Castile Soap Recipes - Natural Self and Homecare products with Castile

Face Wash


120ml Naturally Herbal Castile Liquid soap

4 tablespoons jojoba oil (available at pharmacies and healthstores)

15 drops tea tree essential oil (or lavender essential oil) - optional


Funnel Naturally Herbal Castile Soap and jojoba oil into a glass bottle with a pump. Add the tea tree oil (if using) and shake to combine. To use – pump a small amount onto your palm and rub hands together and apply to a wet face. Gently remove with damp cloth. Shake bottle before each use to re-combine.


Glass bottles with pump can be sourced direct from Naturally Herbal - contact us for availability and prices.


Washing Up Liquid

350ml boiling water

1.5 tablespoons washing soda

150ml Naturally Herbal Castile Soap

2 teaspoons vegetable glycerin

12 drops rosemary essential oil - optional

7 drops lemon essential oil - optional


Add boiling water to the washing soda in a large bowl and stir until dissolved. Cool, then add Naturally Herbal Castile Soap, glycerin and essential oils if using. Stir until combined then funnel into a glass storage container with pump lid.


Glass bottles with pumps can be sourced from Naturally Herbal - contact us for availability and prices.


Dinsinfectant Wipes

2 tablespoons Naturally Herbal Castile Soap

4 drops peppermint essential oil

2 drops sweet orange essential oil

2 drops rosemary essential oil

240mls water


Place a stack of 20by 20cms rags – old handkerchiefs are great – in a 1 litre Mason Jar. Combine the ingredients with the water in a bowl and mix well. Pour the mixture over the rags and keep lids tightly closed. Use to wipe down surfaces, even fridge shelves and spots on the floor – obviously using a new cloth for each activity. The rags can be washed and reused.


As the antimicrobial properties in the essential oils are key to this cleaning method they are not really optional. Those with chemical sensitivity may wish to avoid this cleaning method.

These and other great ideas to improve the quality of your home environment can be found in many books and online. I particularly like Lisa Butterworth - How to Detox Your Home (2020) for a whole range of ideas.


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