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A non-slip bar of soap has been invented, which could finally herald the end to a problem which has plagued mankind for the past 5,000 years.

The designers behind Tetra Soap have crafted the bar into a way which would make it almost impossible to drop.

Designer Mike Mak is the mastermind behind the design, which is based the structure on concrete slabs called tetrapods. 

The Tetrapod was created in France in 1950 as a breakwater barrier to stop erosion and water damage. 

The Tetrapod was created in France in 1950 as a breakwater barrier to stop erosion and water damage

Designer Mike Mak is the mastermind behind the Tetra Soap (left), which is based the structure on concrete slabs called tetrapods (right)

Instead of the typical brick-like bar of soap, the Tetra soap stands on three pivot points which makes it easier to hold.

The quirky shape also reduces the area which the bar rests on, meaning it can dry quicker after use.

A silicone mould is used for each bar and is then cooled down, mixing fixed oils with an alkali, which produces a longer lasting bar.

It takes a month for each bar to ‘cure’ in the moulds and they are then monitored and finished by hand. When used, the shape of the soap is maintained.

Among the ingredients including extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, organic citrus bioflavonoids, tea tree and sandalwood oil and myrrh, all of which do not upset the pH balance of the skin.

The quirky shape also reduces the area which the bar rests on, meaning it can dry quicker after use

The quirky shape also reduces the area which the bar rests on, meaning it can dry quicker after use

Mr Mak, 34, said: ‘Soap has been a day-to-day product throughout our 5,000-year human history.

‘There are thousands of formulas and different ways to manufacture it but the slippery nature of soap and the fact it easily erodes in residue water has not been changed at all in that time.

‘I wanted to change the perception of bar soaps. Tetra Soap is easy to grab even if it’s wet and it will maintain its unique shape as it erodes so it will be easy to hold until the very end.

‘The cold process method is the best for making quality soap – it’s more skin friendly, it creates a rich creamy lather for deep moisturisation and minimises dry, itchy skin.

A silicone mould is used for each bar and is then cooled down, mixing fixed oils with an alkali, which produces a longer lasting bar

A silicone mould is used for each bar and is then cooled down, mixing fixed oils with an alkali, which produces a longer lasting bar

‘Our customers love the smell and texture of Tetra Soap and think it’s beautiful to display in their bathrooms.’

The bar weights 100g and is available to buy from the company’s website tetrasoap.com.

It costs £16 or you can get a year subscription for £169, which comes with a felt coaster for the soap to sit on.  

The bar weights 100g and is available to buy from the company's website tetrasoap.com

The bar weights 100g and is available to buy from the company’s website tetrasoap.com



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