Castile soap is a non-toxic, biodegradable soap traditionally made from olive oil, though sometimes it is crafted with coconut oil as. It lathers and cleans just like “normal” soap but without all the toxic chemicals.
Gentle cleanse without the toxins. Virtually all soaps use toxic sulfates to get that lather we’re all accustomed to, but castile soap lathers naturally - no chemicals necessary. Most soaps are nothing more than strong drying agents, but castile soap actually cleanses and protects thanks to oleuropein - a compound with potent antibacterial effects.
Safe for sensitive skin. Since castile soap is made from safe, simple plant oils, it is considered safe for even the most sensitive skin types.
It can help oily, acne-prone skin. The oils found in castile soap penetrate pores with their antibacterial agents, helping clean your skin without drying it out. While it is more alkaline than we recommend, some people have success using it to balance their skin's PH to reduce acne. We recommend using something balanced to your skin's natural 5.5 pH rather than overcompensating, but everyone's skin is different.
Smooth and soothe dry, irritated skin. Plant oils, especially olive oil, are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids. These healthy fats help replenish the water level within the epidermis, resulting in supple, glowing skin. Plus, it doesn’t strip your skin’s natural oils, so no worries about dry, flaky skin.
Naturally hydrating. The process of making oil-based soap results in a byproduct known as glycerin, which most synthetic soaps filter out. That’s a shame considering glycerin absorbs water from surrounding air, working to moisturize your skin as naturally as possible. Fortunately, castile soap retains its glycerin content.
No gunked up pores. Made from olive oil, castile soap lets your skin breathe and encourages the natural process of shedding dead skin cells. While synthetic soaps can irritate and block pores, castile soap keeps them clean and clear.
Natural free radical protection. Olive oil is rich in antioxidants such as vitamins A and E. Regular use of castile soap can help protect against skin cell degeneration and can therefore delay the appearance of wrinkles.
Ease eczema, psoriasis & more. Nutrient-rich olive oil also contains a highly anti-inflammatory compound called oleocanthal. In fact, its anti-inflammatory action has been compared to that of Ibuprofen. As such, castile soap can help reduce inflammation - the source of many of our most bothersome skin conditions.
Dr. Jacobs Naturals is 100% natural. Our product is free of synthetic fragrances and preservatives. Our soap is pure Castile and is gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin. As an all-natural soap, made from olive oil, Dr. Jacobs Naturals will leave skin smooth and silky by forming a protective barrier. This barrier will help skin hold in moisture. Olive oil soap is the perfect addition to a regular skin care routine. As well, for customers who care for the environment, our soap is environmentally friendly. We are completely biodegradable, free of harsh chemicals that pollute our groundwater. We also use recyclable containers and we do not use palm oil. Dr. Jacobs Naturals castile liquid soap does NOT have any artificial ingredients, colors, parabens, phthalate, propylene glycol, lauryl/laureth sulfates, and triclosan.
For customers who are interested in a multi-purpose product, Dr. Jacobs Naturals is very versatile. We can be used as an alternative to shampoo, body wash, and facial cleanser. Our pure olive oil Castile soap is non-greasy and will not clog pores. It can also be used as a great household cleaner, laundry detergent, and dish soap. It is also safe to clean pets!
Dr. Jacobs, a Swiss chemist that perfected the long-standing Castilian tradition of making Jabon de Castilla, or castile soap, before the turn of the 19th century. Today, they still use the same recipe and work to uphold the long-standing tradition of making natural castile soap products.
Dr. Jacobs Naturals products have a 3 year shelf life from manufacturing date and we recommend to use within 1 year after initial use. It is preferred not to leave Dr. Jacobs Naturals on the shelf too long because they will begin to lose its strength. If you would like to know when our product were manufactured, you can look up the “lot code,” under the packaging. The first number is the year (ex:, “3” is 2013, “4” is 2014, etc.), and the next three numbers are the Julian Date (ex:, the day of the year out of 365 total days). Whenever you want to know when the package was manufactured and it says 2165, it means it was manufactured in 2012 on the 165th day of the year. You can see a Julian Date calendar link here.
Compared to Aloe Vera, Belly Jelly provides enough slippy texture for the Ultrasound Technician to get a clear reading.
EWG (Environmental Working Group) is an American activist group that specializes in research and advocacy in the areas of agricultural subsidies, toxic chemicals, drinking water pollutant, and corporate accountability. When a product has an EWG Verified mark, you know that the product meets EWG's strict criteria for transparancy and health. An EWG Verified mark says that the product: 1.) Does not contain any ingredients on EWG's "Unacceptable" list. 2.) Meets EWG's standards for ingredient disclosure on the label. 3.) Is produced using good manufacturing practices to further ensure the safety of the products.
We are currently undergoing the process of filing for a patent of our Belly Jelly product (both the compound as well as the concept) by the USPTOS (United States Patent and Trademark Office).
We have undergone several tests, including RIPT Sensitivity Testing, in order to ensure Belly Jelly is of the highest level in terms of ingredients, skin compatibility and efficacy.
Human RIPT (Repeat Insult Patch Test) is a sensitization test used by personal care brands to assess the likelihood of allergic reactions, irritation and sensitization. The test is administered on 100+ women of all ages and ethnicities to ensure the validity and efficacy. From these tests, Belly Jelly showed no skin irritations or sensitivities, making the product hypoallergenic.
Many Doctors may not be accustomed to you bringing your own ultrasound gel, however, with further explanation as to why you are choosing this for you and your baby, they will certainly allow you to use this product.
Glycerin is a natural compound derived from vegetable oils. It is clear, colorless, odorless and a syrupy liquid. Glycerin is a moisturizer that prevents and treats skin irritations and decreases itching.
Polysorbate 20 is a natural emulsifier derived from fruits and berries.
Carbomer is a thickening agent that provides viscosity and "slip" for ultrasounds.
Hydroxyethyl Cellulose is a natural gum thickening agent derived from pine and spruce tree trunks grown and harvested from plantations.
Disodium EDTA is shelf life extending ingredient. It is found in many personal care products.
Spirulina is a natural ingredient derived from blue-green algae that smoothes and moisturizes the skin and could contribute to the reducing of red marks caused by stretch marks.
Sodium Hydroxide is an FDA approved ingredient that balances the pH levels in products, make them neutral and therefore safer.
Sodium Benzoate is an antimicrobial preservative used to extend the shelf life of Belly Jelly.
Potassium Sorbate is a natural preservative found in fruits and vegetables.
Belly Jelly contains Gotu Kola, an herb in the parsley family that is often used in Traditional Chinese medicine. It has many known health benefits such as boosting cognitive function and reducing anxiety/stress, but when applied to the skin it may help reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Terpenoids are found in Gotu Kola and they help to increase collagen production in the body, which helps to prevent new stretch marks from forming , as well as helping to heal any existing marks.
Apply to affected area(s) at least 2 times per day until stretch marks reduce in appearance.
Belly Jelly can also be used to reduce the appearance of stretch marks due to gaining and losing weight, used for mamographies, for massages, for electrode therapies, and skin lasers needing gel agent to conduct.