Variety and Choices

There are two main forms of soap that can be found in essentially any bathroom. These two forms of soap are bar soap and liquid soap. Both of these have their benefits and drawbacks that could lead you to choose one over the other. These factors include moisturizers, comfort, convenience and how they are stored. Soap should be in every bathroom and it is sometimes an overlooked piece. You should not gloss over it when it comes to choosing the right soap for you. Take your time to pick a high quality and long lasting soap. Quality soap will improve the longevity of your bathroom and the cleanliness and health of your overall bathroom experience. You should take all of the aspects into account when deciding which kind of soap is your best option.


The Importance of High Quality Soap

Soap is an important thing to have in any bathroom design. The importance of washing hands is often overlooked but it is extremely important to your health and the cleanliness of your bathroom. Germs can spread very easily due to the amount of different objects and people that you come in contact with on a daily basis. It is crucial that you are keeping up with it. If you use some high quality soap in your bathroom, you ensure that you are not only cleaning your hands after every bathroom use, but you are incorporating a beautiful and useful piece of utility in your design. Take your time to read up a bit on the best soaps with the best ingredients, quality and feel. You want to ensure that you are optimizing your bathroom soap situation in this sense.

Benefits of Bar Soap

Bar soap has been present in bathrooms for years for a variety of different reasons. The most obvious reason is because of how affordable and versatile it is. Bar soap, like liquid soap can come in virtually any scent and any shape to give you essentially infinite possibilities as to which soap you would prefer to have in your bathroom. Bar soap is also somewhat decorative if you are looking for a creative way to spic up your bathroom while simultaneously incorporating a useful bathroom item. One of the best aspects of bar soap is how many options you have. You can choose from many different textures, scents colors and shapes to find the kind of soap that works the best for you. This is a great way to add an element of uniqueness to your bathroom design.

You can also choose some organic soaps if you want to go that route. Another aspect to mention is soap dishes. If you incorporate bar soap, you should definitely consider including a number of soap dishes. Soap dishes are incredibly effective at keeping your bathroom counters clean and add a beautiful accessory. Soap dishes add an incredibly beautiful accent to your bathroom design. Consider this if you are having trouble incorporating some style in your vanity area. Even if you don’t typically use bar soap, this could be a great way to add a bit of beauty to an otherwise empty area.

Cons of Bar Soap

Every kind of soap has its drawbacks, whether they be big or small. Either way, it is important to understand the pros and cons of every purchase you make. When it comes to bar soap, there are a few things that you should take into consideration. The first is how much it will affect the cleanliness of your bathroom vanity. The good thing is that it won’t hurt your vanity too much, if it does at all. The bad thing is that including bar soap will eventually lead to some unwanted mess. This will cause you to keep a small rag or towel available so that you can conveniently clean and small spots made from your soap when washing your hands.

If you incorporate a great soap dish on your vanity this will definitely help to eliminate any mess that you might run into. Another potential issue that you will run into at some point, is that bar soap will usually break into small pieces. This will happen unless you get the highest or a decently high quality soap. Common bar soap will usually break after many uses, so this is something else to take into consideration.


Another thing that could give you an additional roadblock is the vast amount of choices. This could definitely be seen as a good thing, but it can be a bit overwhelming. With all of the information out there on any given topic, you can definitely get bogged down in the ether of so many different opinions. One way to avoid this is to not overdo it when it comes to research. Think of a scent and texture that you like and just go with it. If you can’t find your preferred soap in a store, you will most definitely find it online somewhere. Don't spend too much time on it, but make sure you get something you like.

Benefits of Liquid Soap

Liquid soap is the other common choice as far as soap goes in a bathroom design. This is also a very versatile soap to include in your bathroom. There are so many different consistencies and scents to perfectly fit your needs or preferences. Foam soap has become increasingly popular in home bathrooms and guest bathrooms. Typical liquid soap is also still very popular as well. Much like bar soap, your options are essentially infinite in terms of finding the perfect soap for you. In any bathroom supply store or any major retailer, you will find a variety of different soaps that have various different scents, colors and consistency. Each of these factors should be taken into consideration when you are shopping around for soap. Consider these whether it be in your bathroom or a guest bathroom.

