As stated on the bottle, this soap really is a multipurpose soap! I originally purchased after reading so many reviews raving about how well castile soap works as a gentle yet effective wash and cleanser for removing makeup. Needless to say I was hooked after the first use! Not only does it smell great, like actual lavender essential oil (not artificial fragrance), but it works amazingly to get all of your makeup off without harsh scrubbing or chemical removers. Since purchasing I have also put this soap to the test in other areas around my house. So far I have noticed it does an amazing job removing makeup (especially foundation) from fabric, makeup brushed and even other surfaces, it also really deep cleaned the dirt buildup from my bathtub! It overall just does a really great job in comparison to most household cleaners and traditional dish soap, it leaves every surface feeling and looking squeaky clean!