Micro-business: Making Castile Soap

Castile soap is excellent for many reasons. It can be used for everything from cleaning your house to washing your dishes to showering and even brushing your teeth. If you’re reading this, then odds are you have seen or used Dr Bronner’s (I use the lavender kind). This is a popular brand of castile soap.

Making castile soap is easy, and there are lots of ways to get the ingredients for cheap or for free. You can easily make enough to fulfill your own community’s needs plus more to sell as a community product to bring in income.

It’s easy to make liquid soap or bars of soap. And if you’re also making biodiesel then you have lots of glycerin left over from that process which is ready to turn into soap!