Thursday, 29 January 2015

How to: Cutting LUSH Soaps

Hi girlies!

I've been cutting my soaps since I first got into LUSH about eight years ago. The benefits of cutting your LUSH soaps include: 

  • Scent and colour last longer as they are not in the paper that they come wrapped in.
  • Less soap is wasted as you take smaller pieces into the shower.
  • It's easier to mix and match and use a bit of one soap and a bit of another without too much being wasted or the soap going icky.

So here's my advice for cutting your soaps:
  • ALWAYS, mark faintly on the soap so you have a guide on where you want to make your cuts.
  • Decide whether you want squares or rectangles beforehand as there's no going back! I prefer squares personally :)
  • I tend to cut my soaps on a disposable plate, but you can cut them on pretty much anything. Just make sure it's not something you need to keep clean as there may be some wax transfer.
  • If you haven't got a very sharp knife at hand, warm your knife under hot water. I don't need to do this as I have a knife block with lots of sharp knives. (obviously don't use a butter knife!!)
  • Do not pause as you're cutting, make the cut in one smooth movement.
  • Wrap your soaps in cling film once you have cut them, they keep their scent and colour well like this and they are easier to store (see photo above).
  • Don't worry too much, it's really not hard at all.

You can also cut bubble bars. They are fairly easy to cut. I would not recommend cutting bath bombs, I tried to cut a Father Christmas one once and ended up with a powdery mess.

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