This is a quick how-to for cleaning your Pine or Oak soap dishes from Sitti Soap or any wood soap dishes for that matter! This is a recipe that they originally posted on Sitti's blog, and I wanted to recreate it since I get asked quite often.
This technique is really easy and only requires a few ingredients that you most likely already have on hand.
First of all, Sitti Soap recommends having 2 soap dishes on hand. This way, while one is being cleaned and drying out, you can use the other.
It's best to let your soap dish completely dry out after washing, this helps prolong its life. Wash your soap dish every 2 weeks or so.
1 cup water
2 tablespoons baking soda
½ cup vinegar
Juice from ½ a lemon
1 large jar with a lid
1 mixing/serving bowl (or you can use your sink if you have a plug for it)
A scrub brush like this one here
Carefully add all ingredients to the jar (add the baking soda in small increments so it doesn't fizz over!)
Put the lid on the jar and shake to combine all ingredients
Pour mixture into bowl
Put your soap dish into the mixture and start scrubbing!
Once all the soap and debris comes off, allow the dish to dry for a few days before using again, this way it has a chance to completely dry, which prolongs the life of your dish.
And that's it! You're done!