Uses for Scented Soap

Buy your favourite soap when it's on special and store it in your linen closet amongst your towels and bed linen. You can slip any small hotel soaps in there as well.

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Leave a couple of cakes in your made up guest beds. Your guests then enjoy lovely scented sheets, no matter how long it is since you made the beds. Just remember to remove them before your guests go to bed, or they might think you are 'giving them a gentle hint'! Lots of Luck! And put your 'special' soap amongst your lingerie, so they also become gifts that keep on giving.

Not only do you reap the benefits of the perfume, but soap hardens the longer it's stored - so not only do you enjoy all those lovely perfumes, but you save money into the bargain.

Cheers,
Wendy M. from Oz. from Australia

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June 8, 20060 found this helpful

Hi Wendy,

All your soap ideas are good ones, and I've been

using them for years. Now, here's one that you

may have overlooked, but it's one of the best ever.

When you pack away seasonal clothing, extra bedding, etc, always include a bar of sweet-smelling

soap with it. When you unpack the clothing or

bedding to use, it will be as nice and fresh as when you packed it away.

I packed away a lot of clothing back in the 70's. I'd

put all that a good plastic bag would hold easily, and

added in a couple bars of TONE soap, then sealed the bags up, and put them in storage boxes.

I just unpacked those boxes when we last moved

about a year ago, and I was amazed to find them

in the same condition as when I packed them.

Clean, and fresh...not at all stale or with a packed-

away odor. I did have to do a bit of pressing though.

TONE is our favorite bath and hand soap, but you

could probably use your favorite with the same

good results. Try it and see.

Best to all,

Julia in Orlando, FL

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Does the soap have to be unwrapped for it to harden while it is stored?

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Those perfume or cologne sample strips found in your favorite magazines can be put in your lingerie drawers, as well as an emptied bottle of your cologne, to freshen up the scent in your closet, or luggage. Dryer sheets work well, too.

I've used soap for scenting closed in places, too. I find that it gets all dried out & loses it scent after a while.

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Hi Again Everyone,

Since I've always unwrapped the soap bars prior

to using them in any way, I'm not sure that they

would harden as quickly if left wrapped, but if the packaging was not completely airtight, I'd think they would harden even if it took longer. We can buy the

French-milled soaps at most fine department and

specialty shops, but be prepared to pay at least twice as much for the 3-4 ounce bars. French-milled

soaps have a lot more of the moisture removed prior to marketing, so are already "hardened" off.

If your soap loses its fragrance while stored, just

grab a potato peeler and shave off a bit of the

soap all around. The scent has been "locked in"

by the hardening, so expose its surface again,

and you'll have your fragrance as fresh as new.

I keep a bar of my favorite TONE soap in my sewing

box, and use it to "wax" needles or pins which tend

to be less sharp sometimes. I don't think it sharpens them at all, but it will certainly make using

them a lot easier as they seem to just go right into

fabric etc. In the days of diaper pins, there was no

better friend than a good bar of soap for getting

those pins to work easily.

This exhange of ideas has caused me to wonder if

a bar of soap placed under the front seat of the car

might not be a great way to keep a nice fresh scent

in a closed-up car. I'm going to try it. It might melt in this Florida heat. :(

Thanks for all the great ideas.

All the best,

Julia in Orlando, FL

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YOU MAY NOT BELEIVE THIS BUT.....I PUT A BAR AT THE FOOT OF MY BED, BETWEEN THE MATTRESS AND SHEET ,FOR LEG CRAMPS. IT REALLY WORKS, THE ONES THAT I HAVE TOLD ABOUT IT LAUGHED BUT TRIED IT AND CAME BACK SEVERAL DAYS LATER AND THANKED ME. TRY IT IF YOU HAVE LEG CRAMPS FOR A FEW WEEKS IT WONT COST YOU ANYTHING AND YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID.

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This is why I love this website. I have thought about some of these ideas but there is always a learning curve. Thanks for everybody that posts. Will try the bar of soap for my legs. Would be interesting if it works.

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