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    Howdy gentlemen!

    Being a very frugal person and super picky I have dealing with an issue of absolutely minimal importance. Empty soap containers for refill pucks like Tabac or DR Harris. Yes, I could buy the ones offered, but the mark up is silly. I could buy old spice mugs, but I want a lid. Plastic is a no go, too light and I don't like the sharpish edge that rubs on the brush as you load. Pyrex is the next logical choice, but I not a huge fan...

    So, what do I do. I love the glass containers of MdC; seals well, hefty and it isn't plastic. So, peel back an MdC label find the manufacturer, based in France with an exorbitant minimum order quantity (a couple hundred is too many, for me at least). Other sellers have some 200ml glass jars, yet minimum quantity of 24 is still a bit ridiculous. Roughly 7 bucks each with shipping and lids.

    I decided to give the problem to my father as a gift request for Christmas. Couple days later I get a text, "what do you feel about candy dishes?"

    I got 4 of them for Christmas, and though they won't really *seal* like MdC, they hit all the other buttons. I'll post some pics after work, but my SOTD has the one my Tabac resides in.

    Now, what to put in the other 3? And what are some alternative containers you like to use?

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    I like to use Pyrex glass containers for shave soaps. Unfortunately I have forgotten the size.

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    I think Bob and I are both using these little glass dishes. I get mine in multi packs from Canadian Tire or any other big box store when I go to Canada. I think they are around $1.50 each when purchased in the eight packs.
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    Oh, they are about one cup.
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    I have been using this art deco dish from a ladies dresser set that i found at a antique store. The fabric on the top isn't exactly masculine and i could replace it with wood or leather if i wanted to. Actually matches a hand mirror and brush that my Mom had when i was a kid so i've left it as is. the lid doesn't seal tight but it's a good enough fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RezDog View Post
    I think Bob and I are both using these little glass dishes. I get mine in multi packs from Canadian Tire or any other big box store when I go to Canada. I think they are around $1.50 each when purchased in the eight packs.

    Oh, they are about one cup.
    Yes we are. I should add Anchor Hocking has similar ones but I like the Pyrex ones better.

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    I also use these!
    Quote Originally Posted by RezDog View Post
    I think Bob and I are both using these little glass dishes. I get mine in multi packs from Canadian Tire or any other big box store when I go to Canada. I think they are around $1.50 each when purchased in the eight packs.
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    Oh, they are about one cup.
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    I use empty mothers polish containers. wash them good, remove label and put label from soap on lid for identification.

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    I really like the PETG Soap Jars from Maggard's, they are very well made, are flatter than most containers, and stack very well. They also sell a nice Black Plastic 5 oz. soap container, if cost is an issue.

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    I found these at a locwl store. I just dont like that the soap is under the edge/rim of the glass...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gasman View Post
    I found these at a locwl store. I just dont like that the soap is under the edge/rim of the glass...
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    You beat me to it so I won't take a picture.

    I don't remember how many of these a kilo of Cella fills up???????????????
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