Most soap dishes are made from plastic, ceramic, or wood. But we dig the more substantial look of Lukas Alberts’ soap dishes, which are machined from metal with strategically-placed ridges to keep soap bars from getting soggy. They come in solid aluminum or copper, both of which will oxidize and patina over time.
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Photographer Jens Heidler spent more than 30 hours standing in frigid temperatures to shoot this amazing macro imagery of ice crystals as they formed on soap bubbles. Once the bubbles are encased in ice, their texture works like tiny prisms, revealing a rainbow of colors. He also shared some tips and tricks for shooting your own.
These awesome smelling handmade soaps come in Wild West-inspired fragrances like Blazing Saddles (leather, gunpowder, sagebrush, sandalwood), Home on the Range (blackberries, sun-dried laundry, fresh-cut grass), and Hair of the Dog (whiskey, tobacco, coffee). They also make body wash, candles, lotions, and more.
The idea of a beer and cigarette soap sounds pretty awful on paper. But rest assured, the fragrances in Soap Distillery’s manly soap bar are surprisingly pleasing, swirling together scents of tobacco, lavender, and hops, into a moisturizing and cleansing mix of coconut, olive, and sunflower oils, lager beer, and black clay.
Duke Cannon adds Buffalo Trace Distillery’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey to their Big American Bourbon Soap and the result is pure genius. It’s a hefty 10 oz, made with ground corn bits to exfoliate rough patches and a rich scent that’ll send you over the edge to whisky heaven.