HOW TO KEEP YOUR SOAP HAPPY
Castile soap once meant soap made from olive oil but now is generally understood to be cold-processed soap with plant-based recipes. This type of soap is slightly softer and more delicate than commercial soaps. While you can treat both types exactly the same way, cold-process soap will appreciate gentler handling.
Soap’s enemy is moisture—which would be fine if you didn’t need to use it in the wettest place possible. Since your bathroom is the most humid place in your house (even hours after your morning shower) you're faced with the real challenge of preserving your soap.
We suggest cutting our bigger bars into two or three pieces and storing what you're not using in a dry place.
For the piece you use, the ideal is putting it on a dish that allows water to drain off and your soap to dry.
LESS MOISTURE= HAPPIER, LONGER-LASTING SOAP.
A NOTE ABOUT OTHER USES
Many of our customers tell us they use their soap for things other than washing and we endorse that. If you'd like to put a bar in your sock drawer or closets to infuse it with our natural scents, we suggest rotating them at least every six months.
We scent our soaps using essential oils and these are much more volatile than synthetic scents. That means the smell will fade over time.
Before that happens, swap it out and enjoy it in your shower before it becomes unscented.
Note: Your soap will remain viable as a cleanser for years and years but the scent and colour will fade.