25 Liquid Castile Soap Uses

 Liquid castile soap Uses : If you’re looking for a cost-effective, eco-friendly, multi-purpose vegan product, then liquid castile soap is one of the best. It’s becoming very popular in the UK where many people are becoming aware of how the cleaning products and toiletries they use are loaded with chemical nasties.

Just one bottle of liquid castile soap can replace several UK household products. In fact, there are so many liquid castile soap uses, it’s amazing how versatile it is!

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Liquid Castile Soap Uses: Personal Hygiene

There are lots of different ways to use liquid castile soap in the bathroom. You can use liquid castile soap straight from the bottle for all your personal washing needs – facewash, body wash, shampoo (dilute 1 50/50 with water for shampoo)…

Certainly if you want to create your own all-natural products to rival those from big beauty companies, then here are some recipes just for you. These recipes will keep for up to 3 months!

Shower Gel

Looking for a shower gel that’s kind on skin and good for the environment? Look no further. You can substitute the rose water for any floral water of your choice – or plain distilled water.

100ml liquid castile soap

20 drops of your favourite essential oil of choice. Lavender and Tea Tree make a great unisex scent.

100ml rose water

50ml aloe vera gel

1 tablespoon of olive oil

Steps:

  1. Mix your olive oil and essential oils in a small bowl.
  2. Put the aloe vera gel in a large mixing bowl, and stir in the rose water slowly.
  3. Add the olive oil and essential oil mix, stirring until it’s all combined.
  4. Add the castile soap and stir vigorously again. You can use a whisk, or a stick blender to make sure the formula is thoroughly
  5. Using a funnel, pour the shower gel into a flip-top bottle.
Handwash  Recipe

Did you know that washing your hands with soap isn’t only just as effective as washing with antibacterial handwash? It’s also better for the environment and prevents the evolution of superbugs.

50ml liquid castile soap

50ml rose water or distilled water

1 tablespoon vegetable glycerine

10 drops of your favourite essential oil of choice. Rosemary is a wonderful anti-bacterial choice.

1 tablespoon of olive oil

Steps:

  1. Mix your olive oil and essential oils in a small bowl.
  2. Put the vegetable glycerine in a large mixing bowl, and stir in the rose water or distilled water slowly.
  3. Add the olive oil and essential oil mix, stirring until it’s all combined.
  4. Add the castile soap and stir vigorously again. You can use a whisk, or a stick blender to make sure the formula is completely
  5. Pour the handwash into a pump container.

Facewash Recipe with Castile Soap 

Your face deserves a gentle, effective facewash that will take off the day’s grime and leave your skin clean and not stripped. You can use a drop of liquid castile soap alone, or mix your own skin-caring facewash that rivals any big brand.

50ml liquid castile soap

50ml rose water or distilled water

1 tablespoon of jojoba oil or plant-derived squalene

1 tablespoon honey

10 drops of your favourite essential oil of choice. Frankincense is excellent for anti-aging, and Tea Tree will fight acne-causing bacteria.

Steps:

  1. Mix your jojoba oil or squalene and essential oils in a small bowl.
  2. Put the honey in a large mixing bowl, and stir in the rose water or distilled water slowly.
  3. Add the jojoba oil or squalene and essential oil mix, stirring until it’s all combined.
  4. Add the castile soap and stir vigorously again. You can use a whisk, or a stick blender to make sure the formula is thoroughly
  5. Pour the facewash into a suitable container.

Shampoo

For the best results, follow with a vinegar rinse. We promise that your dry hair won’t smell of vinegar – it will just be beautifully swishy, shiny, and healthy.

100ml liquid castile soap

100ml distilled water

1 tablespoon of argan oil

1 tablespoon vegetable glycerine

25 drops of your favourite essential oil. Rosemary adds shine and depth to brunette hair, and chamomile or lemon keeps blondes bright.

Steps:

  1. Mix your argan oil and essential oils in a small bowl.
  2. Put the vegetable glycerine in a large mixing bowl, and stir in the rose water or distilled water slowly.
  3. Add the argan oil and essential oil mix, stirring until it’s all combined.
  4. Add the castile soap and stir vigorously again. You can use a whisk, or a stick blender to make sure the formula is completely

Using a funnel, transfer to a flip-top bottle.

Foot Soak

Treat tired tootsies with this invigorating peppermint foot soak that will pamper and freshen your feet.

2 tablespoons of Epsom or Dead Dea salts

10 drops of peppermint oil

1 teaspoon of castile soap.

Steps:

Add the peppermint oil to the Epsom or Dead Sea salts.

Include  the salts to a bowl or foot spa with at least 2 litres of water, followed by the castile soap.

