04-22-2012, 08:40 AM
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When buying a new soap, I don't always buy the optional container. I found a ramekin roughly the size of MWF that I've been using, but I recently got a puck of L'Occitane sans bowl.

My questions: Do you store each of your soaps in its own bowl? Any economical recommendations?

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 04-22-2012, 08:46 AM
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  • Harvey
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If you have the room get some rubbermaid products at the market or even ziplock bags..won,t effect soap and can then use the one you like with your main soap dish. If you like collecting buy one dish for every soap,increase the size of your shave cave,take out a bank loan and have custom pottery made.A shave maid can hand you the soap and then take care of it until the next time you use it.

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 04-23-2012, 03:02 PM
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I really like the idea of a shave cave and shave maid.

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 04-23-2012, 03:25 PM
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  • Johnny
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A shave maid you want, a shave maid you've got.

   

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 04-23-2012, 03:46 PM
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Hmmm....
[Image: Happy.jpg]

I think these are about the right size for holding soap. Not sold online, but you can find them at the stores.
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80102919/
[Image: Grundtal.jpg]

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 04-23-2012, 06:48 PM
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These are very nice.

http://www.amazon.com/Pyrex-6022369-Stor...669&sr=1-1

The smallest size fits a puck of soap very well. (250ml)

Good luck.

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 04-23-2012, 07:24 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions! Johnny and John, you nearly read my mind, though I prefer brunettes. Babeando

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 04-23-2012, 08:35 PM
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Nice barber maid! The blond that has the legs that go all the way from the feet and go all the way up to the armrests. (Did you think it was going to write something else?

Well, there are the Anchor Hocking glass containers. They're OK if you don't mind glass containers in the bathroom. I do, so these now do the work they were intended for in the kitchen. They do stack. They worked nicely for soaps.

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There are also the ziploc xs size lidded bowls from the supermarket. Ugly, but inexpensive and if dropped they don't shatter or even break for that matter. These also stack.

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And then there are these. They'll sell you 1 or 1000.
prettier jars

Any soap that doesn't fit good enough I shred and mold into the bottom. A teaspoon of water sometimes lubes the shreds to get them to pack tighter. Them let it rest a day or two to harden up enough for use.

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 04-24-2012, 09:11 AM
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(04-23-2012, 03:46 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote: Hmmm....
[Image: Happy.jpg]

I think these are about the right size for holding soap. Not sold online, but you can find them at the stores.
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80102919/
[Image: Grundtal.jpg]

What size is the IKEA container - 3oz, 4oz?

Thanks

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 04-24-2012, 10:50 AM
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  • leo
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When you put the soap in a closed container should the container be vented or can it be completely sealed?
Wondering it the moisture from using the soap affects it if the container is sealed.

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 04-24-2012, 12:32 PM
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  • Songwind
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It can be completely sealed, but I let mine dry out before I put the lid back on.

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 04-24-2012, 12:52 PM
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(04-24-2012, 09:11 AM)nickedandcut Wrote: What size is the IKEA container - 3oz, 4oz?
Thanks

If you're talking about soap weight capacity, I have no idea. The container diameter is 3.75" and the height is 1.5", so the liquid volume capacity is 9 fluid ounces. I don't have any of these containers, so I can't put a puck into one to try it for size. You'd have to take a puck to the store and eyeball it next to the container.

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 04-24-2012, 03:38 PM
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  • slantman
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I have been using a plastic travel soap container(with lid) for my shave soaps that are in the shape of a regular soap bar.

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 04-24-2012, 05:42 PM
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Thanks John. It sure looks interesting. will check it out when I am at an IKEA next time (maybe a few months down the line...)


(04-24-2012, 12:52 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote:
(04-24-2012, 09:11 AM)nickedandcut Wrote: What size is the IKEA container - 3oz, 4oz?
Thanks

If you're talking about soap weight capacity, I have no idea. The container diameter is 3.75" and the height is 1.5", so the liquid volume capacity is 9 fluid ounces. I don't have any of these containers, so I can't put a puck into one to try it for size. You'd have to take a puck to the store and eyeball it next to the container.

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 04-24-2012, 05:51 PM
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  • MaxP
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(04-23-2012, 03:25 PM)Johnny Wrote: A shave maid you want, a shave maid you've got.

Are shave maids available in brunette please?

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 04-24-2012, 05:52 PM
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I'd love to have some of those iKea bowls, but the nearest iKea to me is in Atlanta.

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 04-24-2012, 08:58 PM
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  • Johnny
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(04-24-2012, 05:52 PM)Dave Wrote: I'd love to have some of those iKea bowls, but the nearest iKea to me is in Atlanta.

I'm in the same boat you are Dave. The closest iKea to me is probably 800 miles away.

Who want to go on a iKea run for some of those containers? I believe they come is sets of three, and I need three of them.

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 04-24-2012, 09:15 PM
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Well, if you're absolutely set on marching off to Ikea rather than having UPS march to your door, but maybe if your mind is still open...

clear lid tin cans

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 04-24-2012, 09:25 PM
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  • Johnny
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Thanks Brian. I believe these are a little smaller, but they will work and the price is right.

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 04-24-2012, 11:22 PM
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  • leo
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You can find tins online it you want them.
The container store is one.
They also have some with clear tops.

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