10 Ways To Use Irish Spring Soap That Have Nothing To Do With Lathering Up


Irish Spring Soap is probably one of the most recognizable soaps. Between the bright green color and the extremely distinctive smell, there is no confusion between Irish Spring Soap and any other brand. Although you probably only associate this soap with the shower, there are many other ways to use Irish Spring Soap at home. Who would have thought?

1. Patch Small Holes

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This may sound very strange, but bear with me. If you gently rub a bar of Irish Spring Soap over a small hole, the soap will act like a sort of caulking. Then, all you have to do is dab some paint over it!

2. Soothe Bug Bites

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Have an itchy bug bite that you can’t stop scratching? Rub some wet Irish Spring Soap onto the area, then let it dry. Once dry, the bite will stop being itchy.

3. Eliminate Stinky Shoes

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Simply cut up a bar of Irish Spring Soap into pieces, then place the pieces in your shoes overnight. In the morning, they will be deodorized and smelling fresh.

4. Deter Deer

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If your garden is being eaten by deer, just stock up on some Irish Spring Soap. Deer absolutely detest the smell, so they’ll be sure to steer clear.

5. Repel Pests

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Deer aren’t the only things that Irish Spring Soap keeps away. If you grate the soap and sprinkle the shavings in your garden, other pests (like bugs, squirrels, etc.) will stay away as well.

6. Unstick A Zipper

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If you’re wrestling with a stuck zipper, just rub some Irish Spring Soap along the zipper’s teeth. The soap will help the zipper to unjam and glide more easily.

7. Deodorize The Laundry Hamper

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When the laundry starts piling up, the laundry hamper tends to become a bit smelly. Simply place a bar of Irish Spring Soap at the bottom of the hamper to keep stinky laundry smells at bay.