What is the first thing you think of when you hear ‘Irish Spring’? Soap, right? If that is the case, you are correct. Would you be surprised if I told you there are more uses for that bar of Irish Spring Soap that you have sitting in the shower? I know I was shocked when I learned the many other uses for it.
If you have any unwanted visitors to your garden, Irish Spring Soap may help eliminate them. The first step is to determine if your visitors are insects or other animals. Insects are known for leaving rigid edges where, other animals typically eat the whole leaf. If other animals are to blame, Irish Spring Soap is your answer.
For each row of plants in the garden you will need a smaller drawstring bag and a wooden stake. Cut the soap into ½ inch cubes. Place two cubes in a bag and tightly close it. Using the strings to tie it closed. On the wooden stakes at the end of each row, staple a bag of soap cubes. Within a week you should see a reduction in visitors and damage.
This one makes me wonder how I didn’t think of it! Place a wrapped bar of Irish Spring Soap under your car seats, in your shoes, the bottom of your hamper, sports bags or anywhere you want to control an odor.
Sometimes when our luggage sits for a while it takes on a musty smell. Placing a wrapped bar of Irish Spring Soap inside your luggage before you put it away from storage.
After so many uses, it seems like zippers get sticky. If this happens, rub a bar of Irish Spring Soap on the teeth of the zipper. It will glide like new.
Small nail holes or pin holes in walls can be annoying especially when you are trying to paint. Unwrap a bar of Irish Spring Soap and rub the soap over the hole. Once the hole feels flush with the wall you are able to paint over it.
After getting bit, apply a wet bar of Irish Spring Soap to the area. When the soap dries, it will act much like a topical anesthetic.
If deer are constantly messing with your crops, drill a hole through a wrapped bar of Irish Spring Soap. Put a piece of string or twine through the hole and hang on your crops. On average you would need one bar for every 3 feet of crops. The deer will think they are smelling a person and stay away.
Mice. Some people can tolerate a few and others can’t tolerate any. If mice are bugging you, take an unwrapped bar of Irish Spring Soap and scatter them in the area that the mice are. You can even cut the bar in half to make it go further. Putting these bars out will not fully eliminate the mice but, will lessen the number of mice seen or caught.
Irish Spring Soap has a lot more uses than just in the shower. Many of these surprised me and a couple of them, I wish I would have thought of myself! Do you know any other uses for Irish Spring Soap? Have you already been using some of these tricks? Either way, I hope you found a new way to use that bar of soap that is sitting in your shower.