Jan 11 2011Body Wash Is For Ladies: Bar-Soap Grinders


If it makes you guys feel any better, I actually use body wash. As a matter of fact, I just reupped at Target last night. I'd tell you what brand I got but I was drunk and it looks like I accidentally picked up a double-pack of Summer's Eve instead. Just kidding, that's what I use. FEMININE FRESHNESS ALL DAY LONG, BABY! These are soap-bar grinders designed by Nathalie Staempfli to help cut back on packaging waste.

Swiss Nathalie Staempfli designed two ingenious soap dispensers that turn a soap bar into beautiful little soap flakes. One version attaches to the wall and allows you to use it with one hand. The other version is a grater that can stand by itself. It can be placed in the same way as a shower gel or shampoo.

Soap bars are more concentrated than liquid soap which has an ecological benefit: You don't transport water around the globe and they only use paper for packaging. The solid blocks can easily be piled and allow a greater space efficiency during transportation.

Pretty cool, right? I thought so. So cool, in fact, I replaced an organ-grinder monkey's organ with a soap-grinder and chained him to the back of my toilet tank. Sure he tries to pick bugs out my hair whenever I sit down to pee and smears his own shit all over the walls, but come on, I've got a soap-grinding monkey -- HOW COOL IS THAT?!

Hit the jump for a shot of the handheld model.


Nathalie's Website
Soap Flakes [swiss-miss]

Thanks to John and Matt, who don't grind soap as much as they grind rails God, please tell me you're not still into Rollerblading.

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Reader Comments

I'll take five, and also I 'll take first.

That is really awesome! It probably makes handmade soap last longer and is a great solution to keep soap bars from totally disintegrating. (you know when soap gets left in a puddle and turns to ooze? This would stop that!)

Err..This is just a pepper grinder.... Is it so difficult to lather?

This is really oddly sexy.

Louis of http://aprettyage.blogspot.com/

back before liquid soap was the norm, public restrooms would have powdered soap dispensers. Liquid soap was an improvement for a reason.

"...whenever I sit down to pee...." You wanna know, how I know you're Gay!

That's fine and all but what am I supposed to leave taint hair all over then?

im getting more suspicious that GW is pretty much a chick. that or he's reaaaaaaally feminine. excuse me while i flee.

Won't take long before someone puts cheese in it for a prank.

you had me at soap-grinding monkey...

I'd name it, The Shredder!

I have always wanted to use soap, but it has never looked enough like dandruff to me.


Check this out: I totally invented this ingenious thing that can turn a block of cheese into shredded cheese!

It totally saves the environment somehow because instead of buying a wasteful bag of shredded cheese, now you can just buy a block of cheese and shred it yourself.

Blocks of cheese are more concentrated than bags of cheese. And there's even a hand held version you can keep in the kitchen!

Every prisoner in the world wants one STAT!!!!!

the Geekologie a Woman???

You sir just blew my mind,
The GW being a girl would make a lot of sense but at the same time it wouldn't

makes sense because:
Pink fonts and pink and black layout
the obsession with male dinosaurs
the lack of cursing in this site
the gay jokes

but it would blow my mind if he was a girl because:
geek in technology
the gay jokes
the nature of some of the posts

maybe he is just a girl, on the inside

That's not new. My elementary school had those in the bathroom. You would turn a crank on the side and out would come white powdered soap. And it had a funny chemical smell lol


I actually didn't mind how the ground soap lathered up (found some dispensers in an old university bathroom)

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