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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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48 comments:

  1. I've been using it for a couple of years in my laundry detergent recipe. I make a liquid recipe. It's pretty easy and definitely effective.

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  2. I've never tried this and have heard it just now. :)

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  3. I haven't tried Purex Fels Naptha laundry bar yet.

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  4. I use fels Naptha to make my own laundry detergent. Thank you!

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  5. I've never heard of this. It would be nice to try.

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  6. I have never used it, but would love to try it as a stain remover.

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  7. no i have never heard of it! would love to try something new!

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  8. I've used it to pretreat stains....I have a recipe for laundry detergent that requires it too, but I'm waiting to run out of detergent first!

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  9. I use it in my homemade laundry detergent

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  10. I have not tried this yet, but plan to buy a bar for stain removal the next time I go to the store.


    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  11. I have not tried it, other than a few times in my MIL's homemade laundry soap... I have heard from my grandma though that it makes a great stain remover!

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  12. I have never used it but would love to try it as a stain remover. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  13. I have never tried it, but I would LOVELOVE to!

    thanks!

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  14. I have never tried it but have read a few things on blogs about it lately that make me want to try it.

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  15. I have not seen it in our local locals as of yet, but I hope to try it soon.
    mrsrodjac at hotmail dot com

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  16. I've never tried it before, but would love to!

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  17. I have used Fels Naptha in my homemade laundry soap recipe, and I love it!

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  18. I have never used it but I would really like to!

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  19. joanna smith ovalleAugust 13, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    I had never heard about it but I so need something like this with my son he lets the food eat him LOL

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  20. I've never used it but definitely want to try it!

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  21. I've never tried it, nor even heard about the product

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  22. I've never tried it before, but would love to!

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  23. I have tried it before but I honestly didn't know Fels-Naptha bars were Purex products! I use them in laundry soap recipes!

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  24. I LOVE Fels-Naptha as a stain remover! Just yesterday I used a bar on a new white shirt that had gotten covered in mud the first time it was worn. After rubbing a wet bar of Fels-Naptha on each mud spot I washed the shirt regularly with just a little Borax added to the wash. The shirt came out looking like it had never been worn! I also use it in laundry soap.

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  25. I have never heard of or tried Purex Fels Naptha laundry bar. I would love to try it though.

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  26. I use it all the time as a stain remover
    hrddiana556@gmail.com

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  27. i have been wanting to try it out
    trixie420247 at yahoo dot com

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  28. I have not tried this yet but I want to because I hear that it's effective on dirt and stains.

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  29. No, I haven't tried it, but I would like to!
    Laura

    Laurasu82 at yahoo.com

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  30. No i have not tried it yet, but interested in trying it.

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  31. I have wanted to try it out for laundry soap recipes but haven't had the chance yet :)

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  32. Fels Naptha is rather hard to find in my area. It is available at one of the nearby Walmarts but not the other. Or I can get it at the local hardware store but not at Target. I shave the bar with a cheese grater and add it to my regular laundry detergent. We have small children and I supervise construction so we often have dirty clothes and I think it is great for that purpose

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  33. I have never tried this bar before! i have never heard of sucha thing! Cannot wait to try it!!!

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  34. I have never tried it but have seen SO many cleaning recipes using it. I can never find it in my supermarket.

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  35. I haven't seen it before today

    lmurley2000@yahoo.com

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  36. I have never tried this bar before I have never
    heard of it before
    Cathy Truman
    kbtruman(at)att(dot)net

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  37. No, I have never tried it personally.

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  38. I have never used this before, but would love to try it :)

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  39. I havent seen or heard of Purex Fels Naptha laundry bar. I love Purex products and would love to try it.
    Thanks!

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  40. I have used it as a stain remover.

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  41. I haven't tried it, but I would like to.

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  42. No I haven't!

    Jenny S
    orangestar17(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  43. I've never tried it before.
    Chavonne H

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  44. I have never tried it, but I would love to!
    dana10879@yahoo.com

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  45. I have not use it before. I am excited to try it.

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