castile soap

noun, often capitalized C
cas·​tile soap | \ (ˌ)ka-ˈstēl- How to pronounce castile soap (audio) \

Definition of castile soap

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

Examples of castile soap in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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," 20 Sep. 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," 20 Sep. 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," 20 Sep. 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," 20 Sep. 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," 20 Sep. 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," 20 Sep. 2018 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

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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- How to pronounce castile soap (audio) \

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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