The term “castile soap” is a common name used in English speaking countries for any vegetable based soap made in a style similar to that made in the Castile region of Spain. It is traditionally made with olive oil, but in modern times is made with any vegetable oil that produces a hard, white bar of soap. The origins of castile soap go back to a large area of land in the eastern Mediterranean where Aleppo soap makers have made soap with a base of olive and laurel oils for centuries.
Our castile soap base differs from our white soap base in that most of the coconut oil is replaced with 25%-30% Grade A Extra Virgin Olive Oil which is known to be gentle and moisturizing to the skin. Our castile soap base provides a dense, creamy lather and is available in 3 different sizes: 1 pound wrapped bars, 5 pound wrapped blocks and 43 pound bags. It is easy to cut into smaller chunks using a sharp knife.
Common Name: Olive Oil (grade A extra virgin), Palm Oil, Coconut Oil, Safflower Oil, Glycerin (vegetable based, kosher), Purified Water, Sodium Hydroxide (saponifying agent), Sorbitol (moisturizer), Propylene Glycol (from vegetable glycerine), Sorbitan Oleate (emulsifier), Oat Protein (conditioner), Titanium Dioxide (mineral whitener).
Botanical Name: Olea europea oil, Elaeis guineensis Oil, Cocos nucifera oil, Carthamus tinctorius Oil, Glycerin, Aqua/Water/Eau, Sodium Hydroxide, Sorbitol, Propylene Glycol, Sorbitan Oleate, Avena sativa powder, Titanium Dioxide.
How to Use
We have found that melt and pour soap base is one of the easiest ways to make soap. It allows for you to be artistic and creative without the need to use potentially harmful ingredients or the wait of making cold process soap. Being that it is uncolored and unscented, It is completely ready-to-use. Make it your own by adding fragrance or essential oils, colorant, butters and/or waxes, exfollients and more...the possibilities are endless!
For basic instructions on how use melt and pour soap base, click here.
Country of Origin
The ingredients for this soap base are sourced from all over the world but the base is manufactured in the United States.