I fell crazy in love with Fels-Naptha a month ago. The story began a few months before that I had no clue what that soap was for. The only thing I knew was that the fancy name was very hard to pronounce and that’s it.
After doing some research on this mysterious soap I found out that it was a laundry detergent bar. This amazing bar soap came into existence in 1893 by Fels & Company and was marketed in the United States and Canada.
However, Fels-Naptha can be broken down into many forms of soap types and used for many purposes. It makes real sense to keep a bar or two of Fels -Napha.
Use Fels-Naptha around the home for its effectiveness and affordability and bleach substitute. Fels- Naptha is classified as a safe household product, that’s why it’s so amazing.
Fels-Naptha has now become my favorite go-to laundry and household product as it makes me spend less and still get the best results, and to top it all, does whatever tasks it is used for very well. Here are 10 smart ways to use Fels-Naptha in your home.
1. TREAT POISON IVY
Use a bar of Fels-Naptha to rub on the affected area immediately after being exposed to poison ivy. This will remove the oil from the skin and prevent rash.
However, it can still be used even after the trash has developed to lessen the outbreak of the rash. This bar soap should never leave your camping bag.
2. KILL BUGS
Fels-Naptha can be used as a powerful insecticide. Most gardeners will love to know about this amazing trick. Add 4 tablespoons of Fes-Naptha to a gallon of hot water.
Allow it to cool before pouring it into a spray bottle. Use this to spray on the plants. The bugs will not tolerate the chemicals and eventually die.
3. REMOVE CHOCOLATE STAINS
Chocolate stains can be one of the most stubborn stains to remove. We get them all the time. Even if you are not a kid. This is why you should always have a bar of Fels-Naptha handy.
Simply rub a wet bar of Fels-Naptha on the stain then soak in water. To this, add Borax to help to speed up the process. let it soak for 20-30 minutes then wash as you would normally do.
4. REMOVES INK STAINS
One of the toughest stains to remove is ink. No matter how much wash cycle you give it has no plan on moving. With all its toughness here’s a way to remove ink with Fels-Naptha
My way of doing this is to rub the soap directly on the stain 1/2 an hour before washing. Then, toss in the washer and wash on a regular cycle. To make your effort more effective. Cut the bar in two halves and toss it in the washer with the stained clothes
5. REMOVE WINE STAINS
Using Fels-Naptha to remove wine stains is quite simple. All you need to do is dissolve the soap in a gallon of warm water. Add the stained item to the gallon of warm water and allow to soak for 20 -30 minutes. When that is all done, remove, and wash.
For stubborn wine stains. you may want to give it a long time to soak before washing but you can be sure that Fel-Naptha will remove that stain.
6. REMOVE BABY FORMULA STAINS
I love the smell of babies, but not when there are dried-up formula spills on their clothes. These days, babies’ clothing has a high resale value so keeping them in excellent order should be a high priority.
If you happen to have a few stained baby clothing lying around, then do this…First, rub the clothing with a wet Fels-Naptha bar.
Proceed to pour by soaking in 1 gallon of warm water then dissolve 1/2 cup of Borax in the water. Let it sit for 40 minutes then wash. Now they are ready for the market or simply ready to be placed back on your little bundle of joy!!!
7. USE FELS-NAPTHA FOR WHITER WHITES
To be honest, I am a fan of bleach, but whenever I used it my eyes and sinus hurt badly. I have also noticed that my precious bleach was turning my whites into yellow. If bleach is not used correctly it can actually leave holes in your clothes.
That would certainly be a laundry disaster. You can use Fels-Naptha as a bleach substitute, with no allergy reactions. Simply grate a cup of Fels -Naptha and dissolve in warm water.
Use a bucket or your sink to soak the item for an hour, or overnight will be best if you have the time to spare. For the best results, remove and wash as you normally would.
8. GROUT CLEANER
It is now easy to remove grout from your tiles using only Fels-Naptha. Simply use the corner of the bar of Fels-Naptha to wipe on the grout. Allow resting for 20 minutes.
Use a toothbrush to scrub the area until the grout is no longer visible. Rinse well with warm water and dry with a sheet of paper towel or rag. This works on your bathroom shower tiles and floor tiles.
9. CLEANS TOILETS
To remove that gunky smell from your toilet. Simply melt a bar of Fels-Naptha in 6 cups of hot water. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oils to the mixture.
Pour into the bowl and wash with a toilet brush. Give it a flush and await the wonders you will see. Your toilet will be sparkling clean and smell fresh.
Do not store the solution, when cold the melted soap will appear as a fatty substance in the bottle and will have to be softened again to be used.
10. DIY FELS-NAPTHA LAUNDRY DETERGENT
You can transform Fels-Naptha into liquid if you would prefer to use it in that form. MY FELS-NAPTHA LAUNDRY DETERGENT RECIPE…Grate an entire bar of Fels-Naptha. Add to 1 quart of boiling water, stir and let it soften for 20 minutes.
Now the liquid should be warm, Pour into a bottle, and closed tightly. However, this will have to be used right away in the liquified form. Shake vigorously until no pieces of the soap are visible.
Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to make it have a wonderful fragrance. Now you are ready to wash. I hope that you find these tips helpful. SEE YOU SOON.