses extend to the home as well! Since it has so many uses, it is also an amazing way to save money.
At Clean Rebellion, we are devoted to creating natural, simple beauty products that benefit your skin and overall well-being. Please check out our traditional castile soap made with pure, organic olive oil. You will be glad you did.