A fan of Dr. Bronner’s castile soap? Then you’ll be more than fascinated to know 14 beauty benefits of liquid castile soap for skin, hair & more!
Liquid castile soap has become a staple in many homemade cleaning and beauty recipes – and with good reason too! It’s vegan, environmentally friendly, naturally derived and chemical free!
Where to Get Liquid Castile Soap
My favorite liquid castile soap is from Dr.Bronners. You can get Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Lavender, and Rose in here: Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Soap 4 Rainbow Variety Pack, 32 oz
Or get Baby Unscented Liquid Castile Soap, then add any essential oils, if you prefer, for scent.
14 Beauty Benefits of Liquid Castile Soap for Skin, Hair & More
Below are 14 uses and beauty benefits of liquid castile soap for skin, hair, nails and more:
1. Gentle Facial Cleanser
Cleansing sensitive facial skin is hard with conventional face washes. Thankfully, you can make a gentle facial cleanser using liquid castile soap! Simply get an 8 oz foaming soap dispenser then add ¼ cup liquid castile soap, ½ cup distilled water, 1 tsp vegetable glycerine, 1 tsp jojoba oil and 7 drops of lavender oil (optional). Replace the dispenser top, shake gently and use twice a day!
2. Body Wash
A thorough cleanser, liquid castile soap can also be used as body wash. Here’s a refreshing peppermint body wash: In a soap dispenser, add ¾ cup of liquid castile soap, ¼ cup of vegetable glycerine, 1 tsp coconut oil, 1 tsp guar gum and 10-15 drops peppermint oil. Use with a bath sponge in the shower.
3. Natural Shampoo
Wanna try your hand at making natural shampoo? Here’s one of my favorite recipes you can quickly whip up before showering: Mix 2 tbsp liquid castile soap, 2 tbsp coconut milk, 4 drops geranium oil and 4 drops lavender oil in a jar. Shake well to mix. Use as shampoo!
Got flaky skin, dandruff or excess dead cells? You need an exfoliating agent that foams: liquid castile soap! When you add an abrasive ingredient such as salt and sugar, you’ll get an excellent exfoliator that deeply purifies! Just dump 1 cup of granulated sugar in an air tight container, then add 2 tbsp rose water, 1 tbsp liquid castile soap and 1/4 cup of fractionated coconut oil. Mix well and you have your slightly soapy exfoliator! Use in the shower.
5. Bubble Baths
6. Shaving Aid
In a small blender, blend ¼ cup liquid castile soap, ¼ cup rose water and 2 tbsp liquid coconut oil. You may add 7 drops of tea tree essential oil and mix well. Store in a pump bottle. To use as a shaving aid, pump once on your palm, lather up then apply on the area you want to shave. Then shave away for smooth, soft and moisturized skin!
7. Makeup Remover
Make your own makeup remover pads as follows: Get an 16 oz mason jar then pack it with cotton rounds. Leave some space at the top. Now make a solution of 1 cup lavender hydrosol, 1 tbsp liquid castile soap, 1 tbsp fractionated coconut oil and 5 drops of lavender oil (optional). Pour this solution over the wipes in the mason jar. To use, get a wipe, lightly squeeze out the excess water till it’s not dripping anymore and rub it on your face.
8. Foot Bath
Soothe tired feet and cleanse cracked heels by making a warm soapy foot bath: Into a foot soak tub add 1-2 tbsp of liquid castile soap, 1 tbsp lemon juice and ½ cup of Epsom salts. Then fill up the tub halfway with hot water and mix it well to form a frothy solution. Immerse your feet and soak for 15 minutes. Use a pumice stone to scrub your feet. Then moisturize with this Healing Foot Cream with Tea Tree & Peppermint
9. Cleaning Beauty Brushes
Remove icky germs and gross dead cells form your makeup and beauty brushes! In a mason jar, soak them in a frothy solution of 1 tbsp liquid castile soap, ½ cup of water and 10 drops tea tree oil. After 15 minutes, get out your brushes, rinse them thoroughly in cold water and let them dry on a flat surface.
10. Quick Facial Wipes
For those nights when you’re too tired to take off makeup but don’t want to wake up to clogged pores, use facial wipes! Just place about 7 soft microfiber cloths in a mason jar then soak them by pouring a solution of 1 tbsp liquid castile soap, 1 tbsp jojoba oil, 3/4 cup of distilled water, 1/2 cup witch hazel and 7 drops of lavender oil. Wipe your whole face with a cloth before sinking into bed. Wash the used microfiber cloths by tossing them in the washing machine.
11. Hand Soap for Soft Clean Hands
Avoid the chemicals, drying agents and heavy fragrances in commercial hand soaps by making your very own! Get a foaming soap dispenser then add 1 oz unscented liquid castile soap, 7 oz distilled water, 1 tbsp vegetable glycerin and 10 drops lavender oil. Shake well and enjoy!
12. Nail Cleanser & Cuticle Softener
Make your own cleansing solution for dirty, yellow and brittle nails and peeling cuticles with liquid castile soap! All you have to do is get a medium sized bowl, add in ½ cup of water, 2 tsp olive oil, 1 tsp liquid castile soap and 1 tbsp lemon juice. Stir well to form a frothy mixture then dip your nails into the solution. Soak your nails for about 15 minutes! Discard the used solution then moisturize your cuticle and nails with a few drops of jojoba oil.
13. Jewelry Cleaner
You can safely clean jewelry such as earrings, necklaces and rings in a solution of castile soap and water to get rid of dirt, funkiness and germs. Simply mix up 1 tsp of liquid castile soap in ¼ cup of water in a bowl. Place your jewelry there for 30 minutes. Then rinse them and dry thoroughly before storing. This works perfect on real jewelry that won’t go green such as gold, platinum, diamond and silver.
14. Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
Make your own dandruff-fighting shampoo at home by combining ½ cup of liquid castile soap with ¼ cup of distilled water, 1 tsp vegetable glycerine, 1 tsp jojoba oil and 20 drops of tea tree oil. Lather it up on your scalp and strands to clear off those flakes!
What ways do you use liquid castile soap in your natural beauty routine? Share below!