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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Care and Feeding of Your Soap

Most people realize that your soap will last longer if you keep it dry between uses, don't let it sit in a puddle where it will desolve away.
But did you realize that your soap actually gets better as it ages? What happens is (and this is why we use the "cigar band" style of wrap) as long as your soap is able to get some air, the moisture will continue to evaporate out, making your bar much harder. Of course you can put your bars in a closet or drawers to make them smell nice too while you're waiting to use them. You may notice your bar has gotten a tiny bit smaller, but really it's just compacting itself, so it will last you lonbger when you do use it, and you will notice the lather is even creamier!
 I have one customer who always keeps a good supply on hand, and she'll write the date on the labels, so she knows she's using one that's been aged to her specificatons!
 So the worst thing you can do is put your soap in a plastic bag. Let it breathe and it will reward you wil a fragrant nurturing bathing experience! Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Love me some soap that breathes! So glad you make this wonder soap. I always want to make it but couldn't find the umph! to do it. Thanks for your commitment to Handmade.