This beautiful wood soap dish keeps water off the bar, therefore helping it last longer. Soap breaks down in water and constantly wet soap bar will disintegrate before your eyes. You wouldn’t sit in acid. Don’t let your soap sit in water.
The best way for soap to last is to have it drain properly. A constantly wet soap bar will disintegrate before your eyes while a dry soap bar will sit comfortably waiting for its time to shine. Shine your skin that is.