7 Mind-Blowing Irish Spring Soap Tips for a Pest-Free Home

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Discover the incredible power of Irish Spring soap beyond its traditional use. In this post, we'll explore a series of practical and effective Irish Spring soap hacks that can revolutionize your household chores and pest control.

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From keeping windows clean to repelling unwanted critters, this humble bar of soap offers an array of surprising benefits.

Let's dive into these creative hacks and find out how Irish Spring can make your daily life easier and more enjoyable!

Grating a bar of green soap

1. Window Seals - A Natural Cleaner and Pest Repellent

Let’s start with this little grater and all I'm going to do is start by grating the soap. You can do as little or as much as you want.  

Sprinkle Irish Spring soap shavings on your window

We are going to start here with our window seal. All you're going to do is sprinkle a little bit of your Irish soap right there in the window seal. If it rains, it's going to clean your window seal. It will also keep the pests away.  

Irish spring soap hack for pests

When you're done sprinkling the soap, just go ahead and close your window.  

Grated soap in garbage can

2. Garbage Cans

Bugs are often attracted to garbage and what's inside. Another thing you can do is take your Irish Spring and just sprinkle a little bit in the bottom of your garbage can to keep flies away as you are filling your garbage.  

Sprinkle soap in your yard

3. Protect Your Yard and Garden

This is an area in our yard where we had some mole damage, and we're in the process of mending the damage that was done. What I'm going to do is take some Irish Spring and sprinkle it around this area.

This will keep the rabbits and other animals away because they don’t like the smell of it, so they will avoid this area, and it will allow our grass to come up and heal in this space.  

Non-traditional soap ideas

The same thing goes if you have a flower garden. If you have some pests like some squirrels and other animals are eating and picking up this, simply surround it with abunch of Irish Spring and those pests will leave. 


Soap tricks to repel bugs

4. DIY Spray

Next, I'm going to take a little bit of Irish Spring, and the amount really depends upon where you're at and how many bugs you have in your area, and fill a spray bottle.  

Pour water into a spray bottle with soap shavings

You're going to place a funnel on top and pour some water in. If you need something more potent, you can always add some vinegar.  

Shake the bug repellent soap solution

Then, go ahead and give it a little bit of a shake. Over time, the soap is going to dissolve and you will have a spray.

Spray the natural repellent on your skin

This spray is good as a spray for your body or to spray your plants that attract bugs.  

Mason jar

5. Mason Jar Pest Repellent

Next, grab a Mason jar and place a bar of soap inside. 

Mason jar with Irish Soap inside

Replace the lid once the jar is filled.  

Mason jar bug repellent

You can also fill your jar with soap shavings as well.  

Place the bug repellent jar outdoors

Outside I have this old lantern from Ikea, and I simply place the jar inside. Then when I'm coming to sit outside, I can either open either side and the soap smell will keep the pests away.  

Place a bar of green soap on your porch

6. Doorways and Outdoors

An easy way to scare the bugs away from your porch without making a mess is to slip a bar under something and let the smell do its job.  

Rub soap on your door

Next, we're going to talk about doorways because a lot of times bugs are flying in and out of our doors. How can we stop and prevent that from happening when people open and close our doors?

One of the easiest things you can do is take the bar of soap and rub it all around the edge of your doors.  

Soap to get rid of bugs

You might also want to rub on the outside edge and the inside depending on where you are getting the bugs coming in.  

Rub patio furniture with green soap bars

Another place you can consider it is around your table. You're just going to go around the table here and it will keep kind of the flies away from your table as you're eating.

You just need to go around and rub the edge of your table. You can also rub the chairs this way as well.  

How to use Irish soap for non-traditional purposes

We mentioned doing your doors, so don't forget to rub all of them, going all the way around. Keep in mind that when you do this, you are going to need to redo it after it rains.  

Sprinkle soap shavings around your apple trees

7. Apple Tree Protection

This is our apple tree and squirrels love to climb up this thing. I've always got something eating at this tree. Sprinkle some of the soap around the base of the tree and this will help to keep the animals away. 

Soap hacks

Irish Spring Soap

Embrace the wonders of Irish Spring soap Tips to elevate your household routine and maintain a bug-free environment.

From cleaner window seals to bug-free doorways, these simple and cost-effective solutions will transform your living spaces and outdoor areas.

Experiment with these ingenious hacks and discover the countless possibilities that Irish Spring soap offers. Share your ideas in the comments below

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  • Nicholas.ivanoff Nicholas.ivanoff on May 13, 2024

    I was told that Irish Spring would repel mice. I had a full bar in the trunk of a car in winter storage. The mice ate the bar and left droppings in the immediate area.

    Am I doing something wrong by using a full bar?

  • Diane Diane on May 13, 2024

    Will the soap damage or kill plants like flowers?

  • Jody Price Jody Price on May 13, 2024

    If you bathe in Irish Spring, will it help keep the bugs off of you?

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