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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Castile Soap, Part 2: LIQUID!!!



After posting my last recipe for regular Castile Soap, I realized that I actually need a LIQUID version for my purposes, so I went back online and found an even easier recipe that I just had to share. . .but first. . .I’ve been asked two questions. . .one is what I am using the soap for and the other is what’s so special about castile soap in the first place.

To the first question:  the solution that you admit through a cecostomy (which is what my son just had) is made up of water, salt and castile soap.  Yes, soap.  Apparently, this concoction is safe and provides the colon with the right stimulant and irritant to cleanse and flush.  I was a little surprised at the ingredients, but after confirming with several nurses and the surgeon, the recipe was confirmed.

Which leads to the ‘why.’  Although there is a caustic ingredient in castile soap (lye), the chemical transformation it goes through during mixing, drying and aging renders the final product safe and mild.  And it can be used from everything from personal cleansing to household cleaning (there may be another post in there at some point!!)

Ingredients:

  • 1 Bar Kirk’s Castile Soap
  • 8-9 cups VERY hot water
  • Essential Oils (optional)


Equipment:

  • Fine Grater
  • Large, lidded plastic container
  • Spoon
  • Measuring cup
  • Cutting board


Method:

  • Grate bar of soap on a fine grater on a cutting board
  • Transfer soap to plastic container
  • Add very hot water
  • Stir well
  • Add lid and let sit for 24 hours
  • Stir again, add any essential oils you want and it’s ready for use!
  • Store in tightly lidded container

This can be used as a face soap, shampoo, or, thinned out to a very watery state, as a foaming hand soap.  It’s a whole lot less expensive than Dr. Bonners and is just as awesome!
Oh, how I love things that work well, have less chemicals and toxins, are easy to make AND are inexpensive!!  Win-win-win-WIN!!

2 comments:

  1. Hi and thanks for the recipe. Just wondering if you can use the bar soap you made in your first post on Castile soap instead of Kirk's.
    Thank you!

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    1. Hi! Yes, you should have no problem using the bar recipe in the liquid recipe, provided you follow the maturing/aging steps. . .though it will be hard to wait! :)

      Good luck!!

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