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Tetrapod-shaped soap makes for easy gripping

Tetrapod-shaped soap makes for...
Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, Tetra Soap is available now through the company’s website
Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, Tetra Soap is available now through the company’s website
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Tetra soap looks more like a paperweight than a cleaning product
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Tetra soap looks more like a paperweight than a cleaning product
Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, Tetra Soap is available now through the company’s website
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Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, Tetra Soap is available now through the company’s website
Tetra Soap is cast in a silicone mold and finished off by hand
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Tetra Soap is cast in a silicone mold and finished off by hand
Tetra Soap is cast in a silicone mold
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Tetra Soap is cast in a silicone mold
Tetra Soap is cast in a silicone mold
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Tetra Soap is cast in a silicone mold
Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, Tetra Soap is available now through the company’s website
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Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, Tetra Soap is available now through the company’s website
Tetra soap looks more like a paperweight than a cleaning product
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Tetra soap looks more like a paperweight than a cleaning product
Tetra Soap is cast in a silicone mold
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Tetra Soap is cast in a silicone mold

Bar-shaped soap is great for sliding into your palm and all over your body, but as we all know it can be hard to keep a good handle on. Tetra Soap is a clever new solution to this little dilemma, taking the form of a tetrapod to more easily remain in your grasp.

The oils and fats that give soap its cleaning abilities also make it a slippery customer, especially once its been used in the shower or wash basin a few times. Tetra soap looks more like a paperweight than a cleaning product, but the natural oils packed inside are claimed to produce a creamy lather rich enough for any pair of dirty hands.

Ingredients include castor oil, myrrh essential oil, organic citrus bioflavonoids and tea tree oil, which are cast in a silicone mold to give the soap its tetrapod shape, before it is finished off by hand and cured for 30 days.

Palm oil is also listed as an ingredient, and is a commonly found in cold-pressed soap like this as it contributes to its hardness. The popularity of palm oil for use in not just soap, but also the food industry, is a huge driver of deforestation for the sake of palm oil plantations, and therefore contributes significantly to biodiversity loss. Sustainable sources of palm oil do exist and we enquired with Tetra Soap about where their's comes from, but did not receive a response.

Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, Tetra Soap is available now through the company’s website
Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, Tetra Soap is available now through the company’s website

It does look like soap that would be easier to hold, but one that wouldn't agree so well with the contours of the body, so perhaps it would be best suited to hand washing duties. The gap created underneath the soap also means it won't be resting in water when not in use, which should extend its lifecycle.

Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, Tetra Soap is available now through the company's website, with prices starting at US$23 for a single pack.

You can check out the promo video below, and we'll update this story if we hear back regarding how the company sources its palm oil.

Source: Tetra Soap

Say goodbye to ugly brick shaped soaps that are slippery to hold – and say hello to TETRA SOAP.

5 comments
ChairmanLMAO
well there's a jail comment to be made
CarolynFarstrider
Looking so good, then they refer to 'nutrients' - baloney.
ljaques
Um, how do you get that shape into your armpit or crotch? It's not deodorant soap, so your body will start stinking a few hours later, about the time the tea tree oil smell wears off. It's not anti-perspirant, so that's a plus, with no pore-clogging contaminants. Last, but not least, it won't stay in that shape. Soap is slippery when wet, and will fall out of your hands no matter what the shape. When it hits the tub or shower floor, one or more of the spikes will break off. Points for ingenuity, until you get to the gray color. WTH? Question: Does the castor oil make it smell like a motocross? ;)
Wolf0579
Personally, I will not used bar soap. Look at the residue it leaves on the sink. I prefer not to have that on my skin. It's liquid soap for me. You can keep the waxy residue.
Nik
Or, you can use a plastic bottle of liquid soap, with any number of ingredients, to your choice, or personal recipe, which doesn't leave a sticky mess wherever its placed in the bathroom, and if dropped, wont shatter, and can be used as a hair shampoo easily if required. No problem with it being slippery either.