BAR SOAP ROPE
I use a Bar Soap Rope to dry out my bar soap between my showers or baths, and to slow down the crazy flood of plastic being made for single-use junk.
The Bar Soap Rope makes the soap easier to hold on to while bathing too. The ‘rope’ around the soap can also be used as a little scrubber or for lightly exfoliating your skin when you want to.
It’s easy to make a Bar Soap Rope with some light cord, string or yarn that is about 48 inches or 122 mm long. Or get one for free by sending me a self-addressed stamped envelope, or get two fancy ones from me by making a $44 donation to any climate change fighting organization such as 350.org, Sierra Club, Citizens Climate Lobby or to XOEarth.
A Bar Soap Rope made with a Prusik hitch knot holds on to the bar soap quite nicely when using the soap. As the soap gets smaller I just pull on the hitch a little bit to tighten it up again.
The Prusik knot or the Lark’s Head knot [pictured] can be used to make a Bar Soap Rope.
For my Bar Soap Rope I prefer the Prusik hitch knot because the 4 wraps of the cord around the soap [or 6 wraps if you want to go big] makes the hitch even more scrubby, exfoliative and easier to hold onto. [Prusik knot/ Wikipedia]
The way I put a Prusik knot on my bar soap is wrap the loop two [or three] times around before running the ends of the cord through the loop. I also do a double wrap through the loop to help the hitch stay snug. So yes, I tie the Prusik a little differently than the classic Prusik.
The Bar Soap Rope picture has the Lark’s Head knot because it’s a teeny bit easier than the Prusik knot to tie, and I want a lot of peeps to use the Bar Soap Rope ASAP.
If you get a Bar Soap Rope from me, I can also send you a little metal S hanger that can be hung on a towel rack, shower head or handlebar to hang up your soap on. Just ask for the S hanger if you want one.
Bar Soap on a Rope helps reduce single use plastic waste and the use of fossil fuels to make soap containers. We gotta keep the Earth cooler so we humans and critters can keep having fun.
If you want to make a snazzy Bar Soap Rope like I do, add some beads to the ends of cord, string or yarn.
Whether you make one or get one from me, use a Bar Soap Rope to keep your bar of soap dry and firm for your bathing, showering and planet saving journey.
When I was a kid I thought ‘soap on a rope’ was neato because I could swing the rope around and do tricks with it. And even then, I liked that the soap would not be mushy at all when I bathed.
For love and life, Stele
Hand Dry Jive
Since we are talking bathroom stuff, here’s our bonus Hand Dry Jive song to cheer on peeps to reduce the amount of paper towels that they use when drying their hands in public restrooms.
Hand Dry Jive, we’re doing the Hand Dry Jive
not using electric or paper towels
we’re hand dry jive now
over in the forest far away
there’s a tiger this very day
with a little message for you and me
they are cutting down a bunch of trees
for paper towels and that’s a bummery
intro: hand dry jive, I’m doing hand dry jive
I can’t lie, I’m doing the hand dry jive
hand dry jive, I’m doing hand dry jive
after I wash my hands in the bathroom
I do the jive with my hands in the air
swish and swing em all around
and in 90 seconds they are dry
or just dry them on your pants first
and in 30 seconds they are dry
then you will be dreaming one night
and you’ll at first have a little fright
and a tiger will come in the night
and give you a kiss on the cheek for doing it right
cuz you are saving his home every time you know
you dry your hands doing the hand jive and so
you’ll get sweet kisses in your dreams each night
by the tiger’s you’re saving, oh what a delight
hand dry jive, we’re doing the hand dry jive
help some tigers if you please
do the hand dry jive everybody
there’s a turtle in the ocean
and it’s been getting hotter you know
hotter because they’re using so much coal
to make that electricity to dry hands and so
the dryers all around the world
are making the planet hot
hurts the turtles not a little, but a lot
and so if you please everyone you know
do the hand dry jive, it’s the coolest
Hand Dry Jive /stele c12
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