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Is Castile Soap Good as a Face Wash?

castile soap as a face wash

One of the most attractive aspects of authentic olive-oil-based Castile soap is that it is a natural soap with no synthetic detergents or foaming chemicals, like sulfates. 

Did you know ancient Egyptians used olive oil to care for their skin? It’s been a go-to clean beauty ingredient throughout history and olive-oil-based Castile soap is a great option for using this powerful ingredient in your skincare route to achieve glowing skin. 

Yes, you can enjoy the natural beautifying powers of olive oil besides just using it to prepare your pasta. Olive-oil-based Castile soap works great as a go-to body wash and face wash!

Wondering what olive oil Castile soap does to your skin? Here are some highlights:

  • Moisturizes the skin
  • Cleanses the skin without artificial toxins, such as sulfates
  • Naturally formulated for sensitive skin
  • Prevents acne
  • Contains powerful antioxidants

Tips for Using Castille Soap as Face Wash

Liquid castile soap is typically concentrated. While it has low risks of causing skin problems, using it “as is” can severely dry out skin. Continuous use of undiluted soap can lead to atopic dermatitis (eczema) and a whole bunch of other problems, such as redness and cracking. 

It would be best to dilute ¼ cup soap with four cups of water for facial cleanser. Alternatively, you can use 2-3 drops of the soap on wet hands and apply it to a wet face.

But what should you not do when cleansing with Castile soap? 

  • Don’t mix olive oil soap with acidic solutions 
  • Don’t use it with hard water 
  • Don’t store it for an extended time past its expiration date

Essential Oils for an Added Benefits of Castile Soap

Essential oils are anti-bacterial in nature, preventing skin infections and other related issues. That’s why they work great as an additional ingredient in Castile soap to offer bonus skin benefits. Essential oils are also known to alleviate depression, stress, and anxiety. 

You can use Castile soap with various essential oils, including:

  • Eucalyptus
  • Lemongrass
  • Lavender
  • Grapefruit
  • Rosemary


Would you like to experience the skincare benefits of Castile soap? Browse through our multipurpose oil-based soap products to give your skin a healthy glow.

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