Toothpaste

For a low-cost and fluoride-free toothpaste alternative, try brushing your teeth with castile soap. Just add a tiny drop to your toothbrush.

It’s safe enough to eat, and the addition of some food-grade peppermint essential oil and some natural stevia powder make the taste quite pleasant.

1.5 tablespoon Liquid Castile Soap

20 drops food-grade peppermint essential oil

6 tablespoons of coconut oil

4 tablespoons bicarbonate of soda

1 teaspoon of stevia powder

Mix the ingredients together in a small container until they are thoroughly combined.

It’s amazing how well this works – it’s definitely the least well known of the many liquid castile soap uses. You’ll love how long this ‘toothpaste’ keeps your teeth and breath clean and fresh. Morning breath begone!

Liquid Castile Soap Uses: Home Cleaning

When it comes to keeping your home fresh and clean, castile soap has lots of uses. It’s versatile and eco-friendly so you can clean your house easily without harsh chemicals. These recipes are quick, simple, and use items you probably already have in your home.

Homemade Toilet Fresh Spray  

If you want a low-cost, effective alternative to the commercial poo-pourri sprays on the UK market, then try this simple recipe. The castile soap ensures that the oils in the formula are washed away when you flush, leaving a sparkling, stink-free toilet bowl.

50ml Isopropyl alcohol – or vodka

50 drops of essential oil

1 teaspoon of castile soap.

50ml water

Steps:

  1. Add the oils to the isopropyl alcohol or vodka
  2. Add the water and the castile soap.
  3. Shake well before use.

Spray the toilet bowl before you use it to prevent any bad smells.

Window Cleaner

To keep your windows in tip-top condition, use this recipe to cut through grease and grime and leave behind smear and streak-free windows. It’s even tough enough to mark short work of your exterior windows.

100ml distilled water

100ml white vinegar

1 tablespoon of liquid castile soap

Mix all ingredients together in a spray bottle and shake vigorously before using. Spray the windows and wipe off with a soft, slightly damp cloth. Buff with a clean dry cloth for a sparkling finish.

Washing Up Liquid

Just a tiny drop in a sink full of water will have your greasy pots and pans shining like new in no time. For best results, leave them to soak for ten-fifteen minutes to allow the soap to do its magic. Then just wipe and rinse for super-clean dishes.

Dishwasher Detergent

Add half a teaspoon to the detergent holder in your dishwasher. It’s super-effective, and much cheaper than buying the leading brands. Add some white vinegar in the rinse aid section for superior shine!

Clothes Detergent  

A gentle, but effective laundry detergent that’s especially good for people who suffer from allergies. For the ultimate eco-friendly wash, add 1 tablespoon of castile soap and half a tablespoon of bicarbonate of soda to the detergent drawer. Add a squirt of white vinegar in the fabric softener compartment to complete your environmentally friendly washing.

Floor Cleaner

Liquid castile soap will make your hard floors look like new. It’s suitable for tiles, laminate and lino flooring. It’s also one of the most effortless liquid castile soap uses. Just add a tablespoon of liquid castile soap to your mop bucket the next time you’re mopping your floors.

For a citrus-fresh scent, add 20 drops of lemon essential oil to the bucket. You’ll never buy supermarket floor cleaners again!

Carpet Shampoo  

If your carpets are looking a little tired, perk them up by using this castile soap carpet shampoo recipe that’s kind to both your carpets and the environment.

6 litres of hot water

4 teaspoons liquid castile soap

25 drops of your favorite essential oil.

Steps:

  1. Mix the castile soap and hot water in a bucket
  2. Add the essential oils
  3. Carefully add to the shampoo compartment on your carpet cleaning machine.

Upholstery Cleaner

This is perfect when you need to spring-clean the sofa or tackle any spills that might occur on your fabric upholstery.

50ml white vinegar

150ml warm water

1 tablespoon liquid castile soap.

Steps:

  1. Add all ingredients to a spray bottle.
  2. Shake vigorously before use
  3. Spray the soiled area lightly and then gently scrub with a soft, damp cloth. Rinse the cloth and repeat until all suds are gone.

Wood Polish  

This wood-friendly polish recipe will keep your wooden surfaces dust-free.

100ml distilled water

½ tablespoon liquid castile soap

½ teaspoon olive oil

15 drops essential oils of your choice. Lemon and cedarwood make a lovely combination in this spray.

Steps:

  1. Add the olive oil and essential oils to a spray bottle.
  2. Include castile soap
  3. Then add water and shake vigorously
  4. Polish wooden surfaces by applying a light spray of the polish, and wiping off with a soft cloth.

