Soapman's Blog

Ten new non-toxic house hold cleaning recipes!

Find one on the back of each of our Concentrated All-Purpose Liquid Soap bottles.

New non toxic house hold cleaning recipes YOU must try!

More Castile Soap cleaning recipes!

"One of our customers submitted these recipe's she got out of the book 'Clean House, Clean Plant' by Karen Logan. She says she has been making these for 10 years and swears by them!

Shampoo Bars


Of course, everybody knows what shampoo is- it's that stuff you (usually) squirt out of a bottle & put into your hair to get it clean! But what is it really?

Green Cleaning your floors and “Getting Lucky”

Guys- I recently read somewhere that sharing housework with your wife greatly increases your chances of… getting lucky. I decided to put that theory to the test today, and immediately after my morning exercise , snuck down to the basement to get the vacuum cleaner and got to work.

Organics and Sustainability

In the last several years, the terms “organic” have made into the vocabulary (and advertising programs), of global culture. When you ask the average person what “organic” mean, many people’s response to organic is often limited to “organic means a product was grown without pesticides”.

What does “organic” really mean, and what benefits do we get beyond better tasting food?

Untold History of Castile Soap

A word from Soapman- There is very little known about who actually invented Castile Soap, and when it happened. As a result, I have gathered as much historical information as I could find, taken some creative liberties,  and wrote a  fictional history of how Castile soap could have been first made.

Garcia and Leon Sanchez where brothers, and they lived during the reign Henry IV, the last King of Castile. This was in the time before the Spanish empire was born, and was rather the two great kingdoms of Aragon and Castile.

Many Uses of Castile Soap

From the 1500’s until around WWII, most soap was “All Purpose”- the same bar of soap that was used for bathing was used for all other cleaning purposes. In order to help differentiate their products, soapmakers started making soaps with differen raw materials, scents, etc.  With the exception of detergents, all these products were essentially the same, and worked equally well.

Since the invention of detergents in 1943, cleaning products have become more and chemically intensive, but for most cleaning situations, Castile soap will perform equally well, and is very cost effective, and eliminates the need for countless individual cleaners.  One gallon of Castile soap will easily last 6 months to a year, and its uses are only limited by your ability to get things dirty! Oregon Soap Company makes Castile Soap using raw materials from sustainably managed, certified organic farms, which not only makes your home greener, but supports sustainability efforts globally.

What does Certified Organic mean?

Why Organic?

What is organic?
Organic refers to the way agricultural products—food and fiber—are grown and processed. Organic food production is based on a system of farming that maintains and replenishes soil fertility without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers. In the long run, organic farming techniques provide a safer, more sustainable environment for everyone.


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