Care of our natural organic soaps.
Caring for your natural, organic handmade soap
- When taken care of, natural organic soaps can last even longer than commercial soaps.
- Natural organic soaps need to breathe, and should be stored in a cool dry area with open ventilation in between use. This allows some of the moisture to naturally evaporate, creating a harder and less soluble bar of soap.
- We advise using a soap dish with ridges to prevent water from accumulating under the soap. We have found sitting the soap on a loofah slice is also a great way to allow the soap to drain and dry between use.
- If you leave our natural organic soap sitting in water, it may dissolve and go mushy.
- Caring for the soap will ensure a longer life for your handmade soap, giving you better value for money.
- When storing soap for future use, it is important that you do not use a sealed container or zip lock bag.
Remember to keep the soap away from direct sunlight.
- Our online ordered soaps are sent bubble wrapped and boxed using recycled packaging wherever possible. We advise that you unwrap your soaps as soon as you receive them, and store them in a well ventilated area with breathing room in between each soap.
- Handmade organic soaps naturally have a high glycerine content, which is great for your skin – but it also means that they attract moisture from the air.
Store your unused handmade soaps in a cool, dry place. (Not in the hot water cupboard).
Our natural organic soaps are preservative free, and most of the oils that we use in our soaps are the same types of oils that you would use to cook with. This means that all of our natural organic soaps do have a shelf life, and we recommend that you use your soap bar within one year of purchase. After that, the soap will still do its job of keeping you clean, but the scent may fade.
When travelling with our natural organic soaps, we have found that once your soap bar has dried, wrapping it in one of our Beeswax Wraps is an ideal way of ensuring that your soap bar stays in good condition.
If soap gets in your eyes, it may sting. If that happens, rinse with plenty of water. If you have any allergies or sensitivities, please ensure that you have checked the ingredients listed on the soap bar wrapping carefully.
If you are pregnant or breast feeding, again please check the ingredients carefully, as additives (such as some essential oils) may not be recommended during pregnancy.
If you experience any discomfort or irritation whilst using our natural organic soap, please discontinue use. Please be aware that some exfoliants may feel more scratchy than others, and some ingredients may irritate sensitive skin.
We have personally tested every single batch of soap that we make at DirtyBikerSoapWorks and have not encountered any negative effects from any of our soaps. However, we issue these cautions for those who may never have purchased or used natural organic soap before.
Welcome to a cleaner, more natural, less wasteful, world.
Kind Regards Ian and Jane, DirtyBikerSoapWorks.