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Have you ever used Fels-Naptha Soap?


***This give-away is now closed. The winners are Rhonda, Pam M., and Virginia (aka Sweetpea). I will be contacting you each individually. I have found the Fels-Naptha Soap locally at Walmart in the laundry section on a lower shelf next to the Borax and the Washing Soda.

When I was growing up in northwest Ohio we always had a bar of Fels Naptha Soap at our house. My dad would wash with it whenever he got near poison ivy to help remove the oil from his skin to prevent an allergic reaction.


Later when I married and had children of my own I found Fels Naptha works well for pre-treating clothing stains. When we moved here from Michigan our children were five, three, and one. I soon found out that the soil here was quite different than what I had encountered up north. Fels-Naptha is the best thing I have ever found for removing the stains caused by the red dirt we have here in South Carolina. Pre-treating is simple--you just wet the stained area of the garment and then rub it over the bar of soap. You can scrub it in with your fingers or a small brush if desired and then toss it in the wash.


Would you like to try Fels-Naptha yourself? Purex Fels-Naptha has sent me some coupons good for a free bar of laundry soap. To enter to win a free coupon please leave a comment here on this blog post or you can email me directly if you would prefer. If you mention this post on Facebook and let me know I will give you an extra entry. I have coupons that I can send to three people so your chances of winning are pretty good. 🙂 Comments must be received by midnight on Friday, December 6th.

Purex provided me with a sample of Purex Fels-Naptha Laundry Bar in exchange for a product review. However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.


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12 Comments on “Have you ever used Fels-Naptha Soap?”

  1. #1 Rhonda
    on Nov 29th, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Sure! I’d love to try some. 🙂

  2. #2 Carrie
    on Nov 29th, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    O goody! I recently used Fels-Naptha for the first time, for making laundry detergent. Today I made another batch using Ivory, but it was so sticky. I hope I win! :O)

  3. #3 Lara
    on Nov 29th, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    I have been trying a Canadian Fels-Naptha-like bar on some of my laundry, and it works well. I had never considered trying it, and indeed had not noticed it much in stores, until I got my sample of the other stuff (which was bought with a gift card I won in a drawing… that was pretty cool). It seems like a solid works better than the stain-fighting sprays.

  4. #4 Marla
    on Nov 29th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    I am looking forward to trying anything that works on SC red clay 🙂 and am sharing this post on FB

  5. #5 Kathie Milbourne
    on Nov 29th, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    I would like to try it! The only thing worse than SC red clay is Georgia red clay… ;0). Thanks for sharing the tip.

  6. #6 Bet
    on Nov 29th, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    I’ve heard of this, Becka, but I’ve never seen it or tried it! Sounds like something I’d like to try!

  7. #7 Cindy C.
    on Nov 29th, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    I’ve never used it for stains, but will definitely give it a try. I’ve been making the liquid soap with FN, borax and washing soda for a few years now. Love it!

  8. #8 Deb
    on Nov 29th, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Hi Becka, Well, this is a soap name that I’ve never heard of! Please include me in your drawing.

  9. #9 Sandy
    on Nov 30th, 2013 at 8:15 am

    Becka, We just noticed some Fels-Naptha soap at Lehman’s in Ohio last week. It was along side the family-sized drying racks!

  10. #10 Mary Ries
    on Nov 30th, 2013 at 8:52 am

    I have never tried it, but remember reading about it in a book I loved as a child. A character scrubbed with it after running in poison ivy. Are you surprised? I would love to try it.

  11. #11 Vikki
    on Dec 2nd, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Never heard of this soap before but would love to try a sample of it!

  12. #12 Laura
    on Dec 2nd, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    I use it all the time to make my own laundry detergent. My son is still pretty young, so I haven’t had to tackle much of the red clay yet… but I know those days are coming soon! I also shared this post on facebook. 🙂

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