Castile Olive Oil

4.90 out of 5 based on 20 customer ratings
(20customer reviews)

classic & traditional


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  • 100% Natural & ETHICAL
    SLS & Paraben Free - Palm Oil Free.
  • Cruelty Free
    Not tested on animals - 100% Vegetarian.
  • Expertly handcrafted & glycerine rich
    We use our unique 'extra cold' technique.



Pure olive oil soap at its best: extra gentle, low-foaming and suitable for use on face, body and even delicate clothing. No added scent.

A true traditional Castile soap, made simply with 100% olive oil.

Extra mild, long-lasting and suitable for all the family and all skin types. Once they try it, some people will use nothing else!

A double award-winner!
This lovely, pure soap just scooped a Silver Award at the prestigious Free From Skincare awards plus a special Free From Achievement award (spanning all skincare categories), to recognise the quality and purity of its ingredients.
Did you know?
Castile soap also makes a great 100% natural stain remover.
Find out more about using Castile soap on fabric.

SIZE: Each soap bar measures approximately 10 x 5.5 x 2.5 cms.
WEIGHT: Each soap bar weighs at least 115 grams.

Being handmade and truly natural, our soaps vary a little in size and colour from bar to bar and batch to batch.

Castile Olive Oil Awards

In 2015 our Castile Olive Oil soap was the first ever product to win a Free From Achievement Award at the prestigious Free From Skincare Awards.

This is an award that covers ALL of their 13 skincare categories, not just soaps!

As the award recognises, you really cannot get more ‘free from’ than a soap simply made from olive oil.

“Unusually, made from a blend of both Greek and Italian olive oils, and the natural by-product of glycerine – a humectant – is not removed. Superb for allergy-sufferers, as it is free of all preservatives, fragrances and food allergens, and it is gentle enough for both body and face. A deserving winner of the inaugural FreeFrom Achievement Award.”

In 2015 our Castile Olive Oil soap won a Silver Award in the Hard Soaps category at the Free From Skincare Awards.

As part of the judging process all shortlisted products undergo a rigorous one month evaluation by experienced testers. Here is an extract from their observations:

“It cleansed well without drying my skin out… The ingredients really could not be any purer: water, olive oil and glycerin. It really is all natural. I love the simplicity of the soap.”

“I didn’t need to use cream afterwards, which is unusual for me after using a hard soap. My skin felt clean and soft but not dry. I am very happy with an effective hard soap that doesn’t irritate or dry the skin. Love the natural packaging – cardboard box is great.”


INGREDIENTS: Plain English

OLIVE OIL (a balanced blend of fine Italian & Greek olive oils), WATER, VEGETABLE GLYCERIN (naturally produced during the soap-making process)


SODIUM OLIVATE (saponified, fine Italian & Greek olive oils), AQUA (water), GLYCERIN (vegetable)

Food Allergen Information

Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Sesame Free *Manufactured in a workshop handling dairy and nut containing ingredients.

Skin Type

dry, normal, oily / blemish prone, sensitive, very sensitive




no added scent

Vegan / Vegetarian


Free From

coconut, dairy, nuts*, sesame


dry, normal, oily / blemish prone, sensitive, very sensitive

Free From & Animal Friendly

This soap does NOT contain:

  • Palm Oil
  • Parabens
  • Petrochemicals
  • Artificial Colours or Fragrances
  • Animal Products, such as lard, tallow or cochineal

We only colour our soaps with plant, fruit and vegetable materials; and our complex, perfume-like scents are 3 note blends of pure essential oils.

Vegetarian & Vegan

All our soaps are 100% vegetarian, most are also vegan. The only soaps that aren’t vegan are our Gentle Goat’s Milk, Oatmeal Soother and limited edition Mint Mojito soap. These contain fresh goat’s milk, bee-friendly honey and probiotic yogurt respectively. No actual animal parts are used anywhere in our soap range.

Animal Friendly

Neither this soap, nor its ingredients, are tested on animals.

20 reviews for Castile Olive Oil

  1. Robyn

    This soap really is amazing!
    Shampoo really dries my hair out and conditioner makes it heavy and greasy.
    Soap plus vinegar rinse cleans my hair and makes it soft and shiny and I live in a hard water area.

  2. obzhirova

    Fabulous product for face and body, I really love the quality

  3. Becky

    This soap is AMAZING!! I got bike oil / grease all over my trousers, rubbed this soap over the stain, put them in the wash and magic – all gone! Every cyclist needs this soap!

  4. Ellen

    I’m on to my second bar of this soap and it truly lasts for ages. If you live in an area with soft water, it doesn’t take long for this to lather. The first bar I used lasted 2 and a half months, being used every day in the shower, and this second bar has been on the go for a month and a half and looks like it will last another month more! Not my favourite scent of all the soaps I’ve tried from the ANSCo. but it’s so subtle that it’s never noticeable once you’re dry. Worth purchasing!

