The word castile is a reference to La Castilla - a region in central
Spain historically significant in the history of soapmaking. In America,
castile means any soap made with olive oil, often a liquid soap made
from coconut and olive. Always check your ingredients - some companies
add synthetic chemicals to their so called castile soap!
8 or 16 oz for convenience, or the economical gallon jugs, or 5 gallon
cubes. For extra thickness and silkiness, try our Castile Bath &
Shower Gel - no chemicals/synthetics!
Aloe Castile Liquid Soap is a
safe, nontoxic, green, multi-purpose, multi-surface concentrate that is made
with organic plant oils for your safety and for the safety of our
Cleans ALL water-safe surfaces. Use different dilutions for different solutions.
HANDS and BODY: Use full strength or dilute up to 50%
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 Aloe 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.
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). Bleach compatible.
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.
Fill a clean spray bottle with warm water, add 5% of concentrate, then
spray & wipe. Great for ALL watersafe surfaces. Help eliminate new
plastic smell. Safe and nontoxic for humans, plants & pets.
BATHROOMS: Use full strength on sponge and rinse. For all porcelain and tile surfaces.
Saturate sponge with Aloe 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.
Most products made by Vermont Soap are certified to USDA organic standards by Vermont Organic Farmers (VOF), the certification program of NOFA-VT.