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    Escentia Products

    Escentia Pure Liquid Castile Soap

    Escentia pure liquid castile soap is a 100% natural liquid soap made from potassium salts, glycerine and thickened with natural sea salt. The product is gentle and suitable for use on most skin types including sensitive skin, and for eczema and psoriasis sufferers.

    We love castile soap because it is so versatile and gentle.

    Sizes: 500ml, 1L, 5L.

      • Castile soap is a great multi purpose soap made from a few simple, eco-friendly ingredients
      • Fully biodegradable
      • Preservative free, fragrance free and colourant free
      • Vegan and vegetarian friendly
      • Cruelty-free
      • Multi purpose cleaner for use in the home and for personal care: body and hand washes, shampoos, etc
      • Can be thickened up by adding table salt

        Water, potassium oleate, potassium cocoate, glycerine, Atlantic sea salt.

        pH: 8.9

        Country of origin: South Africa

        Product rating: Green.

        Castile soap is named after the region of Castile in Spain, where traditional olive oil castile soaps were first made.


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        > Door-to-door courier delivery: nationwide shipping with The Courier Guy, Dawn Wing Express, CourierIt or FastWay

        > Delivery to your nearest Pargo Point

        If the value of the goods in your cart is less than R400 then a shipping fee will be applied. You can select your preferred option by rate or what is most convenient for you.

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        Shipping Rates:

        Local (Cape Town Main Areas)
        R400.00 or more Courier Door to Door Delivery FREE
        R399.99 or less Courier Door to Door Delivery R55.00
        Main Centres
        R400.00 or more Courier Door to Door Delivery  FREE
        R399.99 or less Courier Door to Door Delivery R80.00
        Regional & Outlying
        R400.00 or more Courier Door to Door Delivery  FREE
        R399.99 or less Courier Door to Door Delivery R100.00

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        If you live in a main city centre then approximate shipping time is 1-3 working days, nationwide. If you live in an outlying area delivery may take up to 7 working days. The shipping time of heavy goods, bulk purchases and to regional areas is generally 3-5 working days.

        Please do not hesitate to contact us or our courier partners directly if you would like to try and get a more precise estimate of delivery date.


        Shipping time to a Pargo point takes approximately 3 to 5 working days. 

        *Late Deliveries

        Unforeseen circumstances like adverse weather, load shedding, hijacking, strikes, pandemics or supplier issues could prolong the delivery time. It's rare, but it can happen. Late delivery is not grounds for refund or cancellation of already shipped orders but if you are in any way concerned about the current location of your parcel and ETA of delivery, please contact us with your order number so that we can follow up for you.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 12 reviews
    Teagan R.
    5 stars

    Was using it to make my own products. Will give feedback once I have as it might be something you would like to stock. I am allergic to sodium benzoates and sulphates so I'm creating a product with absolutely no preservatives and all natural and soothing.

    Tanya H.
    Castile soap

    I love the castile soap because it makes my life so much easier as I love to make my own handsoaps with essential oils. Will definitely continue to buy them.

    Aluwani R.

    The soap is ok. I like that it’s made with natural ingredients but it does not foam well and also a bit thin and runny for my liking. Is there any way to increase foam and make it thicker?

    Toni D.
    5 stars.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the product. I have used it to make a face wash. It is gentle on the skin and neutral, allowing me to customise it to suit my needs. Will definitely be getting more soon!!

    What can i add to this

    If you use this castille soap as a base shampoo and want to add for instance keratin and hydrolysed wheat protein to this, should you still stick to tge rule of 10 % only as not to interfere with the consistnecy? Thanks!

    Hi Priscilla, yes I would recommend sticking to the 10% rule. The castile soap probably has a bit more room for additions than 10% so if you do go over that amount don't stress. But then the consistency may be diluted.

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