Curing Soap (leaving it for a time to age) is an important part of Orchard Valley’s process. All soap will last longer the longer it is cured. Drying increases the density of the soap and decreases it’s water content. When purchasing soap that is wrapped, always unwrap the soap and let it sit out for at least one month. This will double the life of the bar.
Currently, in our soap-making emporium in East Kelowna, we have bars of soap as old as 14 years to test its usability as it ages.
Bottom Line: curing the soap means you have to use less product and it lasts longer. We recommend curing Orchard Valley Soaps your soap: put them in paper bags in your drawers and they make lovely sachets!