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How to care for your wooden soap dishes

If you like to waste soap and money, then no need to read the tips below. 

  1. The most important thing you can do to extend the life of your bar is to keep it out of direct/constant water contact by placing it on a well drained soap dish. See our local handcrafted soap dishes under the accessories page.

  2. Make sure your soap has plenty of fresh air between uses. The drier it gets, the longer it will last. Just like in the garden, air flow is the key. The same applies to your wooden soap dish. See wooden soap dish care below.

  3. Cut your bar in half. This helps reduce exposure to water, therefore, extending the life of your precious bar.

  4. Use a cotton wash cloth or loofah to extend its life.  Lathering with your hands, while satisfying, will shorten the life of your soap bar.

  5. Use your fresh new soap within 6 months of purchase.  This is an all natural product without funky chemical preservatives.

  6. Store unused soap in a dark, dry, room-temperature location.

 

If your bar appears to be soggy or seems to be fading away quickly, please check your soap dish to make sure your bar isn’t sitting in a puddle of water.  

How to care for your goat milk soap

You know a soap dish significantly extends the life of a bar of soap BUT did you know you can also extend the life of your soap dish?  Cedar wood has a natural resistance to rotting and dimensional stability but still requires basic care if you plan on keeping it around as long as possible. ​

  1. Use your soap dish in pairs to extend the life of each dish . We recommend using one for 2-3 weeks, then switching it out with the second dish.  By allowing the first soap dish to completely dry out, you will prevent mold and mildew from forming, greatly extending the life of the dish.

  2. Even though your soap dish has drain holes, make it a point to wipe up underneath the dish every once in a while. This goes for an area that has a little more contact with water than others, like kitchen sink or shower.

  3. If you use a wooden soap dish in the shower, it is imperative to make sure it completely direct and constant contact with water. Keep in mind your soap dish is made of wood after all.