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  Natural Skin Care | Chemically Sensitive Skin | Pure Castile Soaps
True Castile soaps are the mildest and most moisturizing of all soaps.
True Castile traditionally is made from 100% olive oil.
A True Castile soap or Pure Castile Soap must be produced from a mixture that is at least 80% olive oil.
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  Castile and Aragon
Old Castile is in outline an irregular triangle, the western frontier bordering on the ancient Kingdom of Leon, the south-eastern boundary being the Sierras de Gredos, Guadarrama, and the Moncayo (Mons Caunus), and the north-eastern, the river Ebro.
Castile, with the title of king, was given to Ferdinand, who had married Sancha, the sister of Bermudo, who was to have married García Sánchez, the last independent count.
The linguistic unity of Castile and Aragon is a very notable fact because although Aragon and Catalonia, united since the twelfth century (1137), possess two very different languages, Castile and Aragon, although they had an entirely independent historical development until the sixteenth century, have the same language with the exception of some minor dialectical differences.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/a/aragon,castile_and.html   (2847 words)

  
  Castile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
León was finally reunited with Castile in 1230, and the following decades saw the capture of Córdoba (1236), Murcia (1243) and Seville (1248).
By the Treaty of Alcaçovas with Portugal on March 6, 1460, the ownership of the Canary Islands was transferred to Castile.
The dynastic union of Castile and Aragon in 1469, when Ferdinand II of Aragon wed Isabella of Castile, would eventually lead to the formal creation of Spain as a single entity in 1516 when their grandson Charles V assumed both thrones.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Castile   (887 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Castile and Aragon
Castile is a matter of dispute, but it is more than probably derived from the fortified castles (castillos), built first by the Romans to protect themselves from the Cantabrians whom they had not completely subjugated, and afterwards by the Christians to defend the northern regions which they had conquered from the Moors.
Old Castile, and is bounded on the north by the mountain chain of the Carpetano-Vetónica, on the south by the Sierra Morena, on the east by the mountains of
Castile is divided, that of the Tagus to the north, and that of the Guadiana to the south.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/03410b.htm   (3348 words)

  
 History of Castile and Leon - IBWiki
Additionally, Castile and Leon became dependent on her colonies for income, and when Queen Elizabeth I of England began to capture Spanish vessels on the way to and from the New World, Spain suffered massive economic losses.
These effects, combined with the expulsion of Castile and Leon's most economically vital classes in the late 15th century (the Jews and the Moors), caused Castile and Leon's economy to collapse several times in the 16th century, bringing the Golden Age of Castile and Leon to a close.
In Western Sahara and European Castile, the monarchist movement did not prospered and a new Republican constitution was proclaimed as the Republic of Castile.
ib.frath.net /w/History_of_Castile_and_Leon   (6069 words)

  
 European Voyages of Exploration: Imperial Spain
Unlike Castile, Aragon was primarily a commercial empire whose prosperity was founded on the success of its active port cites.
Castile took advantage of this weakness and dominated the union of kingdoms but Aragon would bring its wealth in administrative experience and its skill in the techniques of diplomacy and government that would prove to be invaluable once the Spanish Empire began to expand.
Castile was the larger and stronger of the two nations and would dominate the foreign policy of both but Ferdinand was very much a full partner with his queen.
www.ucalgary.ca /applied_history/tutor/eurvoya/Imperial.html   (1030 words)

  
 Castile. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The soil of Castile, ravaged by centuries of erosion, is poor, and rainfall is sparse.
Old Castile at first was a county of the kingdom of León, with Burgos its capital.
In 1479, after Isabella I had defeated the dynastic claims of Juana la Beltraneja, a personal union of Castile and Aragón was established under Isabella and her husband, Ferdinand II of Aragón.
www.bartleby.com /65/ca/Castile.html   (446 words)

  
 The Soap Factory - Castile Soap   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Castile soap, long known for its purity and mildness had all the qualities we desired.
Castile soaps first produced in Spain during the 13th century became known as the Queen of soap.
Castile traditionally is made from a combination of olive oil and animal fat.
www.alcasoft.com /soapfact/castile.html   (338 words)

