Castile Liquid Soap is the single most versatile cleaning product you can have in your home. It is a safe, nontoxic, green, highly concentrated, multi-purpose, multi-surface, environmentally friendly concentrate that is made from plant oils.
Castile Soap originated from the Castile region of Spain and was originally made from pure olive oil. In America, castile means any soap made with olive oil, often a liquid soap made from coconut and olive. Some companies add synthetic chemicals such as thickeners or emulsifiers to their so called castile soap. Always check your ingredients; real, organic castile soap should only contain saponified organic oils such as jojoba, coconut and olive plus sometimes essential oils. Vermont Soap uses organic rosemary extract as a preservative and aloe vera juice for added moisturizing benefits.
Plant based Vermont Soap Liquid Castile Soap is biodegradable, vegan, non-GMO and gluten free and chemical free - no sulfates (SLS), triclosan or artificial fragrances or colors!
Castile Soap has MANY uses:
- Around the home: all-purpose cleaning spray, dish soap, floors, walls and woodwork...
- For the body: body wash, shampoo, bath soap, shaving lather, wound cleanser...
- Other uses: pet shampoo, ant and bug repellent spray, vehicle wash...
Full list of ingredients:
Unscented: Organic Saponified Oils (Coconut, Olive and Jojoba), Rosemary Extract, Organic Aloe Vera
Lemongrass Zen: Organic Saponified Oils (Coconut, Olive and Jojoba), Lemongrass Essential Oil, Cedarwood Essential Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, Rosemary Extract, Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Organic Aloe Vera
HANDS and BODY: Use full strength or dilute up to 50%
DISHES: Saturate applicator with full strength castile soap and scrub. Add more as needed. Always soak tough stuff in soap and hot water first to loosen debris. Use some castile soap in your wash water, but utilize a soapy sponge or scrubber to do the bulk of the cleaning.
FLOORS: Add 3oz (6 tbsps) of Castile Liquid Soap to mop water. Clean as usual, and allow to dry.
WALLS & WOODWORK: Dilute 1/4 cup per 1 gallon of hot water. Clean, rinse and let dry.
LAUNDRY: Use about 1/3 cup per load – a little more for hard water. Castile Liquid Soap may be neutralized by detergent residues in the machine so use enough to get the barest start of foam on top. You may have to use a little extra the first time. Best to mix into warm water before adding the clothes. Great for hand-washing most silks and fine fabrics, wool and suede (may darken).
STAIN REMOVAL: Safe and effective. Wet surface and apply full strength. Work into the material from several directions and let sit a moment. Blot stain with cloth or towel and rinse.
CARPETS: Replaces detergent concentrates. Works well in all carpet cleaning machines and on stains.
GENERAL CLEANING: Fill a clean spray bottle with warm water, add 5% of concentrate, then spray & wipe. Great for ALL water safe surfaces. Safe and nontoxic for humans, plants & pets.
BATHROOMS: Use full strength on sponge and rinse. For all porcelain and tile surfaces.
VEHICLES: Saturate sponge with Castile Liquid Soap. Work over vehicle in sections, wetting first, scrubbing and then rinsing. Always wash vehicles out of direct sunlight. Will slightly darken most porous materials. Test on a small inconspicuous area prior to use.