10 Ways to Use Your Soap Bar (Aside from the Obvious)

10 Ways to Use Your Soap Bar (Aside from the Obvious)

So, maybe you got hooked on our goat milk soap right after you bought a years supply of Dove soap from Costco. Or maybe you've decided you're ready to make the switch to Bend Soap Company's goat milk soap! Either way, here's the post you've been waiting for. Here are 10 ways to use up your toxic big name brand bar of soap so that you can make the switch to natural. 

Here are 10 ways to use your bar of soap: 

#1 Slide soap across zippers, drawer tracks, screen doors, or anything else that sticks. The soap will serve as an invisible lubricant and squeak repellent.

#2 Before you go work in your garden this spring or summer, scratch a bar of soap. The soap under your nails will keep the dirt out and wash easily after your garden session.

#3 Put leftover soap slivers in a nylon or mesh bag and hang in your car. Ta da... Odor be gone!

#4 Kids are usually perfect, right? Well, if you ever have to wash out a dirty mouth, make sure it's all-natural goat milk soap. No chemicals here!

#5 Rub a screw or nail over a bar to help prevent wood from splitting and keep the screw bit from stripping out. Little kiddos love to help you out with this during a home construction project.

#6 Mark hems or other measurements with a white bar of soap (your old Dove or Ivory bar will work best). It washes out easily and doesn't harm the fabric.

#7 Create a Sudsy Fish and make bathtime more fun! Learn how here.

DIY Sudsy Fish from Bend Soap Company

#8 Have a smelly gym bag? Keep a couple soap scraps in a side pouch and drop into the bag with your dirty clothes after you've changed. It works wonders at keeping your bag smelling fresh.

#9 Make a new pincushion! Decorate a bar, or just stick the pins directly into your soap! Not only will it keep your sewing area smelling fresh and your pins organized, but they'll also be lubed-up for easy fabric insertion.

#10 Discover pipe leaks by rubbing soap over the surface. If the soap bubbles, you'd better get out those plumbing tools (or, better yet, call the plumber.)

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Remember: there are a TON of different ways you can use a bar of soap, but these were our top picks to start getting your imagination rolling. What are your favorite tips and tricks for using soap to clean up your life? Join the discussion by leaving a comment below! 

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