7 Ways to Use Bar Soap Besides Washing Your Hands - Clean Mama

If your house is anything like mine, we primarily use liquid hand soap in our house. It’s easy to dispense and seems cleaner on the counters to me. That said, we have pretty bars of soap that have been given to us as gifts or that we’ve collected along the way. Need a reason to keep that lone bar of soap? How about seven?

  • Sticky dresser drawers – Simply rub a bar of soap on the track and rail and your drawer will close smoothly again.
  • Drawer freshener – keep sweaters and t-shirts smelling sweet by placing a wrapped bar of soap in your drawers.
  • Laundry detergent – grate bar soap to make powdered laundry detergent – here’s my favorite recipe.
  • Zipper stuck? Rub a bar of soap on the zipper and it should zip up nicely.
  • Clean window tracks – rub a moistened bar of soap on the track of your windows and wipe clean with a damp rag.
  • Soapy sponge or loofah – with a utility knife, cut a slit in a thick sponge or loofah and make your own soapy sponge
  • Write with it – use soap on windows or instead of a sewing pencil on fabric. Because it’s soap it washes right off!

Have a favorite non-hand washing use for soap? Share it in the comments!