Natural soaps, like ours, are a fantastic alternative to commercial soap as they contain fewer chemicals, are more eco-friendly, and are generally gentler on your skin. But unlike commercial soap, our goat milk soap does not contain any preservatives to keep it fresh for extended periods. While the soap will not “go bad”, it’s essential to store it properly to keep it fresh and long-lasting. In this post, we will discuss some essential tips for how to store our goat milk soap so that you get the most out of each bar.
- Keep it dry
Our soap should be kept dry between uses to prevent it from becoming soft and mushy. When the soap sits in water, it dissolves faster. Therefore, it’s important to keep it in a soap dish or a soap saver that allows water to drain away from the soap.
- Store in a cool, dry place
To prolong the life of your soap, it’s crucial to store it in a cool, dry place. High humidity or heat can cause the soap to sweat and dissolve more quickly. For long term storage do not store the soap open in a bathroom. The repeated humidity from the showers will affect the soap.
- Wrap, seal, or storage container
If you are storing your soap for an extended period, it’s essential to wrap it in wax paper or plastic wrap, or put it in a sealed storage container to keep it fresh and to keep it from loosing it’s scent. Here at The Freckled Farm Soap Company, after our soaps have cured, we store them in sealed storage containers. If left out in the open our soap will begin to loose their scent after about six months to a year, however they will stay fresh and maintain their scent for much longer if stored properly. Make sure you separate out different scents so they do not absorb smells from each other.
- Rotate your stock
It’s always a good idea to rotate your soap stock, especially if you have a collection of different scents and types of soap. It helps to keep your soap collection fresh and fragrant. Organize your soaps so you are using the oldest soaps first.
Also, if you use the same scent for too long you begin to become nose blind to it and you won’t notice the smell as much. If you switch it up now and then you will enjoy the scent more when you come back to it later.
Our goat milk soap is a fantastic alternative to commercial soap, and storing it properly can help extend its shelf life and scent. With proper care and storage, your soap can stay fresh, fragrant, and long-lasting.