Use Soap Cutting as a Natural Drug for Chronic Pain, Depression, and Disability

soap cutting, trend, internet craze, ASMR

Soap cutting is an Internet trend. But I totally get how this is a thing. I mean, unless you can’t get over how wasteful it seems to be, in which I can’t blame you. However, many have reported they reuse the soap.

But it’s worth a gander as it seems to be a form of visual meditation for those who find it hard to meditate without getting visual or auditory cues or who find meditating flares their anxiety instead of helping it. It is also a natural drug of sorts. It’s said to temporarily alleviate symptoms of chronic pain and depression.

The reason I’m sharing this trend is that it can be helpful for those of us who need to relax and engage in things that keep our brains connected, but not overstimulated. We have so much we are dealing with physically and mentally while dealing with temporary or chronic disability, that we need a toolbox of self-soothers and other mental helpers. A calm mind can help calm the body.

Like someone brushing your hair or whispering, soap cutting is connected to the autonomous sensory meridian response. ASMR is, “a term used for an experience characterized by a static-like or tingling sensation on the skin that typically begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine. [It gives us a low-grade euphoria] characterized by a combination of positive feelings…”

You can go to YouTube to find soap cutting videos here, or just check out this compilation below. 


Other online articles about soap cutting: 

‘It’s weirdly mesmerizing’: a quick guide to the soap cutting trend
Watching people cut bars of soap can be strangely calming. Nazish says that, although she caters for the ASMR community, she thinks the videos are “visually and audibly satisfying” for others.

Soap cutting videos are all the rage on Instagram and they’re actually really satisfying
Clearly there is a growing community behind these soap-cutting videos, judging from the thousands of views on these videos. It’s tough to say whether this is just a passing trend or a new staple of chill Content™.

‘How the soap crumbles into pieces and the noise it makes is very appealing,’ Z.E. told The Today Show.

Hypnotic soap-cutting videos are the latest trend in sensory clips that give watchers a relaxing ‘brain orgasm’
‘There was a fair amount of people who also said they used it to lift their mood — we found that those who experience depression can get a pretty big boost in mood from watching and listening to ASMR content.’

Soap-Cutting Videos Are The Latest ASMR-Inducing Video Trend Taking Over Social Media
There’s a reason you keep seeing the acronym ASMR, which stands for autonomous sensory meridian response, according to Sleep.org. As they explain, ASMR refers to a pleasant and calming tingling sensation often triggered by certain videos or sounds.

Why watching people carve soap is the latest soothing way to have a ‘braingasm’.
If you type the term ‘soap cutting‘ into YouTube or Instagram you come across countless clips that have amassed thousands of likes.


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