considered a highly prized luxury item used by royalty and exported for centuries all over Europe.
Modern Castile soap has been adapted to incorporate other oils to better suit the tastes and trends of modern society. Adding other oils gave the true castile a better lather as 100% castile while being creamy and moisturizing did not lather much. Todays crowd wants lather.
If made with at least 80% olive oil, soap is still considered to be a castile.
Such is the case with this Castile I recently made. With 81% being olive oil and 19% other oils,
(like avocado butter), this blend made a mild, emollient, creamy lather with small bubbles. Almost like washing with a cream. With a line of oatmeal powder (soothing, cleansing) as accent this soap smells fresh and dewy, pure and clean. Gorgeous fresh natural scent. I love how it came out. Great soap for the sensitive skin crowd and folks like me who just love the natural beauty benefits of a blend like this.
I chose to add avocado butter to my castile because of it richness. Is is made from the flesh of the fruit not from the extracted oil. Excellent for dry skin. All skin types benefit from avocado butter.
What makes this soap stand out from the crowd....rain water.....yep, I made it with fresh rain water I collected myself to ensure purity. Rain water is naturally soft water. Water is made hard by the dissolved minerals in it like magnesium, calcium, iron etc. which rain water does not have if harvested cleanly. Beautiful in soap.
Made the hot process method, because I wanted to use it right away! ha ! Thanks for taking the time here at Natures Home Spa! Anna
Another lovely pure soap made from rain water......