As a member of Purex Insiders (fellow bloggers feel free to contact me if you want an invitation to this awesome site) I received a bar of Fels Naptha to try, review and 3 coupons for free bars to giveaway. My opinions are completely my own!
So when I got this bar, I looked at it and thought what do I do with it? Yep, me! I had never used this before and was used to my spray and go stain removers so I started to research.
So what can you use Fels Naptha for?
Just rub the bar into the stain, it works really well on oily stains that other stain removers tend to not manage so well as well as stains caused by cosmetics, sweat and food. Then wash as normal.
Just washing a couple of items:
If you have only a couple of items to wash, use a sink and the Fels Naptha bar as a 'loofah', quick and easy!
Did you know that Fels Naptha has a 'magical' property when it comes down to skin irritants
such as poison oak, poison ivy and other plant based irritants. The oils that cause these reactions are often difficult to get rid of and can stay in clothes for 12 months after exposure. As soon as you realize you have been exposed, take a good long shower using the Fels Naptha bar as your soap and then wash the clothes you were wearing adding 1/16th of the bar grated to the load.
Showering with a bar will also help soothe insect bites.
In the Garden:
Mix three tablespoons of soap with a gallon of hot water; mix thoroughly, cool, and spray to get rid of aphids.
Grate a full inch of soap, place in a foot of discarded pantyhose, then drop into one gallon of boiling water with four ounces of pure liquid dish soap. Mix one tablespoon of this solution with one tablespoon each of baking soda and vegetable oil, in one gallon of water, then spray on plants to take care of black fungus on roses.
For pest control either take 3 tablespoons of a grated bar and mix with a gallon of boiling water, allow to cool and then spray. It works as a insect killer and preventive or just take chunks roughly an inch in size and place around the base of your plants as a deterrent.
Spot cleaner for heavy fabrics
Home Made Laundry Detergent:
This is what I chose to do with my Fels Naptha Bar!You can buy all the Laundry Soap Kit - Fels Naptha, Borax & Washing Soda on Amazon for $33.99 shipped and it will make enough detergent for roughly 425 loads of laundry around 8c a load.
1 quart Water (boiling)
2 cups Fels Naptha Bar soap (grated)
2 cups Borax
2 cups Washing Soda
- Add finely grated bar soap to the boiling water and stir until soap is melted. You can keep on low heat until melted.
- Pour the soapy water mixture into a large, clean pail and add the Borax and Washing Soda. Stir well until all is dissolved.
- Add 2 gallons of water, stir until well mixed.
- Cover pail and use 1/4 cup for each load of laundry. Stir the soap each time you use it
Now it did take some time to make this recipe and you can also add a couple of drops of essential oil if you want to change the scent, but I loved the 'clean' scent of the bar of soap. It has a nostaligic scent to it and I kinda like it a lot. The recipe was easy to follow and I can not argue with 8c a load of laundry, my frugal side really likes that.
You know what I really like is that I have messy kids, they like to play and play hard and that means the clothes get a beating, from dirt and grass stains to mac n cheese on the back of the shirt (dont ask me how) and I normally have to pre-treat, wash, check, pre-treat and wash again before I can dry. There was no pre-treating, and I got to dry the clothes without stains the first time around.
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