Soap Use & Care
How long does a bar of your soap typically last?
With normal use soap bars last around a month, if not more. Of course if you can't get enough of the stuff and just keep lathering up then you are going to use it up more quickly.
What should I do to make my soap last longer?
Cold process soap will last longer if you take care of it. Store your soap out of direct sunlight and away from extreme temperatures. Once you start using your soap make sure it isn't left either in water or in the shower spray. I'd highly recommend using a soap dish with drainage holes to allow water to drain away and let the air circulate around the bar. If, like me, you already have a soap dish that doesn't have holes, or you'd prefer to upcycle something like a saucer then you can grab some pebbles from your driveway and use those in your dish/saucer to allow water to drain from your soap. Be sure to wash those pebbles first.
How long does your Soap stay fresh?
Soaps usually stay 'good' for years. In fact, the older a soap gets, the longer it will last when you finally combine it with water in your shower. However, time does affect the intensity of a soap's fragrance. For best fragrance, I recommend that you enjoy your soaps within six months of purchase. Remember to protect them from humidity and extremes of heat and cold.
Can I use your soap to wash my hair?
This is a tricky one. I would love to be able to tell you I have found the wonder product that does it all and comes without the excess packaging but I can't. There are those that swear that their hair is amazing after using soap. There are those that just cannot get on with it. The research I have done personally suggests that as soap is around 9.5 on the pH scale it is actually a tad too alkaline for hair. So I cannot recommend using it on your hair. That being said, if you wish to do so please do let me know your results.