You’ve made the decision to use Shugar or Venezia soaps in your home. Not only do they lather luxuriously and last a long time, but they are earth-friendly. Now it’s time to be sure you have the right soap dish. The most obvious reason why any soap dish deserves love is that it keeps your countertops and bathtub ledges clean from soap residue.
Best Soap Dish Features
When choosing a new soap dish, look for these design features first, then the decorative qualities.
- Large and generous drainage holes. Grooves alone simply don’t work. They can fill with water and prevent the soap sitting from drying completely.
- Two parts. To fully protect your surfaces, look for soap dishes that come in two parts. These are the strainer part that allows the soap to dry and the bowl part that keeps any drips off of your countertops. Con: Keep in mind, the bowl will need frequent cleaning.
- Durable, long-lasting materials. It’s important to select soap dishes made from materials that can stand up to constant water exposure without compromising function or beauty.
- Eco-friendly. The majority of the soap dishes today are made from either plastic (not eco-friendly!), metal (most will eventually rust), ceramic, glass or bamboo. The last three are the best choices from an environmental perspective.
The bottom line is that your soap dish should stay clean, allows your soap to dry, and ideally, look beautiful.
A soap dish may seem small in the grand scheme of things, but using Shugar or Venezia bar soap and purchasing eco-friendly soap dishes can be an important step towards contributing less waste to the environment.