Handmade Soap deserves special care because it does not contain chemicals to keep them hard like most commercially available “beauty bars” do. Naturally made soap needs to be handled for the luxurious product that it is.
When leaving the shower, place the soap on a soap dish so it dries between uses. Handmade soaps have the ability to draw moisture from the air (which is great for your skin – not so great for your new bar of soap). Ever see a “beauty bar” after it has set on your sink for a couple weeks? It is dry and cracked! Handmade soaps still contains the NATURAL glycerin within the soap that the store brand beauty bars do not. Glycerin helps moisturize your skin and …. you guessed it – continues to draw moisture from the air.
I’ve thought of making my own soap dish but haven’t gotten up the nerve to try it. Any Soap Dish will work (homemade or store bought) as long as your soap isn’t sitting in a puddle of water or sitting in a humid shower.