I was recently asked by a friend about what can be added to pure castile soap and water to make it more moisturizing. If you’ve also found diluting castile soap with water isn’t enough for you, then you may want try adding some or all of these ingredients:

  • jojoba oil, almond oil, or grapeseed oil (all of these can be easily absorbed by the skin)
  • raw honey (helps your skin retain moisture and elasticity, and also great for repairing skin with blemishes)
  • vitamin E (great for repairing and moisturizing your skin)


I recommend first diluting one part castile soap with 4 parts water. Then for every cup of this mixture, you can add 2 teaspoons of oil, 2 teaspoons of honey, and/or 1 teaspoon of vitamin E. This blend can be used as a baby shampoo, hand soap, or body wash! Plus, you can put it in a foaming dispenser so that you don’t have to use as much soap each time!

If you’d like to see a demo of how to make your own hand soap / baby shampoo, check out my video below.


And one more tip – if you find that using castile soap leaves a residue on your tub or sink, you can easily remove it by sprinkling some baking soda on it and scrubbing it with a wet towel. It should come off quite easily. In fact, baking soda is a great scouring agent for stoves, ovens, etc. I always have a few bottles of it around the house!


No time to make your own baby shampoo / hand soap / body wash?

You can order my premade Holistic Essentials Baby Shampoo & Body Wash!

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