Top 6 Castile Soaps for Green Cleaning

Did you know that you can use castile soap to clean your whole house from top to bottom and once you've worked up a sweat, safely use it to shower with from head to toe?

Castile soap is primarily made using saponified olive oil, but several modern formulations have tweaked the time-honored original recipe with the addition of essential oils and vegetable oils, such as hemp and coconut. So, no harsh synthetic detergents are used and the best castile soaps don't add any skin-irritating sulfates or artificial colorants, fragrances, or preservatives.

Castile soaps have many cleaning uses and can be used to make your own homemade cleaners, such as an all-purpose spray or a cream cleanser, so why not give one a try today? Check out these great brands. All are biodegradable, eco-friendly, and gentle on your skin!

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    Desert Essence Castile Liquid Soap

    Desert Essence Castile Liquid Soap

    Desert Essence

    This vegan, olive oil and coconut-based castile soap are usually used for skincare, but because of its tea tree content, it does double duty as an effective, disinfecting household cleaner. Give it a try for cleaning your bathroom or kitchen where it will kill germs and fight mildew.

    Castile Liquid Soap, $7.29, Desert Essence

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    Dr. Bronner's Magic Pure Castile Classic Soap

    Dr. Bronner's Magic Pure Liquid Castile Soap, Rose Scent

    Dr. Bronner's

    Certified Fair-Trade and USDA organic, Dr. Bronner's soaps have been around for over 60 years and a portion of the company's profits goes to charities and causes worldwide. Its unique formulation containing pure essential oils and organic, extra virgin coconut, olive, jojoba and hemp oils, is available in many convenient sizes and a wide range of scents from citrus to tea tree.

    Magic Pure Castile Classic Soap, $3.19 to $65.99, Dr. Bronner

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    Dr. Woods Castile Soap

    Dr. Woods Shea Vision Castile Soaps

    Dr. Woods

    Dr. Wood's all-natural ​castile soaps, available in five scents and three handy sizes, are pH balanced and produce a nice vitamin E rich lather. The company also makes are soaps with shea butter, which is a little more moisturizing and richer—perfect for skincare.

    Castile Soap, $8.59 to $12.99, Dr. Woods

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    Natural Way Organics Castile Soap (Liquid)

    Natural Way Organics Castile Soap, Unscented

    Natural Way Organics

    With 10 percent of the profits going to charities and over 20,000 organic soaps and lotions are to the homeless, you can feel good about buying castile soap from Natural Way Organics. Its blends are made with all-natural organic ingredients, including organic aloe vera and saponified coconut, olive, and jojoba oils. Available in one size and five scents.

    Castile Soap (Liquid), $8.99, Natural Way Organics

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    Oregon Soap Company Castile Soap

    Oregon Soap Company Concentrated All-Purpose Liquid Soap, Lemongrass Zinger

    The Spruce / Karen Peltier

    Help plant a tree with your purchase of this all-organic, castile soap with scents that bring you back to nature. For every 5 gallons of soap purchased, the Oregon Soap Company in partnership with Friends Of Trees and Trees for the Future will plant a tree or native plant. Available in nine fantastic scents and four sizes up to one gallon.

    Castile Soap, $9.19 to $62.00, Oregon Soap Company

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    Vermont Soap's Liquid Sunshine Organic Cleaner

    Vermont Soap Organics Liquid Sunshine Organic Cleaner

    Vermont Soap Organics

    Bring a little sunshine into your cleaning regimen with the uplifting citrus scent of this all-natural castile soap that is USDA certified organic. It has multiple uses and is gentle on the skin. Plus, with four different sizes to choose from, including a gallon, you'll have enough to get some serious cleaning done.

    Liquid Sunshine Organic Cleaner, $6.98 to $59.98, Vermont Soap