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Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 03:13 pm

I'm looking for a relatively water-tight (needn't be perfect) cylindrical container, ~2.5" in diameter, and ~1.5-2" in height, opening at the top.

This is to contain shaving soap, both for everyday use and to travel. Plastic is ok, metal might be more fun in the long run, I don't much mind if it has brand names printed on it or mild stray aromas. Unlike hand soap, shaving soap doesn't get very wet, so the seal can be approximate.

Surely someone knows where the exact thing can be found inexpensively/free, and I just haven't thought of the right place to look. Any ideas?

Thursday, March 24th, 2011 07:19 pm (UTC)
Gladware makes small, disposable, cylindrical containers that might work, but I don't know how leakproof they would be for traveling. I have some that I use for lunches, but they don't get nearly the amount of banging around that one for travel would get.

I also have some old powdered bullion containers that are glass and cylindrical and don't leak. Glass may not travel that well, either, but I've never felt like these were at any risk of breaking. If you don't object to glass, go poke around the grocery store and see what looks like might work out for you.

For other sources, try a camping supply place (I know REI has a selection of random containers) or a Container Store if you have any around. It would at least give you a start on what to look for.