Castile Dish Soap

(25 customer reviews)

$ 5.50$ 14.00

Made with all-natural, non-toxic ingredients, this zero waste alternative to dishwashing liquid will leave your dishes sparkling clean and streak free. With citrus essential oils for grease-cutting power.

Most dishwash bar soaps contain palm oil, or they have no suds and leave your dishes streaky. It took us at least a year to tweak this formula, so we could bring you a product we were  happy with.

Check out the videos below to see it in action.  (view full-screen for better view)

Remember to use with very hot water. We find using a bowl inside the sink, not only saves water, but allows for better suds. Wear gloves to swish the soap while the bowl/sink is filling, or use an old fashioned soap shaker (cage).  We now stock 2 – a NZ made Industrial model Dish Swish AND  The Dish Swish (original)  

You can read more about using and getting the most from your dish soap here.

The soap can also be used as a general kitchen cleaner – simply wipe soap on to a wet cloth and use to clean/wipe down surfaces.

You can also create a liquid surface cleaner/dishwash by grating an entire soap bar and adding it to 250-500ml of boiling water, stir until dissolved and let it sit for 24 hours, stirring occasionally.  At 500ml dilution it  will be runny, but concentrated. This “liquid”  has a short shelf life so use within a month.

Available in singles, or more economical 3-packs.

Soaps weigh 90-100g each – dimensions (mm): 80 long x 58 wide x 25 deep

One soap should last 2-3 weeks (washing up twice a day)

Ingredients:  Olive oil, water, potato, lye (none left in final product), orange & lemon essential oils.


*Please note, the volume of bubbles may vary depending on the hardness of your water supply.  If you find your water isn’t creating a lot of bubbles, and falls flat quickly, you may have hard water. The dishes will still get clean, but results may not be as effective as using a traditional detergent.

*Keep your soap out of direct sun and on a well draining soap dish or hang your shaker up.  If you allow your soap to dry between uses it will last longer.  leaving the wet soap in the hot sun will cause it to melt.


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25 reviews for Castile Dish Soap

  1. Susan Powell (verified owner)

    I love this dish soap. Washes dishes really well. So easy to use . I also use it as an all purpose cleaner, I grate some add to water and keep in a spray bottle , just like Lisa has described. I highly recommend this method to as a gentle and effective cleaner.

  2. Rebecca (verified owner)

    This stuff cleans like a dream and no plastic wastage. Suds up well with the dish soap shaker.

  3. Aoraki Naturals

    Hi Lisa. Enjoying your dish soap. It’s been the best I’ve found on the market! Cheers, Sharlene (via email)

  4. Miriama (verified owner)

    I have sensitive skin and react with most dishwashing products. I love this because I am able to wash dishes and not have dry itchy hands afterwards.

  5. jessicamaypratt (verified owner)

    Such a ‘must have’ bar in my opinion. Makes heaps of bubbles, Leaves dishes sparkly clean and doesn’t irritate my hands (like other dish soaps have). Palm oil free and smells delicious. This product is the main reason I keep coming back to aoraki. One bar lasts around 2 weeks in our house (3 dish washing sessions a day, no dishwasher).

  6. Aoraki Naturals

    From Yvette (email 18.5.21) – “I’ve been meaning to send this email for a while but haha life gets busy! I want to say how impressed I am with the dish soap bar! I had looked at many others but am so glad I bought yours first. Your bar washes the dishes perfectly, especially the glassware, much better than all the other eco friendly bottled dishwashing liquid I’ve tried. And it was definitely put to the test here…low pressure not especially hot water and no soap shaker in sight, (just me swishing it round in the plastic tub haha!)and dishes left in the rack to air dry. Super clean EVERY time. And even better, it doesn’t dry out my hands and the bar seems to be lasting well. Please don’t ever discontinue making this bar (or at least warn me so I can buy your last 100 bars haha) as your formula is a winner! – From a very appreciative, Yvette.”

  7. Samantha (verified owner)

    I’m very happy with the dish soap. I’ve definitely found that different water from different houses changes how much bubbles you get but bubbles or not it will works a treat. I use it without a soap shaker but will probably invest in one some day soon. Dishes are clean and residue free.

