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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2012
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Soap Flakes

Soap Flakes
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I've been holding out with the Soap Flakes. Hoping that designer Nathalie Staempfli would put the wall-mounted and handheld bar-soap-grinding devices into production and sale before I posted them here. Every day I handle a slimy bar of Lever 2000 or, more likely, pick it up and drop it on the shower floor 6 times, I wish I could just buy one already. Maybe if I were more resourceful I could make a Soap Flakes dispenser out of my lemon zester and...something else that would cause a bar of soap to move back and forth across the grating without human hands touching it...but the only thing I really know how to do is look things up on the Internet. So it would be nice, Nathalie Stämpfli, if when I looked your thing up on the Internet, I could also find a way purchase it, and to tell everyone else how to purchase it too should they so choose.

In her quest to design a better way of sanitizing human hands and bodies, Staempfli turned to block soap. While we tend to use liquid soap these days to avoid the slippery block--and germiness of many hands touching it--liquid soap has a high water content, and so is less concentrated. Combined with its plastic bottle packaging, it is generally less eco-friendly than compact, concentrated, easily stacked bars wrapped in paper. The first iteration of Staempfli's design is her wall-mounted dispenser, which wafts out soft flakes at the push of a lever. The second is a standalone grater for placement on bathtub ledges or countertops. Both models produce easily dissolvable cleansing agents for all your dirt and ick removing needs. Or they will someday. Maybe.

Product Source: Nathalie Staempfli
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