Castelbel
A Fragrant Journey from Portugal to the World.

Experience the passion and dedication of Castelbel, where every product is a gift crafted with love and a true reflection of Portugal’s beauty.

Castelbel is a brand that embodies passion and dedication in every product it creates. Their exquisite offerings perfectly showcase the splendor of Portugal and make for great gifts. For over twenty years, Castelbel has specialized in handcrafting products for both home and personal care. Established in 1999 by Aquiles Barros, a Chemistry professor at the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Porto, Castelbel has evolved from a small-scale soap factory to a recognized brand that operates in over 50 countries. With a commitment to top-notch craftsmanship and a genuine passion for creating goods, Castelbel ensures long-lasting satisfaction for its valued customers.

Behind the success story of Castelbel lies a tale fueled by passion and relentless dedication. When presented with the opportunity to establish a factory exclusively producing soaps for a brand, Aquiles Barros embraced this challenge wholeheartedly with unwavering optimism. In 2000, Castelbel embarked on its production journey. Despite encountering obstacles that come hand in hand with any business venture, Aquiles Barros remained resolute in his vision to deliver scented products that would spread joy among customers worldwide.

The brand name Castelbel truly represents their dedication to creating products that are not just visually appealing but a genuine reflection of their home country. It combines the essence of their hometown Castêlo da Maia in Greater Porto with the idea of beauty that’s evident in every aspect of their work. This name perfectly captures the brand’s commitment to crafting products that truly embody Portugal’s spirit, a country that effortlessly merges tradition and modernity.

What makes Castelbel stand out is its focus on quality and people. The team at Castelbel consists of individuals who take pride in creating products that bring happiness to customers all over the world. By the end of 2018, they had already grown to a team exceeding 200 members, and in 2019 they found a place where they could continue to thrive. Castelbel’s offerings go beyond objects; they reflect the passion and unwavering dedication while serving as gifts to the world.

Castelbel’s product line celebrates Portugal by capturing its aromas, colors, and unique atmosphere – all characteristics that exemplify its blend of tradition and cosmopolitan style. Their handmade soaps are meticulously crafted using time-honored techniques and the finest available ingredients, resulting in products that effortlessly combine sophistication with practicality. Castelbel’s fragrances are carefully designed to capture the essence of Portugal, ranging from the aroma of the ocean to the delightful scent of groves. Skilled artisans put their heart and soul into creating Castelbel’s products, including their diffusers.

In a nutshell, Castelbel is a brand dedicated to producing items that bring happiness to customers around the world. Their journey is a testament to their dedication, boundless enthusiasm, and meticulous attention to detail in everything they do. By staying true to their origins and crafting products that embody the spirit of Portugal, Castelbel has become a brand that customers adore worldwide. As Aquiles Barros, the founder of Castelbel once remarked, “We don’t just make soaps; we create gifts.” With a commitment to excellence and an innate passion for creating products, Castelbel is poised to continue delighting customers for many years ahead.