06-02-2019, 06:57 PM
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I have a Question : Is it better to let your shave soap dry in it's container like a (RazoRock soap container) when it wet from your shave brush before putting the cover back on it ,,,,or is it ok to just screw the cap back on even though the soap it still wet ?

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 06-02-2019, 07:40 PM
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  • chazt
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I leave my soaps open for 24-36 hours before covering. Imo, they should be dry before being re-lidded.

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 06-02-2019, 07:53 PM
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(06-02-2019, 07:40 PM)chazt Wrote: I leave my soaps open for 24-36 hours before covering. Imo, they should be dry before being re-lidded.

Agreed

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 06-02-2019, 07:58 PM
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One up on this as well. Don't want any mold growing inside a sealed lid

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 06-02-2019, 07:58 PM
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I use my soaps for a week straight - covering after every use. Actually, I cover all my soaps after every use ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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 06-02-2019, 08:39 PM
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Dry them out 12-24 hours. Huge rotation and often not reaching for that same soap again for months so don’t want to take any chances storing them damp.

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 06-02-2019, 09:22 PM
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I also allow my soaps to dry out for about 24 hours.  I have so many soaps and creams that it could be a long time before I go back to any one soap tub.  Excess moisture can promote the growth of mold which could ruin an entire tub.  It takes no effort to allow it to sit open and dry out for peace of mind.

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 06-02-2019, 10:15 PM
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I always close to lid after because I scooped all of my soap except the really hard one, for those I let them dry for 24-48 hours.

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 06-02-2019, 10:55 PM
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ok thank you to all the replies back,,,, they have all been very helpful I did leave the lid off the soap after I used it because it was really full of lather so I will leave it uncovered over night just so it does not have a chance of getting any type of mold build up that can be hazardous. and that is a really good reason to let it dry good !!!

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 06-03-2019, 12:10 AM
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How I leave mine over Night.
Stainless steel Mesh Basket.


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 06-03-2019, 06:12 AM
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I always put the lid back on my soaps after my shaves. I have been doing this for the past eight years and I have never noticed any negative effects on the soaps.

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 06-03-2019, 06:28 AM
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I rinse the soap under running water, shake out the excess water, then put the lid back on.

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 06-03-2019, 09:01 AM
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For the past few years I have put the lid on immediately and have never seen any ill effects. But is it wrong to allow it to dry? Not at all.

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 06-03-2019, 01:10 PM
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I am in the "rinse and let dry" camp.

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 06-03-2019, 01:13 PM
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I have to ask a question.  Why rinse before covering or air drying?  I don't rinse.  I just let it air dry and cover.

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 06-03-2019, 01:18 PM
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(06-03-2019, 01:13 PM)MntnMan62 Wrote: I have to ask a question.  Why rinse before covering or air drying?  I don't rinse.  I just let it air dry and cover.
If that's directed at me, I'll answer. I don't like to open a container and see dried up soap. I prefer to see a clean puck. When I sell or buy a soap, the thing that turns me off the most is seeing a messy puck, riddled with dried up, unused lather. These I don't consider for purchase.  I admit I am rather particular, but that's my method. Certainly not everyone's. Different strokes for different folks.

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 06-03-2019, 01:25 PM
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(06-03-2019, 01:18 PM)primotenore Wrote:
(06-03-2019, 01:13 PM)MntnMan62 Wrote: I have to ask a question.  Why rinse before covering or air drying?  I don't rinse.  I just let it air dry and cover.
If that's directed at me, I'll answer. I don't like to open a container and see dried up soap. I prefer to see a clean puck. When I sell or buy a soap, the thing that turns me off the most is seeing a messy puck, riddled with dried up, unused lather. These I don't consider for purchase.  I admit I am rather particular, but that's my method. Certainly not everyone's. Different strokes for different folks.

It was directed at anyone so I appreciate your response primotenore.  I have yet to sell any soaps that I have used but if I were to try and sell any I would likely do the same and rinse it off before air drying.  But since I am the only one using these soaps, I figure I'm tossing even more lather down the drain than the lather left over in my bowl and brush but see it as unnecessary if I'm the only one using it.  Definitely different strokes.

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 06-03-2019, 01:41 PM
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(06-03-2019, 01:13 PM)MntnMan62 Wrote: I have to ask a question.  Why rinse before covering or air drying?  I don't rinse.  I just let it air dry and cover.


Me too.


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 06-03-2019, 03:16 PM
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Depends on the soap.

Some makers like Le Pere Lucien and MdC recommend leaving soap uncovered.  Not just after use either.  All the time.  MdC sells 'brain bowls' that do not even have a cover.  
This seems inconvenient, so I'll usually let it uncovered until I get back from work.  

Course, If you load the brush on the soap (as opposed to a bowl) it's nicer if you at least cleanup the puck and container edges with a towel after use so it's more pleasant the next go 'round. 

I'm not sure about a mold situation.  Creams are wet all the time and they don't mold.  They're hydrated soap. 

In fact, I'm having trouble remembering if I've ever seen mold on soap.  Any soap.  Even soap left outside like at state parks and beach showers.

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 06-03-2019, 03:52 PM
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(06-03-2019, 01:10 PM)primotenore Wrote: I am in the "rinse and let dry" camp.

(06-03-2019, 01:18 PM)primotenore Wrote:
(06-03-2019, 01:13 PM)MntnMan62 Wrote: I have to ask a question.  Why rinse before covering or air drying?  I don't rinse.  I just let it air dry and cover.
If that's directed at me, I'll answer. I don't like to open a container and see dried up soap. I prefer to see a clean puck. When I sell or buy a soap, the thing that turns me off the most is seeing a messy puck, riddled with dried up, unused lather. These I don't consider for purchase.  I admit I am rather particular, but that's my method. Certainly not everyone's. Different strokes for different folks.

I'm in the "rinse and cover" camp.  I agree with Primo on rinsing.  I prefer a clean puck and soap container, without any dry lather.

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