by Fiona McBryde June 11, 2021 3 min read
Soap on a rope is back!
Banish those 1970s novelties from your memory. The new wave of soaps on a rope are stylish, luxurious and eco-conscious. It’s time to ditch those plastic shower gel bottles and hang up your soap instead. Offering long lasting and effective cleansing, are you ready to transform your morning shower routine?
At Soap Folk, we will always love our traditionally shaped natural soap bars but there are times when a roped version works brilliantly.If you are someone who struggles with slippery soft soap, or wonders just where to place your bar in the bathroom, then why not give a soap on a rope a try? Here are some of the reasons we love our soaps on ropes:
The first commercially available soap on a rope appeared in the 1940s but it was in the 1970s when they really became popular. As soap manufacturers realised anything could be moulded into soap, literally anything was. Enter the microphone soap on a rope (for singing in the shower?) the storm trooper soap on a rope, and even the head of the catholic church until the vatican had to step in and say no more pope on a rope.
Thankfully those days of novelty soaps are - mostly - behind us. A new generation of soap makers are now creating some really beautiful and stylish soaps.
If you are going to take the plunge and treat yourself or family and friends, then here are just a few pointers:
As an alternative, you could always try making a soap on a rope - it’s not as hard as it looks and we have some useful tips on how to make a soap on a rope for you.
In a recent HuffPost/YouGov poll, a whopping 88% of men preferred to take a shower to a bath. Perhaps it’s for this reason that the majority of soaps on a rope are branded and marketed towards men. How crazy is that? Come on soap makers, less gender stereotyping and more choice please!
So are you a convert to soap on a rope? Tell us how you've go on - or better still, share a pic on Insta of your soap taking pride of place in your shower, just tag @soapfolk so we can find you.
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