castile soap

noun, often capitalized C
cas·tile soap | \ (ˌ)kas-ˈtēl- \

Definition of castile soap 

: a fine hard bland soap made from olive oil and sodium hydroxide also : any of various similar soaps

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Mildew remover: Mix 3 parts baking soda and 1 part castile soap into a paste. Doreen Christensen, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Spring cleaning: Recipes for green cleaning products that cost pennies to make," 19 Mar. 2018 Secondly, the peppermint castile soap has a pleasant cooling sensation. Joe Jackson, Outside Online, "We (and Drake) Love Dr. Bronner's," 10 May 2018 Baking soda and castile soap are great de-greasers. Allison Young, Good Housekeeping, "The Best Essential Oils To Add To Your Bath Routine—And How To Do It Safely," 22 Nov. 2017 Granite counter cleaner: Mix 2 cups water, 1/4 cup isopropyl alchohol, 5 drops essential oil, a few drops of dish washing liquid or castile soap in a spray bottle. Doreen Christensen, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Spring cleaning: Recipes for green cleaning products that cost pennies to make," 19 Mar. 2018 And choose cleansers with basic, pure ingredients like baking soda, vinegar, castile soap, essential oils. Deborah Bishop, San Francisco Chronicle, "Is your garbage out of control? This woman can help.," 23 Feb. 2018 Use a microfiber cloth dampened with a mix of water and castile soap (which is milder than dish soap and is gentle enough for cleaning wood). Alyse Whitney, Bon Appetit, "How to Clean the 6 Most Neglected Places in Your Kitchen," 6 July 2017 Friday: Wash Cabinet Fronts and Floors Mix up castile soap and water for a gentle wash for wooden cabinets. Alyse Whitney, Bon Appetit, "The 7-Day Kitchen Cleaning Plan That You Can Actually Manage," 3 June 2017

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First Known Use of castile soap

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for castile soap

Middle English castell sope, from Castell Castile

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castile soap

noun
cas·tile soap | \ (ˌ)kas-ˌtēl- \

Medical Definition of castile soap 

: a fine hard bland soap made from olive oil and sodium hydroxide also : any of various similar soaps

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