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What Are Soap Offcuts, and Should You Buy Them?

Soap offcuts, the remnants of the soap-making process, may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of skincare products. However, these curious little pieces of soap have their own unique appeal, and they're gaining popularity for several reasons. In this blog post, we'll delve into the world of soap offcuts, exploring the cost benefits, addressing common concerns, considering the environmental impact, and shedding light on why they're available for purchase.

The Cost Benefit of Purchasing Soap Offcuts

One of the primary reasons people are drawn to soap offcuts is the cost savings they offer. These small, irregularly shaped pieces are often sold at a fraction of the price of full-sized bars. For budget-conscious consumers or those who want to try different scents and formulations without committing to a full bar, offcuts can be a wallet-friendly solution.

At The Little Goat Soap Company we sell our offcuts in 500g bundles in all our top scents and variations at for approximately 60% of the usual cost per gram price. 

Common Worries When Buying Offcuts

It's only natural to have some concerns when considering the purchase of soap offcuts. Common worries include:

  1. Quality: Will offcuts be as high in quality as full-sized bars? The answer is usually yes. Offcuts are typically made from the same soap base and contain the same essential ingredients. This is the case with all offcuts available from The Little Goat Soap Company

  2. Fragrance: Some people worry that offcuts won't be as fragrant as regular soap. This is not something to worry about, as the offcuts we sell are just the slightly wobbly edges of the same large block our standard soaps come from.

  3. Presentation: Offcuts may not have the polished appearance of a full bar, but this doesn't affect their effectiveness.

  4. Durability: The irregular shape of offcuts can make them seem less durable, but they still lather and cleanse just as effectively. You may end up with a slightly thinner than ideal piece but the beauty of selling in 500g packs you are will not be left short changed and block sizes will vary.

The Environmental Effect of Purchasing Soap Offcuts

Opting for soap offcuts can be a responsible choice for the environment. It reduces waste by utilizing the leftover pieces that might otherwise be discarded. This means less soap ending up in landfills, making it a more eco-friendly option for the environmentally conscious consumer. Reducing waste is always a step in the right direction, and choosing offcuts is a small yet meaningful way to contribute.

Why Offcuts Are Available?

Soap offcuts are a natural byproduct of the soap-making process. They result from cutting and shaping large soap blocks into smaller bars. Rather than disposing of these offcuts, some soap manufacturers and artisans, like ourselves, choose to make them available for sale. It's a win-win situation, as it minimizes waste and offers consumers an affordable and sustainable way to enjoy high-quality soap.


In conclusion, the decision to buy soap offcuts depends on your preferences and priorities. If you're looking for an economical way to enjoy quality soap, reduce waste, and experiment with different scents and formulations, offcuts could be a fantastic choice. While concerns about quality, fragrance, and presentation may exist, they are often minor and easily outweighed by the benefits.

Ultimately, purchasing soap offcuts is a sustainable, budget-friendly option for those who wish to enjoy the benefits of artisanal soap without breaking the bank.


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Park Farm

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