If your bathroom is anything like ours, it's likely stocked with an array of solid beauty bars: body soap, facial cleansers, and shampoo bars, to name a few. Beyond improving the look and feel of your skin and scalp, these earth-friendly cleansers are a fantastic way to reduce plastic bottles in the shower by replacing traditional liquid products.
While soap bars are handy as standalone products in the shower, they work even better when paired with a soap saver – especially our Zomchi Soap Saver Bags. Used correctly, these eco-friendly bags can help extend the life of your bars and enhance your showering experience.
What Is a Soap Saver?
Let's start with the basics. What exactly is a soap saver? As the name suggests, a soap saver is a bathroom accessory that helps prolong the life of a bar of soap. Instead of storing soap bars on a bathroom ledge that never fully dries, soap savers keep them off the ground in optimal condition.
There are various types of soap savers, including dishes, lift pads, and drawstring bags. For simplicity, we'll focus on the latter – the soap saver bag.
How Does a Soap Saver Work?
Unlike soap dishes and lift pads that do one thing (i.e., keeping the soap bar dry), soap saver bags are unique because they serve multiple purposes:
- Save Every Bit of Your Soap: First and perhaps most obviously, they help you save every bit of your soap. When your bar gets too small to handle, simply toss it in the bag with a new bar. Eventually, it melds into the old bar, so nothing goes to waste.
- Keep Your Bar Dry: Soap savers elevate your bar off the ground, extending its life. Most soap saver bags come with a string, so you can hang them in your shower or by the faucet to dry after use.
- Gentle Exfoliation: Some soap saver bags, like our Sisal Soap Saver Bags, double as a gentle skin exfoliant. Made from naturally rough sisal derived from the agave plant, it exfoliates without damaging the skin. Just pop the bar into the bag, tighten the drawstring, and lather up.
- Less Slippery Bars: If you’re tired of slippery soap bars dropping in the shower, you’ll love our Sisal Soap Saver Bag. Its grippy texture helps you keep a firm hold on your soap at all times.
- Improved Lathering: If you’ve recently switched to natural soaps, you may notice they don’t lather as much as traditional soaps. This is because natural soaps typically don’t contain harsh surfactants (the foaming agents that strip dirt and oil off your skin). If you miss the rich lather but not the skin reactions it can cause, try using a soap saver bag. The friction between the bar and the bag produces a rich lather, just like the old shower gels.
- Replaces Plastic Loofahs: Studies show that plastic loofahs (aka shower puffs) are teeming with bacteria. Plus, they’re bad for the environment – plastic loofahs release microplastics that flow down our bathroom drains and eventually into the ocean. On the other hand, our Sisal Soap Saver Bags can be thrown in the washing machine and reused time and time again. Plus, it’s 100% compostable!
What Can I Store in a Soap Saver?
In addition to traditional shower soap bars, our Sisal Soap Saver Bags can also be used to store shampoo bars, conditioner bars, and facial soap bars - even your pet’s shampoo bar! If your wooden or silicone soap dish is running out of space, soap saver bags can serve as an excellent backup storage space for your soap. Going on vacation or camping? You can also use the soap saver bag for travel storage. There are no limits to our Sisal Soap Saver Bags.
For a sustainable, multifunctional solution to your bathing needs, check out the Zomchi 2 Pieces Different Roughness Soap Pouch and Soap Saver Pocket and transform your bathing routine today!