This liquid soap bottle is made from soap and it dispenses soap too!

What better material to package soap in than soap itself?! The idea for SOAPBOTTLE came to designer Jonna Breitenhuber during her masters’ studies. At its heart, it’s a simple, elegant solution to a rather big problem. Every year, billions of plastic shampoo bottles, conditioner tubes, and soap dispensers enter landfills or get dumped in the oceans. In looking for a suitable material replacement for plastic containers, Breitenhuber arrived at her eureka moment… Just package the liquid soap in, well, solid soap!

SOAPBOTTLE is an elegant, waste-free product that does two things – it eliminates those pesky throwaway plastic bottles while giving you extra soap! Each SOAPBOTTLE comes in a slick, rectangular form factor with 100ml of liquid body wash on the inside. To ‘open’ the SOAPBOTTLE, all you need to do is shave the marked corner off and you can pour the liquid soap out the way you pour milk out of a carton. When the liquid runs out, the bottle itself can be used as a bar of soap all the way till it eventually disintegrates into nothingness, leaving absolutely no plastic waste behind. All that is left behind is the reusable metal clip that snaps onto the SOAPBOTTLE, allowing you to open and close it during use.

Each SOAPBOTTLE is made from natural ingredients (even its label is made from recycled paper and is completely recyclable). The ‘bottle’ itself comes with a hole running through its center, letting you string a ribbon through it and hang it, for instance, on a bathroom wall. Alternatively, you could dock the SOAPBOTTLE on a sponge, turning it into a soap-dispensing loofah. For now, the SOAPBOTTLE comes in a standard 100ml size and in three different colors – Ever Green (Herbal), Light Blue (Gentle), and Spicy Orange (Earthy + Citrusy), although Breitenhuber aims at expanding the line to cover different sizes, fragrances, and even other formulas like shampoo, conditioner, etc. All in all, the SOAPBOTTLE proves that there’s a brilliant alternative to plastic packaging. Its clever two-in-one solution is a major win for consumers (because you’re essentially getting two soaps in one product), while also being an incredible victory for the planet thanks to its zero-waste system. Moreover, as a part of its zero-waste initiative, SOAPBOTTLE is even partnering with the Marie-Stella-Maris Foundation and contributing to their clean drinking water, hygiene, and sanitation projects.

Designer: Jonna Breitenhuber

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SOAPBOTTLE – Packaging Made from Soap

Once the liquid content’s from SOAPBOTTLE is finished, the empty container can be used as hand soap and “washes away” over time.

The SOAPBOTTLE rethinks everyday items and takes your experience with personal care to a new, enjoyable and meaningful level – without compromising sustainability.

Each bottle contains 100 ml of a soft and nourishing body wash made from natural ingredients.

How it Works

The Need for Sustainable Design

Packaging is still made from materials such as plastic, that take more than 400 years to decompose. By turning the product into packaging, the team have transformed the concept of packaging-free cosmetics to design a sustainable SOAPBOTTLE for liquid care products.

Unlike any other packaging, the SOAPBOTTLE is made from a soap formula that can be entirely used like hand soap and “washes away” together with the waste water over time. Finally, it decomposes in the sewage plant within a few days, so that waste can be completely avoided.

Material Lifecycle

A packaging that becomes part of the circular economy of the product.

Packaging: The soap for our packaging is made from organic ingredients, oils, and caustic soda. While the container is used, the material washes away together with the used water. Next, it decomposes entirely into the sewage plant after a few days. There you have it, no waste!

Metal closure: Made from stainless steel, the closure is stamped and bent into the shape. Good news; It’s reusable, too! Simply clip the remaining metal piece on the next SOAPBOTTLE. Once it is no longer needed, it is easy to recycle as it is made from metal only.

Paper label: The label is made from recycled paper and printed with environmentally friendly colors. It can be recycled again.

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3D-printed attachment turns your foamed handwash soap into Mickey Mouse!

In what possibly may be the most ingenious way to get kids to wash their hands more thoroughly and often, Slic3DArt’s Mickey Soap Dispenser Attachment turns that blob of foam into the silhouette of the most famous mouse in the world! The Mickey Soap Dispenser Attachment isn’t an officially licensed product from Disney, but is rather a clever fan-made product that retrofits onto most foaming handwash dispenser nozzles (although the designer recommends Bath and Body Works soap bottles). The attachment basically helps distribute the foamed handwash into three large blobs instead of one, making it resemble Mickey Mouse’s iconic circular head and ears (or Deadmau5, if you’re an electronic music aficionado).

The 3D printed attachment is pretty simple to install and even simpler to use. It comes in three solid colors (that gold one looks rather nice), as well as two decorated variants that resemble Mickey and Minnie. When assembled, it works almost flawlessly, distributing just the perfect amount of soap needed to clean hands… and that adorable mouse-head works as the perfect playful element to get kids to wash their hands more often, keeping them safe and sanitized!