Antibacterial Kitchen Spray  

In the kitchen, you want to be sure that you’re keeping nasty bacteria at bay. The addition of rosemary and tea tree essential oils make this spray an antibacterial powerhouse that kills germs and cuts through grease with ease.

250ml distilled water

1 tablespoon liquid castile soap

10 drops of rosemary essential oil

10 drops of tea tree essential oil

Steps:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a spray bottle, and shake vigorously.
  2. Spray kitchen surfaces and wait five minutes before wiping clean with a damp cloth.

Toilet Cleaner  

For a sparklingly clean toilet bowl that doesn’t harm the environment.

50ml liquid castile soap

200ml distilled water

15 drops of tea tree essential oil

15 drops of eucalyptus essential oil.

Steps:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a squeezy bottle and shake well to combine.
  2. Apply to the toilet bowl and scrub with the toilet brush. Leave to work for five minutes before flushing.

Shower Cleaner  

Scrub away limescale and soap scum with 2 tablespoons of castile soap mixed with 5 tablespoons of bicarbonate of soda. Super simple and no toxic fumes!

All-Purpose Cleaner   

This recipe is one of the most versatile liquid castile soap uses because you can use it anywhere in the home to keep it clean and smelling fresh!

250ml distilled water

1 tablespoon liquid castile soap

10 drops of lavender essential oil

10 drops of sweet orange essential oil

Steps:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well to combine.
  2. Spray surfaces and wipe clean with a soft, damp cloth.

Re-Useable Cleaning Wipes

Cleaning wipes are so handy – but the disposable type end up in landfill – not to mention the harmful chemicals that some of them contain. These wipes are budget and environment friendly, while still being super-convenient!

Large container or jar with a lid

15-20 small cloths. You can use old cotton sheets, or towels cut into small squares

250ml distilled water

30ml castile soap

20 drops peppermint essential oil

Steps:

  1. Add the liquid ingredients to the jar or container and shake well to combine.
  2. Include  the cloths, a few at a time, ensuring they are all soaked in the liquid
  3. Replace lid.

Use the wipes whenever you need to clean work surfaces, bathroom surfaces, and floors. Keep used wipes in a separate tub ready to wash and re-use when the jar runs out.

Stain Remover  

This versatile stain remover works on carpets, clothing, and upholstery to treat and remove any stains.

100ml distilled water

1 tablespoon liquid castile soap

1 tablespoon bicarbonate of soda

White vinegar

Steps:

  1. Mix the water, castile soap and bicarbonate together to make a watery paste.
  2. Apply the paste to the stain, rubbing lightly.
  3. Leave for five minutes.
  4. Apply vinegar to the stain, it should fizz a little.
  5. Wipe off any residue with a damp cloth.
  6. Rinse the area with clean water.

Liquid Castile Soap Uses: Miscellaneous.

Plant Spray  

Tired of bugs plaguing your plants? Add a tablespoon of liquid castile soap to a litre of water and spray lightly on your plants.

Insect Spray

Want to deal with an insect problem without filling the air with potentially harmful chemicals? This insect spray is child and pet-friendly, but not suitable for spraying plants.

Add 3 tablespoons of liquid castile soap to a litre of water, and spray any areas where there are insects – or where you want to repel insects.

Vegetable Wash

The vegetables we buy are often covered with pesticides, and even wax or other coatings to make them look good! Make sure that you’re only ingesting the goodness by pre-washing your vegetables with a tablespoon of castile soap diluted in a litre of warm water. Rinse well with cold water afterwards.

Pet Shampoo

A gentle, pet-safe shampoo will clean a pongy pet without exposing them to harsh detergents. This is an essential-oil free recipe, as many essential oils can be harmful to pets. Seek advice from a vet first if you want to add an essential oil for scent.

125ml distilled water

75ml liquid castile soap

1 teaspoon olive oil

Steps:

  1. Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle
  2. Shake well to combine
  3. Apply to your pet, avoiding the eyes, nose and mouth
  4. Rinse well

Finding Liquid Castile Soap in the UK

Above all ,now that you know lots of liquid castile soap uses – it’s time to start using it! When it comes to buying castile soap that can be used for all these recipes, you’ll want an unscented, affordable option that’s handmade in the UK.

Suezbana pure liquid castile soap UK is made from saponified oils of Organic Sunflower, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil & Castor oil. Our Castile soap is gentle, yet effective and is all handmade in batches.

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NB : To thicken your dilution add a pitch of salt . When diluting with other ingredients  the consistency  of the original product will change. If you want use distilled water in all your recipes  , tap water is fine but generally turns mixture to white .

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