A soap dish is a small, slim dish designed to fit a bar of soap. Soap dishes come in many different designs and materials, but their basic shape mirrors the shape of a bar soap so will usually be a rounded, oval, or a squared, rectangular shape. They will often have some ridging at the base to help act as drainage, too.
A must-have accessory for your soap
Why do you need a soap dish? If we’re talking about practicalities, a soap dish has plenty of uses. A soap dish helps keep a soap from slipping into the bath or sink. These handy bathroom accessories help keep the basin or bath clean whilst helping prevent the bottom your soap from becoming mushy. Soap dishes are easy to clean by simply wiping with a cloth.
An elegant touch for the bathroom
If we’re talking style, then a soap dish is an easy and inexpensive way to add instant style to your bathroom. You may be wondering what style of soap dish you might go for. There are plenty, and the style you choose will depend on the look you want to achieve in your bathroom. Choose from fashionable utility enamel soap dishes to eco-friendly bamboo soap dishes, from vintage inspired slatted wooden to modern terrazzo effect designs. There are colourful and elaborate decorative soap dishes, or, for pure simplicity, elegant ceramic soap dish designs, like those we do at Heathcote & Ivory.
There is one feature that’s worth looking out for, whatever style you choose, and that’s drainage. This could be as simple as a row of slightly raised ridges to help stop your soap from becoming mushy underneath.
An excuse to treat yourself to a new soap
Once you’ve chosen your dish, all there is left to do is choose a new soap and you’ve come to the right place. Check out our selection of beautifully scented, vegan friendly Heathcote & Ivory soaps which will look great whatever soap dish you choose.