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How to Keep Your Shampoo Bars And Soaps Longer?

Tips and products to help you in your sustainable lifestyle.

Solid cosmetics are generally easy to switch to, but keeping them dry can be tricky. Solid shampoo bars and soaps handcrafted in small batches from natural and organic ingredients are usually a bit more expensive than conventional ones. Our products are always more eco-friendly if they are kept for longer periods of time.

But did you know there are a few simple things you can do to make or buy your shampoo bars and soaps last longer?

In this blog post, I'll share with you my top tips for extending the life of your shampoo bars and soaps.

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Use what you have

You probably already have a soap dish integrated into your shower or received one as a gift. It is best not to use a dish with no draining system since the water won't be able to drain completely, resulting in mushy beauty products.

Natural charcoal soap bar drying in minimalist shower

Do it yourself

It's an easy trick I discovered a while on Instagram, but I can't find it now. Take the lid of a tea box and two elastics. Ta-da!

If you want to remove water, you can empty the lid or even make a hole in it.

Invest in an eco-friendly soap dish

Wooden Draining Soap Dish - Wild Atlantic Wood* (Ireland)

Handcrafted wood soap shampoo bar dish made in Ireland

Wild Atlantic Wood is a home-based business in West Cork, Ireland. Soap dishes are designed and made by the owner, Richard Mc Inerney.

Richard uses wood from sustainable sources and constantly trying to reduce the use of plastic. Orders are shipped in recyclable packaging.


Oval Soap Tray - Alentejo Azul* (Portugal)

sustainable Cork Soap Dish

Alentejo Azul is a small business based in the south-west of Portugal and they work mainly with olive wood, cork and slate stone, all from local sources. They also make furniture.

  • Material: Cork

  • Price: €10.00

  • Where to buy it? Etsy*


Concrete Soap Dish - (Austria)

Thomas Poganitsch makes and designs soap dishes with a minimalist design in Vienna.

High-quality concrete is a beautiful material and the two-part soap dish* will look stunning in your bathroom.


Cork Travel Shampoo Box - Justine Le Guil (Ireland)

Resistant, hypoallergenic and lightweight, cork is a perfect material for storing and transporting shampoo bars. Whether you are at home, traveling or going to the gym, this elegant shampoo case will be your best zero-waste travel ally. In addition to being a water-repellent material, cork is also an excellent thermal insulator: it keeps soaps and shampoo bars dry but also protects solid cosmetics from the heat. Summer travels are made so much easier with this handy product! Moreover, the premium design and internal ridge ensure that the shampoo will not stick to the bottom, making it easier to fetch. The high-quality case can be left on the edge of the sink or bathtub between trips. Are you looking for a gift for yourself or a loved ones? Check out my Shampoo Gift Box to add a shampoo bar of your choice.

  • Material: Cork

  • Price: €16

  • Where to buy it? my e-store

Hope these tips will help you to keep and enjoy your solid cosmetics longer. To find out more about sustainable beauty, check out my other posts. And be sure to leave a comment and share on Pinterest!

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