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8 Ways to Use Those Last Bits of Bar Soap

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8 Ways to Use Those Last Bits of Bar Soap

What do you do when you get to the bottom of your bar of soap? Do you toss that last little sliver in the trash? Most people do, but imagine all those little slivers piled up over weeks, over months, over the years … the decades! There’s a lot of money to be saved if you can find a way to scavenge those scraps of soap. Try these ideas:

1. The simplest solution and perhaps the most obvious: Just stick the sliver to the bottom of your next bar. Use a bit of water to seal it. Nothing fancy here, but it totally works.

2. Save the slivers up and then turn them into a brand new bar. Once you’ve collected enough scraps, you can re-form them to create an entirely new mutant chimera bar. There are many different ways to do this, all of them relatively easy, each of which involves a slightly different technique. So Google around a bit and find yourself a well-rated recipe.

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12:23AM PDT on Apr 12, 2013

Tip Number 5 and 6 is very useful!

12:15PM PDT on Apr 5, 2013

Cool... thank you

5:07PM PST on Jan 23, 2013

Great advice, thank you!

2:50AM PST on Nov 29, 2012

Thanks for these - I always do number 1, but may well be having a go at some of the others.

4:59PM PDT on Oct 31, 2012

And if you don't have old pantyhose to use as in No. 4, try using the little mesh drawstring bag that comes with washing machine tablets for your small pieces of soap. Its ready strung, so handy for a bathtap or the shower.

6:44AM PDT on Oct 25, 2012

I've been doing the #1 for so long, it works perfectly. I really never understood why anybody would throw out the soap slivers. It's wasteful. For the posters who say they don't have the time to do these things, honestly, how much time does it take to add an old sliver to a new bar? Just wet both, slap the old sliver onto the new bar and smoosh it a bit, and it sticks.

6:18PM PDT on Oct 24, 2012

I always add the last bit to a new bar of soap.

11:23PM PDT on Oct 23, 2012

Lovely and useful article. Thank you

8:58AM PDT on Oct 23, 2012

I made a foam soap out of bar of soap.... this way my bar of soap is not contaminated......I saved my empty foam pump.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3YC4f5O5ts

8:20AM PDT on Oct 23, 2012

thanks for sharing - great info

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