  5. Abby

    I can only underline what some others have written: this is an amazing soap not only for your face and body – but for stain removal. I rub it on the water-wettened stain and then scrub with a brush and bingo! the stain disappears. I have used the soap to remove orange lily pollen, turmeric stains and oil stains and it is miraculous. It is always at the ready on the side of my sink.

  6. Mary Durrant

    This soap is just amazing and very versatile.
    Not only does it wash your face, body and hair.
    It is a brilliant stain remover for clothes when you pre treat before washing.
    It has removed a bright yellow stain from a sauce with turmeric on a white blouse, it didn’t get washed for a week and I was amazed that my blouse is white again with no sign of the stain.
    Even a ball point pen stain that has been on a pillowcase for I don’t know how long has disappeared.
    These soaps are truly amazing and I am so glad I discovered your site.
    One bar for all!
    Which one to try next?

  7. Katie via email

    Hi I just wanted to support your section on how your castille soap is also a natural stain remover. I have a sample size of the castille soap and tried it on stains on clothes. I can confirm it has got rid of liquid foundation make up on a white top that NO chemical stain remover could shift. Also it has got rid of an oil stain, from some olives. It is a favourite top of mine however the oil stain was there for nearly 2 years because literally no chemical remover would remove it. One gentle application of a tiny bit of your castille soap, followed by a normal wash in the machine and the stain has completely gone. It is amazing stuff! I wet the area under a tap with warm water, rub in some soap, lather it on the clothing with my hands then pop the item straight into a normal wash on 40 degrees. So far, all stains gone! It has been a revelation to me and I have been able to get rid of yet another chemical cleaning product, and it makes your hands and clothes feel really soft.

  8. Dilys Hartland

    I am having radiotherapy as cancer treatment. One of the side-effects of radiotherapy is dry and irritable skin, and patients are always warned of this and advised to avoid perfumed soaps or bath products. I treated myself to some of your soaps, and have become hooked. The olive oil soap is so rich and creamy and I’m working my way through all of them. A terrific product.

  9. Mo via email

    I just received my 8 custom soaps and I just used the olive oil one twice! I must say, it is amazing. It also makes my beard soft too and I don’t really have to worry about purchasing a separate beard wash or face wash now.

  10. Angie via email

    I received my order yesterday (the day after you posted it!:)).

    I used the basic castile bar to wash my hair, followed that with an ACV rinse. I also used it to wash my face & as a shaving soap.

    Oh my goodness!!! My itchy scalp stopped being itchy straight away!!! My hair was soft & shiny & held my short layered bob style much better (I straighten my hair but don’t use any styling products, I like to have natural feeling hair – plus I’m just highly sensitive to way too many things!!).

    24 hours later, still no itching & I haven’t needed to wash my hair today.

    My skin is lovely soft & smooth 🙂

    Thank you for sending the cute diddy coco castile sample, I haven’t tried it yet, but I will at some point 🙂

    I can’t tell you just how much this soap has done for me! The itching had been driving me insane, it was just horrid, so your castile bar has brought me immense relief!!

    Please don’t ever change the ingredients or stop making it because I just don’t know what I’d do without it now!!!

  11. Ilene Crawford

    Only ordered this soap at weekend and was delivered this morning ,fantastic service .Have now ordered a few more for stocking fillers .Have not tried as yet as for my daughter who will be here at Xmas and she likes all things ALL NATURAL.Thanks again for great service.

  12. Janice

    I love this soap in the shower for skin and hair. I’ve been looking for a shampoo bar for ages that suits me and isn’t scented and this is perfect – leaves my very fine long hair soft and tangle-free.

  13. Lene-Isolde


    Your soap is beautiful! washed my dreads in them and they get really good from them.. only thing i wish they could smell a bit better 😉 but the consistent is just perfect 🙂 thnx a million and good luck with the rest


  14. Remi

    Love the soap! It’s so soft and creamy 🙂 Arrived the next day and I also got a free sample of the Coco Castile soap which is the one I wanted to try next! Thank you so much!

  15. Leonie

    I LOVE this soap. It has become staple in our house, makes your skin feel lovely and soft and it lasts for AGES.

  16. Sally

    Thank you for getting the soaps to me so quickly.
    I have very problematic and allergic skin! The olive-oil soap is perfect for me;and lasts a long time.I’m very pleased with it.
    Thought I’d try the oatmeal one as well(you sent me a sample with the last soap) think this will be good too!

  17. Karen

    I was lucky enough to be presented with a box of yummy soaps as a gift , they looked good enough to eat , the smell was delicious and are great on your skin

  18. Katja

    Love love love it. Looks so pretty and leaves hands feeling so soft.

  19. Abby Rubin

    Do you remember such wonderful old soaps as Castile? Well this is truly a ‘find’ as it is just like soap I grew up with. It’s lovely. Try it and you’ll see.

  20. Becky

    In Mary Poppins’ own words: This soap is “practically perfect in every way”!

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