However, I think there should be even more people making laundry soap. Well, this no grate laundry detergent trick will help us DIY-ers take over the world!
If you have ever made laundry detergent- you know the worst part of it all is grating the bar of soap.
It has turned many people away from the huge money savings because they just don’t have the time or patience to deal with grating soap.
If you are one of those people- this trick will change your world. Well, maybe that is a bit dramatic- but still slightly true!
No Grate Laundry Detergent Trick
So a friend posted on a Facebook that she was making a batch of laundry detergent. She mentioned that a site she visited suggested microwaving the soap bar to save the time of grating it. My first thought was- ‘that doesn’t make sense’. But the more I thought about it- the more excited I became to try it.
I like to dry my soap out before grating it. It makes it a lot easier.
The Microwave could help move that drying process along!
Or it might just explode in the microwave. Or maybe melt into a buttery mess.
Time for a Pin Test!
How Does She shared their homemade laundry detergent recipe and suggested that microwaving would save you the time and energy from grating the soap. They used Zote but I use Fels Naptha. I decided to give this a try with my soap to see if it really works.
Cut bar of soap into 5 pieces and place on microwave safe plate.
Microwave soap. I had to microwave the Fels Naptha for 1 minute and 45 seconds. However, the original post used Zote and microwaved for 1 minute. Use your best judgement- microwave until your soap looks like its expanding and turning into a loaf of soap bread.
Let the soap sit and cool down– all the way. I would just walk away and let it sit for like 20 minutes. Have patience. If you try to crumble your soap too early- you will burn your hand. I may or may not know all about this. I may or may not have a burn mark on my hand. But if I did- it would all be for the cause.
The soap should actually crumble easily! It first crumbles in big pieces. Then you will want to take it between your hands and rub it back and forth. Most of it becomes a fine powder. The more you do it- the finer it will be.
Does the No Grate Homemade Laundry Detergent Trick Work?
I will never grate another bar of soap again in my life! Seriously.
But will it work with my soap?
Fels Naptha worked in this case.
Zote reportedly worked at HowDoesShe.com
However, during a Facebook conversation- one person said “The Dr. Bronner’s does not fall apart in the microwave. It just gets hot and sticky.”
Have you tried this No Grate Laundry Detergent Trick with a different bar of soap? Let us know if it works by leaving us a comment.