What do you do with leftover soap?

Whether you make soap as a hobby or you sell it to the masses, inevitably you will have some soap left over. Maybe because the fragrance didn’t last through the cure…maybe it isn’t a big seller…or maybe you made too much. What do you do?

Giving soap to friends and family is an option, but if you’re looking for a way to do something good for someone who really needs it, check with local shelters and charitable organizations because they are always in need of toiletries. There are also soap donation programs like these:

Clean the World. Help save lives by organizing a soap drive to collect new and unused soap from stores, soaps and bottled amenities from hotels, and handcrafted soap (even shavings!). The soap you collect will either be assembled as a hygiene kit and distributed to domestic homeless shelters, or sent directly to a country where they will be distributed to those in need. A soap drive is a great project to do with schools, local businesses or other community centers. This is just one of the many ways to help, for more information visit www.cleantheworld.org.

From Nature With Love. They are a wholesale supplier of fantastic products to help you make and enhance your bath and body creations and more. They have a soap donation program benefiting domestic violence and homeless shelters.  Check out their easy to follow guidelines for sending in handcrafted soap. Donors will also be featured on their “Thank You” page and get access to a banner they can add to their website. For more information on the program visit www.fromnaturewithlove.com.

Global Soap Project. Global Soap Project’s efforts use donations to supply soap and hygiene education to people around the world. They reduce waste by accepting discarded soap from hotels and recycling them into new bars for those that lack access to soap. That’s amazing considering in the US alone over 2 million bars of soap are discarded by hotels each day! Although they do not accept soap from individuals, you can make monetary donations, volunteer, or even shop on AmazonSmile. Learn more about Global Soap Project and how you can help by visiting www.globalsoap.org.

These are just some of the soap donation programs out there that can help you alleviate your inventory while giving back.

What do you do with your leftover soap?