January 17, 2013
I sent some soap to my mom for Christmas last month. It's the first time that I have sent her any of my soap since I started making it this past year. We talked as usual throughout the holidays--sharing stories and enjoying conversation. About a week later, it hit me that I really needed to call her again: "Mom, what did you do with your soap?"
For as long as I can remember, I've known mom to tuck soap bars in clothes drawers, and other unsuspecting places, "to make the drawers smell better, and the soap last longer." These weren't homemade soap bars, and I think some of them remained in their secret places for years, and long past their life-time of scent. I could just see her doing that with my homemade soap. Since homemade soap doesn't have preservatives, I needed to have a word with her about how to take care of her new soap! Here are few tips that I'd like to pass on to you as well:
Generally, once you begin to use your soap bar, it should last about a month if you follow these tips. That amount of time may vary depending on the oils that have been used to make your soap. For example, harder bars made with palm, lard and/or coconut oils will last longer than the softer bars made with olive, soy, and castor oils.
Mom and I had a good conversation about soap that day, and she seemed interested and glad to know about these tips. I'm also glad to know that she'll go ahead and enjoy her new soap instead of stashing it away someplace for an eternity. After all, it's handcrafted soap, and it's meant to be used!
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