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Celebrating International Women's Day with Whole Naturals Castile Soap: A Recipe for Empowerment

international women's day with castile soap

My Dear Readers and Fellow Soap Enthusiasts,

Today is International Women's Day. While I know it's a day that can be focused on celebrating the achievements and contributions of women around the world, I think that we can't overlook celebrating women's empowerment and the ongoing challenge for equality. So grab your soapbox - your Castile Soap box, of course, because I want to take a trip down memory lane to learn about what this day is (and should be) celebrated.

How Did International Women's Day Start?

It was only about 200 years years ago that women had to organize and petition the right to vote. In 1908 women banded together to march in New York to demand this right. The fight wasn't over yet, it wasn't until 1920 when the law was finally ratified.

Fast forward to 1945, the United Nations designated March 8th as International Women's Day, solidifying its place as a symbol of female empowerment.

Fun Facts About International Women's Day:

  1. Mother's Day and International Women's Day are combined in some countries, including Serbia, Albania, Macedonia, and Uzbekistan. Children present their mothers and grandmothers with small gifts and tokens of love and appreciation.

  2. For 2024, the theme is 'Inspire inclusion'. The campaign materials recommend areas for action to improve inclusion; diversity of race, age, ability, faith, body image, and how they identify.

  3. The United Nations mad March 8th, officially International Women's Day in 1975.

Ingredients of Castile Soap

From Suffrage to Suds....

Back in the 11th century, in the Castile region of Spain, women were the masters of soap-making. They used a simple yet effective recipe that consisted of olive oil, water, and lye. This natural and versatile soap became known as Castile soap, named after the region where it originated.

Believe it or not, this versatile cleanser played a crucial role in women's lives, particularly during the suffrage movement. Back then, harsh chemicals and lye-based soaps were the norm, often causing skin irritation and harsh working conditions for women who produced them. Castile soap, made with olive oil and other natural ingredients, offered a gentler, more sustainable alternative. Women embraced it, not just for its skin-friendly properties, but also as a symbol of advocating for safer, healthier products.

What's inside Whole Naturals Castile Soap?

Olive oil*, known for its anti-aging characteristics is not the only organic carrier oil that creates our Castile Soap. We have carefully curated and combined selection of USDA approved organic carrier oils for their moisturizing, cleansing and superior cleaning abilities.

Olive Oil

 Improves skin moisturization, anti-aging effects, and relief from sun damage.

Prickly Pear Oil

Almond Oil

Coconut Oil

Apricot Oil

Jojoba Oil

Hemp Oil

Celebrate, Empower, Cleanse, Repeat!

By choosing natural products like castile soap and supporting ethical brands, you're joining a legacy of women advocating for their well-being and the health of the planet. So, this International Women's Day, treat yourself to a little self-care, embrace your power while taking care of yourself and the planet at the same time.

Here's to strong women, homemade soap, and a brighter, cleaner future for all!

Happy International Women's Day! 🌟✨


Alex and Yohan Founders, Whole Naturals Castile Soap

Any statements made regarding products, or treatments have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease

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