Spanish Castile Soap

August 30, 2015

Did you know? 

 

Spanish Castile Soap or "Jabon de Castilla" is made with extra virgin olive oil.

Castile soaps first produced in Spain during the 13th century in the Mediterranean where Olive Oil has always been plentiful. 

It's named for Castile, Spain, a region renowned for its olive oil. Castile bar soap was traditionally made with olive oil and animal fat. 

Olive oil gives the soap its mildness and gentleness and the animal fat gives Castile soap its superior cleaning and lasting qualities. On these days most vegan soapmakers we are using olive oil in combination with palm oils.

 

Back in the 20th century my grandmother Maria together with one of her cousins used to make soap in "El Rebollar" Valencia, Spain using 100% olive oil. This has been revealed to me many years later.

I was quite young back then so I can't hardly remember this. My sister does so she tell me sotries of how my grandmother was stirring the soap with a wooden stick and was asking for us not to get closer.

 


 

 

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