Soap Tips ~ at your fingertips
**Store Your Used Bars**
Do you have a big shipment of soap arriving soon and you already can't make up your mind which one to use first? Use a new one daily if you wish! If you have 10 soaps coming, you could use a different soap everyday for 10 days. As long as you have cleaned your bar soap, you could store it outside the shower for use in a few months. If you keep your bar soap clean and dry, it will stay preserved and clean you for years down the road. Practically indefinitely. The fragrance will fade in approx. one year.
**Wash Bar Soap with each use.**
After you are done washing your skin, give your bar of soap a quick wash too.
We recommend to use an Ogleby scrub soap such as clay, charcoal or oatmeal soap once weekly - too often can be drying. Get to know your skin. Pay attention to it. You will know how often to scrub; AKA: exfoliate. Gentle exfoliation reveals your glow of young, healthy skin and the extra effort can pay off with immediately visible results.
Scrub soaps require extra care. Dead skin cells clump on the top layer of your skin. All that dead skin will now be clumped onto your scrub soap and can be a breeding ground for bacteria - similar to a washcloth. Your environment in your bathroom might consist of damp air, damp washcloth, damp towel, low ventilation. Your clay, charcoal and oatmeal are 3-dimensional particles that scrub your skin, think sandpaper, and dead skin cells can get trapped in-between these particles. You already wash your washcloth, loofah and towel after each use. Ogleby recommends you wash all of your soaps, especially your scrub soaps, after each use as well.
This is also the reasoning behind all those 'soaps' at every drug store and grocery store. They are chocked FULL of skin damaging chemicals so the product won't grow bacteria. Your Ogleby soap is all natural and organic and made with ingredients that you could eat. That's how come it feels so darn good on your skin. We leave out all the extra chemicals. Most 'other' soap from grocery store or drug store is basically fillers, chemicals and fragrance and you could really clean your car or floor with it. Okay. Okay. I could go on all day about ingredients....
**Exercise compared to watching the TV**
After a vigorous workout you might want to grab a clay or charcoal. When we exercise we get our heart pumping blood throughout our entire body. Part of what happens is we naturally create (and excrete) more natural oil. Charcoal and clay will absorb that oil. What if you are outdoors and dirt flies through the air (or smog) and mixes with that oil? Now, add in the fact that we shed 1,000's of dead skin cells each day. What kind of paste might be created on our skin at that point?
Only use clay and charcoal soaps as needed to remove excess dirt and oil. Our skin can get dried out if we are over-cleansing. Enjoy all other Ogleby formulas for daily cleansing and moisture.
**Bar Soap next to your remote.**
During commercials, put the TV on mute and pick up your Ogleby Bar Soap for a bit of therapy by aroma (aromatherapy). Find your secret place, your zen, your center, your consciousness, basically YOUR peace on earth. Here is an exercise that lasts about 2 minutes that you can try on mute while smelling your Ogleby soap at the same time.
Close your eyes. Imagine being in kindergarten and grade school. Gently imagine that memory being tossed out of any window of the room you are in. Next imagine a birthday party, could be yours or someone else's. Toss that memory out the window. Next imagine high school and getting your drivers license. Gently toss that memory out the window. First kiss? Out the window. First job? Out the window. Now imagine when you started this email a few minutes ago. Toss that memory out of the window as well. Because the memory of kindergarten and the memory of the beginning of this email are both the same history. They are both over. All memories are over and in the past. The same past. The future is a fantasy. We don't really know exactly what is going to happen. We make plans, but we don't know. The bottom line is all we have is this present moment that we are currently in, which in one second becomes the same history as grade school. And now we have another new moment. And now we have a new moment. And this moment. And this moment. And this moment.
**Moisten or cut.**
While living in NYC I would occasionally enter post office buildings. I gave a complementary bar soap to the teller that worked 9-5, Monday - Friday. Quite a few months had gone by and I, once again, found myself at the counter of my local USPS. The teller still had a bar of Ogleby sitting on top of his register.
"You still have that same bar sitting there?"
"The fragrance makes me so happy."
"Wasn't that almost a year ago, that I gave you that soap?"
"Every few weeks, I take a knife and trim off about a quarter inch of the end of the bar to release a fresh scent."
Ogleby family loves USPS for making 90% of our deliveries and also for the 'fresh scent idea'. Note: Your soap loses fragrance from the outside - in. In other words, after some time sitting in the air, your soap will seal 'in' the fragrance. To reactivate, simply moisten with water in the sink, bath or shower or cut the end off with a knife.
**Ogleby fragrances, and all fragrances, fade at the following rate;**
Fruits fade first
Then peace and spa
Next would be florals
Earthy will linger the longest.
Add your bars to your drawers to freshen clothes.
Add your bar of soap for the first 3 to 4 minutes of filling your tub. Your soap creates a perfect bath soak. Moisturizing and fragrant.
What if you closed off the drain in your shower - while you shower? Allowing your Ogleby soap to run off your body and gather at your feet for an extended period?
**Hand Wash - Soak Delicates**
Add your bar of soap for the first 3 to 4 minutes of filling your sink or basin. Add delicates for hand washing.
**Hand Wash - Spot Wash**
Maybe you don't always want to wash your favorite shirt right away due to possible color loss. Instead, use the corner of your bar soap as a solid. First, wet material, for example, underarm area, then rub your solid corner of your bar soap onto wet area. Let stand about 10 minutes.
**Take a Virtual Bath**
The concept behind a long soak in the tub is about finding ZEN. What if you could find zen in the line at the grocery store? In traffic? Silently tell your knees how much you love them. Remember to spend time connecting with the back of your neck. Offer gentle massage to your own scalp, lower back and feet. Whisper sweet nothings from your heart.
**Do you enjoy Ogleby gallon size shampoo or hand wash?**
If you find it's helpful to reduce landfill on the earth, but challenging to pour? As we move into the winter months the liquid hand wash gets thicker and harder to pour. Simply remove lid and let stand in a bath of hot water for about 10 minutes to 'thin'. Careful not to let water enter the bottle. PS We could have added a
chemical that keeps your shampoos and hand wash thin 24/7. Chemicals itch, dry you out, get into your blood, run through your internal organs and probably affect your level of joy.
**Your Healthy Journey**
When it come's to skincare (and food) Ogleby believes it's not about what you put on (or in) your body that's most important. It's about what you leave out. That idea applies to mental and emotional health as well.
**Donate Your Leftover Soap**
Wondering what to do with your leftover soap bar slivers?
ORLANDO, Fla., April 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Clean the World Foundation, a leader in global health dedicated to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and global sustainability, joins forces with Hard Rock International and Seminole Gaming to fight the spread of COVID-19. The organizations donated 350,000 bars of soap to Clean the World Foundation, which will be used to provide life-saving soap to individuals and families across the globe that are most vulnerable to hygiene-related illnesses.
Hard Rock International and Seminole Gaming currently participate in Clean the World's Hospitality Recycling program. Through this program, room attendants collect the soap and bathroom amenities left behind by hotel guests and ship them to a Clean the World facility. The soap is ground, sanitized, melted and reprocessed into a brand-new bar of soap. The plastic bathroom bottles are sent to recycling or an energy-from-waste facility. Since 2018, Hard Rock International and Seminole Gaming have diverted a combined 15,000 pounds of waste from landfills and distributed almost 33,000 bars of soap to those in need.
If you would like to join this Clean the World movement, gather your soap slivers and mail your (dry) soap slivers to: Clean the World Foundation (400A Pittman St. Orlando, FL 32801)