Best Dishwashing Liquid- Castile And Marseille

Marseille and castile dish wash liquids are quite popular dishwashing liquid and they are also quite similar. In fact, over the years the names have been used interchangeably.

Marseille dish wash liquid derives its name from the French city of Marseille, where it originated roughly 700 years ago! This liquid is also extensively used in Italy (called “sapone di Marsiglia).

French law requires that any liquid labelled “Marseille” contain at least 72% vegetable oils.

It is traditionally made fairy dishwashing liquid are by mixing of sea water with olive oil and the ash from sea plants. These ingredients must be stirred continuously for several days.

After approximately one week, the mixture is left to sit, then it is poured into moulds to set slightly. While the dishwashing liquid is still relatively soft, it is cut into bars, each weighing around 300 grams, although bars weighing as much as 40 kilograms are available! The bars of dishwashing liquid are then stamped and left to cure until dry, a process which takes a little over three weeks.

If the dishwashing liquid is not fully cured and contains olive oil, you will notice a change in its color as it dries, going from dark green to light green, due to the natural oxidation of the olive oil.

Castile is made entirely from vegetable oils; no animal fats are used in its manufacture. Strictly speaking, a true Castile soap should contain olive oil only. However, today other ingredients are added, especially to its liquid form. That’s why you’ll find lavender and various essential oils mixed with it.

dishwashing liquidSo a true Castile dish wash liquid will always be “100% olive oil”. It does not make a lot of suds, but it’s great for a variety of household jobs.

One of my favorite uses for it? To wash off any pesticides from fresh fruit. I also use it for my laundry, though I do add a cup of vinegar to the wash; no problem, it gets the job done right!

Some people with very oily skin report good results when they wash with it. Be careful: do not get it into your eyes, ’cause it will irritate them quite a bit! Personally, I would not use it to wash my face. Dishwashing liquid dispenser is used with this liquid to wash our vessles.

As I mentioned earlier, most dishwashing liquid that claim they are Castile dish wash liquid  are not made with 100% olive oil. They usually have coconut and/or palm oil. So don’t get fooled into spending a lot of money on something that is not “real” Castile.

If you’re interested in 100% olive oil Castile dish wash liquid, stay tuned as I will present the one I sell at my website. I encourage you to try it. You’ll be pleased with how well it cleans your countertops, floors and even your kitchen utensils! Of course, if you’re not satisfied with it, return what’s left and you’ll get your money back.

Just to refresh your memory…. The natural pH is 7. Higher pH indicates an alkali (a base); a lower pH indicates an acid. Human skin and hair have a slightly acidic pH, between 5 and 6. The pH of Castile dish wash liquid measures approximately 9, another reason why I would not recommend it for washing your hair.