What to do with leftover soap bars?

Updated 1 month ago by The Earthling Co

Whether you’re trying to clean up your beauty routine, reduce your carbon footprint or save money, switching to plastic-free soap bars is a no-brainer. The fact is, liquid soap products typically come packaged in plastic, contributing to microplastics in our oceans. Soap bars, on the other hand, require little to no packaging and are often formulated with nutrient-rich ingredients that are good for you and the planet. They also last much longer than their liquid counterparts — and even more so if you use a wooden soap dish to extend their lifespan.

But there is one downside to soap bars. They get smaller and smaller with every use. Eventually, they turn into tiny slivers that stick to the tub and are notoriously difficult to hold. 

Most people toss their soap slivers in the trash. But why let them go to waste when there are smarter ways to use leftover suds? If you want to save money and help the planet, here are a few ideas on what to do with your leftover soap bars.

  1. STICK THE OLD BAR ONTO THE NEW BAR
  2. USE A SOAP SAVER BAG 
  3. TURN YOUR BAR INTO LIQUID SOAP
  4. FRESHEN UP YOUR DRESSER DRAWERS
  5. NEVER BUY SHAVING CREAM AGAIN
  6. MAKE SOAP BALLS FROM SCRAPS
  7. TAKE A RELAXING BATH


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