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Castile Soap: The Solution to Your Irritated Skin, and Its Endless Uses

Castile soap is very popular these days due to its many uses. It works well as a beauty product and can even cleanse your home. But, did you know that it also can help soothe irritated skin?

If you experience dry skin or a condition such as eczema, then you can try castile soap. Making the switch from your current drug store brand can be beneficial since they often contain harsh detergents that can irritate sensitive skin.

If this is something that interests you, then be sure to check out Dr. Brite’s Citrus Castile Soap. Our products are always made with natural ingredients, so they will not irritate your skin like chemicals might.

If you want to learn more about the uses of eco-friendly castile soap, then be sure to keep reading. We are going to cover everything that you need to know!

Castile Soap and Irritated Skin

If you have a skin condition, it could be worsened by the scents and chemicals inside of your soap. Avoiding harsh soaps would be better for you. If you want to get rid of your dry, itchy skin, castile soap is gentle and made to moisturize.

Chemicals can often make conditions like eczema worse. Castile oil uses organic ingredients and natural plant-based materials to create a soap without any detergents that irritate the skin. The soothing effect of these ingredients can also help to keep moisture in your skin.

The plant oils inside of castile soaps are made from healthy fats that do not remove your natural oils- meaning that you are much less likely to have dry, flaking skin. The nutrient content of olive oil is good for dealing with inflammation as well, which is one of the causes of many skin conditions.

It Deals with Acne

If your skin is naturally oily and prone to getting acne, then castile soap can help. The oil in castile soap contains antibacterial ingredients so that you can avoid acne without drying out your skin.

It also works well on acne caused by very dry skin. Olive oil in the soap is great for hydrating skin, keeping it growing and fresh. 

Plus, olive oil is good for exfoliating your skin. Castile soap cleans your pores without irritating them with its gentle formula. Other traditional soaps can clog your pores, leading to blemishes. 

Not only is it great for your face, but you can use it all over your body to improve your skin.

Castile Soap in the Shower

Castile soap works great as a body wash and shampoo as well. You can get the cleansing and moisturizing benefits it has to offer all over your body if you keep a bottle of it in the shower. You also will not need to worry about diluting concentrated soap, since the water spraying on you is going to be enough.

If you have color-treated hair, you may want to avoid castile soap. It tends to remove the color or make your hair bleed more than it normally would.

You can use a small drop all over your body. If you want to exfoliate your skin at the same time, then you can put that drop onto a bath towel or loofah and rub it on your skin.

As a shampoo, castile soap is cleansing and does not dry out your hair. You will want to mix your shampoo ahead of time. Start with one tablespoon of castile soap and add it to one cup of water. You can use a little bit of that water to wash your hair and put the extra into a bottle for the next time you have to wash your hair.

Castile soap can be used to replace your shaving cream. Just squirt a bit into your hands and lather it up before applying it to where you want to shave. Then, just shave normally- it is really easy and leaves your skin feeling smooth and soft.

Or, if you prefer to take relaxing baths, then you are not out of luck. When drawing your warm bath, add two tablespoons of liquid castile soap to your water. Soaking and washing with this water would be wonderful for your skin.

What Else Can Castile Soap Be Used For? 

Castile soap has a wide variety of uses outside of beauty and self-care products. It can also be used as a bunch of different cleansers. If you want a greener way to clean at home, then castile soap can be a great choice.

These are some of the other uses of castile soap:

Floor Cleaner

If you need to mop your floors, add ½ cup of soap to a three-gallon bucket of hot water. From there you can mop normally for amazing, shiny floors. It works on any type of hardwood floor since the soap is gentle, yet also able to remove a lot of dirt and grime.

Fruit and Veggie Wash

Cleaning your produce before you eat it is important. Castile soap can remove pesticides and dirt from your fruits and veggies. All you need is a ¼ teaspoon of soap in a bowl of water. They only need to soak for a few minutes before you rinse them with cool water.

Pet Shampoo

Castile soap can be used to bathe your pets. The ratio of water to soap will depend on how big your pet is and how much hair they have. If you are unsure, keep in mind that less is more. Mix some soap with water and lather into the pet’s fur.

Rinse it out thoroughly with plain water until the water runs clear. Essential oils can be toxic to pets, so be sure that you are using an unscented castile soap.

All Purpose Cleansing Spray

Mixing a few drops into a bottle of water makes a spray that you can use to clean all-around your home. The toilet, counters, and tables can easily be cleaned with this mixture.

And More!

Castile soap is a multi-purpose cleaner that can adapt to your needs. You can use it for cleaning around the home, then use that same bottle for a beauty product later. As long as you pay attention to the ratio of water to soap, then you make a recipe that suits the situation.

There are so many uses for castile soap- there is no way we could fit them all here! It has been used throughout history and people are constantly finding different ways to use it. If you are having skin problems and suspect that your current soap is causing the issues, then castile soap could help you in many different ways.

Conclusion 

If you know that you will like castile soap already and need a lot to use at your home, consider ordering Dr. Brite’s one gallon of Citrus Castile Soap. You can separate it into your own bottles, use it right from the container, or use a pump attachment. No matter what you decide, you will have a lot of soap that will last you a very long time.

Our castile soaps are gently formulated with pure, natural ingredients. Plus, they include organic oils that cleanse and moisturize without using any harsh detergents or sulfates. If you are making the switch because of a skin condition- your skin will be sure to thank you!

If you have any questions about our products, please ask. Our customer service team is very kind and would enjoy hearing from you.

Sources

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/lifestyle/ways-to-use-castile-soap-for-your-body

http://www.soaphistory.net/soap-history/castile-soap/ 

https://www.treehugger.com/what-castile-soap-uses-and-benefits

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