Soaps that aren’t just for showering

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If you have ever used foam soap, then you know how easy it is to apply and how well it lathers. But did you know there are many other uses for foam soap that don’t involve showering or washing dishes? We will go over some of those uses below!

Using Foam Soap in the Kitchen

Soap foam is great for cleaning dishes, too. The suds help loosen dirt so you don’t have to scrub as hard, and they make it easier to rinse off the soap. You can also use it to clean your sink. Just fill a bowl with water and add some foam soap, then wash down your sink with a sponge or rag.

Stovetops can get dirty pretty quickly—especially if you’re cooking with oil or grease—so letting them soak in some foam soap will get rid of all that grime in no time! Just remember not to leave any pots sitting out on top of your stove while they’re soaking; they might drip down into electrical parts or cause other damage if they fall unexpectedly.

You can use foam soap on ovens and microwaves too (although we recommend using traditional cleansers elsewhere). You just need enough water in order not only cover but also surround each surface completely:

  • For an oven: Pour water into a large pot (like one used for boiling pasta) until its depth is about 3/4-inch deep.* Let sit overnight.* After 24 hours remove pan from refrigerator; sprinkle baking soda over top surface.* Allow this mixture several hours before removing grease by wiping gently with cloth dipped into warm soapy water containing 1/2 tsp lemon juice per gallon.”

Use Foam Soap On and Around the Sink

  • The sink.
  • The counter.
  • The faucet.
  • The garbage disposal.
  • The drain (outside of the sink).
  • The garbage can/trashcan/garbage pail, etc., depending on where you live (if you’re in the U.S., this will be a trashcan).

Use Foam Soap to Clean Silverware and Plates

Foam soap is a great tool for cleaning your kitchen, whether you’re using it to clean up after dinner, remove stains from your dishes or spoons, or clean the insides of your dishwasher.

  • Clean silverware, plates and other flatware by putting them in the sink filled with warm water and a bit of foam soap. Let them soak for about 30 minutes, then scrub gently with a soft-bristle brush or sponge. Rinse thoroughly and air dry.
  • Use foam soap as an occasional cleaning agent for inside your dishwasher—it’ll help break down stuck-on food particles so they can be rinsed away more easily during future cycles! Just squirt some foam soap into the bottom tray of your empty machine before adding laundry detergent (or soap plus detergent), run through an empty cycle once without any dishes to get rid of any leftover grime on the walls of the drum area; then load up again with clean dishes and start a regular wash cycle as usual! Note: if you don’t have any extra time when doing this quick pre-wash step just add some dishwasher cleaner directly into each compartment instead (just follow manufacturer’s directions). You’ll still get good results without having done so much scrubbing beforehand though since there won’t be anything left behind besides overspray.”

Use Foam Soap to Clean the Oven Gloves

To clean up oven gloves:

Step 1: Pull off your dirty oven gloves and spray them with foam soap.

Step 2: Let the foam soap sit for 30 seconds, then wipe down with a sponge or cloth.

Step 3: Wash as normal. The heat of the water will activate the cleaning power of foam soap for an extra sparkle!

Foam soap uses in the bathroom

  • You can use foam soap as a bathroom cleaner.
  • You can use foam soap to clean the bathroom sink.
  • You can use foam soap to clean the bathroom floor.
  • You can use foam soap to clean the bathroom walls.
  • You can use foam soap to clean the bathroom mirror or other shiny surfaces that need some TLC! Foam soaps are great for cleaning glass and mirrors because they don’t leave any streaks or residue behind, so you’ll have an ultra-clean surface with no effort at all—just squirt some into a bowl of hot water, apply it using an old kitchen sponge (or other washcloth), wipe dry with another cloth and voila! Your mirror is sparkling like new again!

Use Foam Soaps to Keep Your Glass Shower Door Shiny

When you’re cleaning the glass shower door in your bathroom (or, if you’re a renter like me, the glass window in your shower), there are many things that might cross your mind: “I should really get a squeegee,” or “I really need to clean up this glass before it gets too dirty.” To this I say: soap! Soap is an excellent degreaser and will leave your glass sparkling.

If you’re not convinced yet, let me give you some other options that are popular in the world of home cleaning: detergent—not as good as soap; vinegar—not as good as soap; lemon juice—not as good as soap; rubbing alcohol—not as good as soap; borax (a type of salt)—not nearly as good at cleaning glass surfaces.

Use Foam Soap to Keep Your Toothbrush Germ Free

Keep your toothbrush germ free by using foam soap to clean it and store it.

  • Cleaning your toothbrush: Wash your hands, run the bristles of your toothbrush under hot water for about 30 seconds and then place them back in the bristles. Soak an old T-shirt or towel with warm water, wring it out and wrap around the head of your brush for 5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly under running water and dry on a towel.
  • Storing away: Store in a dry area where you can easily access it but don’t let moisture get into its head (like near sinks or showers). The best place is probably in one of those plastic travel cases they give you at hotels—just slip that sucker on there! You know what else is great? Those little sponges that come attached to many toothbrushes—you can just stick those right onto a hook in your bathroom cabinet!

There are many ways that you can use foam soap.

There are many ways that you can use foam soap. You can use it to clean your hands, your bathroom, your kitchen, your car and even yourself and your pet!

If you want to wash your hands with soap, just squirt some foam into the palm of one hand (enough to cover all five fingers) then rub both hands together until they are lathered up. Scrub them together for about 20 seconds or until all of the dirt is gone! Rinse off with water. If any dirt remains on either of your hands after rinsing off then repeat these steps again but don’t forget about those knuckles too!

If you want to scrub down a countertop or other hard surface in preparation for painting or staining it then apply enough foam so that it covers half a square foot area evenly without dripping over onto anything else. Let sit for 15 minutes before wiping away excess moisture with a soft cloth dampened with warm water only if needed (otherwise let dry naturally).


We hope we’ve shown you how versatile foam soap can be. This is just a small sampling of its many uses around the home, but it should give you some ideas for where else you might use it. If you’re still not convinced, then we challenge you to try one or two of these tips!

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