Castile Soap

$15.00

Description

  • All soaps are derived from either plant based oils (Castile soaps) or animal fats combined with a reagent such as potassium or sodium hydroxide. This process of combining oils or fats with a reagent is called saponification, none of the reagent remains in the soap, instead you are left with soap and glycerol.
  • True Castile soap is derived from olive oil and this is one of the most ancient soap recipes in the world.
  • Our Castile soap is incredibly pure and is made using spray-free New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil. It simultaneously provides a thorough cleanse whilst also hydrating the skin.
  • Most modern soaps use chemicals such as lauryl sulphates to create the lather that we have grown accosted to. However, our Castile soap will lather naturally.
  • As opposed to modern soaps which tend to dry the skin Castile soap cleanses and protects the dermis thanks to the presence of oleuropein, a compound found in olive oil which is know for its antibacterial effects.
  • Our Castile soap is gentle and, once diluted is suitable for those with sensitive skin. It is a good alternative to synthetic detergents as it won’t further exacerbate conditions such as eczema.
  • Our Castile contains glyerol which naturally absorbs moisture from the surround air and in doing so hydrates the skin naturally.

Ingredients

  • Distilled rain water
  • Spray-free New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Potassium hydroxide (analytical grade)* no potassium hydroxide remains after saponification into soap and glycerol.

Use/care instructions

  • Foaming Hand Soap
    The following dilution is recommended. Add 1/4 cup of Castile Soap to a 250 mL foaming soap bottle and top up with cool distilled water. Invert gently to mix.
    Note: The product does not have the same shelf-life when diluted.
  • Body Cleanser
    Tip a small amount directly onto a wet washcloth. You can also use the foaming soap method for this purpose.

Disposal of packaging

  • You’re investing in a container that you can use over and over again. You can send your aluminium container back to us for refill. You’ll receive $1 off the retail price of each when you do this 🙂 Get in touch with [email protected] to find out how to do this.
  • For tips about disposing of our courier bag check out our postage and packaging page here.

Additional information

Weight.278 kg