I love painting and staining. Well, let me rephrase that–if someone were to clean up after me, I would love painting and staining. It’s possibly the messiest crafting you can do. And paint and stain sometimes can be near to impossible to clean up after. So when the makers of Lava Soap (also the makers of WD-40) told me they wanted me to try Lava Soap, I was curious. Curious that there could possibly be something as simple as a bar of soap out there that could actually get oil-based stain off my hands.
Anyone who has washed their hands after using polyurethane or oil-based anything can attest to the fact that this is fighting an uphill battle. I sometimes use mineral spirits, but that is not disposable down the drain, and other times–most of the time–I just use a heck of a lot of dishwasher soap. And even then, I still have that sticky build-up residue left on my hands the rest of the day. And frequently when I’m painting a room, I will get latex paint on parts of my arm that dry for several hours before I go to wash it or take a shower. And even then, in the shower with a loofa, I can’t get the latex paint off my arms.
Enter Lava Soap. This was kind of a fascinating product to try. It’s a pumice-powered soap, gently exfoliating your skin and somehow magically cutting through grease like it’s nothing. Watch the video and see for yourself!
After I made this video, I stained some wooden boxes with that same Dark Walnut stain, right there on my kitchen counter. I was curious to see how the Lava soap would handle stain on my countertops. I made a big mess with the stain. So after washing my hands with the Lava soap, I then rubbed the bar all over the big mess and then easily–I mean SUPER easily–wiped it off. Check it:
Good as new! …And after washing my hands that many times with Lava soap, they were super soft.
I have to say, I’m pretty happy to be owning this soap now. It’s found a home at the utility sink where I wash paintbrushes and other messes away and now I have the perfect soap to clean them all. See some other uses for Lava Soap. You can find this soap online and in the soap aisle at most grocery stores. It also comes in a liquid pump form for convenience but it’s supposed to be just as effective.
This post was sponsored by Lava Soap, all opinions are my own.