Powdered Soap

General info

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  • It is possible to make without a food processor or grater
  • Easy and relaxing!
  • Can be used for making decorative patterns in transparent containers (see bottle and jar tutorials)
  • Can be used for cleaning and easy laundry
  • Difficulty: Easy

What you will need

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  • Strainer
  • Bowl
  • Paring knife
  • Large spoon
  • Cutting mat
  • Poly bag or jar
    Use glass or plastic jars.
    Do not use a jar with an aluminum lid, since alkaline soap causes corrosion in aluminum parts.
  • Soap scraps

Instruction video

Instructions

1. Place the strainer on the bowl.
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2. Put the soap scraps into the strainer.
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3. Gently shake the strainer to sift out little powder from soap scraps.
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4. Take the soap scraps out from the strainer and place them on the cutting mat.
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5. Pick up large soap scraps.
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6. Chop the small or thin soap scraps into tiny pieces with a paring knife.
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7. Place the strainer on the bowl and put the tiny soap pieces into the strainer.
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8. Chop the large soap scraps.
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9. Put the previously cut soap pieces to the strainer with remaining tiny bits of soap.
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10. Grind the soap pieces with a large spoon by moving your hand back and forth, until larger pieces of soap will leave on the strainer.
⚠ī¸ It is recommended to wear a face mask to avoid inhaling soap powder.
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11. Take the pieces out from the strainer and chop them again.
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12. Repeat three previous steps, until strainer is empty.
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13. Put the soap powder into your desired container. Finished!
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