Monday, July 9, 2012

The Many uses of Ivory

My Mom voxbox from Influenster included many great and new products for me to try and review. One product that wasn't new to me was the bar of Ivory soap. My mom used to buy Ivory soap when I was a kid, but I haven't used it in my adult life at all. I am mostly a shower gel type of person, but I was willing to give the bar a try.
I used it simply as a bathing bar in the shower. Ivory soap still has the fresh clean scent I remember from when I was a kid. It washed off cleanly and although bar soaps tend to leave your skin feeling sticky afterwards, I didn't notice that sticky film feeling much from this bar. And of course, it is still so pure it actually floats!

I have heard that Ivory soap can be used for many other things besides bathing. I searched the internet and discovered that Ivory soap can be used as a stain remover by rubbing the bar on the stain...good for food stains and that pesky ring around the collar. You can shave the bar into flakes and use it as a laundry soap. Ivory soap is gentle and mild enough to use as a facial cleanser as well. One of the coolest things I found online is you can make a fun cloud of soap by microwaving a bar of Ivory soap...that is a fun science experiment to do with the kids. Just microwave for 2 mins on high and you get a fluffy cloud of fun for the kids to play with once it's cooled down.

I also saw a cool recipe to use this fluff and turn it into bath paints for the kids to play with in the bath. Since it's made from Ivory soap, you know it will wash away cleanly. And since Ivory soap is still the cheapest brand name bar soap on the market, you won't have to break the bank in order to try these fun new uses for it. Thank you Ivory soap and Influenster for re-introducing me to a product that after 125 years is still a good, go to product for my family.

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