A Short Course on “Castile” Soap
is a Pure “Castile” Soap?
Castile soap is named after the Castile region of Spain. True Castile soap uses only 100% olive oil as the base soap making oil. Today, pure olive oil soaps are rare. Many people claim to make Castile soap, in part because the name “Castile” defines quality, purity and gentleness but not all Castile soaps are pure! It is complicated and very time consuming to create true Castile soap. Even leading brands use other oils in combination with olive oil (such as coconut and palm oils that dry the skin) to make the soap cure faster and lather more profusely. These soaps lack the purity that True Castile offers.
Why Use Olive Oil Soap?
Olive oil was known in ancient history for its wonderful benefits to the skin. It was the most highly coveted of beauty products. Today, Olive Oil is again being recognized for its values to the internal body and for its important benefits to the skin. Because it does not leave a film, Castile soap allows your skin to carry out its natural functions such as sweating and shedding dead skin. At the same time it acts as a humectant, attracting moisture from the air, helping to keep your skin moisturized naturally. Although this soap is slow to lather without a washcloth, a little work yields an abundance of rich, creamy suds mild enough for the most sensitive skin. Castile soap is so gentle it is often used as baby’s first soap and by people with sensitive skin.
Milk Skin Care
Goat’s milk is the only milk containing an active protein known to be a natural skin moisturizer. Goat’s milk differs from cow’s milk in the molecular structure of the naturally occurring proteins and triglycerides. These shorter strands are easily absorbed by the skin, resulting in a natural moisturizing effect. Modern science has confirmed the immense value of vitamin E, which is present in goat’s milk. It also contains caprylic acid, which aids in the removal of dead skin cells. This extra-rich milk is known for its rich emollient and moisturizing properties. Its natural properties will leave your skin feeling soft and rejuvenated.
Christiana’s gives you all of this, all in one soap, plus the extra benefit of Essential Oils!
Why Christiana’s Double Goat’s Milk Soap?
When I make my soap I use a cold process method that retains the beneficial glycerin that is naturally formed in the soap making process. Re-milling of the soap requires more goat’s milk, therefore the name “Double Goat’s Milk soap.” 100% pure olive oil equals pure Castile soap. (The true name should be “Christiana’s Castile Double Goat’s Milk Soap!) Quite a mouthful and, it can’t get any better!