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Soap and Suds: Unleashing Creativity with Castile Soap DIY Projects for All Ages

castile soap diy craft projects

My Dear Readers,

If you have family members that are bound to a school schedule, then you’re surely aware that the “big vacation” is just around the corner. Although the origins of summer vacation are somewhat murky, it still means finding enriching activities to fill the extra free time. activities. This summer, we will be staying close to home, and maybe venturing out on some short “staycations”. While we try to stay frugal with our adventures, we also want to be creative and expand our minds with DIY projects

When it comes to creativity and DIY projects, Whole Naturals Castile soap will become your unsung hero waiting to be discovered. Here’s where the magic happens. You know that our versatile and all-natural soap isn't just for cleansing—it can also be transformed into a magical ingredient for exciting crafts that engage both adults and children. So, roll up your sleeves, gather your supplies, and let's dive into a world of sudsy creativity!

Bubble Bonanza: DIY Castile Soap Bubble Station

Get ready for bubble-filled excitement with your own homemade Castile soap bubble solution. Combine Castile soap, water, and a touch of glycerin for extra longevity, and watch as mesmerizing bubbles fill the air. Add a dash of food coloring for a burst of vibrant hues. Whether you're outside in the sunshine or enjoying a rainy day indoors, this DIY project will provide endless joy for kids and adults alike.

Sensory Sensations: Castile Soap Playdough

Take playtime to the next level with Castile soap playdough—a sensory delight that engages both young and adult minds. We’ve been experimenting with a few different “recipes” that yield different textures that create pliable and non-toxic playdough. Let imaginations run wild as you mold and shape, and add creative colors to mold into various creations. This project is not only entertaining but also a great way to promote fine motor skills and creativity. Here's our go-to recipe:


  • 1/4 cup Whole Naturals Castile soap

  • 1/4 cup water.

  • 1 cup cornstarch

  • Food coloring/food-safe dye (if want to use natural colors - use turmeric for a bright orangey glow! color!)

  • A few drops of any Essential oil of your choice (optional) – I LOVE lavender!!


  1. Whisk together Whole Naturals Castile Soap® and water

  2. Add your color

  3. Add essential oils

  4. Stir in the cornstarch (1/4 cup at a time)

  5. Here's a great time to start using your hands for easier mixing, so don't forget the gloves!

  6. If you find that it's still a bit wet or sticky, add a couple more tablespoons of cornstarch

  7. Keep it in an airtight container

Castile Soap Recipe for playdough

Zen in a Bottle: DIY Castile Soap Bath Bombs

Have you embraced the bath bomb trend? It’s time, and you’ll be so happy you did. Combine Castile soap, baking soda, citric acid, and essential oils for a spa-like experience in the comfort of your home. Mold the mixture into various shapes and let them dry. When it's time for a relaxing soak, drop a bath bomb into warm water and watch as it fizzes and releases heavenly scents, leaving your skin feeling nourished and refreshed.

Sudsy Science: Homemade Castile Soap Volcano

When I was a kid, we used vinegar and baking soda to create a volcano for my yearly science fair project. This year, I’ve figured out to combine the excitement of a volcanic eruption with the cleaning power of Castile. This activity is going to take some prep, if you want to build a volcano structure using paper mâché. For a more immediate reaction, use a 2L bottle. Start by mixing baking soda (about 2 tsp) and Castile Soap (3 tbls) inside the volcano, then pour in vinegar. Watch as the chemical reaction creates an eruption of sudsy foam, capturing the awe and wonder of nature's forces.

Get your Kids on board for cleaning!

Extra home time, means extra mess time, but we feel that keeping our home tidy must be a team effort. Each of our offspring has their own spray bottle – decked out with personalized stickers. We make our classic all-purpose spray, to create a safe and harsh chemical-free cleaning solution.

Castile Soap DIY Projects

If you’re a frequent reader of my blog, you understand that creating Whole Naturals was a passion project. Create a detergent-free, non-toxic cleaning solution that works just as well on floors as it does in your hair! With summer on the horizon, I love the idea of using Castile soap as a catalyst for creativity and imagination. From bubble solutions and playdough to bath bombs and cleaning sprays, the possibilities for DIY projects using Castile soap are boundless.

I am hopeful that you are able to embrace the joy of crafting, engage in sensory play, explore scientific wonders, and make cleaning a fun family affair. Hoping that this summer, you’ll be inspired to create, learn, and bond with loved ones while enjoying the benefits of natural and sustainable living. So, grab some Castile soap, gather your supplies, and embark on a sudsy adventure of DIY projects for all ages!

Have a wonderful summer!

alex and yohan founders, whole naturals castile soap

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