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What is Castile Soap? Uses and benefits

Updated: Mar 19, 2023

My Dear Readers,

My passion is to read, learn and experience life to its fullest. I feel that living a lifestyle that includes physical activity, making healthier food choices, and integrating products into my daily routine that are clean and green, keeps me feeling physically and emotionally healthy. If you’re a frequent reader of my blog, you know that Castile Soap fulfills those requirements.

Castile Soap is made from safe, simple organic oils. Powerful enough to clean your floors, yet safe for even the most sensitive skin types without drying. What is it about Castile Soap that makes it today’s most popular cleaning product? What are its uses and benefits? Let’s start by taking a walk down memory lane.

History of Castile Soap

Historically, Castile Soap usage seems to coincide with personal hygiene routines recorded as early as the 11th century. Production of Castile Soap began in the Castile Region of Spain where there was an abundance of olive oil (its primary ingredient). Over time, its popularity and reach throughout Europe increased, and it became commercially available. Since then, variations of Castile soap were made by combining other readily available and inexpensive plant-based oils – including coconut, hemp, jojoba, and palm oil. Long before “veganism” gained popularity, Castile Soap was always animal fat-free.

Today, Whole Naturals Castile Soap is made from USDA organic oils – including prickly pear, argan, jojoba, olive, apricot, almond & hemp oils. We are proud to let our community know that we are the first Castile Soap Company to be certified Palm Oil Free by POFCAP.

Versatility and Usage

When it comes to versatility, Whole Naturals Castile Soap is the ONE product you’ll need in your home. Here are our top 10 requested recipes! (Here’s a link to the full ebook where are recipes are listed!)

  1. All-Purpose Cleaner

  2. Dish Soap

  3. Laundry Detergent

  4. Shampoo

  5. Foaming Hand soap

  6. Floor Cleaner

  7. Pet Shampoo

  8. Shaving Foam

  9. Face and Body wash

  10. Household cleaning wipes


Ready to reduce your environmental footprint? Castile Soap is a step in the right direction! Because our Castile soap is concentrated, packaging and waste are reduced. There’s no need to buy additional cleaning products which add to our landfills and add harsh chemicals to our water supplies. With no additives, preservatives, fragrances, or artificial coloring, Castile Soap has a very small impact on our environment. Made entirely from plant-based oils, it is safe for grey-water irrigation, phthalate-free, and biodegradable!

Pure Castile soap has a very small impact on the environment since it doesn't contain additives, preservatives, artificial coloring, or other chemicals that are common in other soaps and cleansers.


Affordability, versatility, and being eco-friendly are the primary benefits of Castile Soap. But the truth is that there are so many benefits!

  • Safe for sensitive skin

  • Hydrating and nourishing oils keep skin moist and healthy

  • Effective for full-body cleansing

  • All-purpose household Cleanser


Castile soap is a highly concentrated liquid! Once diluted, there are so many uses that it takes the place of many items in your pantries and closets!

What can we learn from using Whole Naturals Castile Soap? Great for you, and great for the environment! Clean home. Clean conscience.


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