You’ve made the switch to handcrafted soap. Yes, it is more expensive than store bought and there’s a reason for that. But right now, you want to know what to do to make your bar last longer.
Keep your soap dry between washings
Soap has a love/hate relationship with water. It needs water to work properly. The water attaches to one end of the soap and the dirt attaches to the other. You rinse it all down the drain. But if you leave your bar in a puddle of water, your soap will start to get mushy.
Keep your bar out of the direct stream of shower water. Use a dish with proper drainage to store it. You want air to circulate so the bar dries quickly.
Use a washcloth
When you use a washcloth or scrubbie to clean your body, you use less soap. And you get just as clean Try it, I promise you’ll feel just as clean.
Take a cooler shower
I know, I know, you love your hot shower. Besides being not-so-great for your skin, it’s also bad for your new bar. Remember the first tip about the love/hate relationship? Well, if that water is hot, there’s more hate than love. Hot water will turn your bar into a mushy puddle quicker than cooler water.
So a quick recap. Find a spot in the back of your shower where the water doesn’t hit. Put your soap there on a dish where the air can circulate. Get some washcloths and turn down the hot water just a notch. That should do it.
Yours in Gratitude,