The first soap was invented over 6,500 years ago: It consisted of lye and oil. In the past, olive oil was used to make soap, today palm oil is mainly used because it is a very pliable and, above all, the cheapest vegetable-based oil. Unfortunately, large areas of the rainforest are being destroyed for extraction – a catastrophe for climate protection, humans and nature. If you want to protect the environment, you’d better buy palm oil-free soaps.
Magnetic Soap Holder
In order to produce less waste, (plastic) packaging should be avoided if possible. For example, instead of liquid soap from the plastic dispenser, use the good old bar of soap. With our solid wood holder with magnet, the floating soap is always within reach.
- Solid wood scraps or strips from the hardware store, approx. 3 x 2 cm and 18 cm long
- Strong magnet, glue
- Bottle caps, soap
- Waterproof adhesive tape
- Clear lacquer, brush or lacquer roller
- Waterproof glue, masking tape
- Hand saw with cutting box, alternatively a jigsaw
- Sanding block with 120, 220 sandpaper
Miter the 18 cm long bar in two parts, so that you get one approx. 7 cm and one approx. 11 cm long piece. Then sand the surfaces and smooth the edges.
Now you put some glue on the miter, put both parts together and fix the construction all around with masking tape. Wipe off any excess glue with a damp cloth.
If the glue is well dry, remove any glue residue and carefully sand the holder again if necessary. Then remove the dust and varnish in two steps with 220 intermediate sanding.
After drying, stick the magnet in the middle, approx. 1.5 cm from the outer edge, under the longer leg.
Press the crown cap into the soap.
Now attach the waterproof adhesive tape to the short leg for assembly and stick the soap holder in the desired position on the sink.
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