This soap case made of liquid wood looks and feels like plastic but is a 100 % natural material. The name is liquid wood and it is a bioplastic made of the waste product of the paper industry. Of which we definitely have enough!
The Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology (ICT) and their sister company Tecnaro developed the material in 1998. They called this new material “Arboform”. Basically it is a combination of lignin, natural resins and fibres such as flax or hemp.
With its durability and flexibility it is a viable substitute for crude oil based plastics. But unlike plastic it has the aesthetics and environmental advantages of wood. It breaks down quickly and so is an easily recyclable and biodegradable alternative. It is also suitable for vegans because it doesn’t contain any animal products and doesn’t involve any animal testing.
Since it is a natural product, it doesn’t have any toxins or chemicals. And with its very low sulphur content it is particularly suitable for the production of household items. You can shape it into so many different objects. For example toys, pens, car parts, watches and of course our beautiful soap boxes.
The liquid wood soap case is great for travelling, to bring to the gym but also suitable for home use and makes a nice zero waste gift! As it’s not totally wood, it can stay wet without getting mold and without deforming.
Soap boxes are a great solution while traveling. Solid soap is liquid free for the hand language at the check inn in the airport and is very light compared to liquid bottles. Solid soap lasts you much longer than a liquid soap bottle, for when you travel a longer time.
Size : 5.5cm X 8cm X 3.5cm
Use : Open the box and put your soap inside, if the box is loose after a while, that just add a rubber band around it. Try to put the soap as dry as possible inside, otherwise the soap will become soft. A good tip is to put just a lil piece of loofah inside. If the soap is too big, you can cut soap super easy to the shape you want!
What to do with soft soap :
Don’t throw soft soap, simply scratch it off and add to an empty bottle with water. Shake the bottle well and use the liquid soap within 2-3 weeks. You can also keep the soft soap in the sun to dry for 2-3 days, but its important to keep in a dry place in the night.