I've read several accounts of soapers finding and using old bars and enjoying them more after really long cures. I'm going to store a bar from each batch to try later on- is a cardboard box fine, or is there a special way you'd store these?
What a great idea! I'll do that and then I can label the paper with the date made, recipe number and when I want to try it. Thanks!Cardboard is fine. After they've passed their 6-week cure and are no longer sticky, you may want to consider wrapping them lightly - maybe in a paper towel or even a sheet of computer paper - and put one or two in each of your clothing drawers so you can enjoy the scent.
My friend'd grandma would do that with soap I gifted her - it stayed in the drawer for a year or more until the scent was faded, then she used it.