What is Castile soap?
Soap was first discovered as people went to the community garbage dump after a good long rain… prior to that rain people had tossed their cooking fats into the pit, and others dropped the ashes from their spent fire. Rain brought this together, creating a saponification reaction. As civilization realized this process soap became made with the resources handy to their area.
The origins of Castile soap go back to the Middle East where soap makers of Aleppo have made hard soap out on olive and laurel oil for millennia.
It is commonly believed that the Crusaders’ brought back Aleppo soap back to Europe in the 11th century, based on the claim that the earliest soap made in Europe was just after the Crusades, but in fact, the Greeks knew about soap in the first century AD as multiple historians described soap and soapmaking in c. 300 AD.
Today we make a castile soap scented with honey and milk, and infused with ground oatmeal. It is a super gentle soap, but because of the olive oil there is not as much lathering.
The ingredients are gentle on the skin… oats, colloided oats, honey and almond essential oil fill the room with amazing
fragrance. Each bar is gently wrapped in a lightly waxed paper, and banded for freshness.
Our soap utilizes plant based oils and lye, and essential oil to create a soft and gentle soap for your skin. Lathers well, individually packaged bars assure freshness to you. The soap is moisturizing because we super-fat every recipe… that means when you wash with our soap a small amount of oil is replenishing your skin’s moisture.
Each bar is individually wrapped in a light wax paper wrapper, banded with our label. We love the way our packaging keeps the bar wrapped until you want to use it. You can smell the soap through the packaging. Click photo to shop>>
Ingredients: Olive Oil, Sodium Chloride (Lye), Water, Honey, Honey Milk Oatmeal EO/FO, Ground Oatmeal, Beeswax