  
 Castile and Leon - IBWiki
Castile and Leon was the primary factor in the settlement of the Americas, where they found the viceroyalties of New Leon, Peru and New Granada.
A great deal of the 20th Century, there were two Castiles: one in Spain (the Republic of Castile, followed by the Castilian State, followed by the restored Kingdom of Castilian Spain) and one in the Americas (the Kingdom of Castile and Leon (overseas)).
Castile and Leon is located in the Iberian Peninsula in Europe, nortwestern South America, the Central American isthmus, and in western Africa; as well as some islands in the Pacific.
ib.frath.net /w/Castile_and_Leon   (787 words)

  
 Old & New Castile Travel Guide | Fodor's Online
Castile is more accurately labeled Old and New Castile, the former (Castilla y León) north of Madrid, the latter (Castilla-La Mancha) south -- known as "New" because it was captured from the Moors a bit later.
Many of the region's architects were similarly fanciful: Castile in the 15th and 16th centuries was the center of the plateresque, an ornamental stone-carving style of extraordinary intricacy, named for its resemblance to silverwork.
Burgos was the 11th-century capital of Castile and the native city of El Cid ("Lord Conqueror"), Spain's legendary hero of the Christian Reconquest.
www.fodors.com /miniguides/mgresults.cfm?destination=castile@260&cur_section=ove   (524 words)

  
 Making homemade castile soap
Castile soap is perhaps one of the gentlest soaps to date, a fact that makes it the choice of many mothers when choosing a first soap for their babies.
It's made with 100% pure olive oil (which is one way to tell whether or not it's a true Castile soap), and is naturally very mild and moisturizing.
The bars may not lather well, as Castile soap sometimes doesn't, but they are one of the best soaps that you'll find.
www.happynews.com /living/create/homemade-castile-soap.htm   (609 words)

  
 New Catholic Dictionary: Castile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Sancho the Great of Navarre took possession of Castile on the death of Sancho Garcia's son, and his son Ferdinand I united Leon and Castile which were later separated and reunited under Alfonso VI whose daughter Urraca became first queen.
Alfonso VIII (1158-1214) definitely freed New Castile from the Moslem yoke in the battle of Las Navas de Tolosa (1212), commemorated annually by the Church in Spain on 16 July as "El Triumfo de la Santa Cruz" (The Triumph of the Holy Cross).
Castile and Leon were united decisively under Saint Ferdinand III (1219-1252) who regained from the Moors all but the kingdom of Granada.
www.catholic-forum.com /saints/ncd01714.htm   (319 words)

  
 Castile Soap: Pure Olive Oil Soap Bar made with Organic Virgin Olive Oil
Castile soap is a name used in English-speaking countries for soap made exclusively from vegetable oil, as opposed to animal fat.
According to some authorities, Castile soap originated in the Kingdom of Castile, where it was made from olive oil only; importations of "Castile soap" through Antwerp appear in the London port books of 1567–68 (Dietz 1972), though the OED could find no earlier reference to "Castile soap" than 1616.
It is therefore possible that the term Castile, when applied to soap, might either refer to modern soap factories in Spain, or to the geographical location of the ports where white (castile) soap was collected before crossing the Atlantic on its way to the Americas.
www.elysiandream.com /castilesoapbar.html   (554 words)

  
 Spanish Cooking : Castile-León
Bread is the symbol of Castile, "the land of bread", and it is tastier there than anywhere else in Spain, though it has lost a great deal of importance as staple food.
Castile and León have plenty of magnificent quality wines (Rueda, Cigales and Cebreros): whites, rosés and reds which are excellent and famous.
It should be roasted in an oven with thyme and must be tender enough to permit a nimble and spectacular act, ie the cook must be able to knock the meat into portions with the edge of a plate.
www.gospain.org /cooking/castile.htm   (1064 words)

  
 Castile
FERNANDO III the Saint, King of Castile 1219-52 and King of Leon 1229-52, was born in 1191 and died in 1252.
ALFONSO VII Raimond, King of Castile and Leon 1126-57, was born in 1103 and died in 1157.
ALFONSO VI, King of Castile 1072-1109, King of Leon 1065-1109, was born in 1030 and died in 1109.
www.royalancestorscollins.com /castile.htm   (1270 words)

