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11 Geeky Soaps to Level Up Your Hygiene

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Everyone remembers at least one family member who had a little bowl of decorative soap in the bathroom that you absolutely could not use. At the time, it seemed pretty strange to have soap "just for show," but after you see some of these amazing and geeky soaps we dug up, you might be swayed to do the same. 

1. POKEMON CARTRIDGES; $10

When Pokemon Red and Blue hit the shelves, a whole generation suddenly found themselves glued to their Game Boys. Pay homage to those classic video games with these tiny bars of soap, which look just like the original Game Boy cartridges. Each of the citrus-y smelling soaps comes in a plastic case, just like the real game. 

Find It: Amazon

2. TARDIS ON A ROPE; $20

This soap will transport you to a time when you're more clean. The blue rectangular soap looks like the TARDIS from Doctor Who and comes with a handy rope to prevent the time machine from slipping out of your hands. It even comes in a special polyester carrying case for cleaning on the go.

Find It: ThinkGeek

3. DRAGON EGGS; $13

Now you can pretend to be like Game of Thrones's Daenerys Targaryen and hatch three of your own baby dragons. Instead of walking through flames, you just need to walk into the shower. This set comes with three scaly eggs and three sleeping dragons. Unfortunately, there are no dragons inside the eggs, but at least you can have the dragon soap immediately.

Find It: Etsy

4. GAME CONTROLLERS; $13

Unfortunately for addicted gamers, you can't take an actual controller into the bath, but at least you can take these soapy replicas. You can now wash yourself with a citrus smelling Sega Mega Drive that's made to scale. 

Find it: Firebox

5. CAFFEINATED SOAP; $7-$15

Showers are about to get a lot more energizing—no freezing cold water needed. This vegetable-based glycerine soap is made with caffeine to give you a morning jumpstart, even before your first cup of coffee. Each bar has about 200 milligrams of caffeine per serving/shower. It also has a refreshing peppermint smell—but no, it's not edible.

Find It: ThinkGeek

6. NINTENDO 64 CARTRIDGES; $16

Who knew nostalgia could be so cleansing? These bars of soap are life-sized replicas of Nintendo 64 games. You can decide to play/bathe with Super Smash Brothers, GoldenEye 007, or The Legend of Zelda. You don't even have to blow into these citrus-scented soaps to get them to work.

Find it: Firebox

7. UNICORN POOP; $12

Unicorns are magical and mysterious creatures that provide endlessly useful products for humans. Unicorn blood apparently lets you extend your life, so it makes sense that their poop can get you clean. Is there anything these sparkly ponies can't do?

Find It: Amazon

8. MAKE YOUR OWN GEMS; $40

Still can't find the right soap? Take matters into your own hands and make your own. This DIY kit lets you create soaps that look like crystals and gemstones. Each kit comes with enough materials to create two colorful, full-sized gemstones. The box comes with clear and white soap base, food coloring, and molds. Once you're finished crafting, you can hop right into the shower with your new creation. 

Find It: ModCloth

9. POKEBALL; $6

This Pokeball soap is the perfect motivation for getting into the shower. Once you use it enough, a mystery Pokemon figurine will begin to emerge. The bi-colored balls of soap are made with a goat's milk soap base, glycerin, and essential oils. The six-ounce soaps smell like "oran berries" fresh from Palett Town.

Find It: Etsy

10. NUCLEAR ELEMENT SOAP; $20

This radioactive (looking) soap lets you wash your hands even in the dark. The set comes with three glow-in-the dark soaps: uranium, plutonium, and fallout shelter. Each one smells like fresh rainwater. 

Find It: ThinkGeek

11. ADMIRAL ACKBAR; $5

This surprisingly elaborate bar of soap looks like Star Wars's Admiral Ackbar. The figure comes in any color or scent you would like. It'll have your guests yelling "it's a trap!" from the bathroom as you lock them in.

Find It: Etsy

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May the Forks Be With You: This Is the Star Wars Dinnerware You Didn't Know You Needed
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Art Deco meets space opera in a new collection of Star Wars-themed dinnerware, released just in time for May the 4th (Star Wars Day).

The collection comes from ThinkGeek, whose annual Star Wars Day sale has become a go-to source for movie merchandise, offering everything from a Chewbacca necktie to a Death Star waffle maker, because even Stormtroopers need to eat a balanced breakfast.

Dubbed the Lando Calrissian Accents Collection, it includes a bottle stopper and two different sets of porcelain salad plates with golden accents. One set features Lando’s name in Aurebesh, an alphabet that appears in Star Wars, while the other bears a detailed Art Deco design.

