Making your bar soap last longer....
December 31, 2015
Since I started making soap i’ve had a large number of people ask me the same question. “Is there a way to make it go further?” I know one of the reasons that folks go for liquid soaps is that they are less messy and they think that they get more for their money because they last longer.
Yes, you can buy cheap commercial liquid soap. Unfortunately, people don’t realize what is in most commercial products they buy. Commercial soap companies have had to find ways to make their product for less money. They do that by using cheap chemicals. Many of them buy from China, import the raw soap over here, then add a single ingredient so that they can say it is made in the USA. So, you may be saving a few cents buying from the store, but you don’t know what you’re getting.
What you put on your body is just as important as what you put into your body!
Here at The Best Soap Company, we go out of our way to make our products as natural as we possibly can. We source local when possible and when we can’t find what we need locally, we buy from trusted natural companies. When you buy soap from our store, you will find that it is a bit softer than what you get commercially. That is because we have cooked out as much of the sodium hydroxide (lye) as possible. While you can’t make soap without sodium hydroxide, you can limit how much is in the final product. It is the ingredient that makes soaps harden up.
Because I’m a frugal person and want to make my products last longer, no only for myself, but for my customers as well, I started using scrubbies.
You can buy them from a $1 and up.
If you dig down to the middle, you will find a string is holding this together. Cut the string! You will now have a super long tube of scrubby material. Your single scrubby should last a long time.
Cut a 16-18” long section of the scrubby and open it up like a sock. Insert your bar of soap to the halfway mark. Now take both ends and tie them together in a knot.
When you shower or take a bath, get it wet and it will lather right up. Do your scrubbing, rinse and hang up to dry. It will make your soap go much further and also give you the scrubbiness you normally get from using the scrubby!
Bonus: No more gunky puddles of soap to clean up!
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