Getting the Most out of your Handmade Soap

If you are new to using handmade soaps, you might know that there are certain tips and tricks to getting the most out of your handmade soap. It may seem silly to tell you about how to use soap, but here are some ways on how to get the best use out of your newly bought handmade or artisan soap. 

How to get the most out of your handmade soap when using it on your face?

You can cleanse your face using handmade artisan soaps. Using such types of soaps will help maintain your complexion. However, you need to ensure that you have an excellent natural soap bar before you apply it to your face, like the Signature Soaps from Yansa Garden. Here are some tips on how to use soap that is handmade on your face:

  • If you have sensitive skin, it is best to use your hands to lather up your soap. For example, if you are using the Turmeric and Manuka Honey Artisan Soap, first put some water on the soap and work up a lather in your hands before you apply it to your face. However, you should ensure that your hands are clean first. And try to use lukewarm water to get the best from your soap. 
  • Gently massage the lather over your face in circular motions using your fingertips. Avoid getting soap in your eyes. 
  • Rinse your face with cool water and pat dry with a soft towel. 
  • If you are taking a shower, once you are done with your shower, use cool water from the sink to rinse your face. This will close the pores. You can then pat your face dry. 

How to use soap to make the most of it?

Now that we have covered how to use handmade soap safely for our face, here are some other tips that will help you make the most out of your artisan soap. 

  1. One of the worst things you can do with your Yansa Garden Artisan Soap is to leave it in the water. Always use a draining soap dish as otherwise, your soap bar will quickly turn into mush. This will be hard to use, and it won't last that long. Opt for a draining soap dish with holes in it so that the water will drain out, extending the life of your soap. 
  1. It is also important to allow your soap bar to completely dry off in between uses. For example, if you are using the signature Yansa Garden artisan pink lemonade soap, you should ideally store the soap in a soap dish with holes and keep it out of reach from the water. You may consider taking it out of the shower when you are not using it to let the soap bar dry out completely. 

When it comes to handmade soap, it is a good idea to get each person in your household their own bar of soap. This will give the soap bars time to dry off entirely instead of having to put the soap in water every time someone has to shower. 

  1. If you are storing several handmade soaps together, try to separate them by similar scents. For example, you can categorize them as citrus, mint, tea tree, lavender, etc. This is because the various essential oils present in handmade soaps vary in quantity and dominance. They tend to evaporate over time but at different rates. 

So if you store a peppermint mocha scent (which is a very strong scent) with a mild lavender and lemongrass soap may result in the lavender soap taking on the scent of the peppermint bar. 

  1. When you use a bar of handmade soap, to get the most out of it, opt for using a washcloth or a loofah. Putting handmade soap on a loofah or washcloth will give you a rich lather much faster than what you will get if you are only using your hands to lather up. By using a washcloth or loofah, you will end up using less of the soap and get more lather at the same time.
  1. Consider cutting up a larger soap bar into smaller pieces. You can cut it up either in half, thirds, or even fourths if you have a sizable bar. This ensures that instead of putting the entire soap bar under water at a time, you only use a small part of it. When you are using a part of the bar, the rest of the soap will remain dry somewhere else.
  1. How you store your soap also makes a huge difference in how much longer the soap lasts. You should ideally consider keeping your handmade soap bar in a drawstring cotton muslin bag or a sisal soap bag. If you have small scraps of soap left over that are becoming difficult to grab onto and use, you can just put all these scraps or even a cut up new soap into one such bag. 

Draw the strings, and you can straight away begin lathering up. The soap will still easily lather through the bag and after you finish, just hang the bag on the shower hook to let it dry off or put it back on your soap dish. This way, you ensure that the small soap scraps don't go to waste and don't stick to the soap dish or to the new bar of soap.

With proper storage and using the handmade soap carefully, you will be able to get the most out of your artisan soap. 

And if you want to purchase the best handmade natural soap on the market, the best place to head on over to Yansa Garden. Soaps made by Yansa Garden are not only safe for your delicate skin but they are also made from 100% natural ingredients. With years of experience in soap making, Yansa Garden is a name to reckon with in the world of artisan soaps. 

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