05-07-2012, 12:41 PM
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I have a bunch of soap pucks that are brand new. because I don't shave that often and I'm lazy, I generally stick to using creams because all I need to do is undo the cap, squeeze some cream out, replace the cap and it's out of my way.

that being said, I want to try out some of my pucks I have. how do you guys store your soap pucks after they've been removed from the packaging? do you use it, let it dry out and then put it back in its original box? do you put it in some plastic container with a lid after you're done with it?

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 05-07-2012, 12:54 PM
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  • Howler
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I use small Ziploc containers with a snap lid. Cost effective way to keep soap pucks.

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 05-07-2012, 01:00 PM
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I just let them dry for dome time and then use the original containers - or the Grundtal ones from IKEA.

Some people use airtight containers. I don't use those ones, I think there's no need for that.
The original containers are not airtight either...

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 05-07-2012, 01:02 PM
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Mama Bear Soaps gives out free 4 oz containers that are empty you just have to pay shipping. I would suggest buying one of her soaps which are great anyways and requesting some of the empty containers.

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 05-07-2012, 01:27 PM
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Ziploc xs size lidded containers from the supermarket.

[Image: soapstorage.jpg]

Works for shredded sticks and soft Italian soaps as well. The oddball container was sent to me by a friend.

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 05-07-2012, 01:38 PM
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Well I have a Trumpers Sandalwood bowl which has been opened and used now and again for
over three years and the scent is as strong now as when it was opened....at least as far as I can recall.
I tend to keep all my soaps in a drawer with no special measures taken unless the soap is in rotation then I endeavor to keep it from drying out. I use small porcelain bowls of four and a half inches with a makeshift dome sitting over the puck, the Wilkinson blue soap bowls make excellent covers. I may try zip lock bag at some point but as yet i don't feel the need.

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 05-07-2012, 01:42 PM
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thanks for the replies. I might see if my local dollar store sells any types of bowls that would suffice.

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 05-07-2012, 01:49 PM
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I only ave two hard soaps and I store them in the containers they came in.

   

These are not air tight sealed containers.

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 05-07-2012, 01:56 PM
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(05-07-2012, 01:49 PM)Johnny Wrote: I only ave two hard soaps and I store them in the containers they came in.

These are not air tight sealed containers.

do they have to be in air tight containers though? I suppose the containers I'd find at the dollar store aren't the best in the world, but if they'll do the job sufficiently, I'll pick up a few so I can start trying out my pucks.

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 05-07-2012, 01:59 PM
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For hard soaps, I see no need for air tight sealed containers. My Dad left his pucks in opened mugs for many years. I believe Nick on here uses an open top ramekin.

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 05-07-2012, 02:06 PM
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(05-07-2012, 01:59 PM)Johnny Wrote: For hard soaps, I see no need for air tight sealed containers. My Dad left his pucks in opened mugs for many years. I believe Nick on here uses an open top ramekin.

ok, good. I have an open puck in a mug in my shaving drawer that's been in there for a few months now.

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 05-07-2012, 02:09 PM
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For convenience I also use the XS Ziploc lidded containers that ShadowsDad posted a picture of above. Sometimes I leave them open after use to dry out and sometimes I don't. I honestly don't think that hard about it. Those containers and a P-touch labeler make everything nice and tidy and easy to find.

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 05-07-2012, 02:17 PM
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(05-07-2012, 02:06 PM)andrewjs18 Wrote:
(05-07-2012, 01:59 PM)Johnny Wrote: For hard soaps, I see no need for air tight sealed containers. My Dad left his pucks in opened mugs for many years. I believe Nick on here uses an open top ramekin.

ok, good. I have an open puck in a mug in my shaving drawer that's been in there for a few months now.

I have found airtight containers help to preserve the smell a bit longer but performance remains the same either way.

I have a shave mug too with a puck in it - my RazoRock XXX fits nicely in the top so I figure that helps Tongue

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 05-07-2012, 03:15 PM
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Just some other things I thought of and have used in the past...

Anchor Hocking makes lidded glass bowls that I've used, but I'm not a huge fan of glass in the bathroom, so that didn't last long for me and they found themselves in the kitchen. Coffee cups also work. Some pucks and some cups work as though they were designed for the puck. But no lids with a cup.

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 05-07-2012, 03:21 PM
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I usually use the container the come in
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but if they dont come with a container like shave sticks i grate them up and put them in these small anchor containers
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 05-07-2012, 05:13 PM
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If you have an IKEA store near by stop in and ask for a Grundtal stainless steel container and stainless steel screw on top. They come in sets of 3 perfect size for storing soaps and they have a magnetic bottom which you can either buy a small metal strip that screws into your wall and they hang from their or they will stick to any metal pole, cabinet that you might have. I paid $4.99 for a set of 3 and they stick to the metal corner rack in my shave den.

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 05-07-2012, 07:05 PM
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I store my MWF in the covered ceramic dish, and leave my milled Arko in an uncovered ramekin. Cella and Omega are in the tubs they came in. Unopened shave sticks and refill pucks are in the original packaging.

One observation on MWF, the covered dish does seem to keep the puck from drying out completely and cracking.

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 05-07-2012, 07:54 PM
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Most of mine are stored in their respective bowls. Although I do have quite a few stored in these very nice Ziploc bowls. They are nice and tall which makes loading with larger brushes much, much, much less messy than from the wooden bowls. Also, they are airtight, which is nice for my large rotation, and much more durable than the simple pop-top kind of containers.

   

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 05-07-2012, 08:42 PM
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(05-07-2012, 03:21 PM)CryptoSOLO Wrote: I usually use the container the come in
[Image: photo16nv.jpg]


but if they dont come with a container like shave sticks i grate them up and put them in these small anchor containers
[Image: photo13zd.jpg]

Same with me, but i always use the glass Anchor or Pyrex glass containers as there is less chance of leeching of any plastic on to the soap.

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 05-07-2012, 09:10 PM
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(05-07-2012, 08:42 PM)celestino Wrote: Same with me, but i always use the glass Anchor or Pyrex glass containers as there is less chance of leeching of any plastic on to the soap.

I've never thought about that. I haven't noticed any issues yet over a couple years. The ones I use are BPA free. Hmm...concerning this is

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