Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Pure Castile?

So, as I sit here this morning, pondering over this batch of soap I am about to make, I keep asking myself "At what point is PURE castile, no longer pure castile?"  Ok, I know what pure castile soap is, as do 99.9% of all other soapers out there.  And, If I am only using one oil (pure olive, of course), does the end product no longer get the jeweled title of Castile, if I use pure aloe juice as 100% of my liquid?  Or how about if I use 50% herb infused olive oil and 50% non infused olive oil?  And, of course, being the addidcted, overindulgent soaper that I am, what if I added organic yucca root powder to the the soap?  And I have also pondered a 50% aloe vera juice, 50% coconut milk mixture for my liquid, seeing as how I currently make a lovely bar of soap with other oils and nut butters with my 50/50 aloe & coconut milk mixture that sells VERY well.  Ohhhh....and what if I used 1/2 beer and 1/2 aloe juice as my liquid???

See my predicament?  lol....well, ok, so maybe to NONsoapers, this does not qualify as a predicament.  BUT....to a soaper, (ok, maybe just THIS soaper) this is DEFINATELY a "How on earth am I going to label, much less name this totally crazy, all too additive rich, overindulgent mess of soap?" predicament-ish situation!!  

Hmmmmm.....well, I guess the only thing to do here, is to make the soap NOW.....worry about all the rest LATER!  hehe....sounds like a plan to me!

Pictures to follow!


  1. I'm not an expert, but it's my understanding that as long as the only oil in the soap is olive, it's castile. The liquid or any additives used doesn't affect its castile status. (My personal predicament is always wanting to spell it "castille" and I don't know why....)

  2. Hi Amy, LOL...Im in the same boat as you with CASTILLE. I have been soaping for a long time, but have always made a JUST castile soap. And I recently decided to think outside the box on a "luxed up" castile, so I figured since I was sitting and pondering over the issue, that I may as well blog about it, hehe. Never know what other soapers may have to offer on random subjects. Thanks for commenting! ~ Kelley