How to ... Make Your Natural Soap Last Longer


Love a natural handmade soap, but wish it would last longer?

Love a natural handmade soap, but don't like the mush and slime it leaves behind?

Here are some quick tips to help you enjoy all the benefits of your natural soap, increasing its lifespan and reducing the gooey mess.

1. Keep it dry and use a soap dish with drainage

One of the key factors in extending the lifespan of your natural soap is to keep it dry between uses. After each use, make sure to place the soap in a well-drained soap dish or soap saver. This will prevent the soap from sitting in a pool of water, which can cause it to dissolve faster. 

Invest in a soap dish with drainage holes or ridges to allow air circulation and prevent water from accumulating. This will help your natural soap dry faster and last longer. Avoid using soap dishes made of non-porous materials like plastic, as they can trap moisture and lead to soap deterioration.

2. Avoid excessive lathering

While it may be tempting to create a rich lather with your natural soap, excessive lathering can cause it to dissolve more quickly. Instead, focus on creating a moderate lather that is sufficient for cleansing. This will help your soap last longer without compromising its effectiveness.

3. Use a soap saver bag in the shower

A soap saver bag is a great investment to make your natural soap last longer. These bags are made of natural fibres and allow you to use every last bit of soap without wasting any. Simply place your soap inside the bag, wet it, and lather up. The bag also provides gentle exfoliation for your skin.

4. Store it properly

Before use, store your natural soap in a cool, dry place. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight or high humidity, as these conditions can cause the soap to soften and lose its shape. 

5. Rotate your soap

Rotating your natural soap is a simple yet effective way to extend its lifespan. Instead of using the same bar of soap every day, alternate between two or more bars. This allows each bar to fully dry between uses, reducing the chances of premature melting.

6. Cut it into smaller pieces

If you have a large bar of natural soap, consider cutting it into smaller pieces. This not only allows you to use one piece at a time, but it also exposes less surface area to water, helping the soap last longer. Store the unused pieces in a dry place until you're ready to use them.

Remember, proper care and storage are essential for maintaining the quality and longevity of your soap. Enjoy the benefits of natural soap while making it last longer!

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