All of our decorative soap dishes are made by us with the unique items we have collected or found in our travels or from items we simply think would be unique and fun to add to your home decor. The seashells we use in our soap dishes come from our time on the beach in Nags Head North Carolina. We all really enjoy seashell hunting. The base of the soap dish is made of cement and has four rubber feet to hold it securely on you countertop and to prevent scratching. We use an epoxy resin to give the water look to the soap dish and to make a flat surface that eliminates nooks and crannies for soap residue to reside. To clean this soap dish simply rinse it off or lightly use a toothbrush to remove soap scum.