Soap Dispensers

Instead of a soap dish, soap dispensers are what you should be looking to include if liquid soap is the route you choose. Similar to soap dishes however, there are almost infinite possibilities as to what kind of soap dispensers you can include in your bathroom design. Soap dispensers are great for a number of different reasons, all of which prove to only benefit your bathroom design as a whole.

Cons of Liquid Soap

Just like bar soap, liquid soap has its downsides as well. The first thing you need to worry about is your soap dispenser. Of course, a soap dispenser is not only necessary, but it is a beautiful complement to your vanity area. That being said, you need to remember to keep up with the maintenance and cleanliness of it. It is recommended that every time you need to replace the soap in your dispenser, you clean the whole thing, inside and out. This will keep your dispenser clean and it will prevent the mixture of soaps. This is also important for the longevity of your soap dispenser. Any fixture or accessory that goes without being cleaned for an extended period of time will face more problems than it would if it was being cleaned on a regular basis.

Natural Soaps and Quality Dispensers

Another problem that liquid soap faces is that you will be hard pressed to find a completely natural variant. This problem is slowly being solved with more producers being more conscious about the importance of natural ingredients. However, it is still something that you should take into consideration. Liquid soap can also be messy if you are careless with it, but this can be easily solved by a quality reusable soap dispensers. Sometimes, the plastic soap dispensers that come ready to use will be a little fidgety. This is something that you should take into account. Another thing to take into consideration is the spread of germs through the soap dispenser itself. Make sure you are always keeping your fixtures clean to limit the spread of any harmful germs.


Some hand soaps can double as moisturizers. This is important because it should factor into what soap you are thinking of buying for your bathroom design. Moisture is important for both comfort and quality. If you decide to buy a high quality hand soap, you should think about a soap with a moisturizer. Some people have dry hands naturally and require lotion or other moisturizing products in order to feel comfortable for the rest of day. If you can find a great two in one soap, this is definitely something to consider for your health and comfort. It is important to limit the dryness and oil on your skin. This issue can ultimately lead to damaging effects on your skin. You can find this kind of soap in a number of different locations or online because it is gaining a lot of popularity. People understand how important health is, so this is always something to look for no matter what product you are thinking about purchasing at any point in the future.

Hand Sanitizer

The first thing to mention is that hand sanitizer is not a substitute for hand soap. Hand sanitizer is useful for quick use, but it is important to wash your hands with warm water and soap after you use the bathroom. That being said, an alcohol based sanitizer is great for eliminating germs effectively and quickly. You can incorporate a bottle of hand sanitizer in your vanity area for use at your convenience. If you do, you should apply a bit of it after every time you wash your hands to ensure you are completely clean after every use. This is a cheap and effective backup plan. However, it should be stressed that nothing beats soap and warm water. Think about incorporating hand sanitizer in various locations throughout your home. It is always a good idea to prioritize cleanliness in every aspect of your life.

Which One Should You Use?

This will ultimately come down to your personal choice. After reviewing the pros and cons of each soap, take into consideration the benefits and drawbacks of each kind. Think about how each will benefit your bathroom and vanity area. As previously mentioned, bar soap can come in a number of different textures, sizes, shapes and scents, giving you a solid and durable soap. A soap dish is an important piece to work as both a place to keep your soap while working as a beautiful accessory that will add quality and beauty to your vanity area. On the other hand, you have liquid soap. Liquid soap comes in a wide variety of scents, consistencies and textures, giving you similar possibilities as if you were to use bar soap. Liquid soap is often a bit cleaner, you can use a reusable soap dispenser, and is very convenient. On the other hand, it is a bit harder to get creative with it. So the question comes down to which soap you should choose. The type of soap has little to do with the overall design of your bathroom in most cases, but it can sometimes be a factor.

Incorporate Both

Soap should be treated as an individual aspect of your bathroom, but still a beautiful and cohesive aspect as well. If you want to incorporate both, you absolutely can. This will give you some more flexibility as too which soaps you want to use on any given day. You should just make sure that your bar soap doesn’t get dried out due to lack of use over time. If you keep everything clean and organized, you can absolutely incorporate any number of different soaps in your bathroom to achieve your perfect vision of what you think you should have in your complete bathroom design. Hand sanitizer and moisturizer are nice complements to have in your bathroom as well, but just make sure they are just that. Soap should be the number one method for cleaning your hands, but it won;t hurt to include some extra cleaning products as well. When all is said and done, you have the soap that you are most comfortable with and that you can count on to work for you.