Can I use Castile soap to bathe/shower my baby?
- Yes. Castile soap is a very mild soap that won't dry or harm your baby's skin. Since it's made with Organically Grown Extra Virgin Olive Oil, it's free of harmful chemicals.
Can I wash my hair with Castile soap?
- Absolutely. Castile soap was used as an all purpose soap ever since its inception 1400 years ago. It's commonly used as a body soap, but works very well as a hand soap, shampoo and it's wonderful as a facial soap.
What is the pH level of your this soap?
- Our soaps have a pH level between 8.5 and 10. This pH helps to gently clean the skin.
I heard olive oil is wonderful for the body but shouldn't be used on the face because it clogs pore, is this true?
- No. Olive oil is one of the safest and widely used oils. It's been used in Europe, Egypt, Greece, Syria and Iraq, among other countries, for thousands of years. It's been used as a trading commodity, currency, as an unguent for the body and hair, to prepare food, and even as a lamp oil. As an unguent or modernly called body oil, it not only softens and protects the skin, it also aids in balancing the natural ph of the skin. When applied to the body it doesn't clog the pores or causes any other problems, so there is no reason to believe it would clog the pores of the face only.
Other Castile Soaps have burned and irritated my skin, will this soap do that too?
Chances are you were in the presence of fake castile soaps made with high amounts of coconut oil, palm or other harsh oils, and not like castile should be made, with only Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Our TRUE Castile Soap is gentle and soft on the skin, non-comedogenic and won't irritate or dry your skin.
What should I do if in eyes?
Like with any other soap or shampoo, immediately flush with plenty of fresh water. Soaps and shampoos, even this one, are mildly irritant to the eyes. It would burn and sting, if just a little drop falls inside the eye, and probably would get red, but it's just temporary and should go away in no time.
Can True Castile Soap be used to clean or do laundry with?
Although you could, why would you? BVO's True Castile Soap is an expensive high end soap made with the best imported USDA Certified Organic Olive Oil. Because of its soft nature, although one could argue castile soap has been used for centuries to clean or do laundry with, the soap intended for that use back in the day, was the castile soap made with the leftover oil from cooking and frying, not the pure extra virgin olive oil extracted by pressing fresh olives. BVO's True Castile soap is a mild, soft soap intended to be used on the skin and hair, but not quite suitable for laundry or cleaning. Perhaps a pure 100% coconut oil soap would be more suitable for this task, as this soap due to its strength isn't suitable to be in direct contact with the skin.
Is BVO's True Castile Soap like Dr Bronner's All-One Pure Castile Soap?
No. Dr Bronner's All-One Pure Castile Soap is not a True, Pure nor Authentic Castile Soap, but a regular vegetable soap. Although certain requirements must be met to produce this particular soap, these aren't enforced, hence the proliferation of the use of the title in products that do not meet the standards. A soap containing a mixture of vegetable oils isn't bad, it just isn't - in the true definition and manufacturing process of this ancient soap - a real Castile soap. The first and only oil that must be used to manufacture True, Pure and Authentic Castile soap or as its known since the Ancient Roman Empire Sapone d'Oliva, must always be Extra Virgin Olive Oil. No other oils should be added to the formulation and manufacturing of this soap. A soap containing other oils even if olive oil is present in small amounts in its formula, render a soap that cannot be called Castile soap or Sapone d'Oliva.
At BVO we manufacture our True, Pure and Authentic Castile Soap - Sapone d'Oliva with only the best Extra Virgin Olive Oil imported from Europe utilizing a modernized proprietary process passed down from previous generations in our family. The result is a gentle, soft, non-comedogenic, non-irritant soap that can be safely used on newborns, as hand soap, facial soap, shampoo, in the shower and even for your furry family. BVO's True, Pure and Authentic Castile Soap - Sapone d'oliva might not be suitable to clean floors or toilettes, but who would want to use this delicate soap for those tasks?...