Hey there, fellow Dr. Squatch soap fan!
I’m so glad you’re here. I know how hard it can be to find a bar of soap that’s just right—not too harsh, not too soft, with an amazing scent that makes you feel like you’ve been transported to a far-away rainforest (or wherever your favorite place is).
So, you’ve brought home a new bar of Dr. Squatch soap and you’re loving it, but you’re also disappointed because it’s drying out too fast. It’s not the end of the world—there are tons of things you can do to keep your Dr. Squatch soaps from drying out so quickly.
Why Is My Soap Getting Mushy?
There are a few reasons your soap could be getting mushy, and the first one is pretty easy to fix: You’re not letting it dry out. Dry it out and you’ll have a bar of solid, manly soap again in no time.
The second reason your soap could be getting mushy is that you’re using too much of it at a time. This means you’re wasting soap!
And finally, if you’re leaving your soap in water or just in a wet environment for long periods, you’ll likely see some softening as well.
Store Your Dr. Squatch Soap Properly
For starters, avoid putting it in a plastic soap dish. Plastic tends to retain moisture, and if your bar is always wet, it’ll dissolve much faster than normal. Instead, use a wooden dish; wood will naturally dry out any water on the surface of your soap and keep it from dissolving into nothingness too quickly.
Don’t put your soap anywhere where it’s going to be constantly exposed to water or steam. That means don’t leave it in the shower when you aren’t using it! The steam will slowly wear away at the bar until all that’s left is a puddle of suds at your feet. Of course, we also don’t recommend leaving it in the bathroom sink — that’s where splashes from your faucet tend to land!
Don’t store your soap in direct sunlight or near heat sources like radiators or fireplaces. Too much heat will cause your soap to melt away sooner than it should.
5 Simple Steps to Make Your Soap Last Longer
The lifespan of a Dr. Squatch soap varies greatly depending on how often it’s used (and by whom). In general, Dr. Squatch soaps last 2-3 weeks at average use. Obviously, the longevity of a soap differs between households based on a variety of factors — the amount of lather, the frequency of use, and the water type. However, there are a few things you can do to make Dr. Squatch soaps last even longer:
1. Get a loofah or a washcloth. Soap can wash away with the water when you’re in the shower, but if you’re using a loofah or washcloth, you’ll waste less soap.
2. Don’t use too much soap at once. How much soap should you use? A little goes a long way, especially when combined with a shower cloth—you don’t need more than that for your whole body!
3. Cut the bar in half and use one piece at a time. Not only does this allow you to simply hold the smaller piece in your hand without dropping it all over the place, but it also allows you to save half of it for later. This way, you’ll get more use out of each soap bar. Consider wrapping your unused half of the soap in plain white paper to keep it dry and help it last longer.
4. Give your bar a few shakes before putting it back on its perch. This will remove any excess water, which can dilute the ingredients in your bar and lead to the breakdown of its structure.
5. Give your soap a chance to dry out between uses. When there is more moisture in your bar of soap, it will take longer for it to dissolve, so it will last longer overall if allowed to dry out between uses. Purchase a soap saver or shower caddy that allows you to drain off excess water after each use.
These steps should make a big difference in how long your soap will last. With a little extra effort and care, you can extend the life of your handmade soap—and save a bit of money in the process. The key is to store it in the right environment, which can help in increasing the lifespan of your soap.
So how long does your soap last in the shower? What do you do to get the most out of it before needing a replacement? Do you have any other soap tips that help you make it last longer? Leave your experiences in the comments.