  
 Castile, New York NY, village profile (Wyoming County) - hotels, festivals, genealogy, newspapers - ePodunk
Castile can be seen from a distance with a white church spire thrusting its point above the shielding trees.
At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Castile was $15,648, compared with $21,587 nationally.
Median rent in Castile, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $327.
www.epodunk.com /cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=347   (612 words)

  
 Historical Flags (Castile and Leon, Spain)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This flag was not only the flag of the Kingdoms of Castile and Leon but of all Castile, formed (in 1492) by the Kingdoms of Castile, Leon and Murcia, the Basque provinces, the Canary Islands and some cities in the northern coast of Africa.
In 1200 the king of Castile had inherited the Lordship of Biscay and along the 14th century several cities in Alava and lordships in Guipuzcoa requested the protection of the Castilian crown to defend themselves better (for instance against English ambitions in the area).
Basque vessels from these territories would only fly the banner-of-arms of Castile and Leon if they were royal vessels, belonged to the Castilian navy or had been in one way or another commissioned by the king (as was the case, for instance, with Columbus' ships).
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/es-cl_hi.html   (765 words)

  
 Alfonso X of Castile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He was the eldest son of Ferdinand III of Castile and Elizabeth of Hohenstaufen.
Constanza of Castile (1258-August 22, 1280), a nun at Las Huelgas.
Juan of Castile (March or April, 1262-June 25, 1319).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alfonso_the_Wise   (916 words)

  
 List of Castilian monarchs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Isabella I (1474-1504), married Ferdinand II of Aragon (Ferdinand V of Castile)
Joanna the Mad (1504-1555), she is thought to have gone insane in 1506, following her husband's death.
Appendix I: "The Counts of Twelfth Century León and Castile", pp.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kings_of_Castile   (313 words)

  
 Historical Flags (Castile and Leon, Spain)
This flag was not only the flag of the Kingdoms of Castile and Leon but of all Castile, formed (in 1492) by the Kingdoms of Castile, Leon and Murcia, the Basque provinces, the Canary Islands and some cities in the northern coast of Africa.
In 1200 the king of Castile had inherited the Lordship of Biscay and along the 14th century several cities in Alava and lordships in Guipuzcoa requested the protection of the Castilian crown to defend themselves better (for instance against English ambitions in the area).
Basque vessels from these territories would only fly the banner-of-arms of Castile and Leon if they were royal vessels, belonged to the Castilian navy or had been in one way or another commissioned by the king (as was the case, for instance, with Columbus' ships).
www.fotw.net /flags/es-cl_hi.html   (792 words)

  
 Castile Soaps
Castile soaps were first produced in Castila, Spain.
Citrus Eucalyptus Castile this is 100% Olive Oil with an "uplifting" fragrance of Citrus and Eucalyptus from Essential Oils.
Castile Soap: Please keep in mind that Castile soap does not have as much lather as our soap containing other oils.
simplysatisfyingsoaps.com /CastileSoaps.htm   (542 words)

  
 Welcome to Fine Art Lamps   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The mention of Castile conjures images of cool and graceful courtyards, of the gentle interplay of light and shadow over Moorish tiles, through filigreed iron and across the deep recesses of finely carved ornament.
The dominions of the Crown of Castile held Salamanca, the leading artistic center.
Century palaces of Castilian noblemen, such as the Casa de la Salina in Salamanca, are the inspiration for Fine Art Lamps’ new collection, which captures the beauty and romance of Castile in its age of great design.
www.fineartlamps.com /collections.asp?collection=Castile   (102 words)

  
 Peter of Castile - LoveToKnow 1911
PETER, "the Cruel," king of Castile (1333-1369), son of Alphonso XI.
A brilliantly written Life is that by Prosper Merimee, Hist.
This page was last modified 21:05, 6 Oct 2006.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Peter_of_Castile   (600 words)

  
 Vermont Soap Organics - Aloe Castile Liquid Soaps - private label, wholesale, retail
The word castile is a reference to La Castilia - a region in central Spain historically significant in the history of soapmaking.
In America, castile means any soap made with olive oil, often a liquid soap made from coconut and olive.
Our Castile Liquid Soaps are used for hand and bodywash, oily hair shampoo and for general purpose cleaning.
www.vermontsoap.com /castile.html   (346 words)

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