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Castille Soap

I am often asked if Native Nut is a Castille soap, to which the answer is yes and no. 

The origins of natural soap making is attributed to three different places, Castille in Spain, Marseilles in France and Aleppo in Syria over 500 years ago.  Each of the three methods was a variation on the core theme of cooking an oil or fat with a caustic soda to make a cake of soap. 

Later it was discovered that it was possible to make liquid soap by using caustic potash instead of caustic soda. The basic chemistry is all the same, so in that sense Native Nut soap is type of Castille Soap because we simply cook oil with caustic potash to make soap. 

However for a soap to be truly be a Castille soap the only oil used should be olive oil. And in that sense Native Nut is not a Castille soap because we use macadamia nut oil and coconut oil as well as olive oil to make a slightly richer soap that foams more readily. 




We like to keep things simple so we chose to fragrance each of our soaps with a single essential oil. All of the essential oils we have chosen have some antiseptic properties.

We only use 100% pure essential oils. Some people do occasionally find their skin reacts to some essential oils, so if you think you might be sensitive to any of our fragrances l you should test the soap on a small area of skin before use.