Our By the Sea Soap Shoppe Soap Savers keep your soap "high and dry" between uses. Natural soap does dissolve a bit faster than "detergent" bars if it's left sitting in water, but it will last you a long time if you let it dry out in between uses.
Our Sisal soap saver bags are made from natural sisal fiber and are 100%
biodegradable. Place your entire bar of soap into the bag, or add all your little bits of leftover soap so there is no waste. Hang to dry.
Our White Pine soap savers are handmade by Dennis (in between making your soap!). This wood is durable and stands up to water with no staining of soap, sink or tub.
The Plastic soap saver dishes, while keeping your soap out of the excess water, also has a spout to allow the water to drain away.
In 2016, before taking action, they asked the antibacterial soap manufacturers to provide data from clinical studies demonstrating that their products were better than non-antibacterial washes in preventing human illness or reducing infection.
And you know what happened?
The FDA reported that either no additional data were submitted or the data and information provided were not sufficient for the agency to find that the ingredients at issue were generally recognized as safe and effective.
The FDA itself maintains that washing with plain soap and running water “is one of the most important steps” you can take to avoid getting sick and to prevent spreading germs to others.
If - you know - "By the Sea Soap Shoppe" soap :) - and water - aren’t available, your next best bet is an alcohol-based sanitizer containing at least 60 percent alcohol.
Our soaps are so good for your skin that sometimes we forget to mention that they clean as well as being antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral, antimicrobial - anti all the things you don't want! Do you really need that hand sanitizer?