12 Alternative Uses For Soap
Beyond its primary role to kill germs all over our body, soap can have some other uses in the day to day living, some of them pretty hard to imagine. From keeping pests away from our veggie gardens, luring a mouse into a trap to loosening a sliding door, soap takes all these new missions seriously, delivering results. Here are 12 alternative uses for soap that come via Modernsurvivalblog.com
Soap on metal helps it go through wood more easily. Nails and screws go in easier and are less likely to split the wood if they are first stuck in a bar of soap. Rubbing soap over a handsaw blade will help it cut straighter and be less resistant to the wood.
Soap works as an insect repellent and can protect your plants from being eaten by bugs. Mix soap with water until it’s sudsy, then put the water solution in a bottle and spray the underside of plant leaves. You can also place a bar of soap in your garden to keep pests away.
Rub the bites with a dampened bar of soap for instant itch relief. It also helps keep the bites clean.
If you’re planning a cook out using a cast iron pot, rub a bar of soap over the bottom of the pot before you set it over the open flame. The soap will make for easy cleanup, as the soap will prevent the soot from accumulating.
You can halt squeaks in floorboards by working a little moist soap into the cracks between the boards.
Keep eyeglasses from steaming in cold weather by rubbing both sides of each lens with soapy fingers, and then polish.
Do not let smelly sneakers, boots or shoes spoil your atmosphere at home. Simply place a wrapped bar of the soap in your shoes, sneaker or boots and leave overnight. They will be fresh smelling by morning.
Make sliding glass doors slide easier by rubbing soap on the bottom track of sliding glass doors. Do the same to loosen stuck or rusty zippers by sliding some bar soap up & down the zipper
If you’re out of it, make your own hydrating shave lotion: Mix together a solution of one part hot water and one part grated bar soap.