How to Create a DIY Travel Soap Case for Your Next Adventure

Swapping out liquid soaps, shampoos, and conditioners for their bar alternatives not only saves a ton of packaging but is also incredibly helpful for travelling. No more worrying about liquid limits or exploding bottles of product! However, you will need something to carry it in, which is why this DIY travel soap case is perfect. Whether you’re just spending a quick night somewhere or going for a longer trip, having a soap case or two is so important!

DIY Travel Soap Case

A good DIY travel soap case will keep your soap from getting any residue on your other belongings, and make the soap itself easier to handle between uses. The following DIY is a soft pouch to place your soap in. While you can put the soap back in the pouch directly after using, it’s best to let the soap sit and dry for an hour or two if possible.

You will need:

  • An old washcloth or towel
  • Fabric scissors
  • A sewing machine or needle and thread
  • Ruler or tape measure

Next, you’ll cut the fabric down to the appropriate size, sew the edges, and then turn it inside out to hide the seams. The entire process takes just minutes! Follow the DIY travel soap case video instructions here.

Additional DIY Travel Soap Case Options and Ideas

If you aren’t handy with a sewing machine, you can create your own makeshift soap case using items you probably already have around the house.


Many people simply wrap their soap in a washcloth and pack it as is. You can also wrap a hair tie or an extra bit of ribbon around the outside if you’re worried that the washcloth will fall off the soap. Either way, the washcloth will protect your belongings from getting any product on them.

Small pots 

 You can use any silicone bag, small pot or Tupperware. I’ve used this mini collapsible silicone pot while travelling. Failing that, I also have a specific pot by Foamie that’s great if you’re moving a lot and the cloth bags could not be the best option as they do not dry as fast.

Cut off what you need

You can also estimate how much product you’ll need and simply cut off a chunk of the bar. If you’re only going away for a few days or a week, this method works great! Then, add the new, smaller bar to whatever old containers you have. Old candle tins and makeup tins work great for this – of course, be sure to clean them out first!

Mesh produce bags

Mesh produce bags can conveniently double as a soap bag! There are pros and cons to this option – first, it has a drawstring so you can hang the soap in the shower and allow it to dry out. When you’re done travelling, you can wash the bag and use it for produce again. However, you will need to make sure you have time to allow the soap and bag to dry out before putting it back in your suitcase. 

If you want a bag specifically designed for this purpose, you can also purchase one, like this soap tin from Foamie or saver from Zefiro. This aluminum travel case is another great option. Don’t forget to store your bar on a self-draining soap dish at home to get the most life out of your soap bar!

Let me know if you have any DIY travel soap case options that have worked for you! 

Mia Hadrill
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