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Make Your Handcrafted Soap Last

You’ve finally found your favorite scent and brought home the most beautiful, amazing smelling soap on the planet….but now what??? Because handcrafted soap contains natural glycerin, it retains moisture and requires a little more care than your regular supermarket bars. Here are a few tips to help your favorite soap last longer. 

1.       Keep soap out of standing water and away from shower spray. This is the big one! Allowing your soap to dry in between uses is critical in making it last! Use a well-draining soap dish or a soap saver pad to keep your soap from turning soft and mushy. 

2.       Use a washcloth. Lathering up with a washcloth uses much less soap than using your hands and it makes a longer lasting lather! 

3.       Store unused bars in a cool dry place. Because of the high humidity, your bathroom is not the ideal place to store your soaps. If you tend to buy in bulk then consider storing your bars somewhere dark, cool and dry like a linen closet or dresser drawer.   

4.       Collect soap pieces in a soap sack. You know when you have the last tiny sliver of soap but it becomes too tiny to hold on to? Toss a few into a cotton soap sack and lather away! 

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