Dozens of Uses of Zote Soap

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#10: Make a pin cushion.
Yeah, this one is a bit out there, but it's nice to know you always
have an extra bar of soap handy should you need it. To make a
zote soap pin cushion, just wrap a pretty piece of fabric around
and secure in place with pins!

#11: Unstick a zipper.
Zippers get stuck and need a little extra gliding action with which
Zote soap easily assists you. Got a tent zipper that's stuck? Have
a hoodie zipper that won't budge?  Now you know to use zote

#12: Gardening with Zote Soap.
Who knew you could use Zote soap for effective gardening work?
Zote soap is very useful to pre-treat your hands for heavy duty
gardening work with Zote soap. Zote has the obvious use of
cleaning dirty hands, but you can also use this amazing soap as a
pre-treatment to gardening without gloves.

Before you get into the dirty business of gardening, rub the dry
soap under your fingernails. Zote will keep the dirt out and will
later help you create a nice foamy lather when it's time to get rid
of the dirt in your hands.

More uses of Zote Soap
Using Zote soap for catfish bait and to help pre-treat your hands
for gardening work are some interesting uses of a humble bar of
Zote soap, but there are dozens more uses. Below is a quick list
of uses.

Non-prepper uses of Zote Soap:
  1. Makeup brush cleaning
  2. Fill nail holes in your walls.
  3. Leather softener
  4. Air freshener - keep your car smelling nice. Leave a bar of
    soap in the console every now and again to get that fresh
    clean scent
  5. And it's the best soap for carving. It's a great product for
    young whittlers!

Zote Soap Ingredients
The basic natural ingredients used in the manufacture of Zote
soap are the same used to make bath soaps. You'll find simple
non-abrasive ingredients, which make ZOTE the ideal product to
wash delicate garments which may be damaged in the washing
machine (such as sweaters, knitwear and underwear), preserving
them in good conditions and extending their life.

In view of this characteristic, a lot of people use it to wash the
clothes of people with sensitive skin or baby's clothes. In spite of
the above, it has outstanding cleaning properties which make it
ideal to pre-wash shirt necks and cuffs and to remove difficult

Another of the distinctive features of Zote soap is its fragrance:
essential citronella oil, a plant that originally came from Europe,
which posseses a pleasant smell similar to lime; thanks to this
ingredient, the clothes washed with ZOTE smell fresh and
fragrant for several days.

Zote Soap versus Fels Naptha: the prepper bar fight
Zote soap apears to be the prepper's favorite; however, there is
one area that Fels Naptha beats Zote...

  • Win: Fels-Naptha has claims to remove poison ivy resin from
    skin and clothing. As a home remedy for exposure to poison
    ivy and other skin irritants, Fels-Naptha beats Zote.

So there you have dozens of uses of Zote Soap uses for preppers.

Happy endings...
Now you know there are dozens of uses of zote soap.Safe for
delicate clothes, the humble Zote soap bar is a high quality
laundry soap and can be confidently used for washing your family
clothes and so much more.

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Catfish Bait recipe
  • 14.1oz Zote Soap
  • 1 /4 cup water
  • 1/4 bacon fat
  • 4 clover of minced garlic

To make catfish bait using Zote Soap:
  • Grate soap and add enough water to melt soap over low heat.
  • Stir in bacon fat and garlic.
  • Pour into molds to shape your bait

#3: Zote soap is an effective mosquito repellent.
Did Laura Ingall's Wilder and her pa "smudge out mosquitoes"
using Zote soap? Little House Living speculates that a "pink bar
which they put around the doors and windows to keep out the
bugs," must have been Zote soap! It's an interesting theory that
Pa used Zote soap as a mosquito repellent. Because it has
citronella, it makes a great  
mosquito repellent and pest repellent.

#4: Pest deterrent.
Zote soap can deter pests in addition to mosquitoes! Here's a list
of pests:  

  • Rodents. Rats and mice don't like an ingredient in Zote soap
    ~ citronella.

  • Cats. Got a pesky cat visiting your garden? Get rid your
    feline unfriend with Zote soap, too.  

  • Deer.  Oh, dear if you don't want deer in the garden, the
    hang up bars of Zote soap in meshbag sachets or even
    pantyhose. Deer don't like Zote soap and will head

Unfortunately, the citronella will attract bears, so don't bring Zote
soap to the camp ground unless you lock it up in a bear proof
locker away from camp.

