Unexpected Use of a Soap Bar

Rub-a-dub-dub, soap is great for a scrub! But bar soap is handy to have around for many reasons that go far beyond the bathtub. It can serve as a lubricant, freshener, and even a pest-repellent.

Here are just a few unusual and clever uses that make the most of a single bar of soap :

  • Pincushion – Wrap bar of soap in cloth and stick pins on top. Soap will lubricate pins for easier insertion.
  • Mark hemline on cloth – Sliver of soap instead of chalk, which will be easier to wash off.
  • Keep your glasses from fogging over – During cold weather by rubbing soapy water over glasses and wiping off.
  • Check to see if your gas pipes are leaking – By smearing wet soap on sides if soap bubbles, you have a leak.
  • Cut straight with a hand saw – By rubbing a little on blade teeth.
  • Put a little soap under fingernails before gardening – To avoid getting dirt under them.
  • Deer Repellent – Stick slivers of soap in pantyhose and hang from trees.
  • Rub nail or screen in soap before hammering/drilling for more efficiency.
  • Unstick zippers – Lubricate squeaky door hinges and unstick drawers.
  • Put a little soapy water in between floorboards to get rid of floorboard squeak.
  • Use as shaving cream/shampoo substitute while travelling.

Reference : https://img.wonderhowto.com/img/09/01/63535918580968/0/11-clever-things-you-can-use-ordinary-bar-soap-for.w1456.jpg

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Kellie says:

    I had never thought of soap for a pin cushion πŸ˜²πŸ‘Œ

    Liked by 1 person

    1. GS says:

      Yes, Not only does it smell better than my old pincushion, but the oils in the soap make the points of my pins and needles glide ever so smoothly into my fabrics and crafts. Hahah who knew πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  2. The gardening tip is fantastic.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. GS says:

      Yes. Usually, small amounts of well-diluted dish soap don’t hurt flowerbeds, and soapy water is better than no water for plants during a drought. It must be applied according to certain guidelines to prevent plant damage.


  3. Amazing! so many uses for soap, could have used some under my nails yesterday while pulling weeds!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. GS says:

      Yes it’s interesting to see how little things around us have multiple benefits. Dish soap is often used to kill bugs, but weeds are another story. Environmentally conscious home gardeners often turn to organic weed killers to reduce toxins in the soil and water. One place they can go is to the kitchen. Dish soap, along with vinegar and salt, can kill weeds.


  4. BriN says:

    Whoa! Didnt realise you could do so much with soap bars- especially for marking the hemlines. 😯😯 And the preventing dirt accumulation idea!!

    Cool post xx

    Liked by 1 person

    1. GS says:

      I know right. I was impressed myself. Glad you found the post interesting.

      Liked by 1 person

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