Ever wondered if your favorite bar of soap has an expiration date? Plenty of us (especially men) uses soap to multi-task. It is easy, it is practical, and it is inexpensive! You can wash your clothes, face, body, and even your shoes with a bar of soap, or with liquid soap! However, when does it go rotten, and does it truly ever go bad? If you want to find out a bit more about soap, keep on reading, and save your skin from an unwanted rash, and save your clothes from getting stained.
Can My Soap Smell Bad?
Your bar of soap can be made with plenty of different ingredients, to begin with. It can go years before you notice it going rotten, or becoming smelly. As the soap gets old it will lose its fragrance, and it will become unpleasant, and almost chemical-like. However, you should still be able to clean your body or items with it (if you must).
Why Does Soap Lose Its Scent?
Some organic soaps will smell differently when compared to the factory or over-the-counter medicine soaps. However, your soap will definitely lose its scent if it is made with essential oils.
These oils tend to vaporize and are a lot similar to alcohol since they tend to vaporize at lower temperatures. This is why you should read the back of the label, and figure out the main ingredients of your soap bar, or of your liquid soap.
So, Does Soap Have A Specific Lifespan?
Yes, it does. Almost every manufacturer will tell you that your bar of soap will last you for 2-3 years. This will depend on its main and active ingredients. The more it is filled with oils – the shorter it will last you.
Should I Use Organic Soap Instead?
Organic soap does not include any preservatives. It is very mild, and it will last you shorter than the actual drugstore kind. However, if you are a fan of products that can be used with ease, safely, and at a faster pace: purchase an organic soap.
What Should You Do If Your Soap Starts To Smell/Goes Bad?
If your soap starts to smell or it changes any color – rather stick to its use only on your kitchen counters, car, etc. Organic soap is different, and you can safely put it on your face or body (as long as you go through it in less than 12 months). Always read the back label, and you’ll be just fine.