How To Cut Lush Soap (and why this is a cool hack!)

I am a huge fan of the Lush glycerin soaps but one of the problems I have come across with all glycerin soaps is that they are 1) slippery and 2) they can get cloudy if they sit in water.

Here’s a picture of Lush soap that I cut up and arranged in a soap dish. It looks really pretty when you have guests over too.


I’ve found that cutting up my Lush soap not only prolongs my bar but also giving me a fresh experience every time I get a new chunk.

Here’s the process I use for cutting Lush soap.

The Back Story – Lush actually cuts their soap from a really large piece themselves so cutting really isn’t new. I would actually love to own an entire Lush soap wheel just for fun. Lush them packages up the smaller bars for sale. Each bar has a unique shape.

The Knife – I actually have a funny story about the knife I used. It’s a $199 Miyabi knife from Japan that was gifted to me by fairly famous author (I worked for him) who shall remain nameless because I’m not sure he’d be amused by me cutting up soap with his $199 gift. I chose this knife because it cuts through anything and I wanted to use a sharp knife. Ironically a butter knife works just as well because the soap is fairly soft.

The Process – As you can see below I simply just cup up each bar using the knife. It was really easy and a cute the chucks up in different shapes for variety.


The Final Product – Today I cut up Santa’s Postbox, Shooting Stars, Baked Alaska, Snow Castle, Reindeer Rock and Magic Wand.

Once I get the pieces cut up I store them in ziplock bags in a cool, dry, dark place so that they don’t stick or melt. Then when I take a shower or bath I can just grab a chunk of my favorite soap. I like this because I tend to switch off on scents quite often and I love have a fresh piece. Each piece lasts about 3-5 showers.




About Queen of the Girl Geeks

Bonnie is a 48-year-old girl geek. She started her career as a geek way back in the 1970's after she saw Star Wars 37 times. She loves hanging out in cosmetics shops, writing about the latest beauty products and helping moms over 40 look amazing. In her spare time she collects beach glass and blogs about it.
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16 Responses to How To Cut Lush Soap (and why this is a cool hack!)

  1. Claire Talks Beauty says:

    Love this tip!

  2. stashy says:

    They’re so pretty cut up like that. And hey, if you want to use a $199 knife to cut soap, it’s yours now to do whatever you want! 😛

  3. At last the knife had some use than sitting pretty on a shelf 🙂 This is a great idea, I’ll try it this weekend! The guests might probably think I’m too stingy haha 😀

  4. Alice says:

    Such a cool idea!

  5. I can’t help but thinking you are cutting pieces of cakes. Nice tips.

  6. Adryana says:

    Do you like using soaps in the shower more than a shower gel? I’ve heard it can be over drying to the skin :/ It doesn’t happen to you?

  7. Great idea, thanks for sharing. And you’re right, they look wonderful displayed!

  8. goodkenya says:

    They look like pieces of cakes so the knife is just doing a good job.

  9. ayrgalaxy says:

    I’ll have to cut mine in smaller chunks

  10. Robin says:

    Cute idea and a great use for that awesome knife! 🙂

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