When I am exhibiting at a craft fair people regularly stop, look at my soapy display and wander off whispering "it smells lovely but that kind of soap just goes all squidgy and I can't use it"
Here's the thing.................. A synthetically produced soap bar (which is not soap it's actually detergent) will remain hard because of the additives added for that reason. A traditionally made soap (proper skin nourishing soap) made from plant butters will always have the potential to go 'soft and squidgy' if it's not treated right (a bit like all of us really!!).
So what can help prevent this so it remains lovely to use for it's life?
All soap is different and some plant butters and oils do make a softer bar. My soap recipe has adjusted over the years to one that gives a good balance of kindness to skin and niceness (hardness) to use.
When you use a handmade soap bar never leave it sat in water
Use a soap dish with draining holes to let the water run out
Don't have a soap dish? Use a dry folded facecloth to rest your soap on
When you have those smaller, harder to use soap pieces left place them all in a soap saver bag which can be used in the shower. Amazing inventions, I'd never be without mine
Lucinda Lee, T/A Lucy's Soap Kitchen, Bornacoola, Co. Leitrim, Ireland. Est. March 2013
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