While soap, a balance of an oil and an alkali that cleanses, might seem like a tame subject, below are some strange or scary soap tidbits.
SCARY FOLKTALE: SOAP SALLY
This is a folktale I had not heard before, is chilling, although it was probably told to keep children from wandering off at night.
In the Appalachia Mountain area there is an old woman or man dressed as a woman that stalk the area a night looking for children and they are never seen again as she grinds them up to use in her special soap, sometimes into the shape of little hands. To add to the horror, she sells the products to their parents.
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SEVERED FINGERS SOAP
If I saw this in someone's bathroom I don't know that I would take the time find out if they were actually soap before hightailing it out of thtere. They are creepily realistic looking. If you are a prankster with a wicked sense of humor, these are for you.
Currently for sale on Etsy for $4.75 + S&H by sweetsoaptreat
STRANGE - "A CHRISTMAS STORY" - I'LL WASH YOUR MOUTH OUT WITH SOAP"
Source: Still from a video of "A Christmas Story"
I doubt if you hear it these days, when I was a kid if we said a bad word, Mom would threaten to wash out with soap, but it wasn't until I watched "A Christmas Story" that I actually knew anything like it would actually happen. (It is an older movie, but if you have never seen it, recommend visiting your local video store in to see if they have it).
ZOMBIE HAND SOAP
Might be "handy" to get that spot on your back you just can't quite reach in the shower. This unique scary soap is for sale on Etsy at SoapRhapsody for $8 + shipping and handling.
STRANGE SOAP STORY: SABOTAGED SOAP
When I was younger. long ago before massive quality control and licentious litigation, my Mom purchased a bar of Ivory Soap at our local grocery store and upon opening it found it was hammered full of little rusty nails hammered half way in on all sides of the soap in perfect symmetry. It sort of look like a "Pinhead" of Hellraiser in soap form.
Instead of contacting a lawyer, file a complaint with the company or taking back to the store to get a refund, it sat around for many years on her coffee table as a conversation piece. We sometimes would ponder its origin and reasoning behind it.
Victoria and Albert Museum
I like vintage and I love babies, this little of darling called "Smile and Cry"looks more like "Grimace and Scream". This is a vintage novelty children's soap on display at Victoria and Albert Museum.
DEAD GOLDFISH SOAP
While not overtly scary, would be a little unsettling for an aquarium fish fan or many young children. Currently for sale by gemsbyjeffnme for $4.99 + Shipping and Handling
TOMBSTONE GRAVEYARD SOAP
I purchased this online from Soap Works as it is unique and combines it has a hippie sort of looking tye-dye tombstone with some spooky shaped soaps stuck in the top.
I purchased this for $7.95 + Shipping and Handling (as it is a mother/daughter duo that run the company, selections vary and at the moment is currently not offered).
RAT TAIL SOAP
When someone reaches for this soap they may squeal with fright instead of delight, but is an interesting mix of sleek modern artistic with a creepy critter.
This soap is for sale on Etsy by SunbasilgardenSoap (currently $6.50+S&H).
DIY Eyeball Soap
Make your own spooky soap with a ping pong ball and markers inside glycerin soap base available at crafts stores.
DIY YOUR OWN FIGHT CLUB SOAP WITH BACON AND DRAIN CLEANER
No, you eyes are not deceiving you, nor is it a mistake. The above Youtube video shows you how to make a cinnamon-y soap using something you would eat and something you would use to clear out a drain clog.
SCARY PUBLIC WASHROOM SOAP STORY:
This is an infogram by GoJo to encourage you to buy their newfangled product, but since reading, it makes me think twice before touching a soap dispenser in a public bathroom.
Source: GoJoDisclaimer: Although some items are for sale, I am not affilated with any of the above and have received nothing for this post, just sharing some interesting finds.
Thanks for checking in and if you have any strange or scary soap related things to share, please leave in the comments below.
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