Buying a bar of handcrafted soap is an investment in your skin. I know you can purchase a cheaper bar in the grocery store, and customers are concerned how long the soap will last. Here are some tips to increase the bar life of your handcrafted soap.
How to increase the bar life of soap
1. I love the above picture of my Activated Charcoal soap, but this isn’t the correct way to wash. Use a washcloth (or loofah, soap net, sponge). Soap up the washcloth, put the soap down in the soap dish and wash. You will get clean without rubbing the soap directly on your body, and you will save soap. When I wash, I soap up my washcloth twice and I put the soap down. I find if I leave it in my hand, I start using it.
2. When storing your soap, take off the wrapper and expose the soap to air. This will help harden the bar. The harder the bar, the longer the soap will last. When customers buy my soaps, I tell them to buy a few, and put the ones they aren’t using in their underwear or sweater drawer. It’s cool, dry and will make your clothes smell great!
3. When your soap is in the shower, store it out of the water. Use a soap dish with slats for the water to drain. And make sure the soap dish is not in the path of the shower spray. Think of water as the enemy. Don’t store your extra bars in the humid bathroom. (See tip #2) I cure my soap for 4 weeks to allow time for the water to evaporate.
If you have any tips on how you keep your handcrafted soap lasting longer, I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.
Yours in Gratitude,