We’re really into Hygiene at Figure Feminine, we think our handmade soap bars are awesome! Of course, who wouldn’t be into bar soaps? They're far superior for the skin and their creation is an art form in itself! But we also are aware that most people just don’t know how to properly use their bar soaps. Whether it’s washing with or properly storing it, most people just don’t know how to make their bar soaps work their best magic.
Scrub down like a pro!
Let’s talk about the first mistake most people make, applying the soap bar to the skin with your hand. Ok, we know it sounds a little absurd at first to say that the most straightforward thing could possibly be wrong. But, it is wrong. Your skin just isn’t going to produce the kind of lather that a wash cloth or a loofah, or a “poofy”, will. Oh, and you will use more soap when you wash with your hands. So…
- Rub the washcloth or loofah a few times with the soap bar. The soap will then be absorbed into the material and a gorgeous lather will be produced. Then you can scrub down. Oh, and it uses less soap than you would scrubbing by hand.
- Take cooler showers as the hot water has a harder time creating lather. This means your soap bar lasts longer.
Speaking of lasting longer, you can make your soap bars last longer by doing a few simple things.
- The name of the game here is to keep your soap as dry as possible when you’re not actually scrubbing down with it. The dryer it stays, the longer its going to last. Let’s start with what you do when you open up your soap package or box.
- The first thing you should do is to let the soap bar cure for 6-8 weeks in order for all of the ingredients to be bonded together as tight and as dry as possible.
- Now, there is an important addendum to this which is that this does not apply when the soaps you bought, such as ours, are pre-cured. So if you’re not the patient sort, consider buying one of our pre-cured soaps below.
Now that your soap is ready for use and you’ve scrubbed down like a champ, storing it properly is the next major challenge in maximising it's longevity. Once again, the name of the game is to keep it try. So when you store it use something that encourages air flow like a soap dish. This way the water can drain off and the soap can dry. The more air circulation, the better, so try to use a soap dish with lots of holes. Then, place the soap box at the far side of the shower away from the shower head so that it dries faster.