Castile Soap

Castile Soap

To the best of our understanding, castile (pronounced "cass - teel') soap originated in the Castile region of Spain and was made exclusively with olive oil. It is a wonderfully mild bar of soap that gently cleanses skin.

Unfortunately, many people and companies call their soap castile soap when it is made with oils other than olive oil. This can be misleading because while these soaps may (or may not) be good, they are not castile and do not have the properties of a true castile soap. If oils other than olive are used, it should be called simply an olive oil or vegetable oil soap. Some soapmakers refer to these soaps as "bastile" soaps (bastardized castile).

A true castile soap will have a lotion-like lather and not the bubbly lather that most people are used to. Soaps that are called castile but have a big bubbly lather, have something else added to them to create those bubbles.

Michael in bath with Castile Goat Milk Soap
"Best facial soap ever! I’ve been using this soap—-as well as several other GMS soaps—-for years. The Castile is so moisturizing and mild. I’m never without it." - Cheryl

At Goat Milk Stuff, we make an Castile Goat Milk Soap that is made with just organic extra virgin olive oil as the oil portion and goat milk as the liquid. This is the mildest soap that we make and the one that we used on our newborn babies. We use the Castile until our babies are about two months old, and then we switch them over to the Purity Goat Milk Soap.

Michael in bath with goat milk soap
"My family has really enjoyed the Purity Goat Milk Soap. We all suffer from keratosis pilaris or eczema, and this soap has already start working within the first few days. I cannot believe we are seeing clearer skin--I wish I started using this soap years ago! I am looking forward to trying more products from this company." - Klaudia N.

Many women prefer to use the Castile Goat Milk Soap on their face because of how gently it cleanses. Others with extremely sensitive skin also use the Castile. In fact, we’ve found so far that the only people unable to use this soap are those with skin allergies to goat milk, which is pretty rare.

We’ve also had several cancer sufferers undergoing radiation and chemotherapy report that the Castile Goat Milk Soap has greatly helped their skin during their treatments.

Indigo with Castile Goat Milk Soap
"I LOVE this soap! I use it on my face. It helps keep my face clean & clear. It doesn’t leave behind any residue and leaves my skin feeling clean and soft. Added bonus, it’s a natural product so I don’t have to worry about putting harsh chemicals on my face. Thank you Goat Milk Stuff!!" - Chelsea

The Castile will not last as long as our other unscented goat milk soaps because we only use the olive oil, but it is not a mushy bar of soap like some other castile soaps that we’ve seen. As with all soaps, you can make the Castile Goat Milk Soap last longer by using a soap rest or soap saver and letting it dry out between uses.

Soap Rests for Goat Milk Soap
"This is a great soap rest! Plan on ordering more in my next order. Soap stays nice and dry and therefore lasts longer. Nice looking too!"- Vicki O.

You can find the Castile in the mega bar, the standard bars, and the travel bar size. If you or a loved one are new to Goat Milk Stuff, we recommend trying the smaller sizes on your skin first.

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