There are some things that never go out of style. Sometimes the old and antiquated are the best and there’s no need for innovation or change- we got it right the first time. Castile soap is one of these things, and its use throughout the private label skincare community is widespread and warranted. It’s a simple soap, traditionally made of olive oil, and is a clean and effective form of soap typically devoid of any questionable animal products and additives. And it can be used for virtually everything.
Castile soap can be used in private label skincare for everything from hand and body washing to shampoo and housecleaner. Though it hails from the Castile region of Spain and was traditionally made of Olive oil, other plant oils work great in it as well and are often added in order to add different desired effects to the soap. Many choose to add things like Shea butter, Coconut oil and different essential oils for their various moisturizing, aromatherapeutic and textural components.
A favorite quality of castile soap is that it is non-irritating and thus makes a wonderful soap for people with sensitive skin. It makes a great base for private label body washes, hand soaps and even natural shampoos. It also makes a fantastic private label pet shampoo, and often flea and tick repelling essential oils are added to make the doggy castile shampoo even better. Some parents also find that castile soap makes a gentle baby shampoo when diluted, and because it contains no added chemicals, irritations and other adverse reactions as a result of questionable ingredients are a non-issue.
Castile soap can also be used in private label home cleaning formulas, and because it’s biodegradable it makes a perfectly safe washing solution for cleaning your car, patio furniture and other outdoor housewares. Some people even use it to wash their produce when diluted in water, and it can also be used as a natural laundry detergent.
As you can see, castile soap is quite the versatile private label skincare ingredient. It wears many hats, but there are a few it never takes off; non-toxic, cruelty free, plant based, gentle, effective and biodegradable. Upgrade your soap choices and utilize the natural simplicity of castile, or enhance it with some essential oils or other plant butters for a customizable private label skincare experience that embodies the best of old and a teensy bit of new.