Reclaimed Wood Soap Dish
Many people live their whole life ignorantly thinking that soap is soap. Obviously, since you're reading this, you know that's not true. Commercial outfits focus on profit and generally believe "one soap fits all". What.The.Soap. is focused on uniquely combining quality ingredients to fit your skin's specific needs. The differences don't stop there.
Unlike most commercial bar soaps, W.T.S. doesn't:
- use chemical hardening agents
- use stabilizing fillers
- use industrial curers
- use adulterated ingredients
- strip the glycerin from their soaps to sell in more profitable lotions and creams
For mass produced soaps, the above list means maximizing profit by making an easy to ship, super shelf stable product. For you, the consumer, it means additional unrealized chemicals and additives, and inferior skincare. However, the one benefit that commercial bar soap has over homemade small batch bars is that they hold up better within the bath/shower environment. That said, with knowledge, a good soap dish and a little care, your homemade soap can outperform commercial soaps here as well.
How to Get the Most Out of Your Homemade Soap
Handmade soaps naturally have a high glycerin content, which is great for your skin – but it also means the soap requires a place to dry out between uses. The glycerin attracts water and if left in standing water, the soap will break down quickly. To prolong the lifespan of your soap, do not allow it to sit in a dish or container that is bowl-shaped, or that allows water to pool in the bottom. Also, beware of those indentations built into some showers as “soap dishes”; they rarely drain properly.
Instead, be sure to store your soap in a dry place out of the stream of water, and on a draining soap dish. A slatted wood or bamboo soap dish is ideal because it wicks water away from the soap, allowing the soap to dry properly.
Unused soaps need to be stored in a cool, dry place – preferably, NOT the bathroom. A linen closet is great (plus, the soap will make your linens smell good!). If you need to transport the soap and are concerned about the scent migrating to other items (such as food), wrap the soap snugly in waxed paper to block the scent transfer.
Following these guidelines will ensure you get the most out of your What.The.Soap. bars.
These soap dishes are made of 100% reclaimed wood, by a nice craftsman in Oregon.