It’s the solid yellow bar of soap that’s been taking the world by storm since it was first introduced in 1884. Besides using it to wash hands, generations before us used sunlight soap to clean their clothes, wash their dishes and just about everything else. In case you didn’t know, here are five ingenious uses for sunlight soap.
1. Wash pots and pans
2. Polish up aluminium taps, sinks and shower heads
Dip steel wool in water and rub on sunlight soap until it lathers. Scrub aluminium fixtures until clean. Wash with water and wipe away excess water with cloth.
3. Wash your hair
Grate a couple of tablespoons of soap into a container and mix with hot water.
4. Clean your clothes
To make your own laundry powder, blend together 700g of grated soap, one cup of bicarb soda and couple drops of eucalyptus. Store in sealed air-tight container. To wash clothes, dissolve a teaspoon in half a cup of boiling water.
5. Get rid of stubborn stains
Got chocolate, wine or mud on your clothes? Pre-treat it with a good rub of the sunlight soap before it goes into the wash. It also works well for collars and cuffs of shirts and even on carpet stains.