The Simple $12 Amazon Gadget That Prevents Soggy Bar Soap Messes

published Aug 11, 2023
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I’ve always been partial to liquid hand soap, though bar soap brands seem to have stepped up their game in recent years. There are so many nice bars out there that practically double as art, with cute designs etched onto their smooth surfaces and tons of pleasant scent options. And then there are the tried-and-trues — in my opinion, no luxury soap will ever come close to smelling as good as the original Dove Beauty Bar. But even with all this in mind, there’s one main reason I’ve been reluctant to swap out my liquid dispensers: Bar soap is messy. Even if you keep it in its own little dish, chances are the surface of said dish is perpetually caked in soggy soap remnants that look nasty and feel even nastier.

If you’re patient enough to use bar soap in your own household, chances are you thought you’d be dealing with this problem for as long as solid soap continued to exist. Well, you’d be wrong, because there’s actually quite a simple solution. It comes in the form of the SoapStandle, a little plastic grip available on Amazon, and you can buy two for just $12.

What is the SoapStandle Bar Soap Grip?

The SoapStandle is an oval-shaped piece of plastic with sharp little prods lining its surface. To use it, you first need to dampen the bottom of your soap bar a little bit. Then, push the tines in, and set your soap in its dish. As you use the cake, the SoapStandle will allow excess moisture to trickle away. In turn, the bar will dry off much faster, preventing disintegration and hard-to-scrub residue on your soap dishes, counters, or shower shelves. This will save you money in the long run, too, as your soap cakes won’t fall apart before you have the chance to completely use them up. What’s more, the SoapStandle is tiny and clear, so it won’t ruin the look of your bar soap, plus it’s easy to bring along when traveling.

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What Amazon Reviewers are Saying

Average Rating: 4.4/5

“I only use bar soaps and shampoo and conditioner bars… The problem was that no matter what I did, they kept getting mushy. I bought all kinds of soap dishes in the hope that somehow the mushiness would go away, but no luck. Then I read about SoapStandle. I started using just one on my hair conditioner bar, and not only did it dry faster, but it didn’t fall out of my hands all the time! So I decided to invest in SoapStandles for all my bar soaps. And it’s been great! … If you use bar soaps, these are a game changer.” — GiGi

“The sink in my powder room is very small, and I was looking for a low-profile soap holder that would fit on my sink. I found this, and it’s even better than I hoped. It keeps my soap from falling off the sink top when wet, and my soap is no longer a goopy mess because it helps it dry properly between uses. I got more for the shower, and they’re perfect, too.” — Margaret

“I have a tiny bathroom with a tiny sink. I prefer bar soaps because I’m trying to cut down on my overall use of plastic bottles. Using hand soap bars is a simple way to accomplish that goal, but I HATE the gunk that comes with bars… Enter the SoapStandle. It’s TINY. Like at least half the size I thought it would be. But ya know what? Doesn’t matter! It performs flawlessly!” — Kathryn

If these glowing reviews (and the 1,500+ five-star ratings) are any indication, the SoapStandle works like a charm without taking up space. You can pick up this set of two for just $12, but there are also packs of three, four, and six, which are probably more convenient. If we had to guess, we’d say you’ll soon want these for every sink and shower in your home.

This post originally appeared on The Kitchn. See it here: The Simple $12 Amazon Gadget That Stops Soggy Bar Soap Messes