How to care for Handmade Soaps
Congratulations on purchasing your first bar of handmade soap! Don't be nervous. I'm going to give you some tips to help get the most enjoyment and shelf life from your favorite soap.
Do not let soaps rest in water. This may go without explaining but soaps break down quickly in water. Especially handmade soaps, which typically do not have any preservatives to help slow this process. Don't store your soap in those premade soap dishes built into your shower. They typically are within a full stream of running water and can cause soaps to "melt" away.
Alternatively, you want to store your soaps on a slatted or bamboo soap dish. Using a soap dish that allows water to drain away from the soap allows it to dry properly. Keeping your soaps as dry as possible when not in use will help lengthen it's lifespan.
New, unused soaps should be stored in a cool dry place. Surprisingly enough, the bathroom is not an ideal place. A linen closet is the perfect place and as an added bonus, your closet will smell amazing!
Always Remember: Avoid getting soaps in your eyes as it may cause irritation. If soap comes in contact with eyes, flush with cold water. Discontinue use if skin irritation occurs. Be aware that some soaps have exfoliants that may skin irritation. Ingredients such as almonds, oatmeal, or coconuts are added to various soaps so please check ingredients. Soap is very slippery when wet. Use caution when entering and exiting the bathtub or shower. And finally, our soaps are vegan but please do not eat the soap.