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Six on Saturday: New Uses For…Bars of Soap

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1) Insect Repellent. Put a few unwrapped bars of rosemary, lemongrass, or citronella soap on a picnic table and unwanted flying guests will bug off!

2) Pretty Pincushion. Stick needles and pins into a wrapped bar of soap. The soap’s oils make the pointy ends glide through fabric sew easily.
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3) Hem guide. When you are fresh out of tailor’s chalk, use a bar of soap to mark a new hem on your fashion masterpiece.

4) Remove a broken light bulb. If a bulb breaks will still screwed in, don’t chance nicks and cuts trying to remove it. First, turn off the power. Then insert the corner of a large, dry bar of soap into the socket. Give it a few turns and the base will unscrew.

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5) Unstick Furniture Drawers. If your cabinet or dresser drawers are sticking, rub the bottom of the drawer and the supports they rest on with a bar of soap. Problem solved.

6) Itch Reliever. Can’t stop scratching that mosquito bite? Rub it with a bar of oatmeal or aloe-infused soap to quell the urge.

Have any other great new uses for a bar of soap?

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