Block Dock soap and shampoo bar holder
Block Dock soap and shampoo bar holder
Block Dock soap and shampoo bar holder
Block Dock soap and shampoo bar holder
Block Dock soap and shampoo bar holder
Block Dock soap and shampoo bar holder
Block Dock soap and shampoo bar holder

Block Dock soap and shampoo bar holder

Regular price $30.00 Free shipping within New Zealand for orders over $30
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Say goodbye to soggy soap!

The Block DockTM  soap dish is made from aluminium and is powder-coated in hardwearing, long-lasting paint.

Light as a feather weighing less than 30 grams! Block DockTM vertical soap dish is 8.45cm wide, 5.6cm tall and 4.35cm deep. It fits bars up to 4cm in depth – the shortest side of your bar, and safely stores all shapes sizes and brands of bars!

Rectangular bars store best when sitting against the front of the Dock. You may need to apportion the weight of the bar front to back as it changes its shape over time. If your bar is extra wide, long or heavy it’s easier to use and lasts longer if cut in two.

A suction cup comes with each Block DockTM to enable wall mounting. It WILL adhere to glass, mirror, vitreous china, steel, most smooth tiles, and acrylic. It will NOT adhere to textured tiles, paint etc because the suction cup cannot form the vacuum it needs to work. Please be sure to read the tips on installation and care (link below) including solutions for suction cup unsucking! 

Additional holes in the back make it possible for you to thread a cable tie or wire through for tying onto a fixture.

And cleaning is quick and easy. Just slip it off the suction cup and give it a clean while you shower each week or so - with a thorough dry to follow. With your good care, your Block DockTM should stay in tip top condition for the long haul. It doesn't suit the dishwasher so please don't be tempted by that. The Block DockTM bonus is the time you save on cleaning the bathroom, without all that bottle clutter and spillage - and the ick of traditional soap dishes!

The Block Dock TM soap dish was born in Riverton, Southland and is Made in New Zealand. 

LOCATION

  • Locate your Block DockTM soap dish outside of direct water spray to prolong the life of your bar. Use your shampoo, conditioner, or soap bar straight onto your wet hair or body. It does not need extra time under water. Put your bar back into the Block DockTM when you are done.
  • The Block DockTM is designed to allow air flow around all sides which enables your bar to dry fast and last. When your bar stays solid you won’t lose your money to mush!
  • In basins and sinks it is a good idea to suction the Block DockTM to the inside the bowl and outside the fall of the tap water. In the bath it should be placed above the water level. This approach allows you to keep your surfaces clear and lessens cleaning time - because any residue drains directly away to a drain. Bonus! 

INSTALLATION

  1. Clean the suction cup and the surface you want the Block DockTM soap dish to adhere to. Use isopropyl alcohol if needed and it is suitable for your surface.
  2. Thoroughly wet the back of the suction cup with water and place it in your desired location. Press hard on the head of the suction cup where you want it to stay. Check the whole of the suction cup is flat against your surface and stays put. Give it some time to be sure it has strongly adhered.
  3. Slip your Block DockTM over the head of the suction cup, pulling it down to fit tight in the top of the keyhole on the back face of the Dock.
  4. Add any shampoo, conditioner, or soap bar.
    • If your bar is extra-wide, extra-long or especially heavy, cut it into pieces for use. If you are using a rectangular bar in a wide Block DockTM position it hard against the front flanges for stability. 
    • If your bar is not sitting comfortably, angle it with the top towards the back of the Block DockTM and the bottom towards the front. As bars change their shape and weight from time to time, you may need to adjust their placement after use for stability. You can also adjust the Block DockTM itself slightly from side to side while attached to the suction cup adhered to achieve balance.
    • If your bar feels a little tight when new, gently pinch the legs of the Block DockTM together to give the bar a boost up. Within a couple of uses your bar will move in and out with ease.
    • When your bar becomes small, begin to store it horizontally or lightly press it to the inner side of the soap dish. Use it in the flat of your hand until the last sliver disappears or attach it to your next bar while both bars are wet. In this way you can avoid any wastage.
    • When you want to change the location of your Block DockTM soap dish simply lift the small tag on the suction cup and the suction will break.

     IF YOUR SURFACE WON’T STICK TRY THESE IDEAS

    • Give your suction cup a 10-minute soak in a cup of hot water then try the installation steps again, leaving time between each step - overnight is good.
    • Suction to the nearest glass surface.

    • Use the two multipurpose holes in the back of the Block DockTM soap dish to thread a cable tie (the best option for a tight fit), stainless wire, twist tie or similar through. Then tie tight around the shower rail or other fixture.

    • Try a CommandTM brand wet/dry bath strip or ScotchTM brand outdoor mounting tape on the back of the Block DockTM. Always check if suitable for your surface before using.
    • If your surface allows it, install with flat-head screws.

    CARE

    Wipe the Block DockTM soap dish clean with your finger while showering and then dry it completely. To keep it in tip top condition, clean weekly.

    Your suction cup will also benefit from a regular clean. Soap residue on its back is best cleaned with isopropyl alcohol. In time the suction cup may need to be replaced if it begins to deteriorate.

    With your good care the Block DockTM will give you many years of soap-saving service.

    Take care not to scratch or penetrate the powder coating, and never put the Block DockTM in a dishwasher as these actions will reduce its lifespan.

    If you have a Shower Dome® Shower Top or similar, be sure to give your bars some time in fresh air every few days. If your bar has gone soft, it needs time outside the shower. The Block DockTM will adhere to the outside of your glass or acrylic shower or stand on the flat in a ventilated area.

    THANK YOU

    Your efforts to reduce plastic waste by ditching products in bottles and switching to replacements in solid bars for all your handwashing, haircare, bathing, and beauty needs are absolutely worth it.

    • Think of the plastic bottles that will not be produced, and the fossil fuels not used up in that process. Think of the plastic waste saved from oceans and waterways, and the microplastics saved from littering our landscapes.
    • Consider the volume of water savings, since bottles of liquid soap and shampoo are largely full of it, while a bar is concentrated goodness activated with water you are already using.
    • Now clean and easy to achieve with the Block DockTM, making the simple swap from products in plastic bottles to replacements in solid bars will contribute to positive environmental change at not insignificant levels. Consider your own product use over a lifetime, then multiply that volume by everyone participating in this 'better by bar' movement. Who will you help to join?
    • Designed to dry bars fast so they last, the Block DockTM soap dish will deliver more value from every bar you store in it, so over time you will buy fewer bars. It will save you both money and mess, with less time spent on bathroom cleaning too - because there are no soggy bars or messy dishes.
    • Being small in scale, it is easy to fit multiples in your shower. Everyone can have their own bar, for everything, and no longer will you need to share your favourite soap. You can joyfully buy bars at markets and from soap makers in your community safe in the knowledge that your Block DockTM soap dish will keep them in good shape for use.

    The team here at Goodgirl xo have striped down to the bare essentials.

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