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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Purex Fels Naptha Laundry Bar Review and Giveaway

"What in the world is Fels-Naptha?", you may be thinking.  You may have never heard of it, but if you are like me, you just might have memories of this gold bar from your childhood.

A few years back I was investigating ways to save money and be more frugal.  I came across several recipes for making my own laundry soap.  One of the ingredients was Fels-Naptha...I remember my mom having a Fels-Naptha bar in the laundry room when I was a little girl, but hadn't thought of it for years.

The first recipe I tried was very time-consuming to put together, as it required boiling ingredients, etc.  I felt it worked pretty well, but wasn't completely sold on the idea.

The second recipe I tried, also used Fels-Naptha soap, but instead combined all dry ingredients, and made a "powder" rather than a liquid.  I really have enjoyed using that recipe, and just ran out this week!

Time to make some more!

But, Fels-Naptha is not just to be used in these recipes.  In fact, it dates back to 1894!!!  In this day and age, thankfully we aren't scrubbing laundry by hand, but Fels-Naptha can be very effective at stain removal.  It requires a little work (not just a spray from a bottle), but it is cheaper to use (and probably lasts longer too).
Just wet the stain, or stained area, and rub the bar on top of it.  For tough stains, work the soap in with a soft brush, and wash as usual.

I tried it out on my son's baseball pants...here is the proof that it worked rather well!

As a Purex Insider, I was given a bar of Fels-Naptha to try on my own.  They also gave me coupons to give away to three of my readers!  If you would like a chance at getting one of these coupons for a FREE bar of Fels-Naptha, you may enter below (if you can't see the form, click here):

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