We know a handmade bar of soap isn't cheap, and since you have chosen to invest some of your self care dollars with us, we want to help you make the most of it! Keeping your handmade soap out of the water and allowing it to dry between uses will vastly improve the life of your bar. Thus, we offer several soap dish options that will allow you to do this. But there are other things you can do, too!
Here's a few ways to make your soap last!
1. Buy well cured soaps.
Here at Wild Waters, we always cure our soaps for 4-6 before they get into your hands, to make a perfect compromise between preserving scent and producing a long lasting bar.
2. Use a shower puff or washcloth.
This is particularly useful if you are a hairy guy. Rub the soap on your cloth or puff, and then use the lather you produced all over, instead of repeatedly abrading the soap on your body. This will really reduce wear on the bar
3. Don't set the soap where it will be wet while washing.
After you have soaped up your puff, set the soap where it will not be constantly sprayed by the shower or soaked by the tub. This will reduce the softening of the bar as well as the washing away of the soap.
4. Let it dry completely
If you have several people sharing a bar of handcrafted soap, it will last fewer showers than if only one person uses it, and it dries completely between uses. This is because handmade soaps soften when they are wet, and the second use removes much more of the soap than the first, dry use. So, drying each bar for a day will make it last longer.
5. Store the bar where it gets good air circulation.
This is primarily a continuation of the previous tip. A good dish that allows good air circulation will allow the bar to dry all over more thoroughly, and it will last even longer.
Did you know that drying out your handcrafted wooden soap dishes will also extend their life? Here's the tip. Use one dish for a couple weeks, then set it aside to thoroughly dry for a couple weeks, while using a second dish. Continue to swap them, especially if you use them someplace like a shower where they get really wet. You can double their life that way!
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