We had this wonderful idea of spending a lot of time in the camper and a lot of time in the boat this summer. Reality is the pasture fence needed repair, fence lines needed trimming, goat husbandry kept us busy, an abundant harvest of cherries and mulberries kept me in the kitchen, and greedy little bottle babies kept us from slipping away. And I fear salsa making is just about here.
At the same time I did a little angry foot stomping and went on strike from making soap. It was meant to be a little extra incentive to get things done as quickly as possible so that I can lock myself in the shop again. Instead we began a bathroom remodel project and will follow with a kitchen remodel project in the next month or so. Camping and fishing? Right...
While the master bath is being remodeled we've been using the small guest bath and it discretely reminded me of one of "the proper way to care for soap" rules.
How to make your soap last longer
We have had to break Rule the first rule to long lasting soap bars - Never keep the soap in the where the shower spray hits it. Yikes! That really makes a difference in how long a bar of soap lasts.
I had previously invoked a personal rule of "no more than one bar soap in the shower at one time." You can imagine how hard this rule is for me when I have all these soaps shouting "pick me, pick me." Then my thoughts alternated between awe of "how long can this soap last??!??" to malcontent of "but I want to try a new soap."
I'm still in awe but it's on the opposite side of the spectrum with thoughts of "wow, does location of your soap in the shower matter!"
Here are some tips to longer lasting soap:
Keep soap as dry as possible when not in use.
Out of the way of shower spray
Use a soap dish that allows the water to drain away
Expose less of the bar to water by cutting soap in half (let the other half hangout in your sock drawer for good smelling socks!)
Use less soap by using a louffa/pouf
How is it that summer is winding down already? Nights are just a bit cooler, the flies have joined the mosquitoes in a battle for #1 pest. (Flies are winning) and the cicada's... Oi, the cicadas! They are noisy buggers - but I do enjoy listening to them.
The other big sign of fall coming is planning for Christmas! Crazy, huh! But so much fun to think of winter fragrances - Pine, Vanilla Mint, Pumpkin,. Do you have a favorite winter scent? I would love to hear it.
And the final sign of harbinger of Autumn is an awesome summer sale to make room for new fragrances. It's a first ever 25% off all bar soaps thru August. That means awesome prices so if you've never tried our soaps, this sale is the perfect reason to try it and feel how bubblicious and feel good our soap is!