Bar soaps clean well, are convenient to use and, because they come wrapped in paper, the packaging is easier to recycle. In addition, they’re usually cheaper then liquid soaps. However, they seem to deplete very quickly. Here are a few simple but effective tips to make your bar soaps last longer:
1. Dry the soap: the more moisture a bar soap contains, the faster it depletes. So, to make it last longer, you need to dry and harden it. Simply take the soap out of its wrapper and leave it to air-dry in a dry place (like a linen closet) for a few days before using it.
2. Use a soap dish: to avoid your bar from melting, you need to keep it away from water. When you’re not using it, put your soap bar in a soap dish. There are many types on the market, but some can keep your soap humid. You should choose a soap dish that allows for drainage, like a wire or self-draining one.
3. Use a washcloth: all that remains of your bar soaps are just little leftover pieces? Turn a washcloth into a string bag, so you can open and close it as you like, and put the little pieces of soap inside it. Use this handmade bag like you would the bar soap.