A little puzzle for you all
By Judy Evans
October 20, 2021 3:56am CST
So does anyone want to confess to being old enough to have used one of these? Or maybe you haven’t used one but you know what it’s for. I saw it today on our bus trip to York in Western Australia. It was in a shop devoted to reducing waste and encouraging people to buy in bulk and/or by weight. This is a ‘soap cage’. We used to use a cake of special soap for dish-washing. The bar was placed in the cage and the cage swished around in the hot water to create soapy water for washing up. It bought a few memories to me but I didn’t buy one. It was quite expensive and I use liquid detergent for washing up.
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• United States
Actually, that is something that is apparently coming back around again, since it has less packaging than liquid dish soap. It seems to have gained enough traction to earn an article on Apartment Therapy earlier this year:
• United Kingdom
I prefer bars of soap for washing myself, you don't need to keep throwing away/ recycling plastic bottles and it's also far better value. The soap manufacturers must have been laughing all the way to the bank when liquid soap became popular!
I did not know the use for this and I have to confess that I have not heard of these either. I am sure that my Gramma would have used one, but I remember how much she loved the brand of dish soap that she used. She would cut the bottles down, so they were only a few inches tall and use those to give us grandkids treats (chips) when we were all over at her place together.