The natural wood of a bamboo creates a calm and inviting space to a bathroom and our Bamboo Soap Dish is the perfect compliment to a natural soap bar.
As a natural product, Bamboo can be affected by moisture, especially in areas of the bathroom.
Here are a few tips to help increase the longevity of your soap dish.
1. Don’t let it sit in a puddle of water.
This is the quickest way to damage your soap dish. It will start absorbing the moisture which can then lead to mould. If you use it in the shower, keep it away from the water jet stream and when you are done washing, just give it a quick dry with your towel.
2. Leave it to dry.
Every few days, gently rinse your soap dish with water to get rid of extra soap residues. Let it dry completely dry in the sun if possible.
3. Occasional oil.
Using a light oil such as sunflower oil will help give a layer of protection to the natural surface.
Need tips on how to clean mould without exacting harm on yourself or the environment? Use natural ingredients and try these recipes:
- Tea tree oil is a natural antimicrobial that attacks mould.
- Mix a teaspoon tea tree oil with two cups of water in a spray bottle.
- Dry thoroughly.
- Baking soda is great at combating mould.
- Mix two parts baking soda with one part vinegar and one part water.
- Mix until it becomes a thick paste.
- Spread some of the mix onto the soap dish surface and let it dry.
- Scrub with a toothbrush.
- Repeat until the mould disappears.
- Vinegar is also a great option.
- To fight mould and mildew, mix equal parts white vinegar and water in a spray bottle and spray on affected areas.
- Scrub with a toothbrush and wipe clean.