08-25-2017, 06:59 AM
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  • Pyro
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Starting to collect (horde) some of my favorite soaps, vintage and current production. Right now I'm just putting them in a ziplock and trying to suck most of the air out (don't have a vacuum sealer), and then trying to keep them in a cool, dry environment.

Does anyone do it differently? Anyone notice any drawbacks to store them that way? Most of these will be handed down to the kids in 20-30 years and want them to last without too much degradation until then, and for hopefully many years beyond that as they use (or sell) them. Trying not to collect creams or croaps because I'm not entirely sure they'd last as well but I do have a few.

Just curious. Thanks

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 08-25-2017, 09:55 AM
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Cool, dry, and dark. Airtight, always a bonus.

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 08-25-2017, 11:05 AM
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  • chazt
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I keep mine in a drawer and scatter packs of desiccant throughout.

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 08-30-2017, 04:30 AM
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I used to just stack them on the countertop in the bathroom, but I ended up building this rack.  I've already filled it up, but I figure once it gets beyond the rack, I need to start cleaning out some of the soaps.

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 08-30-2017, 05:24 AM
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  • Gabe
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I wrap them in Saran Wrap. Then I place them in a sandwich bag with and seal them with as much air out as possible. I've noticed that after the Saran Wrap, I can not smell the scent. I hope this is an indication that it helps more than just the baggies

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 08-30-2017, 01:30 PM
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  • Steve56
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In the fridge with a turn of electrical tape to seal the lid.

Cheers, Steve

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 09-04-2017, 06:21 PM
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(08-30-2017, 01:30 PM)Steve56 Wrote: In the fridge with a turn of electrical tape to seal the lid.

Cheers, Steve

I would need an entire big fridge to store my collection there........

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 09-04-2017, 07:06 PM
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I use soaps.  My current rotation has seven soaps, and I have six backups put away.  They reside in an armoire in the master bedroom, along with my other shaving gear.  The room is always air conditioned and the armoire is usually closed.  With only seven soaps in rotation and six backups to go through, I don't have to be concerned about long term storage issues and how the soap may be affected.

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 09-06-2017, 01:51 AM
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When my collection grew larger than the bathroom shelf (which I share with my wife, ofcourse) I decided to rotate soaps by season. Currently there are Summer soaps (subjectivly chosen by scent) displayed on the shelf and the reast are stashed away in a closed box. 
Nearing Fall, I'll replace floral and fruity soaps with some of my darker soaps (really looking forward to Hallows). 
Keeps things interesting and exciting. I do a similar thing with my splashes.

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 09-06-2017, 07:38 AM
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(09-06-2017, 01:51 AM)morr Wrote: When my collection grew larger than the bathroom shelf (which I share with my wife, ofcourse) I decided to rotate soaps by season. Currently there are Summer soaps (subjectivly chosen by scent) displayed on the shelf and the reast are stashed away in a closed box. 
Nearing Fall, I'll replace floral and fruity soaps with some of my darker soaps (really looking forward to Hallows). 
Keeps things interesting and exciting. I do a similar thing with my splashes.


Agree 110% with your decision.
I use my lighter fragrances in the summer and my more heavy fragrances in the winter.

Warm weather:
Citrus, light florals, aquatics and just lighter scents

Cold weather:
Tobacco, incense, leather, spicy scents and just heavier scents

With that said, wear what you like, when ever you like.
I just prefer it this way.

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 09-06-2017, 09:33 AM
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In drawers, in a dark corner of my closet.

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 09-06-2017, 10:00 AM
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(09-06-2017, 07:38 AM)CHSeifert Wrote: With that said, wear what you like, when ever you like.
I just prefer it this way.

Exactly! It's a good way to evenly represent my collection and no soap or AS is being ignored. I'm talking about keepers here, if I don't like one, it usually finds its way out of my den.

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 09-06-2017, 03:27 PM
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Soft soaps like Cella will turn rancid if not stored properly. Triple milled soaps will last decades and the only thing that you will lose is the scent. Most of my soaps are triple, quad or quintet milled soaps and I have them stored in two large boxes in my study. The two soaps in my rotation that are soft soaps are Nuavia and Tabula Rasa. I don't have backups of these soaps and I purchase them when I run out.


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 09-06-2017, 05:13 PM
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(08-30-2017, 04:30 AM)absolut247 Wrote: I used to just stack them on the countertop in the bathroom, but I ended up building this rack.  I've already filled it up, but I figure once it gets beyond the rack, I need to start cleaning out some of the soaps.

Nice rack!!!
Angel

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 09-06-2017, 11:29 PM
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(08-30-2017, 04:30 AM)absolut247 Wrote: I used to just stack them on the countertop in the bathroom, but I ended up building this rack.  I've already filled it up, but I figure once it gets beyond the rack, I need to start cleaning out some of the soaps.

@absolut247 I loved the rack idea on how you stored your soaps, aftershaves and razors, may I ask where did you buy this from?

Cheers Winky

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 09-08-2017, 03:48 PM
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  • chazt
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(09-06-2017, 11:29 PM)SpeedyPC Wrote:
(08-30-2017, 04:30 AM)absolut247 Wrote: I used to just stack them on the countertop in the bathroom, but I ended up building this rack.  I've already filled it up, but I figure once it gets beyond the rack, I need to start cleaning out some of the soaps.

@absolut247 I loved the rack idea on how you stored your soaps, aftershaves and razors, may I ask where did you buy this from?

Cheers Winky

Nice rack.

Tongue

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 09-12-2017, 06:16 AM
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I just store them next to the sink.  I have an unscented shaving soap where I add my own essential oil blends into for each shave.  A drop or two of whatever I choose.  My creams are all stacked up.

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 09-15-2017, 06:06 PM
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I use clear plastic fishing tackle boxes without dividers (utility boxes). I can see what's in them and they're stackable.

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 09-15-2017, 06:33 PM
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(08-30-2017, 05:24 AM)Gabe Wrote: I wrap them in Saran Wrap. Then I place them in a sandwich bag with and seal them with as much air out as possible. I've noticed that after the Saran Wrap, I can not smell the scent. I hope this is an indication that it helps more than just the baggies

Does anyone vacuum pack their overstock?  I have a few multiples that are in a drawer, wondering if i should seal them.

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 09-19-2017, 04:05 AM
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I vacuum pack them if they are back-ups to soaps already in rotation.  Soaps out of rotation reside in the garage fridge crisper drawer.  Soaps in rotation are in a cabinet in the master bath. I like to rotate scents with the season.  Lighter for spring/summer.  Heavier for fall/winter.  And as I write this all down I can see why my kids roll their eyes.

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