What is felted soap?
Felted soap is a bar of soap that has been encased in layers of felted wool, that helps to gently exfoliate your skin and make the soap last longer, replacing a washcloth or loofah in the shower.
Why use felted soap?
Felted soap incorporates a natural bar soap with an antimicrobial wool casing—replacing the uncomfortable scratchiness or risk of molding of a washcloth or loofah—and provides a gentle and practical exfoliating experience. You can work up a creamy lather onto the soft layers of wool around the soap, like a built-in washcloth. The wool casing helps conserve the bar of soap by wicking in the suds of the soap as you use it, rather than washing down the drain, as well as making it easier to hold than a slippery bar of soap.
Why isn’t my felted soap lathering?
Your felted soap needs a little coaxing at first to get that wonderful lather working. Start by soaking your new felted soap in a bowl of hot water over night, which will help to soften the hard, cured bar of soap encased inside the wool covering. After soaking, take it out of the bowl and knead it. The suds will start to appear and you’re ready to use your felted soap for its duration.
How long does the felted soap last?
Your felted soap can last anywhere from 6 months to a year depending on how often you use it. Because the wool acts as a wicking agent, the lather will be soaked back into your felted soap. Make sure to wring out your felted soap between uses and store away from resting water to prevent molding.
Will the soap melt inside the felt?
We make our cold-processed soap in small batches and use a generous amount of olive oil in our recipe, which helps to harden the soap. By the time you are ready to use one of our felted soaps, it has had ample time to cure and will not melt.
What do I do with the felt once the soap is gone?
You can keep on using the felted casing by cutting a small slit on the side and slipping in leftover slivers of soap. Or use the casing for a natural sponge at the kitchen sink or place it under a bar of soap resting in the shower or soap dish to soak up any soap suds.
Will the wool wrapping around the soap mold?
Because wool is antimicrobial, it will not mold as long as it is stored out of sitting water and wrung dry between uses, unlike a loofah that pushes harsh chemicals deep into your pores and molds easily.
What is in your soap?
A gentle combination of purified water and saponified olive, coconut, and palm oils, and essential oils for fragrance. No synthetic fragrances or additives are used in our soap.
What if I’m allergic to wool?
If you’re allergic to wool, you probably shouldn’t risk using the felted soap on your skin. You can always enjoy the colors, patterns, and fragrances of the felted soap in other ways. Try placing them in your underwear drawer, linen closet, or car for a wonderful aromatherapy experience.
How do I make felted soap?
We use a special, proprietary process to make our felted soap. In general, felted soap is made by wrapping layers of wool around a bar of soap, dipping it into hot water, and agitating the fibers until they have formed a nice fabric-like casing.
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How do I open a wholesale account with Fiat Luxe?
Please visit our Wholesale Inquiries page and complete the form. Once you’ve submitted the form, we will be in touch with more information about becoming a wholesale partner.