How to extend the life of your soap dish
While a soap dish significantly extends the life of your handcrafted soaps, did you know that it is possible to also extend the life of your handcrafted natural wood soap dishes? From experience, with constant daily use and water exposure in a shower, these dishes can last 8 months to a year or more. To extend the life of your soap dish, try using soap dishes in pairs. Use one soap dish for 2-3 weeks, and then gently wipe clean with a damp cloth and set aside to allow it to fully dry out. Use the second dish for 2-3 weeks while the first dish dries out, and then alternate them this way. Allowing dishes to fully dry out every few weeks will prevent mold and mildew developing and it will prevent wood from becoming waterlogged and rotting. This will greatly increase the life of your soap dish!