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How To Make Bar Soap Last Longer

How-To: Make Bar Soap Last Longer

Shower gels and foaming face cleansers often come in liquid or creamy form, but there's something special about finding a bar soap you just absolutely love. But like all good things, you eventually reach the end, but you can learn some tricks to actually make your bar last longer.

  • High and dry: Keep soap out of water, away from the direct shower stream to avoid "melting." Soap-saving products come in all shapes and sizes to drain water out and keep your bar soap protected. Try a Wooden Slatted Soap Dish ($4) or a Suction Soap Dish ($8) that you can hang in your shower.
  • The harder the better: We mean soap, people. Look for the French milled or triple milled variety, which is made at high pressure, resulting in a harder, dense soap that has less air and lasts much longer.
  • Use a washcloth: Limit the amount of soap usage by busting out a washcloth, instead of just using your hands. A shower sponge or mesh sponge will also do the trick.
  • Nothing but net: The Container Store's Netted Soap Saver ($2) allows you to drop small scraps of soap into the netted pouch for an exfoliating effect. Just make sure to hang it in your shower where the water won't hit.
  • DIY: Unwrap new soaps and place them in a drawer or between layers of linens. This helps "cure" the soap (dry it out), making for a harder, longer-lasting bar.
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Hannah14979382 Hannah14979382 2 years
Don't use it or maybe use less of it, you'll be able to keep it for year long time.
crazylovevbug crazylovevbug 5 years
if you leave the soap out for a few days or so before use it also helps a lot.
Jello-Wanabe Jello-Wanabe 6 years
I love "Fresh" bars, they last for a long time and have an amazing array of scents.
Jello-Wanabe Jello-Wanabe 6 years
I love "Fresh" bars, they last for a long time and have an amazing array of scents.
Symphonee Symphonee 6 years
I've been trying to pass some of these tips on to my bf because he is heavy handed with EVERYTHING.
miss-malone miss-malone 6 years
These are good tips.
aimeeb aimeeb 6 years
I love my oatmeal soap bar.
aimeeb aimeeb 6 years
Thanks Bella.
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