Castile soap is the purest form of soap around. It is made by mixing olive oil with either potassium hydroxide to create liquid castile soap or sodium hydroxide to produce the bar kind. Either way, using it is a gentle way to cleanse your skin — plus moisturize your hair, polish your pearly whites and many more!
While it’s true that castile soap costs a little higher than your average soap, getting your hands on it can actually help you stretch your budget. That’s because it can be used as an alternative to many of your pricey beauty products. Here are some of the most amazing beauty uses of castile soap:
For Washing Your Face
Definitely, you should not let any harsh ingredient touch your skin. Since castile soap is olive oil-based, it may be used for washing your face without worrying about ending up with dry, taut and irritated skin. Some women make their own facial wash by diluting 1 part of liquid castile soap with 2 parts of distilled water in a pump bottle.
For Cleansing Your Body
If you’re the kind of person who cannot use body soaps and washes with strong ingredients, you should give castile soap a try! It’s powerful enough to get rid of dirt and grime, but also so gentle that it won’t rob your skin of much-needed moisture. Go for unscented castile soap if you have very sensitive skin.
For Disinfecting the Hands
Keeping your hands clean all the time helps prevent certain diseases from spreading. However, washing and usage of alcohol-based sanitizers can leave your hands dry. Make your own moisturizing hand soap by mixing a tablespoon each of liquid castile soap and coconut oil in a small pump bottle. Fill with distilled water and shake.
For a Relaxing Bath
Squirting a little liquid castile soap to your bathwater allows you to spend a few minutes in heaven. Once you’re done with your bath, your skin will feel soft and supple. It is a wonderful idea to add a few drops of your favorite essential oil, too — it’s like being pampered in a spa without stepping foot outside your bathroom and spending tons of cash.
For a Quick Facial
Combine a little liquid castile soap and warm water. Feel free to add a few drops of essential oil that you love. Agitate the water with your hand and dip a clean face towel in it. Wring out the excess, sit back and place the towel on your face for a few minutes. Instant glowing skin and rosy cheeks!
For Shampooing Your Hair
Deep cleaning your hair is essential from time to time in order to get rid of product buildup. A lot of women swear by the effectiveness of using castile soap once or twice a week for eliminating residue of hairspray and other hairstyling products. Remember to use your favorite conditioner afterwards for best results.
When removing unwanted hair on your legs, underarms and elsewhere, you can count on castile soap to help you attain a really smooth shave. All you have to do is combine equal parts of liquid castile soap and coconut oil. Use this mixture instead of your usual shaving cream and you will surly notice the difference!
For Removing Makeup
One of the most important beauty regimens you need to do at the end of the day is have your makeup removed. You can whip up a homemade makeup remover by combining equal amounts of distilled water, liquid castile soap and almond oil (or just about any other nourishing vegetable oil around). Dip a cotton pad in it and remove your makeup.
For Brushing Your Teeth
Believe it or not, you can use castile soap as a replacement for your toothpaste. Rub a wet toothbrush on a bar of soap, or squirt a dollop of liquid castile soap on it, and then brush away. Since it does not contain alcohol or any other harsh ingredient, you can have your mouth cleansed without leaving it dry and irritated.