Although not as common as it used to be, most households still have got at least one bar of soap. You just never know when it may come in handy. Especially when you don’t know what you can actually do with it.
And you can do with it many more things than you think. Here come top 14 applications of soap bars.
#1 Pest repellent
Nobody likes bugs, especially at home. Luckily, soap can keep them at bay.
– A bar of soap (wrapped in a thin cloth) will keep away mice and moths
– A soapy water is a simple yet effective way to repel insects in your garden. Just make some soap solution and spray it all over plants leaves.
– Hang some soap bars along your garden edge. This will hold back deer and hares hoping for a snack of your plants
#2 Refreshing clothes and removing stains
Each stain calls for a slightly different approach. However, soap is one of the few agents that handle almost all of them. Rub the stain with the soap and then wash the clothes.
If your new leather shoes are a bit too tight, grab a bar of soap and rub it in. This will soften the leather and your feet won’t be so sore anymore.
#4 Paint stains
It’s always the same. No matter how much protection tape you use, there are always some stain stains on the floor, handles and anywhere else. If you use the soap to rub the frames of door and other metal elements, all the stains there will be much easier to remove.
#5 Liquid soap
It’s obvious that most of you prefer liquid soap. Remember, though, that using soap bars you can make your own liquid soap. All you need is a quarter of melted soap, some water and essence oil.
#6 Clean fingernails
Before you start working in your garden, wash your nails using a bar of soap. The soap trapped underneath your fingernails will form a barrier for the dirt and dust. Once you finish your gardening chores, you will only need some water to get your nails clean.
#7 Restless legs syndrome
If you suffer from RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome) put a bar of soap under your bed sheet. Although this trick has got no scientific grounds, 42% of respondents reported that the bar helped them relieve the painful crumps and restless legs movements.
#8 Replacing WD-40
WD-40 is a cult product, fixing an infinite number of such household problems as squeaking doors, stuck drawers or jacket zips. The truth is that it is also a bar of soap that can remedy those issues.
#9 Oil leak
Oil leak is a serious thing. To quickly remedy that, take a bar of Irish Spring and rub the spot where the oil leaks. That will seal it for some time. However, remember to get it fixed as soon as you can.
#10 DIY air refresher
Put a bar into a bag or cover with some cloth with a few holes in it. The soap will release a nice smell for a long time. That is why you can put it into your PE kit bag, clothes drawers or other places where a fresh scent will do.
#11 Itchy places
Itchy bites or rash caused by some plants could be a nuisance. However, there are a few ways you can deal with it. Of course one of the most effective one is soap. Rub the itchy place and the bite or rash will immediately be less intensive.
#12 Recycle soap leftovers
Once you use most of your bar (perhaps testing some of our soap hacks) use the remaining bits to make new soap and put them into bags to make your own refresher.
#12 Eyebrows stylization
Using soap you can get a desired style of your eyebrows. This old trick was used well over a hundred years ago in Hollywood. Use a bit of soap to comb your eyebrows so that they look neat and elegant. Of course this has to be white or grey soap. You will need an eyebrow comb and some slightly soaked soap.
#13 Refreshing old furniture
If some of your furniture pieces need a fresher look, rub the rough surfaces with a bar of soap.
#14 No more holes in the walls
Fill the holes with the soap. Just rub it in until it fills it.
There is a simple way to impress your guests in the bathroom. Use a vegetable peeler to get wonderfully rolled slices of soap. Put them in a special dish and that’s it!