castile soap


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n castile soap a good hard soap made from olive oil and sodium hydroxide
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Castile soap a fine-grained hard soap, white or mottled, made of olive oil and soda; -- called also Marseilles soaporVenetian soap.
    • Castile soap A kind of fine, hard, white or mottled soap, made with olive oil and soda; also, a soap made in imitation of the above-described soap.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Castile soap a hard soap made with olive-oil and soda
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Castile, or Castilia, a province in Spain, from which it originally came


In literature:

It is better, if practicable, to stop using them for a while, and wash the bruised parts often with castile soap and water.
"The Prairie Traveler" by Randolph Marcy
Their worldly possessions, besides the clothes they wore, consisted of a piece of Castile soap, a comb, and Pina's work-case.
"Stradella" by F(rancis) Marion Crawford
Use Pears' soap or castile soap, and with a sponge wipe quickly, or use a soft towel.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
A little castile soap and a camel's-hair face brush will assist the cleansing operation.
"The Woman Beautiful" by Helen Follett Stevans
For making Joppa and Castile soap.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
The soap should be either Castile or a pure unscented glycerin.
"The Complete Bachelor" by Walter Germain
Wash off in the morning with a very little pure white castile soap and soft water.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
Mix and apply twice daily after washing thoroughly with castile soap, giving time for legs to dry.
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus
To make Castile soap, boil common soft soap in lamp oil three hours and a half.
"The American Housewife" by Anonymous
It is generally supposed that pure, white castile soap is the best.
"What a Young Woman Ought to Know" by Mary Wood-Allen
For local treatment, the face should be washed each day in warm, soapy water, using the best Castile soap.
"Treatise on the Diseases of Women" by Lydia E. Pinkham
In the absence of these, warm water rendered slightly slippery by Castile soap may be injected into the womb in quantity.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
For making Joppa and Castile soap.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
Wash the scalp and hair with castile or ivory soap, rinsing thoroughly.
"Campward Ho!" by Unknown
Spain, province of Ciudad-Real (New Castile), with manufactures of soap, saltpetre, gunpowder, chocolate, &c. Pop.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
Toilet soaps, including floating soap, castile soap, liquid soap, shaving soap, etc.
"Soap-Making Manual" by E. G. Thomssen
They should be placed near the fire; their head bathed in warm Castile soap-suds, or milk and water.
"Domestic Animals" by Richard L. Allen
Set them over the fire, and let them boil for a few moments; then add two ounces of castile soap and a gill of molasses or honey.
"The American Reformed Cattle Doctor" by George Dadd
But no ship had put into the Road that day but one which brought Castile soap from Marseilles.
"The Watchers" by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
For the latter use a little pure Castile soap, but rinse thoroughly.
"The Natural Cure of Consumption, Constipation, Bright's Disease, Neuralgia, Rheumatism," by Charles Edward Page

In news:

Gather some baking soda, vinegar, castile soap (olive oil based soap) and hydrogen peroxide then hit the dirt.
I make all my kitchen and bathroom cleansers from various combinations of baking soda, vinegar, lemon juice, borax, washing soda, and castile soap.