Converting to a toxin free home takes some time and patience. Once you throw out all the chemical-laden cleaners–it takes some trial and error to find what really works best for you. Here you will find a guide to the natural ingredient “castile soap”. You'll also find a few recipes that we've used in the past with success.
What is Castile Soap?
Castile soap originated in Castile, Spain. It was traditionally was made with olive oil and animal fat. Today there are many variations. You can find it as a solid or a liquid and made from vegetable oils like palm, coconut, hemp, jojoba and olive.
Castile soap is a great cleaning product to use as it usually contains only vegetable based ingredients. It gives you a great, clean-feeling lather and is a great multipurpose formula. It acts as a surfactant and helps lift away dirt and cut through grease.
How to Use Castile Soap for a Toxin Free Home
Toxin Free Hand Soap
Toxin Free Shampoo
I do find that Castile soap dries my hair out too much. I use Young Living Copaiba Vanilla Shampoo & Conditioner and absolutely love it. My hair is healthier than it ever has been! If you wish to order some– head on over to my Essential Oils website at www.oils.wholebodyliving.com
Toxin Free All-Purpose Cleaning Spray
You will need to rinse off your surfaces after spraying and cleaning with the soap. You are literally spraying soap. Failing to wipe it off with a clean wet cloth will leave a residue behind.
Toxin Free Floor Cleaner
In a large bucket, mix 2-3 tbsp castile soap with 10-15 drops of Thieves Young Living Essential Oil Blend. Fill with hot water and mix. Mop your floors with this toxin free formula. You could also Purification Essential Oil instead of Thieves to mix things up.
Scrub That Tub (Toxin Free!)
Sprinkle baking soda on the area you want to clean and then spray the castile solution over the top. Scour with a scrub brush. This also works great on stove tops!
We would love to hear how you use Castile Soap in your home. Share with us in the comments section!
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