7/16/16

Product Review~ Cove Castile Soap



Recently I was sent a bottle of Cove castile soap to review. While I did receive it free in exchange for this review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.


If you aren't familiar with castile soap, you should be. It has about a gazillion uses! Seriously. It's a must have for all of us hippie-homemakers that like to make our own cleaning products. It's a gentle, versatile soap that can be used in just about anything from toothpaste to baby wash, to an all-purpose cleaner for your whole home. It's super concentrated, so a bottle, especially one this gigantic will last you a long time.

Cove castile soap  comes in a one liter bottle, which is a couple ounces larger than most other liquid castile soaps that I'm familiar with, but it stays within a competitive price point. One thing I love about this soap is that not only can I pronounce and easily procure all of the ingredients, but most of them can be found in my very own kitchen! That's where I keep my oils and ingredients for making household stuffs.

Here's what's in it:

  • Purified Water (in my kitchen)
  • Coconut Oil (in my kitchen)
  • Potassium Hydroxide (this is just lye soap, which you can purchase on Amazon. None remains in the product anyway, it's just a part of the soap making process)  
  • Argan Oil
  • Jojoba Oil (in my kitchen) 
  • Hemp Oil
  • Olive Oil (in my kitchen)
  • Vegetable Glycerin (in my kitchen) 
That's it! I linked to several of the ingredients in case you aren't familiar with them (affiliate links) All of the ingredients are certified organic too, which is awesome. I chose the unscented so that I could customize it with whatever oils I wanted. There is a lavender scent available too. There's a laundry list of recipes on the side of the bottle to get you started too.


I made three different things with this soap, one from the bottle, two not. 

First, I used the recipe from the bottle and made the all-purpose cleaner, using it to clean my bathroom and kitchen floors. It worked amazing! I didn't take pictures because nobody wants to see how gross it was! 

Second, I made foaming hand soap. I cheated and just picked up a bottle of foaming hand soap from Dollar Tree, and once it was used up I started making my own. I don't have a recipe for you because I've been making it for about two years now, so I just eyeball it. You need two parts distilled (or boiled and cooled) water to one part soap. I also add a few drops of essential oils into mine to make it smell pretty. Make sure to mix the oils into the soap first, before adding distilled water. That's all!

Third, I made wipes solution for my cloth wipes. Very simple, just about two cups of distilled (or boiled and cooled) water, one tablespoon castile soap, and one teaspoon oil, I use sweet almond oil, but fractionated oil, vitamin E oil, or olive oil would work. You probably don't even need the oil honestly, but I always add it.

I was super impressed with the quality of this soap and will absolutely purchase it in the future. I highly recommend Cove Castile Soap.





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