Designer: Slic3DArt

These luxurious-looking bottles for liquid soap are made out of soap too!

Plastic waste is becoming an incredibly insurmountable problem, with cosmetic packaging being one of its largest components. To solve the problem, Mi Zhou designed a solution that gives the packaging more function than just being a disposable outer vessel. “Product packaging has always been thrown away, no matter how well-designed or what material it is made of,” said Zhou. “I want to re-evaluate what packaging could be as well as help us to reduce our plastic footprint.”

Zhou’s solution is Soapack, an innovative series of liquid soap bottles, made from soap themselves. The solid outer bottle holds the liquids inside, and can eventually be used as soap once you’re done with it, leaving you with absolutely zero waste. The bottles are designed to look luxurious and desirable too, relying on soap’s inherent translucency along with beautiful perfume-bottle-inspired forms and a soft pastel color palette.

Bottles for the Soapack are formed by pouring vegetable oil-based soap into a mold. The insides of the bottles are coated with a layer of natural beeswax to prevent the liquid soap from interacting with and dissolving the solid soap bottle. The Soapack bottles can be either placed on cabinets, or even in a soap tray, and used as you go. With its perfume-bottle-inspired forms and a glass-like wall-thickness, Soapack was envisioned to look more appealing than traditional liquid soap and shampoo bottles made from plastic. The object was to create something so beautiful that users bought them and cherished them, eventually opting for a more sustainable lifestyle in the process. The bottles come with soap stoppers too, mimicking antique perfume designs, and are devoid of any label, barring a single tag that hangs from the bottle’s neck… and guess what, that’s made from soap too!

Designer: Mi Zhou

This LEGO Machine Blows Soap Bubbles

Great. Now I hear that “Tiny Bubbles” song in my head. All because of this LEGO bubble blowing machine built by Sariel of Sariel’s LEGO Workshop. I like it. Bubbles make the world a happier place, and I’m not just talking about that guy from Trailer Park Boys.

This sweet LEGO machine uses soap to blow bubbles. So basically, this thing blows. Get it? He built it on top of a LEGO boat hull, and powered the track-style drive mechanism with a Power Functions motor, and an off-the shelf motor for the blower fan. Seriously, it’s pretty cool. Though as the video goes on, it pops bubbles way too often instead of releasing them into the air. Maybe he was using the wrong kind of soap.

LEGO should really market one of these so that kids can build it and then enjoy blowing some bubbles with their creation. Because as it stands right now kids can’t make bubbles and play with LEGO at the same time, and that’s sad. This is the 21st century. Let kids build their own bubble blowing machines. They have fun and it gets them out of the parent’s hair for a bit. Of course them parents have to clean up all of the spilled bubble formula and clean slippery bubble residue off of everything.

[via The Awesomer via Geekologie]

‘Breaking the mold’ of soap design

Never did I think that I’d one day write about soap design, but you have to marvel the fact that someone spotted the problem all of humanity struggled with, but didn’t bother solving. The slippery soap.

Soaps are probably too organic shaped for their good. Anyone who’s even used something as non-slippery as a phone can say that the bar shape isn’t hand-friendly. Candybar shaped stuff have an inherent tendency to slip out of your grip, so the Tetra Soap is everything but that. Designed to be as grippy and ergonomic as possible, the soap comes in the shape of a wave-breaker, giving you a great amount of surface area to work up a lather, while making sure the soap is easy to hold onto even (especially) when wet. The shape even comes with ‘legs’ that let you rest the soap on a soapdish naturally. What’s more, the wave-breaker shape allows the soap to remain ergonomic even as it erodes away, letting it be easy to hold and useful until the very last day. Plus is it just me, or does the eroded form of the soap look just as eye-catching as its original shape??

Designer: Tetra Soap





Jabba the Hutt Soap Doesn’t Smell as Gross as It Looks

There are few more rank, nasty, and vile characters in the history of film than Jabba the Hutt. This disgusting fat worm of a creature took our princess hostage and subjected her to horrible humiliation, and kept a frozen Han Solo in his collection. While Return of the Jedi wasn’t available in Smell-o-vision, I can only imagine he smelled terrible. Subsisting on a diet of toads does that to a guy.

Fortunately, this Jabba the Hutt soap won’t make you smell like partially digested Klatooine paddy frogs. In fact, it’s available in all kinds of delightful fragrances, including lemon, peach, cinnamon, jasmine, english rose, and even frankincense and myrrh. I have no idea what the latter smell like, but I just liked saying them. You can also choose from a variety of colors, but I think green or brown are the only appropriate ones here.

You can pick up a Jabba the Hutt soap from Etsy seller NerdySoap for about $5(USD). They also make a larger version for about $17 that comes with a fully unfurled tail.

