Last Updated: December 8, 2021

14 best soap containers & holders.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 17 min read

Goopy, soapy sludge on the side of the tub and sink? No, thank you. Whether you’re a bar soap aficionado or luxurious foam soaps are the key to your heart, you’ve probably had to deal with sticky residue making itself at home on various surfaces around your house.


Give yourself the gift of a clean countertop the easy way with our list of the best soap containers. We’ve got holders for bar soap, dish soap, and laundry soap — and travel containers galore for all your aseptic storage needs. Don’t forget to check out our favorite dish soaps and hand soaps for delightfully scented ideas to fill your new soap holders with!


This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.

1. Grove Co. Ceramic Sink-Side Tray

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A classic, reimagined! Our Modern Stoneware Tray is similar to the Classic, but with higher walls to keep your odds and ends contained! With a clean, simple design, this tray is perfect for keeping your sink stylishly organized. It works beautifully for storing soaps, lotions, sponges and beyond in the kitchen, bedroom or bath, and pairs perfectly …
(1602)
1 count
$12.95
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2. Full Circle Raise the Bar Soap Holder

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We admit it, you can call us a little bit of a soap snob — but that’s only because we know a good bar soap holder can help your soap last longer. This Full Circle Raise the Bar Soap Holder is perfect for any home looking to make their bar soap last through as many hand washes as possible. This holder is designed with elevated ridges to keep your …

(26)
1 ct
$7.99
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3. Grove Co. Reusable Hand Soap Dispenser - Limited Edition Sparks of Joy Design (13.5 OZ)

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Our signature plastic-eliminating Hand Soap Dispenser in a limited edition cheerful and sparkly design inspired by the holiday season. Designed for use with Sparks of Joy Hydrating Hand Soap.

A WINTERY CELEBRATION, SPARKLING WITH JOY
Create magic in your home by embracing the beauty of winter with our limited edition collection that shines …

(103)
13.5 oz
$13.95
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4. Grove Co. Bamboo Soap Saver

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Give your soap a boost! Show your Grove Hydrating Bar Soap some love with our 100% bamboo soap saver that keeps your bar high and dry. Designed to raise your soap off of counters, showers and tubs to allow soap to dry quickly and last longer.

Shop our full collection of Hydrating Bar Soaps here.

Dimensions: 4 inches x 3 inches x 0.7 inches

(376)
1 count
$5.95
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5. Grove Co. Hand Sanitizer Travel Holder with Keychain - Travel-Size Hand Sanitizer | Multiple Colors

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A convenient hand sanitizer travel holder with keychain that makes it easy to store, find, and tote hand sanitizer on the go.

  • CONVENIENT FOR KIDS & ADULTS
    Easily clips onto backpacks, purses, travel bags, diaper bags, and belt loops so you always have hand sanitizer at your fingertips.
  • EASY TO USE & REUSABLE
    Simply slip our Travel …
(104)
1 x Holder
$2.95
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6. Peach Stone Soap Dish

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Set the bar – and your soap – high with these gorgeous stone soap dishes. Made of marble and available in small and large sizes, they’re certain to beautify any sink top while keeping your soap higher and dryer. Plus, with holes for draining, your bar of soap will last even longer.

Dimensions:
Large: 6.5"L x 3"W x0.5"H
Small: 4"L x 3"W x .5"H
(157)
1 x stone soap dish
$9.95
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7. Grove Co. Dish Soap Glass Dispenser

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Our signature reusable Dish Soap Dispenser that eliminates plastic waste and is designed for our Ultimate Dish Soap.

  • SINK-SIDE STYLE
    Our Reusable Dish Soap Glass Dispenser adds style and sustainability to your sink with its sleek design and convenient functionality that works with any kitchen decor.

  • DURABLE GLASS
    Our reusable bottles …
(425)
16.0 Oz
$14.95
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8. Grove Co. Reusable Dish Soap Dispenser - Limited Edition Sparks of Joy Design (16 OZ)

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Our signature plastic-eliminating Hand Soap Dispenser in a limited edition cheerful and sparkly design inspired by the holiday season. Designed for use with Sparks of Joy Hydrating Hand Soap.

A WINTERY CELEBRATION, SPARKLING WITH JOY
Create magic in your home by embracing the beauty of winter with our limited edition collection that shines …

(57)
16 oz
$14.95
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9. Grove Co. Sink Caddy & Modern Stoneware Tray Set

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Sink storage streamlined! Replace the sink-side jumble with sink-side zen. Our caddy perfectly fits your sponge, dish brush and even has a hanging bar for your European dish cloth. Paired with our Modern Stoneware Tray, you can add in your hand or dish soap for some seriously streamlined (and stylish) storage!

