One of the most unusual home remedies on our Web site is soap for leg cramps. We first heard about the “soap under the sheets” approach in 2004 and were somewhat skeptical. For one thing, there was no obvious explanation for why a bar of soap under the bottom sheet would do anything for leg cramps. There still isn’t and we have heard from physicians and scientists who are convinced it is totally bogus.
Nonetheless, many readers and visitors to this Web site have shared some amazing stories over the last five years. Here are just a few stories we thought you might enjoy. You may also find our special People’s Pharmacy Bed Soap and Leg Soap of interest, since we created them specifically to be a convenient shape for use either under the sheet or in the socks as remedies.
We would love to hear your experience with soap…either positive or negative. Comment below.
-Joe & Terry Graedon
The People’s Pharmacy
Wow, does anybody understand why the soap thing really works for leg cramps? My 76-year-old mother has dealt with leg cramps for years now. Upon watching Dr Gott, my mother asked me what I thought of this remedy. Well, I told her it’s just mumbo jumbo; don’t waste your time.
Well, of course Mother knows best. I was shocked to realize that she has been putting soap under her sheet for two weeks, and surprising to say, I was wrong. She has been cramp-free for 10 days now, and I’m really astonished! NOW, my question is…. What in soap would take leg cramps away? I’m a real skeptic on things like this, but trust me, It WORKS!
Jim, Aug, 2009
I still cannot believe it! But this really helps. I decided to buy Irish Spring since several people mentioned it and you get 2 bars for $.99 at the dollar store. There is divided opinion on whether Dove and Ivory work.
Since I wear socks to bed, I decided to tape slivers of soap on my calves and shins as well as putting the bar of soap under the sheet. It’s been two weeks now and I have not slept so well in years.
I have a bone marrow cancer which causes severe pain from the ankle to the hip in my left leg. Last night I taped a sliver of soap on the outside of my left thigh – no pain. I am so grateful.
Lilly, Nov. 2009
I am absolutely stymied by all of this soap in the bed stuff! IT WORKS!
I’ve suffered from such killer leg cramps that I can only cry. A friend told me about Ivory Soap. Although it took me five more days (and more cramp issues) before I gave it a try, try I did. I’m just absolutely amazed! NO leg cramps. I’m able to stretch in the bed before I get up without cramps and my legs feel better all day!
What in the Sam Hill is the deal with this? Who cares? I’ts safe, it works and I feel BETTER!!! Wow.