Arko soap holder - a Eureka moment

In the post today came a stick of that wonderful Arko shaving soap. It is wonderful soap except for one thing.... it comes just wrapped up in foil paper, and so it is not easy to use without soap getting everywhere. And travelling with it is just about impossible.

So I got to thinking. What it needs is a tube or something to keep it in.

Then came the Eureka moment!
In the bathroom there was an old and now unused deodorant stick in a push-up container. You screw the little knob on the base and the deodorant stick pushes up.

Pulling out the deodorant stick was easy. Then I noticed that you have a lot of container, but only a small space for the product. (Mumbles of cheating inserted here). The Arko soap wasn't going to fit in that small space.

Then I realised that the "piston" had a long stem, but the screw was in its head. It was the length of the stem that prevented the piston from being unscrewed further down the container to allow more "product" to be added.

So... I simply sawed it off.

Now it can be fitted back into the container with a lot more space available.

Next, cut some slices off the Arko soap bar, and start to stuff it into the container. The soap is really soft and pliable, and so it goes in easily.

Nearly there....

And done. The whole bar of Arko soap went in.

We have a really practical screw up container for the Arko soap, and it can also travel anywhere. Its even worth buying a cheap deodorant just to get the container.
Smiple! ;-)