How to Keep Your Shampoo Bars And Soaps Longer?

Tips and products to help you in your sustainable lifestyle.

Switching to solid cosmetics is usually pretty easy but it can be tricky to keep them dry especially during the lockdown as we must wash our hands more frequently than usual. In order to keep soaps and shampoo bars longer, it is important to allow them to dry between 2 washes. The best is to store them in a draining soap dish and away from water.

Update (26/07/2021): Discover our new products at the end of this post!

Use what you have

You probably already have a soap dish integrated with your shower or received one as a gift years ago. Don't use a small dish with no draining system as the water cannot go away completely and get your beauty product quickly mushy.

charcoal soap drying in minimalist shower

Do it yourself

An easy trick I've discovered on Instagram a few months ago but unfortunately I can't find it anymore. Just take a tea box's lid and 2 elastics. Ta-da!

You can empty the lid to remove water or even make a hole.

Invest in an eco-friendly soap dish

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

handcrafted wood soap shampoo bar dish

Wild Atlantic Wood is a home-based business in West Cork, Ireland. Soap dishes are designed and made by the owner, Richard Mc Inerney. It is important to note that he uses wood from sustainable sources and constantly 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


As it's resistant, hypoallergenic and lightweight, cork is a perfect material for storing and transporting shampoo bars. Whether you are traveling or going to the gym, this elegant shampoo case will be your best zero-waste ally.


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