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An Effortless 4-step Guide on How to Make Soap Flakes Quickly

How to Make Soap Flakes
Looking for the easiest way of making soap flakes at home? I mean why should you spend money on something that can be easily made at home in less than 30 minutes? Read this article to know what you need to do.
HobbyZeal Staff
Last Updated: Feb 26, 2018
Soap flakes are used for various cleaning and crafting recipes. They are more gentle and user-friendly, and a little quantity is more than enough for cleaning purposes. Although you can find soap flakes in the market after looking around in a few shops, but, I, personally, don't see any sense in spending money and time searching for something that is so easy to make at home. It doesn't even take half an hour, so you needn't worry about any delay in your schedule, all you need to do is get the right ingredients and know the right technique to make them. To be really honest with you, I feel making soap flakes is easier than making goo. So there you go, no need to worry about the complications involved. In fact, if you are among those who use soap flakes for cleaning and crafts, then you must make them at home and see how much money you can save.
The best thing about pure soap flakes is that they can be used for cleaning each and everything possible on this planet. Right from your sensitive clothes, to your pets, to the sensitive floors, and furniture. If you have a baby at home, then using soap flakes for washing the baby's clothes, blankets and toys is a good choice considering that conventional soaps contain a lot of harmful chemicals and irritants that can cause rashes or allergies to the baby's skin. The bottom line is that pure soap flakes can be used to clean anything that is extremely fragile and sensitive. Be it your baby, your pets, clothes, jewelry, fabrics, or antiques. Which is why, having a container full of organic soap flakes at home is always an added benefit. After knowing the uses of soap flakes, let us now have a look at what you would need to do in order to make soap flakes on your own.
Making Pure Soap Flakes at Home

Ingredients Required -
  • Soap
  • Grater
  • Paper towel or plate
  • Air tight container
  • Gloves (optional)
Step by Step Method to Prepare Soap Flakes -

Before we start on with making pure soap flakes, make sure that you use a soap which is made up of 100% vegetable oil. Another point to be noted is that you must avoid using soap bars that have a vet strong fragrance or have artificial coloring and other irritants. Now let us start on with the process of making soap flakes. Excited? Then put on your gloves and let us begin.
Step#1: Take a gentle soap bar that creates a lot of foam, like Castile or Ivory. You can also use any other soap bar after making sure that they are made up of 100% vegetable oil and do not contain irritants.

Step#2: Place a paper towel or paper plate on a flat surface where you would be grating the soap bar. This is so that the grated soap flakes are stored over the paper plate or towel.

Step#3: Place the grater on the paper towel or paper plate and start grating the soap bar. You can use a manual grater or an electric grater, depending on your preference. I would preferably suggest grating the soap at a medium size so that the size of the soap flakes are decent enough.

Step#4: After you are done with grating the soap bar, collect the soap flakes stored at the paper towel or paper plate placed below the grater and store them in an air tight container. This keeps the soap flakes safe from the moisture present in the surrounding atmosphere.

Wasn't that a piece of cake? This is why I said that why would you want to spend your time going to the market looking for soap flakes and purchasing them in exchange of your money, when you can make them at home. Although just make sure that you are careful while grating the soap as it can be slippery at times. This is why wearing gloves would be a good choice. Also, make sure that you use mild and organic soaps for the same purpose. So what are you waiting for? Start arranging for all the things that you need and start making your 'own made' soap flakes.
Soap flakes in wooden bowl
Metal grater