The story behind our Rope-Your-Own-Soap Reusable Soap Savers

Handmade at Homestead has one of the most unusual items for sale in the bath & body business.  I know this to be true because for the last three years, every time someone discovers our Rope-Your-Own-Soap Reusable Soap Savers, the response is always the same: “Wow, this is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen!” or “Do you have a patent on this? It’s amazing!”  (To answer that question, we are in the process of obtaining a patent).

So, I thought I would introduce our Rope-Your-Own-Soap Reusable Soap Savers to those who have not seen it and give you the story behind this unique gadget that, quite frankly, no bathroom should be without!

My mom invented the reusable soap saver nearly thirty years ago, about the time conventional soap-on-a-rope was around. Mom

Mom, right, Dad, middle, at Cafe Du Monde

loved the idea of the soap-on-a-rope but hated that once the soap was gone, you had nothing left of it.  So, through many a trial and error, mom came up with the Rope-Your-Own-Soap soap saver.

She achieved a great level of success, getting the product into several national catalogs and stores.  Many a day and night were spent by the entire family assembling, tying, bagging and stapling to fulfill orders.  Over time, mom’s endeavor went by the wayside.

Let’s fast forward thirty years or so. When I decided to turn my bath & body hobby into a full-time business, I immediately thought of mom’s Rope-Your-Own-Soap idea.  I called to ask what the components were and how to go about purchasing everything needed to put them together.  As luck would have it, mom still had everything needed to start production of these little bathroom gems.  She even had hundreds already assembled!  She had carried everything with her through at least house two moves-I couldn’t believe it!

So now, when I speak of the Rope-Your-Own-Soap soap saver, I tell folks my mom was green before being green was cool.  Not only does the Rope-Your-Own-Soap soap saver help your soap last longer, you don’t have the messy soap dish to deal with and your kids won’t leave the soap to melt in the tub. 

Our Rope-Your-Own-Soap soap saver is also great for the elderly as it decreases the instances of soap falling to the tub or shower floor.  We’ve found that folks with limited bath space (RV’ers, etc.) love the space-saving aspect, too.  Also great for college kids in dorms-no mess and keeps soap dry.

So, that’s the story of our Rope-Your-Own-Soap soap saver.  Why don’t you give it a try? Makes the ultimate stocking stuffer, too!


About SimplyHomestead

What started out as a mother's quest to find an natural lip treatment for her son has turned into a flourishing handmade toiletry business. Handmade at Homestead produces fine handmade bath products, including moisture-replenishing sugar and salt scrubs, glycerin soaps, bath salts, and more. Unless information is quoted, all content is protected under US Copyright laws.
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