How to Make Soaps Last Longer
Many asked me how to Make Soap Last Longer. Especially Handmade Vegan Cold Process Soaps. Vegan Cold Process Soaps are softer than normal soaps since it is made out of Vegetable oils & Butters. Here are few tips.
How to Make Soaps Last Longer.
Keep the soap away from water.
Nothing will make your soap disintegrate faster than keeping it constantly wet. Water breaks down the consistency of the soap and makes it necessary to replace your soap much more frequently. Avoid storing your soap in a place that is constantly in contact with water, like in the direct stream of the shower.
Let the soap air dry.
Allowing the air to dry out its moisture will make a bar of soap harder (and therefore less likely to crumble), so that it lasts longer. The more time your soap spends completely dry, the longer it will last.
Each one use individual soaps. More user’s means less time between showers and more time that the soap will spend wet.
Always keep your soap in an appropriate soap dish that allows for drainage.
A wire rack or a self-draining soap dish is best. Soap dishes without drainage keep the moisture longer and will make it harder for your soap to dry out in between uses.
Store smaller pieces in a soap-saving pouch.
Once your soap bar breaks down into smaller pieces that are difficult to use, put those smaller pieces inside a soap-saving pouch. This small bag will work to contain the pieces for reuse, but it also acts as a type of exfoliating washcloth that you can use to bath yourself with the soap remnants inside. The other way is you can convert the small pieces in to liquid Soaps.
Use a Washcloth or Loofah instead of your hands.
Skin is less able to produce and retain lather from soap than other materials. If you use a washcloth or loofah while you are bathing, the whole process will use less soap overall because the washcloth or loofah will create more lather and the suds it creates will go farther in cleaning your body than simply using your hands alone.
Take Cooler Showers.
Hot water will make your bar soap dissolve more quickly and will require more effort to make lather. A cooler shower will help your bar soap last longer by allowing it to maintain its shape and consistency for a longer period of time. Softer water will also help prolong the life of your soap over hard shower water.
Cut the bar of soap into smaller pieces.
Smaller bars of soap will last longer because you are taking smaller pieces into the shower with you each time. This means that only the smaller piece gets wet during each shower, so the other pieces can remain dry the entire time until you are ready to use them. Cut your soap bars into halves, or even thirds, if possible. Only use one small piece at a time until it is gone.
Let the Soap Cure.
Unwrap the bar of soap and allow it to sit out in the open air for couple of days before using it. This will allow the soap bar and its ingredients to harden more completely so it will last longer once you start using the soap and it starts getting wet regularly.
Finaly How to Make Soaps Last Longer