Reasons to use a Soap Dish
When it comes to living a sustainable, eco-conscious life, every decision you make as a consumer holds meaning.
Choosing a product that is plastic-free, reusable, or biodegradable over a disposable alternative is an easy way to contribute less to the production of plastic.
Here’s why it matters:
Approximately 8 million pieces of plastic pollution find their way into our oceans every day.
Yes, Every. Single. Day.
Plastic pollution is an escalating problem that is upsetting to most of us humans, yet we often times feel powerless.
We really do have the capability to make a change, though!
Here’s one way how:
Eco-Alternative: Switching to Bar Soap
A small, easy substitute that you can make in your life is switching from liquid hand soap/body wash to bar soap.
EcoRoots also offers shampoo bars that can replace your common plastic bottled shampoo.
You might be wondering: How exactly does this help the environment?
Well, bar soap is often times package-free, so you are contributing less to plastic pollution.
Plastic liquid soaps require roughly 20 times more energy for packaging production than bar soaps do.
Also, because bar soap is more concentrated, it lasts longer.
One shampoo bar is the equivalent to three plastic bottles of liquid shampoo.
The Importance of Soap Dishes
If you have bar soap in your household, there are several reasons why you should consider getting a soap dish, specifically, the Eco Roots Bamboo Soap Dish.
The most obvious reason why any soap dish deserves love is that it keeps your countertops and bathtub ledges clean from soap residue, here’s why:
The majority of the soap racks on the market are made from either plastic (no thanks!), metal (subject to eventually rust), or ceramic (can easily fall and break).
Luckily, our EcoRoots soap dish is made out of bamboo, which has amazing natural properties.
Here’s the deal:
Amazing Properties of Bamboo
First off, bamboo is not like other woods.
It does not absorb moisture, so it does not swell or warp.
In fact, bamboo grows in warm, tropical climates. It is the perfect material for a soap dish because it is not affected by the moisture or humidity of a bathroom.
Another way that bamboo differs from other types of wood is that it’s more regenerative. Bamboo fully matures and is ready to be harvested in just 3-5 years.
Additionally, it requires no pesticides, fertilizer, or irrigation. Since it grows back so quickly and requires fewer resources, bamboo is considered to be a very sustainable material.
Unlike the production of plastic, the Earth actually benefits from people growing more bamboo to use for products.
Bamboo plants remove a large amount of carbon dioxide from the environment.
In fact, bamboo holds four times more CO2 than other hardwoods and produces 35% more oxygen.
Since the EcoRoots Soap Dish is made of bamboo, it is naturally antibacterial.
That’s right: all bamboo is antibacterial, insect-repellent, and odor-repellent.
Since you use bar soap to wash, it is essential for your soap dish to be anti-bacterial to prevent any germs from lingering around.
If you feel as though your bamboo product has reached the end of its lifetime, no worries, it is completely biodegradable!
Although you can compost bamboo products at home, it is recommended to send it to a commercial composter to speed up to process. If buried in the soil, bamboo will compost within 3 years. If put into your home compost, it will take around 4-6 months. When industrially composted, it only takes a few weeks!
Okay…are you convinced yet?
The EcoRoots Bamboo Soap Dish is sustainable, anti-bacterial, stylish, and affordable.
Purchasing one soap dish will only set you back $7.50!
At that price, you might as well get one for both your kitchen and bathroom. Definitely, one of the high-quality bamboo soap rack that I have ever come across.
Not All Soap Dishes Are Created Equal
Have you ever heard of a soap rack called a soap saver instead? Well, here’s why:
Besides preventing your soap from falling or getting residue everywhere, good soap savers actually extend the life of the soap bar.
I say good soap rests because not all are created equal.
Many of these products on the market are actually just dishes that do not allow the soap to dry out completely.
This causes the bar to stay moist, change shape, wear down, and eventually develop an odor.
Good soap rests, like the EcoRoots Bamboo Soap Dish, are designed to let the soap dry out completely in between uses. If you closely examine this specific product, you will notice that there are ridges on the surface where the bar rests. This allows for more surface area of the soap to be exposed to air, which lets it dry completely.
Besides being designed to extend the life of your soap bar, can we talk about the visual design of the EcoRoots soap dish?!
The form is very minimalist, yet beautiful.
We love the natural touch it gives to a kitchen or bathroom. Since it is so simple, it really could compliment anyone’s personal style or aesthetic.
Voting With Your Dollars
An easy way to feel like you are making a difference is to support companies that are eco-conscious.
EcoRoots is a brand that is dedicated to bringing consumers long-lasting, ethical products that are manufactured with sustainable methods and materials.
We donate a portion of every sale to Ocean Conservancy, which helps keep plastic out of our oceans.
A soap dish may seem minuscule in the grand scheme of things, but switching to bar soap and purchasing the eco-friendly bamboo soap dish can be an important step towards contributing less to the ever-growing plastic pollution.
With that, we will leave you with this Chinese proverb. "The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones".