I would like to know what to do with leftover pieces of hand soap. I have started using liquid soap for hands, but have plenty of soap pieces left over.
Carmen from Illinois
I would put into a soap dispenser with warm water and let dissolve, it should make liquid soap. They have a special soap dispenser just for using leftover soap pieces. I think I saw it in the ABC distributing catalog, but I'm not sure. I think you could just make your own and give it a little shake each time you go to use it. (04/26/2004)
You can always use them in your drawers to keep your clothes fresh. (04/26/2004)
I use soap samples in the shower, so they go to slivers pretty quickly. I put the slivers of soap in an old catsup squeeze bottle, like you used to see at cafes, with some water and a marble. Shake vigorously before using. The catsup squeeze bottle has a large mouth for easily adding soap, and the tip is easily cleared if it clogs.
You could sew the pieces into a washcloth folded in half and stitched. Then just wet and wash. (04/26/2004)
If you pull up soap making websites (same for leftover candle wax) you can find out how to "melt" down the soap and pour into a mold (small tin can works well and you can open the closed end and push out once set-small milk cartons also work well) and reuse. (04/26/2004)
If you use your garage sink or outside spigot a lot, take an old nylon stocking or knee-high, put the soap slivers in it and tie a knot, so you've got a big soap lump down by the toe.Then tie it to the spigot. Next time your hands are covered with dirt from gardening or grease from working on the car, just wet your hands and rub the soap lump between your hands. You'll get clean BEFORE you go indoors! (04/30/2004)
By Becki in Indiana
If anyone suffers from leg cramps, put the leftover soap pieces under your bottom sheet. Or you could keep by your bed and rub onto your leg if you have a cramp. (05/20/2004)
Yes, use Irish Spring soap bars under your sheets, directly under your legs. You will not get leg cramps anymore. My Grampa and Uncle both had bad leg cramps until they started using soap under their sheets. My grampa took his bar out to see if he would get cramps without the soap in the bed, and he did get a bad cramp that night. They both swear by this remedy and it has been proven to work by many medical experts. Search the internet if you don't believe me. I know the is some medicinal value to this remedy but they haven't found out what it is yet. All I know is that it works. It won't hurt you to try it for yourself. IT WILL WORK (11/20/2004)
I used scraps of net left over from a sewing project to make a net drawstring bag to hold small pieces of soap. It hangs in the shower and I use this instead of a instead of a washcloth. I've recycled net and soap bits. It's better than the nylon "thingies" you buy.
By Barbara (04/22/2005)
Thank you, this is exactly what I was looking for! Now I can use up the many leftover pieces of bar soap that I have collected and didn't want to just throw away. (03/27/2008)
There used to be a rubber bag with holes in it? My mom had one years ago. Do they still exist? (05/12/2008)
Wow I didn't know you could do a lot of things with soap. Thanks you guys! (11/15/2008)
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