  8. Renate Slykerman (verified owner)

    I really love this dish soap! Works well and smells good.
    When I first purchased it, I was disappointed, as I used it in my sink.. and for some reason the bubbles just disappeared. I was left with white murky water. I am now using a round plastic bowl (a big one), which sits/hangs inside my sink – and I have no problems. So as well as squeaky clean dishes, I also use less water!
    I get lots of comments when people see my soap cage and my bowl! Highly recommend it!

    • Aoraki Naturals

      Yes, we recommend using a bowl too. Really helps for some reason!

  9. Hannah (verified owner)

    I was dubious on how well this product would wash my dishes but it is fantastic and I have now got rid of more plastic from my life!

  10. Rachael Stott (verified owner)

    I love this soap. It makes my dishes squeaky clean and is great for cleaning the kitchen with. It smells great too.

  11. Daniela (verified owner)

    These are awesome! I love not having to buy or refill plastic bottles. Cleans really well and no nasty chemicals. I just rub some on a dish brush and go.

  12. lisarburroughs (verified owner)

    Started using this soap as an alternative to buying plastic bottles and LOVE IT!! I suffer with eczema and use to get a rash under my wedding rings, but since having this in my kitchen my eczema has gone and so has my rash under my rings. Ohh and the planet loves me for it too 🙂

  13. Charlotte (verified owner)

    Absolute game-changer.
    I cannot recommend this Dishsoap highly enough – works just as well as Dawn or Sunlight but without the myriad of unnecessary chemicals and plastic waste. Great for dishes and also surface cleaning.
    Now we won’t use anything else, thanks Lisa!

  14. Cathy Couper (verified owner)

    After my house fire this is the only product that removed the smoke and put a shine on my china treasures. Great on the hands and dishs

  15. Morag McConville (verified owner)

    This dish soap is a game changer. I use it without a soap cage and just swoosh it under the tap. It bubbles up beautifully and my dishes are lovely and sparkly. No more plastic bottles for us!

  16. Natalie (verified owner)

    I have been using this dish soap for around 6 months now and absolutely love it. It doesn’t bubble much but don’t let that fool you, my dishes come out perfectly. I just hold it under the running water as I’m filling up the sink, so easy!

    • Aoraki Naturals

      Thanks Natalie – how many bubbles you get depends on your water and technique, but as you say, it works well regardless of how many bubbles you get. 🙂

  17. Hayley H (verified owner)

    Love this! Cleans really well & love that I can wash my dishes without using a plastic bottle. Been using for about a year now. I use a mini fryer basket to swish it around.

  18. Christine Affleck (verified owner)

    This is amazing! I have given some to most of my family as I love it. It took me a bit to get over the no bubbles but now I’m totally sold on it. Thanks for another stellar product ❤️

  19. nicole.power (verified owner)

    We have been using the Castile dish soap bars for a few months now and we won’t be turning back! They are fantastic. Easy to use, last a long time, and dirty dishes come up sparkling clean 🙂

  20. themoodleyfamily (verified owner)

    First time using this soap today for my dishes. I absolutely love how clean and sparkling my dishes are. Actually, they have never been this shiny before. Thank you Lisa for a wonderful product. Excuse me, I have to find more dishes to wash. It’s that enjoyable! ?

    • Aoraki Naturals

      Thanks! must be good if you are looking for more dishes to wash! haha.

  21. Anthea Madill (verified owner)

    Amazing to finally have a palm oil free, locally made alternative for dishes!!!

  22. Danni Greig (verified owner)

    This dish soap is awesome its all i use now, it cleans my dishes no problem at all and leaves them squeaky clean. I have also melted one down and put in a spray bottle and use it to replace my spray and wipe and it cleans perfectly. highly recommend this product.

  23. Clare-Louise Gerbault (verified owner)

    I love the feel and aroma of this soap. And it leaves my dishes clean and non greasy.

  24. kerri jopp (verified owner)

    Pleasantly surprised at how well this dish soap worked and how long it lasted. Very satisfying no plastic bottles or chemicals left on the dishes

  25. Alisha Martin (verified owner)

    I am blown away by this product Lisa! I used it for the first time today. As I don’t have a Soap Saver as yet (still on the hunt), I just used hot water, gloves and swished the bar around to create bubbles. Cleaned my dirty dishes in no time. I love how it’s all natural and how there is no residue left over like my other detergent. I am going to share this with friends and hope that they are amazed like I am! 🙂

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