06-03-2019, 03:53 PM
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(06-03-2019, 03:52 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote:
(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.
Biggrin

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 06-03-2019, 03:56 PM
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  • eengler
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Rinse and invert propped on edge of lid 24hrs.

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 06-03-2019, 04:00 PM
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(06-03-2019, 03:56 PM)eengler Wrote: Rinse and invert propped on edge of lid 24hrs.
I do that too. Just not for 24hrs.  I rinse and invert for the duration of the shave, then allow to dry uncovered until the next day.

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 06-03-2019, 04:25 PM
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I put my soaps away right after each use.  They are often wet, and I have never had one grow mold.

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 06-03-2019, 04:50 PM
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(06-03-2019, 03:16 PM)norton Wrote: 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.  

I know LPL recommends leaving their soaps uncovered.  However, I've used LPL soaps for years, covering them immediately after I shave, and never had any issues with them.  I don't see anything wrong with leaving soaps uncovered, but I think the scent may not last as long.

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 06-03-2019, 05:34 PM
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  • RyznRio
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I let the soap dry out for a few hours which is long enough for the puck to look dry. I don't mind a messy puck (they look like the beach, the morning after a storm)  and have no intention of "washing" or selling soap. YMMV.  I don't have the storage space to build a collection so my soap rotation revolves around 10 tubs or so. I will never have a collection large enough to require a clean up sale.

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 06-03-2019, 05:56 PM
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(06-03-2019, 06:12 AM)celestino Wrote: 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.

+1 Same for me...

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 06-04-2019, 02:10 AM
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(06-03-2019, 05:34 PM)RyznRio Wrote: I let the soap dry out for a few hours which is long enough for the puck to look dry. I don't mind a messy puck (they look like the beach, the morning after a storm)  and have no intention of "washing" or selling soap. YMMV.  I don't have the storage space to build a collection so my soap rotation revolves around 10 tubs or so. I will never have a collection large enough to require a clean up sale.
That's what I used to say!  24

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 06-04-2019, 05:29 AM
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For the past 19 years, I put a lid on it immediately without bothering to rinse or dry - never had any signs of mold, or such.  In the early days, I only kept one soap open at a time, now it's 3.  More damage will happen by keeping a hoard of soap in the den, IMHO, than by letting it stay wet.

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 06-04-2019, 05:46 AM
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(06-04-2019, 05:29 AM)ks6c Wrote: For the past 19 years, I put a lid on it immediately without bothering to rinse or dry - never had any signs of mold, or such.  In the early days, I only kept one soap open at a time, now it's 3.  More damage will happen by keeping a hoard of soap in the den, IMHO, than by letting it stay wet.


Words of wisdom. Thanks


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 06-06-2019, 03:35 AM
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(06-02-2019, 10:15 PM)ImJustMe Wrote: 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.

How much do you scoop?  Do you use a measuring spoon?  I've read about others doing this and I thought it was a good idea, so I tried it a few times, but I couldn't seem to get the right amount of soap, so I went back to loading my brush directly on the puck.

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 06-06-2019, 04:15 AM
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I only scoop creams.  I load soaps directly from the tub.

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 06-06-2019, 04:16 AM
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(06-06-2019, 04:15 AM)MntnMan62 Wrote: I only scoop creams.  I load soaps directly from the tub.


+1 here.


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 06-12-2019, 12:53 AM
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I rinse my soaps after use and allow my soft soaps to dry for 24 hrs before re-lidding. The hard soaps I store without a lid permanently (as per the recommendation from Saponifico Varseino and LPL). On the other hand, when I have put the lid on my soft soaps right away without thinking nothing bad happened. It seems to me it works either way.

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 06-12-2019, 02:10 AM
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What about bath soaps? I don't cover mine after use.

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 06-12-2019, 02:55 AM
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(06-12-2019, 02:10 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: What about bath soaps? I don't cover mine after use.


ROFL


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