Our handmade soap doesn’t contain any synthetic preservatives or artificial hardeners because it really doesn’t need to. With just a little care and feeding, you can prolong the life of your new soaps.
Feed your soap plenty of fresh air between uses. The drier it gets, the longer it will last. You can also have multiple soap bars and alternate between them or use a knife and cut your bar in 3(or whatever seems comfortable for your hands). This will ensure your soap will have plenty of time between uses.
We believe in a minimal waste life, so the best soap dish is the one you already have… unless it’s a soap dish with no/poor drainage, these are notorious for making a natural soap soggy(soggy soap gets waste down the drain by using more than needed every time you wash your hands). If you do decide to buy a soap dish, we recommend one that has very good aeration like the one in our shop here.
Store unused soap in a dark, dry, room temp place like a lingerie drawer or linen closet. Excessive heat, light, and moisture are natural soap’s worst enemies.
A handmade soap bar is the best choice for us, eco-friendly enthusiasts out there. Our bars come with minimal packaging that is compostable or recyclable.
Another way to care for your soap bar and extend its life is the soap saver; a pouch that you can use to insert the small, difficult to use, soap pieces and use it to have a relaxing shower while reducing waste; a win-win for you and nature. Fing our pouches here. Jennifer posted another similar idea on https://dontwastethecrumbs.com/8-tips-for-stretching-a-bar-of-soap/ , how she uses organza bags, read her full post on the comment section here.
Use your fresh new soap within 6 months of purchase. It’s natural soap people…it won’t last forever!…. Actually it will last for a very long time BUT the essential oils will evaporate and the smell will be very mild. Our Olive oil Soap will often be cured for a year before it will be available fr purchase, this makes for a longer-lasting bar. It all depends on your preferences if you want a powerful fragrance you should use your bar ASAP. If you don’t care much for the smell but you wish for a longer-lasting soap, leave it in your linen closet and use it after 6-8 months.
We hope you will follow these steps in caring for your natural soap, and your bar will last for as long as possible.