- Allow your soap to dry out between uses.
- To prolong the lifespan of your soap, don't allow it to sit in a dish or container that is bowl-shaped, or that allows water to pool in the bottom. (Don't drown your soap!)
- Store your soap in a dry place out of the direct stream of water.
- Use a draining soap dish. A slatted wood or bamboo soap dish is ideal because it wicks water away from the soap, allowing the soap to dry properly.
- Alternatively, a “soap saver” (an oval disk with raised nubs) placed in the bottom of your favorite soap dish should keep it high and dry.
- Unused soaps need to be stored in a cool, dry place. A linen closet is great (plus, the soap will make your linens smell good!).
Precautions: As with any soap, keep it out of your eyes (rinse thoroughly with plain water if this occurs), and discontinue using if irritation develops. Be sure to check the ingredients if you have allergies.