04-04-2012, 06:32 PM
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  • MaxP
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  • Madison, WI
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Hello All-

I've recently come to own several soap refill cakes.

Now I think they each need their own container. I'm looking for something low cost and without paying a huge amount for postage.

Any ideas?

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 04-04-2012, 06:34 PM
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Do you have an Ikea or Container Store near you?

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 04-04-2012, 06:37 PM
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  • etoyoc
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tallow or glycerin cakes?

Glycerin you can melt into about any container or coffee mug as long as you don't over heat it. I usually use short bursts in the microwave.

You can find a lot of suitable containers and Target, Walmart, etc... I used Anchor Hawking bowls with lids for a while.

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 04-04-2012, 06:40 PM
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(04-04-2012, 06:37 PM)etoyoc Wrote: Anchor Hawking bowls

This is what I use.

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 04-04-2012, 06:43 PM
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  • MaxP
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Alas. No Ikea or Container Store in Iowa.

Soap are hard pucks (AoS and QCS).

I'm hoping to locate a screw top tub similar to Mama Bears or QED if that helps.

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 04-04-2012, 07:24 PM
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I use the Anchor Hocking resealable glass bowls.

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 04-04-2012, 07:27 PM
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  • MaxP
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@Gene-

I think I'm looking for tubs like the white ones. What are they?

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 04-04-2012, 07:42 PM
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Right out of the supermarket; ziploc xs size lidded food bowls. 4 for $4; I think that's the price- they might be less. Not pretty but very functional and they're rugged enough, and no glass in the bathroom. Plus they're deep enough that when loading the brush everything is contained in the bowl. Oh, and they're made to stack.

Some pucks are a sloppy fit, other's like MWF is an almost perfect fit. The sloppy ones I grate or shred and press 'em in. Same with sticks.

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 04-04-2012, 07:43 PM
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  • CMur12
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I like the Anchor Hocking one-cup bowls (no longer available) or Pyrex equivalents, myself. If you don't fill them up, they give you room to work neatly and they are good storage for the soap.

I grate up a Valobra Shave Stick or half of an AoS soap puck and mash it in the bowl. That yields a decent fill with working room. Otherwise, finding non-custom bowls to fit the many and varied soap pucks in their native shapes is a daunting task.

I have 3 cakes of AoS soap in custom wooden bowls. Though they impart a classy look on display, they are a messy proposition in practice. I think I'll use these up very slowly and gradually grate the others up, as needed into Anchor Hocking or Pyrex glass bowls.

You can even blend soaps in this manner. The AoS Lavender soap is too strong for me (kind of like playing music too loud), but I might blend a little bit of it with my Unscented.

- Murray

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 04-04-2012, 07:53 PM
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(04-04-2012, 07:24 PM)GeneAut Wrote: I use the Anchor Hocking resealable glass bowls.

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+1 I use these and they keep the soap fresh and stack really nicely.

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 04-04-2012, 08:14 PM
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  • Teiste
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Ikea or Bed,Bath and Beyond sells ceramic containers for appetizers.I have bought them in BB&B for a dollar each,and they are pretty handy.Not all soaps fits on it,but the Harris/TOBS/Porvence Sante soaps fits perfectly on them.

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 04-04-2012, 08:47 PM
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Anchor Hawking bowl
Also, Pyrex bowls with lid. 235ml. They work very well. Pastic lid and glass bottom. Fit a cake or puck of soap perfectly!

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 04-04-2012, 08:52 PM
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  • Brent
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The suggestions above are spot on. The only thing I'll say is save your soap bowls and cream tubs and recycle them for the next soap.

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 04-04-2012, 09:23 PM
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  • tgutc
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Mama Bears websit gives away used tubs for free as many as u want. You just have to pay shipping.

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 04-04-2012, 09:34 PM
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Pyrex 1 cup bowls. Remember to mill the tallow or non glycerine pucks into bowls.

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 04-04-2012, 09:56 PM
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  • MrGuy
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I'm a big fan of browsing antique stores for suitable bowliage. Some were intended to hold shave soap, some just look good doing itBiggrin

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 04-05-2012, 01:09 AM
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 04-05-2012, 03:08 AM
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  • Leon
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(04-04-2012, 06:34 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: Do you have an Ikea or Container Store near you?

+ 1

I bought a glass bowl from IKEA. It's originally meant to serve dessert. It's wide and not very tall. Perfect for lathering.

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