Crafts & DIY
Shred a bar of Irish Spring soap then sprinkle it around windowsills for a pro homeowner trick
If you don’t have Irish Spring soap at home you definitely need it!
Ma Fatima Garcia
11.04.22

Seeing a new hack that promises results can be tempting for us, especially when it’s trending.

One of the recent hacks trending online through TikTok is the use of Irish Spring.

We know this soap for its lavish smell and affordable price.

YouTube Screenshot / HomeTalk / Cha's Crazy Creations
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YouTube Screenshot / HomeTalk / Cha's Crazy Creations

However, in recent weeks, people have been claiming that this soap can do so much more. So, before you go stocking up, check out the different uses of Irish spring original.

Here’s what you need:

Spray bottle

Recycled Parmesan bottles

Grater that you are no longer using for food

YouTube Screenshot / HomeTalk / Cha's Crazy Creations
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YouTube Screenshot / HomeTalk / Cha's Crazy Creations

Bowl

Water

Vinegar (optional)

Irish Spring (Original)

YouTube Screenshot / HomeTalk / Cha's Crazy Creations
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YouTube Screenshot / HomeTalk / Cha's Crazy Creations

First, get your bowl and grade as much Irish Spring soap as you can. Once you have your grated soap, you can use it for:

Extra bug protection from your window sill

Use your grated Irish Spring and sprinkle it across your window sill. Close it and that’s it. It’s that easy.

When it rains, you don’t have to worry because it will basically clean your window sill.

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YouTube Screenshot / HomeTalk / Cha's Crazy Creations

Repel Garbage can bugs

A garbage can is one of the favorite spots of flies. Right after putting a new trash bag, sprinkle some grated Irish spring at the bottom.

This will keep the flies away and will minimize the odor. This works so well because even if your soap is at the bottom, you’ll notice fewer flies hovering your trash can.

YouTube Screenshot / HomeTalk / Cha's Crazy Creations
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YouTube Screenshot / HomeTalk / Cha's Crazy Creations

DIY bug repellant for your garden and lawn

Do you have vole problems in your garden? Help your grass grow back by sprinkling some grated Irish Spring on the area where you need protection from animals who constantly nibble on your grass.

If you have a flower garden, you can do the same here as well. To avoid animals from eating the flowers, surround your plant with grated Irish Spring.

You can also put some grated soap on a spray bottle, then add some water and a little bit of vinegar if you like. This will work as a bug repellant and you can spray leaves or bushes outside. You can also use it on yourself when you’re tending to your garden.

It’s water and soap, and you get bug protection while you are working.

YouTube Screenshot / HomeTalk / Cha's Crazy Creations
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YouTube Screenshot / HomeTalk / Cha's Crazy Creations

Mosquito repellant

Get a mason jar or an old Parmesan container that you can recycle. Put a bar of Irish Spring inside and close the lid.

You can take this anywhere you go. Open the lid when you’re reading in the garden or patio and close it when you’re done. This preserves the soap and helps you repel bugs so you can enjoy the outdoors.

YouTube Screenshot / HomeTalk / Cha's Crazy Creations
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YouTube Screenshot / HomeTalk / Cha's Crazy Creations

Doorway bug protection

Don’t you just hate it when bugs seem to stay in your doorway? Get one bar of the original Irish Spring and place it well in your doorway. Cha placed it under her DIY turtle ornament.

You can also rub the soap itself (dry) on the sides of your door outside and inside.

YouTube Screenshot / HomeTalk / Cha's Crazy Creations
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YouTube Screenshot / HomeTalk / Cha's Crazy Creations

Repel bugs when you’re eating outside

Don’t be disturbed by bugs when you’re eating outside by simply rubbing Irish Spring around the table and even on your chairs.

YouTube Screenshot / HomeTalk / Cha's Crazy Creations
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YouTube Screenshot / HomeTalk / Cha's Crazy Creations

Protect your fruit-bearing trees

Love fruit trees but hate it when something is eating your fruits? Worry no more because if you sprinkle Irish Spring, it will ward off whatever is using your tree as a buffet area.

YouTube Screenshot / HomeTalk / Cha's Crazy Creations
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YouTube Screenshot / HomeTalk / Cha's Crazy Creations

Watch the full feature below, and if you want to follow Cha, the original poster of the video, you can check her channel here.

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By Ma Fatima Garcia
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Ma Fatima Garcia is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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