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    Default Great soap bowls at the Dollar Store!

    Howdy!

    As I read previously on this board: THE DOLLAR STORE IS YOUR FRIEND!

    I just found some great unbreakable shaving bowls with water tight screw on lids...
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    Crayola® Insulated Containers (for kid-size soup in a lunch box maybe?)

    A 3.25 oz / 100 g cake of shaving soap fits neatly in the bottom.

    It beats the $12 I paid for a Schöne Stainless Steel Half Hemisphere (which won't contain the soap very well when traveling...)
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    Little plastic bowl for a dollar - to use when traveling.
    Someone in China may have thought this is what a raccoon looks like.
    To me, it looks more like a badger.
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    Little salsa bowls from a dollar store work well also. Some have a slightly rough interior that help build lather.
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    I thought that the blue one was appropriate for my hyper-mentholated soap from Turkey:

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    I don't have a clue what "No BPA" means...

    EDIT: Now I do... it stands for Bisphenol A (BPA).
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    From what I remember talking to a plastics guy I knew, BPA is only going to be a problem with heat. However, to get rid of the BPA and maintain the capabilities of the plastic, they just replace it with a similar chemical that has the same issues.
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    $1.50 salsa bowl from Walmart..long time favorite

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    The salsa bowl is exactly what I use cheap, rough interior to help with lathering.

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    Doesn't anybody create a lather on the face anymore ? I use a soap bowl to hold the soap for filling the brush than I whip up the lather on my face with a Parker silver tip badger brush, (helps to prep the skin and work in the soap to create a smoother shave )
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    Quote Originally Posted by dinnermint View Post
    From what I remember talking to a plastics guy I knew, BPA is only going to be a problem with heat. However, to get rid of the BPA and maintain the capabilities of the plastic, they just replace it with a similar chemical that has the same issues.
    Yes, but since we know about BPA now, the marketing ploy is "BPA free," because it sounds better than...

    "NOW WITH AN ENTIRELY NEW TOXIN!!!"

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