Q. I use the soap trick for restless leg, and after a couple of weeks the effect seems to wear off. I’ve discovered that shaving the top layer off with a potato peeler has the same effect as a new bar of soap. This might save folks some money, especially those on a fixed income.
A. Thanks for the tip. We continue to be amazed by reports from readers that soap under the bottom sheet can help ease leg cramps. We have no clue as to how (or if) it works. People do tell us that the benefits “wear off” after several weeks and they have to replace the bar of soap to recapture the effect.
Your soap-shaving trick may somehow restore the mysterious healing power. Of course soap never goes to waste. Once you’re done with it, just take it into the shower.