While you’re at it, you might want to grab a Han Solo in carbonite soap to add to your trophy room.

10 Best Father’s Day 2017 Gifts Under $20

Father’s Day 2017 is coming up in just a few short weeks! Before you start freaking out, frantically looking for a gift to buy, have a look at this list of ten great Father’s Day gifts under $20! That’s right, under $20. No need to spend a fortune on something your dad will absolutely love.

Dad’s Ice Cream Killer Spoon

Ah, the dad bod. We have all seen it, we have all wanted to avoid having it, and yet, men everywhere achieve it. Probably through killing too much ice cream. Sigh. At least it tastes good. Give your dad his ice cream killing weapon, the ice cream killer spoon, and listen to all the ice cream scream.

Guitar Picks

Image via: Etsy
I know a lot of dads who play the guitar. Of course, they’re not always great at it, but give them these guitar picks to help them practice and become the next big thing in the music world. The guitar pick case can also be personalized and you can choose any letter you’d like! I hope your dad becomes a rock star.

Father’s Day Personalized Hammer

I know I’ve always relied on my dad to fix things for me, from computers to mp3 players, to installing new light bulbs, my dad has fixed everything. If your father is a handyman like mine, get him one of these hammers with a personal message. It’s a useful and touching gift. If your dad is like mine, he’ll definitely appreciate a practical gift.

Father Poster

Okay, I’ll admit this gift is probably going to be cuter to all the mom’s out there rather than dads, but your dad will still find this personalized poster super cute, and he’ll, of course, love making his wife happy by hanging this up on the wall, right next to the mother poster of course. It can be personalized as well, so put your father’s name on it!

Personalized Mug

This mug is so adorable! I’m a huge fan of the font. It’s so modern, simple, sleek, and fun. If you’re looking for an easy, yet still a wonderful gift, this is the mug to buy. Another thing I like about it is that it doesn’t look like a plain old novelty gift. It looks like a mug that any dad would actually be proud to use!

Children’s Personalized Engraved Dog Tag

To me, this is one of the most meaningful gifts that I think dads will treasure for a long time. Young children can sketch a doodle of their father and have it engraved on this personalized dog tag. Older children can write messages as well. This will last a lifetime, and I think that’s the greatest thing ever.

Beard Oil Sampler

I myself am not the biggest fan of facial hair, but for all the dads who love to rock beards, why not get them something to keep their beards looking clean and handsome? This beard oil sampler will give your father a little taste of beard grooming, and if he likes it, get him an even bigger kit!

Papasaurus T-Shirt

Papasaurus Rex is in the house! Dads and I share something in common, we like dad humor. I think this t-shirt is hilarious, and I hope your dad will think it’s hilarious too! If not, what kind of dad is he? I thought dad jokes were a universal thing.

Personalized Wallet

Who doesn’t love something that’s nice and personal? Those are the most heartfelt kind of gifts. This personalized wallet can hold whatever small message you’d like. Tell your dad you love him, or whatever else you want to say. It will mean a lot to him, and he can keep money in this little wallet.


Homemade soap. It smells amazing and feels amazing too. After a long, tough day at work, treat your dad to a nice bar of soap for his long-awaited relaxing shower. There are plenty of scents to choose from, so there is something for every dad out there.

Did you find a Father’s Day gift that you loved? Something that your dad will cherish forever? There’s plenty of more gifts out there, so keep looking until you find that perfect gift he’ll never forget.

Werewolf and Vampire Repelling Soaps: So Fresh and So Clean

Do you have a werewolf and vampire problem? Well, you’d better stock up on silver and garlic. Oh, and holy water too. Pojo’s Pure Vermont has got your back. No really, they will even lather it up so the monsters don’t attack you.

These guys are selling a line of soaps that are guaranteed to protect you from both Nosferatu and Remus Lupin. That’s because the formulas include holy water, silver and garlic. Just be aware that it might repel everyone else too. Yep, this is perfect for just keeping everyone away.

I wonder what happens when you wash a werewolf with werewolf-repellant soap? Does it implode? Quick, someone capture a werewolf and find out.

[via Geekologie]

Gaming Dice Soap Set: Roll to Lather

Lather up and roll a critical hit for hygiene with this Gaming Dice Soap Set. Rub -a-dub-dub, you have an RPG in your tub! This is a gift that keeps on giving. That’s because once you use up the soaps, there are actual D&D dice inside each one.

This set of three individually wrapped soaps is strong enough for a geek, but made for a nerd. You get a d20, d10, and d8, all in a pleasant citrus scent. The d20 measures about 2″ across, while the d8 and d10 are about 2-1/2″ in diameter.

Everyone in your house is going to want these, so you better roll for initiative to see who gets to use them. The set will cost you $29.99(USD) from ThinkGeek.