#5: Repair leaking pipes (temporarily).
You may need time until the plumber comes or until you can find
the materials and tools you need to fix it! In such a case, here's
how repair tubes or pipes: make a mix of soap and sugar. The
paste is enough to temporarily clog the hole.

#6: Make a Zote soap sachet for drawers and stinky
Zote soap can help freshen your garments even before you put
them on:

  • Drawers. Put a bar of Zote soap in your lingerie drawers.

  • Shoes. There is no better place for the clean fragrance of
    Zote soap than in your stinky shoes to deodorize. Just park a
    bar in the foot of each shoe until the next time you use them.

  • Closets. Keep your garments smelling fresh with sachets in
    the closet, too.

#7: Clean and lubricate tools with Zote soap.
Here are more interesting ways to use Zote:

  • Clean your pruning shears with Zote soap. Pruning shears
    require you clean with every cut. This cumbersome task is to
    ensure that disease doesn't spread, and Zote soap can help.

  • Unstick a sticky hinge. The squeaky hinge gets the soap!
    Rub a bit of moistened soap along the hinge and lubricate.

  • Loosen a stiff door lock with Zote soap. In the same way
    you'd unstick a hinge, moisten and lubricate.

  • Lubricate screws with Zote soap. Moisten, lubricate.

#8: Degreaser oven cleaner.
Zote soap is an effective degreaser for heavy duty oven cleaning.  
Rub a moistend bar on the inside of your oven, then wipe away
the grease.

#9: Dishwashing liquid.
While many use Zote soap for the laundry, few recognize that
Zote soap is an effective degreaser for your dishes. It's gentle
enough that you can use it as a liquid hand soap too!

How to make dishwashing liquid from Zote soap:
Learn how to make homemade laundry detergent with this a powdered
laundry soap recipe.

The recipe for homemade laundry detergent is:
  • 1 Cup grated Zote Soap
  • 1/2 Cup Washing Soda
  • 1/2 Cup Borax

#2: Zote soap as fishing bait for catfish!
Internet lore has it that you can make catfish bait using Zote
soap. The manufacturer also swears by it. The truth is that while
you can catch catfish using Zote soap, its really not that easy.
The guy below caught catfish without any bacon at all (and using
only the pink Zote soap:
Above a blogger at shows how to make laundry detergent
tablets to save money and add convenience to the laundry chores.

Zote soap is a basic ingredient of a homemade laundry detergent

How to make liquid laundry soap:
The liquid laundry soap recipe below, by uses
pink Zote soap, but you could use the white kind.
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Uses for Zote soap around the homestead and for survival

Dozens of uses of Zote Soap!
Soap is to the body what laughter is to the soul! At the top of the
list of soaps preppers swear by is Zote Soap — a bar soap with a
multitude of uses for preppers.

Of the dozens of uses of zote soap, it might surprise you that a
bar of Zote soap works as an effective catfish bait! Preppers will
find that zote soap flakes can make a simple laundry detergent.
A prepping and homesteading favorite, discover dozens of uses
for Zote soap...

Dozens of Uses of Zote soap
Why is Zote soap so popular with preppers, homesteaders and
survivalists? Zote soap is a simple, chemical free soap is made of
beef tallow and coconut oil, salt (sodium chloride), glycerin, and a
hint of oil of citronella.The humble zote soap bar

There are dozens of uses for a bar of Zote soap:

#1: Laundry detergent.
That Zote soap is part of a laundry detergent recipe is well known
in the prepper circles. Zote soap is an excellent start for making
home made laundry detergent because it is non-abrasive for
delicate fabrics. It's made of coconut oil and citronella oils. In
short, it's organic and safe.

Zote soap as a home made laundry detergent is safe enough for
baby laundry.  Use the bar directly on the stain or pair the soap
corrugated washboard for any easy stain remover.

As a laundry detergent Zote is ideal as it is low-sudsing, and
there are no phosphates. There are many recipes for making
laundry detergent from Zote soap. You can make laundry tablets,
laundry powder or laundry detergent powder...

How to make laundry tablets:
The homemade laundry tablets recipe uses Zote competitor, Fels
Naptha, but concedes that you can also use Zote soap.
Zote Soap
Dozens of uses of Zote Soap