Pure Castile Soap - What Is It Used For?

Are you thinking about trying castile soap? Dr. Brite carries  pure, natural Castile soap that you are sure to enjoy. If you have never used this type of soap, you might find that you like it more than conventional soaps.

If you are not sure what exactly castile soap is, that is alright! We are going to cover what this soap is and what it can be used for below- so be sure to keep reading if you are curious.

What is Pure Castile Soap?

Castile soap is made from plant-based oils. Because of this,  it has plenty of uses and can do a lot more for you than soaps you get from the drugstore. It is a fantastic organic and vegan option for many people.

Castile gets its name from Castile, Spain, where the soap was made using olive oils. All of the ingredients in the soap come from natural ingredients including nuts, plants, and vegetables. Coconut oil, almonds, and hemp are all popular ingredients.

After the oil comes the lye, which turns the mixed oils into a soap material. This soap can also come in both solid and liquid forms, so you should be able to find one that suits your preference perfectly. When you use the soap with water, you get a powerful mixture that easily breaks through the dirt.

How Is It Different? 

When it comes to castile soap, it is pretty different from the soaps that we are used to. Other soaps often include animal fat or other ingredients from animals, meaning that they are not vegan. Castile soap is a great alternative  soap for vegans since all the materials are plant-based.

Traditional soaps also contain harsh detergents on top of that, making them an irritant to sensitive skin types. Castile soap is gentler on your skin, but still tough on dirt. It uses non-toxic ingredients and no harsh detergents.

Because of this, castile soap can be used for almost anything. You can use it as a soap for your skin or a cleaning soap for your home- the possibilities are endless. Another benefit of this soap is that it is more cost-effective than buying cleaners and traditional soaps.

So, what can you do with castile soap then?

The Best Ways to Use Castile Soap

Castile soap can be used in a variety of situations. If you want to only buy one product that has many uses, then this soap can help save you money.

It is important to note that pure castile soap is concentrated. That means that they will want to dilute it with water. But, exactly how much water you need is going to depend on what you are using the castile soap for.

Cleaning Around the House

When you want to use your castile soap for cleaning at home, you will want to dilute it first. Some bottles have suggested ratios on their packaging, others do not- it depends on the brands.

In general, you will want to follow these dilution guidelines:

  • Laundry Detergent: ⅓ cup of soap and ½ cup of water, add ½ cup vinegar during the rinsing cycle
  • Surface Cleaner: ¼ cup of soap with 1 quart of water
  • Dishwashing Detergent: 1 part soap to 10 parts water (with any measuring units)
  • Floor Cleaner: ½ cup of soap with 3 gallons of water

There are tons of uses and  Castile cleaner recipes out there that are simple to make. If you need to clean something at home, you can be sure to find a use for your soap.

Care Products

If you plan to use it as a beauty product such as a shaving cream, face wash, or body wash, then you will be happy to know that the water that comes in contact with the soap is enough to dilute it.

For instance, if you are using castile soap while taking a shower, then the water that is coming from the showerhead will be enough to dilute the soap. You do not need to take any extra steps with castile soap as a beauty product.

What You Should Not Use It For 

If you are diluting the soap, then you can use it safely for almost anything. However, there are a few exceptions that you will want to be aware of. If you have color-treated hair, then castile soap can remove the color faster. 

You will also want to be careful and avoid adding acids to the soap mixtures you make. This is because castile soap reacts with acids, sometimes leaving residue on the surfaces you wanted to clean. Common acids are vinegar and lemon juice, so avoid mixing them in directly. 

Sometimes, you need to use acids afterward in a recipe. (Like adding vinegar to the rinse cycle when washing your clothes with castile soap.) The soap can create salts under certain circumstances, which the acids remove.

What Products to Try? 

If you want to try castile soap as a cleanser, then we would recommend our  premium CITRUS Castile Soap. Our formula consists of pure, organic oils that are designed to cleanse and moisturize your skin without any harsh detergents or sulfates.

You can be certain that we always use 100% plant and vegetable-based ingredients. Many customers enjoy the pleasant citrus scent and that it has a wide variety of uses. You can use it on your body, face, hair, and cleaning around the house.

If you enjoy that product, we do also offer it in a  larger gallon size. This is great if you need to do a lot of cleaning or do not want to order a product you use frequently as often. What we recommend is that you leave the soap in the gallon container for cleaning and pour some into smaller bottles to keep at your sinks and in the shower.

Overall, users enjoy the scent and effectiveness of our Castile soaps. We are sure that you can also find many uses for it in your home!

Are There Benefits to Castile Soap? 

Castile soap has many advantages over traditional options. It is great at helping to manage and treat skin problems, including acne and oily skin. If you have issues with dry skin and eczema, the oils in the castile soap can be very useful in soothing breakouts. It does not clog your pores in the process and helps to keep your skin moisturized.

Overall, there are many more benefits to choosing castile soap as your go-to for cleaning. It is natural and has a lot to offer. If you want to use greener products at home, then this is it.


Dr. Brite has a pure Castile soap that you might want to consider trying. This type of soap is amazing at being a beauty product, a cleansing soap, and even a household cleaner. It does so much, making it worth having at home.

Instead of buying 4 or 5 different products, you could have a single bottle of castile soap at home. This is a great way to be greener since you are using less plastic and supporting naturally derived products.

Overall, we think that this soap works well for everyone. If you have any questions or want to learn more about our castile soap products, then do not hesitate to reach out to us! We strive to create products you can trust and are natural- inside and out.


1. What is pure Castile soap good for?

Castile soap can be used to clean small wounds. Combine 2 tablespoons of soap and 2 cups of filtered water to make a cleansing solution. In a 1999 animal study, Castell soap was found to reduce wound complications and help heal wounds.

2. Is pure Castile soap good for your skin?

How does castile soap benefit you? Castile soap has the unusual property of being both gentle and powerful; it is gentle on the skin due to its saponified oils, but it is also a powerful cleaner that can remove even the most stubborn filth.

3. Is Castile Soap safe for private parts?

Some people may find soap too drying, while others find liquid castile soap or glycerin soap to be effective. As an expert explains, the vulva or external female anatomy, such as the labia, can be gently cleaned with soap and water. When it comes to cleaning, the type of soap you use is crucial to maintaining healthy vaginal tissues.

4. Why does Castile soap dry my skin?

Some individuals find palm oil's stearic acid less drying than coconut oil's lauric acid. Additionally, sodium chloride (often referred to as table salt) hardens the bar and makes it more similar to the natural saltiness of human skin. 

5. Is pure Castile soap antibacterial?

Antimicrobial properties are not 100% effective. Castile soaps work by adsorbing dirt and bacteria, and then washing them away, leaving a clean surface behind. Adding tea tree oil, an antibacterial oil that occurs naturally, will assist in making your solution antibacterial; however, please be aware that tea tree oil is hazardous to cats.