Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Many Uses of Ivory

Did you know that there are tons of ways to use a bar of Ivory soap? I sure didn't. When I got one in the mail I immediately wondered how I would use it. I use body wash in the shower so that was not an option. So I looked online for ideas and I decided I would microwave it.

Yup. I microwaved soap. I was a little concerned that it would cause my microwave to blow up, but thankfully it did not. The bar of soap grew bigger and bigger until it erupted. We all had a good time watching it. This is the result:

I let it cool for a few minutes then I took it out so we could play with it.

It kinda felt like foam.

It stayed together very nicely and made a nice hat.

It also crumpled and made a pretty big mess. The cleanest mess ever! 

And when we were done, our hands smelt like Ivory soap. It was pretty awesome. We packed up the bits and pieces of the soap that we made a mess out of and Ryder dumped the whole bag into his bath. Like magic, it turned right back into usable soap and it was fun to squish it together!

But this isn't the only way to use the soap - for another craft project, it is great carving material. Oh, yeah, and you can use it to clean things like your body, face, or clothes.

I love the versatility of this soap. I also like that it is 99.44% pure and is dye-free (we all have sensitive skin around here). It is also a great value at around $4.49 for a ten pack of bath sized bars. So, who knew this would be one of my favorite products?

I received a complimentary bar from Ivory and Influenster as part of the Mom VoxBox campaign. All opinions are my own.


  1. I had heard you could microwave it, but thought that was just made up. How cool!

  2. That's pretty cool. I may have to try that with my boys.

  3. Oooh...a fun project for raining days or the proverbial "Mom, I'm bored." Thank you for sharing that.


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