Caring Your Soap Bars Caring Your Soap Bars

Posted on by Jackson Fung

Unlike conventional soaps which have added preservatives, stablizers, thickeners, emulsifiers, and other agents to pro-long the shelf life and maintain consistency under different environment.  Most handmade soaps are made of a simple mixture of oils and lye, and therefore they are vulnerable to environmental changes such as heat and humidity, extra care should be taken when using handmade soaps:

  • Store the natural soap bars in a dry cool place without exposure to sunlight, humidity, or heat.
  • Ensure the soap is used within six months of its purchase.
  • Ensure your eyes are closed while washing your hair or the face because most handmade soaps do not use ‘Tear Free’ agent.
  • Do not let your soap bars soak in water.
  • Ensure your soap bar is placed on a well-drained soap dish to dry.
  • Any old oil smell or orange spots on the soap bar means it may have turned rancid.

Unlike conventional soaps which have added preservatives, stablizers, thickeners, emulsifiers, and other agents to pro-long the shelf life and maintain consistency under different environment.  Most handmade soaps are made of a simple mixture of oils and lye, and therefore they are vulnerable to environmental changes such as heat and humidity, extra care should be taken when using handmade soaps:

  • Store the natural soap bars in a dry cool place without exposure to sunlight, humidity, or heat.
  • Ensure the soap is used within six months of its purchase.
  • Ensure your eyes are closed while washing your hair or the face because most handmade soaps do not use ‘Tear Free’ agent.
  • Do not let your soap bars soak in water.
  • Ensure your soap bar is placed on a well-drained soap dish to dry.
  • Any old oil smell or orange spots on the soap bar means it may have turned rancid.