You have researched the benefits of using natural bar soap. But have you also looked into how to take care of your soap?
Never fear! We at Sealuxe headquarters are always here to lend a tip or two to help you with your natural skincare routine.
So, let’s talk soap storage.
PACK 'EM UP
If you’re like us and have extra bars of soap lined up so you never run out, it’s a good idea to store them in a covered container in a cool, dry location that allows for air circulation. Proper storage means your handmade soaps will last anywhere between six months to a year. A cardboard container – even a shoebox – works great!
SCENTS OF A FEATHER
Natural means no preservatives. This means natural products don’t have a long shelf life. If you have a bunch of different types of soaps, it’s also a good idea to store similar scents together. Essential oils used in handmade soaps tend to mellow over time, and at different rates. It's an idea to use your citrus-scented soaps first, as citrus-based essential oils tend to fade a little quicker than say peppermint.
When using soap, remember to let it breathe! Always keep it on a slotted dish or rack where the bars can dry in your shower or bath area between usage. It’s so sad to see a lovely soap drown in a pool of soggy soap scum (and it’s not so fun to pick up to use, either).