Caddy dimensions: 4.7 inches x 5.7 …
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1 x Sink Caddy, 1 x Modern Stoneware Tray
$24.95
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10. Peach Soap Saver Bag

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This little 100% cotton soap bag makes washing up a tidier and more fruitful experience. It lathers, it exfoliates, and it makes it easy to get every use out of your bar of soap — down to the last little nub. Hang to dry when done. Made from GOTS-certified cotton and thoughtfully designed for real life.
Dimensions: 3.5" x 5.25"
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1 x Bar Soap Bag
$3.95
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11. Grove Co. Hand Soap Glass Dispenser

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Our signature reusable Hand Soap Glass Dispenser that eliminates plastic waste and is designed for use with our Hydrating Hand Soap.

  • SINK-SIDE STYLE
    Our Reusable Hand Soap Glass Dispenser adds style and sustainability to your sink with its sleek design and convenient functionality that works with any kitchen or bathroom decor.

  • DURABLE …
(695)
13.5 Oz
$13.95
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12. Grove Co. Bubble Up Dish Soap Dispenser Sponge Dish

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Welcome to the beauty of smart, sustainable design. Made with durable ceramic and recycled plastic, this Bubble Up Dish Soap Dispenser Sponge Dish is kind to the planet and tough on messes. It stores neatly on your countertop and is ready to spring into action whenever you need it. Enjoy!
(315)
1 Count
$9.95
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13. Grove Co. Kids Foaming Hand Soap Glass Dispenser

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Our signature reusable Kids Foaming Hand Soap Glass Dispenser that eliminates plastic waste and is designed for use with our Kids Foaming Hand Soap.

  • SINK-SIDE FUN
    Our Reusable Kids Foaming Hand Soap Glass Dispenser adds fun and sustainability to your sink with its playful design and convenient functionality. Choose between two kid-friendly, …
(170)
12 oz
$14.95
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14. Grove Co. Auto-Dosing Liquid Laundry Detergent Dispenser

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Our Auto-Dosing Reusable Laundry Dispenser has a built-in measurement feature that pours the perfect amount for every load and helps eliminate plastic waste from your laundry routine.

  • Never measure (or overpour) again
    Using the right amount of detergent is good for your clothes, your washing machine, and your budget. So we built a patented …
(1090)
24oz dispenser
$17.95
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FAQs

Can I store soap in a plastic container?

If you buy handmade bar soap from a local vendor, plastic containers with an airtight lid are an excellent choice for storing extra bars that haven’t been used yet. Plastic soap containers are great for liquid soaps too — reuse old laundry detergent containers, or save your plastic hand soap bottles to refill and reuse. This is a great way to recycle old packaging instead of always buying new.


To store bar soaps that you currently use, you’ll want a dish made of wood, stone, or metal that has drainage holes. Bar soap needs air flow in order to dry between uses — without that airflow, your beautiful bar soaps will become gunky, sludgy masses that are impossible to use. To get the most mileage out of your bar soaps, keep them in a dry, well-ventilated area that doesn’t get a ton of sunlight.


How do you pack bar soap for travel?

Can’t live without your Peach bar soap? We don’t blame you — that stuff smells amazing. But when the travel bug bites and you’re itching to get outta town, how do you pack up your beloved bar soap for the ride?


There are a couple ways to do it. The first is using a bar soap travel case — they’re kind of like those plastic pencil holders from elementary school but smaller and, well, for soap. The second — and our favorite method here at Grove — is to toss it in a reusable food storage bag. They come in a bunch of different shapes and sizes, and the small ones make an ideal container for bar soap on the go.


No matter which method you choose to transport your soap, you’ll want to make sure the bar is totally dry before you put it back in its case. Just like the bar soap on the side of your bathroom sink or in your shower, if your travel bar isn’t dry before you store it again, it’ll make a melty, sloppy mess all over your bar soap container. Hard pass.


How do you store multiple bars of soap in the shower?

You’ve got bar soap for your body, shampoo and conditioner bars for you hair, and… no clue where to store them all. Bar soaps are definitely having a moment, and for good reason. Did you know that liquid soaps use 5 times the energy to manufacture and 20 times more energy to package than bar soaps? It’s true!


The best way to store multiple bars of soap in the shower is to get both a soap bag and a soap dish. Keep your body bar soap in the soap bag — they’re super easy to hang from your shower head or on the side of your shower. Store your shampoo and conditioner bars on a soap dish that’s made to hold two bars. If you don’t have a ton of storage space in your shower, you can use soap bags for all your bar soaps, or store your soap dishes in a dry place outside of the shower.


What is Grove Collaborative?

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