4 Simple Tips for Making Your Soap Bar Last Longer

If you are a fan of natural soap bars, you know how important it is to take care of them to get the most out of your purchase. Because our olive oil-based soap bars contain a high percentage of olive oil instead of water, they are often more solid and long-lasting compared to other types of soap. While they're more durable than other soaps, it is still important to take proper care of them to preserve their longevity.

Here are a few tips to help you prolong the life of your olive oil-based soap bar: 

First and foremost, make sure to air dry your soap bar between uses. This is the most important step in preserving the life of your natural soap bar. After each use, place your soap bar on a soap dish or a shower caddy with drainage holes to allow it to dry completely. This will prevent it from sitting in a pool of water, which can cause it to dissolve and lose its shape. You'll find that our soap dish is designed with a removable bamboo insert that allows the soap to sit elevated from the water, preventing it from sitting in a puddle and melting away. The bamboo insert provides a raised platform for the soap to sit on, which allows air to circulate around it and dry it out completely between uses.

Another way of allowing your soap bar to dry between uses is to use a soap bag saver which is designed to hold the soap bars. Using a soap saver bag can help prolong the life of your olive oil-based soap by allowing it to dry out more quickly and evenly. You can insert either a full sized soap bar or smaller pieces of soap bars into the soap bag and you can hang it in the shower. Another perk of using the soap bag saver is that it can also be used as a gentle exfoliator for your skin.

Second, when possible avoid using hot water when washing with your olive oil soap bar as it can cause the soap to melt away over time. Try to use lukewarm water instead. This will help your soap bar last longer and retain its shape and fragrance.

Third, store your used and unused olive oil soap bar in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Heat and humidity could cause your soap bar to melt and lose its fragrance. For unused soap bars, a linen closet, a dresser drawer, or a bathroom cabinet are all good options. Furthermore, if you have multiple soap bars with different scents, it's a good idea to store them separately to prevent the scents from mixing. This will help keep each soap bar fresh and preserve its unique fragrance.

Fourth, use a washcloth or a loofah instead of your hands. When you use your hands to lather up your soap, you tend to rub the soap bar directly on your skin, causing it to wear down faster. Using a washcloth or a loofah to lather up your soap will create a rich, creamy lather while also preserving the life of your soap bar. 

In summary, soaps made primarily with olive oil can last longer than other soaps, but proper storage and care will extend their longevity. Remember to always dry your soap bar between uses, as this is the most important step in preserving its life. With a little care and attention, you can enjoy the gentle cleansing and moisturizing benefits of your olive oil soap for an extended period.

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1 comment

The tips are good advices to follow, but I will add another one as well. Make sure to clean your bamboo holder from the soaps that stick on it to avoid having your soap bar sitting on melted soap for too long.


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