Here's three simple tips to ensure you get the most out of those snazzy soaps:
1. Keep it cool: Before use, avoid the storing it in the bathroom closet, it get's much too hot & humid in there. Never store it in direct sunlight or near a heat source. There's about 5% of free-floating (unsaponified) plant oils in the soap and no preservatives. And just like food, these skin-loving oils can go "off" when stored in the wrong conditions.
Before use, store handmade soap in a pretty basket on your bedroom dresser. It's out of the steam, and it looks great! (you'll get to smell them, everyday, too)
2. Let it dry: Handmade soap contains lots of natural glycerin. Glycerin is great for your skin, but it also makes the soap more water soluble. This means it will melt away quickly if left in a puddle. A soap dish with good drainage is essential.
3. Share the love: Handmade soap makes a great gift, so share it with friends and family! It's unique, natural, and personal, and it's a great way to treat yourself or someone special to a little bit of luxury.
PRO TIP: Cutting the soap in half lets you try a new scent, sooner.