Also featured is a set of Han Solo highball glasses, so that the next time you break out the Solo cups, they won't be the red plastic variety that litter frat house floors. The design was inspired by the Millennium Falcon.

Solo-themed plates
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Solo-themed highball glass
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Solo-themed bottle stopper
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The products are all officially licensed merchandise for the upcoming film Solo: A Star Wars Story, coming to theaters May 25.

Looking for other ways to celebrate Star Wars Day? We have a few suggestions for how to spend your day.

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19 Unusual Socks for Snazzy Feet
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Kick it in one of these pairs of cool socks.

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1. ART; $15.99

Make your feet a canvas with these artsy socks. This set of eight pairs features classics including van Gogh's Starry Night and Botticelli's Birth of Venus.

Find it: Amazon

2. BOB ROSS; $12

Look at all those happy little trees! It's impossible not to smile while wearing these Bob Ross socks.

Find it: Amazon

3. ALIEN VISITOR; $11.50

I want to believe—in fancy footwear. These alien socks are perfect for Ufologists and other conspiracy theorists who always have an eye on the sky.

Find it: Amazon

4. SHARK CREW SOCKS; FROM $10.98

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Amazon

These fun socks make it look like sharks are eating your feet.

Find it: Amazon

5. TAPATIO; $10

These socks are hot! Just like the hot sauce they show.

Find it: Amazon

6. LIBRARY CARD; $10.25

Out of Print makes a variety of book-themed products for bibliophiles—and, even better, they donate one book for each pair of socks purchased. This particular pair looks like the library cards you might have found in libraries back in the day.

Find it: Amazon

7. WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE; $10

Here's another excellent selection from Out of Print. This pair of socks is dedicated to Where the Wild Things Are. The bottoms say "Let the Wild / Rumpus Start."

Find it: Out of Print

8. STUDIO GHIBLI; $12.50

Lovers of the films by Studio Ghibli will get a kick out of these striped socks. Each pair features a scene from a different movie: Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, and Howl's Moving Castle.

Find it: Amazon

9. HELLO PUPPY DOGS; $12.95

These adorable socks have polka dots and giant dog faces on the front. Each pair comes with floppy ears that peek over the edge of the socks. The breeds include what looks like a Pomeranian, a Boston terrier, and a French bulldog.

Find it: Amazon

10. EINSTEIN; $12

These are the perfect socks to wear while filling up a blackboard with equations. The pair comes with a picture of Einstein sporting some cool shades.

Find it: Amazon

11. CONSTELLATIONS; $11.50

These fun socks feature a few constellations, including Ursa Minor and Orion.

Find it: Amazon

12. DOCTOR WHO; $14.95

Doctor Who Tardis Women's Knee High Socks
Jet

Doctor Who fans are going to want to get their hands on these knee high TARDIS socks.

Find it: Jet

13. POKEMON; $2.42

Pokemon Ankle Socks
AliExpress

Show off your love of Pokemon with Pikachu, Charmander, Psyduck, and Squirtle socks.

Find it: AliExpress

14. SAILOR MOON; $9.99

Defend the world against evil in the name of the Moon, with these Sailor socks. The pack of six comes with Sailor Moon, Sailor Mars, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Venus, Sailor Jupiter, and Chibiusa.

Find it: Amazon

15. THE LITTLE PRINCE; $10.25

According to the pilot in Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic book The Little Prince, the titular character probably hitches a ride off of his planet (B-612) and across the universe on a flock of birds. These Out of Print socks depict the pilot's drawing of the Little Prince taking to the skies.

Find it: Amazon

16. PENCILS; $10

Pencils are key for crosswords, drawings, and jotting down important notes. Celebrate the beloved writing utensil with these incredible socks.

Find it: Amazon

17. STORM TROOPER; $25

Stormtrooper socks
Buckle

These cool socks look just like Storm Troopers from the Star Wars franchise. They fit shoe sizes 9–12.

Find it: Buckle

18. SUSHI; $19.99

Sushi socks
Amazon

At first, this looks like a plush platter of sushi. When you unravel the "food," you'll discover it's actually two pairs of socks rolled to look like salmon and cucumber sushi.

Find it: Amazon

19. LEGO; $12

LEGO socks
Lord & Taylor

Stepping on LEGO bricks hurts, so protect yourself! We recommend this pair of LEGO-themed socks, plus a pair of slippers for good measure.

Find it: Lord & Taylor

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