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 After that, add a quarter cup of liquid castile soap, one teaspoon of lemon juice and 10 drops of lavender essential oil. oregonlive, 21 July 2021 The kit also includes amber glass bottles, castile soap, and lemon, eucalyptus, and lavender essential oils. Elizabeth Sweet, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 Nov. 2020 Warm water and a little bit of castile soap make an excellent makeup brush cleaning solution. Rebekah Lowin, Country Living, 1 May 2020 Buy now: Reverie Shampoo, $38, revolve.com or amazon.comBuy now: Reverie Conditioner, $40, revolve.com or amazon.com Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Liquid Soap For a slightly crunchy classic, stock up on Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-one pure castile soap. Condé Nast Traveler, 30 Apr. 2020 Buy now: Reverie Shampoo and Conditioner, $40 each for 250ml at amazon.com, or $12 for 50ml at gmreverie.com Dr. Bronner’s Soap For a slightly crunchy classic, stock up on Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-one pure castile soap. Megan Spurrell, Condé Nast Traveler, 17 Oct. 2019 Baking soda and castile soap are great de-greasers. Allison Young, Good Housekeeping, 20 Sep. 2018 Baking soda and castile soap are great de-greasers. Allison Young, Good Housekeeping, 20 Sep. 2018 Baking soda and castile soap are great de-greasers. Allison Young, Good Housekeeping, 20 Sep. 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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