How to make your natural bar soap last a long, long time
Handcrafted Natural Soap May Cost a Little More, But you Get a LOT more Out of it
Here at Butthead Farm, we know the value of a dollar earned.
Our genuine hand-crafted goat's milk soap has a lot of work and time going into it and we want to make sure you get the most value out of it.
Crafting goat's milk soap all starts with raising happy goats that are provided with clean and fresh water daily, quality feed, high protein hay, lots of cleaning, lots of love, and plenty of room to roam and forage.
Once the mama goats come into milk, they get even more TLC , extra feed and care, and then they are milked daily at specific times, by hand, the old fashioned way.
Milking takes time and effort and it's something we can't skip even for one day, because our family relies on the milk for drinking, making butter, cheese, and of course, soap, so sleeping in on Saturday's is out of the question!
Farming and soapmaking is truly a labor of love and something that we take pride in!
How to Get the Most out of Your Soap
As it is, handmade natural bar soaps will outlast mass produced bar soaps you might find at your local retail store. Not just because we make the bars bigger, though that is a factor, but because of the way we make them.
Our soaps are made using the cold process, and using only natural ingredients, and have ZERO percent water so you are getting pure ingredients with no fillers. They are then hand cut and cured (dried) for 6 weeks, this ensures all the moisture is drawn out of them naturally so that the bars are hard and long lasting when they get to you.
We did our part to make the bars last longer than regular ole bar soap, here's how you can do your part too:
1. Always keep your soap out of water puddles in the bath/shower. Leaving bar soap sit in the water will cause it to melt down and dissolve faster.
- 2. Use a small soap dish that drains from the bottom , or has grates or raised areas to keep it up out of the water.
- 3. Use a soap saver sack to store your soap in, you can hang it from the shower head or a hook so that the soap can drip dry after every bath/shower. It's also a great way to use up those last slivers of soap that are too small to hold.
- 4. Don't scrub and dig into your soap with loofas or brushes, instead, rub the soap on your body, then follow up with the loofa/brush to scrub yourself with.
- 5. Let your soap dry completely after each use.
- 6. Cut your soap in half or into quarters and store each piece till you're ready to use them.