It’s good to know how to stop soap going squidgy. Good handmade soaps are plant-based, free from palm oil and much gentler on your skin. But because they are creamier, they can get quite squidgy (same with shampoo bars). So if use either, use one of these helpers, to let your soap dry out, and last longer.
- Helen Round Soap Saver Bag is handmade in a Cornish studio. In a beautiful linen material, which is good to absorb moisture, to help soaps dry quickly.
- Friendly Soap Travel Tin is designed to be use with their own soaps (found in health shops). It also sells a bamboo soap rack.
- ScrubsUp Bar Case is designed to be used with any bar soap. It has a leakproof seal with unique vents to dry your soap, and magnets to keep it one place. Made from recycled materials, in pretty colours.
These are vegan and free from palm oil, and let gravity dry the soap out, so you don’t need a soap dish. Avoid essential oils for pregnancy/nursing and avoid shea butter for latex allergies.
- Kleen Soaps (Kent) offers soap-on-a-rope which lets gravity dry out your soap naturally. Made with lavender or exfoliating coffee grains.
- Soap Daze (Devon) also makes soap on a waxed cotton rope. You get a discount if choosing bars without paper packaging. In many scents (and Oatmylk for sensitive skin).