Thursday, December 5, 2013

Fels-Naptha laundry bar review, giveaway & poison ivy home remedy?

Disclosure: I was given this product for free to try and review. There was no monetary compensation involved and all opinions are 100 percent my own. 

I was surprised to learn the Purex Fels-Naptha Laundry Bar & Stain Remover has been around since 1894. I'd never heard of it! 


So when I received one to review I asked my Mom if she had heard of it. Her immediate response was: "That's what we used to put on poison ivy."

What?

I checked it out and sure enough, it's here on Wikipedia and I also found this blog entry. I know all too well the agony of a poison ivy outbreak, so you can bet I will keep this on hand! When I have a poison ivy rash, I'll do ANYTHING to make it go away. If I am unfortunate enough to get the opportunity to try out this home remedy, I will let you know how it goes. 

In the meantime, I used it for its intended purpose as a stain remover:  

"Purex Fels-Naptha is a laundry bar that works overtime to remove your toughest stains. Whether it is dirt, grease, or ring-around-the-collar, a bar of Purex Fels-Naptha can clean up the mess."

If you want to know more or get updates, you can "like" Purex brand on Facebook.

We found this blanket in a car we bought and it was too cute to trash, so I thought I'd try to get the stains (bottom right corner) out. 

I hate to throw stuff away if it's still useable.
To use the bar, you get the laundry wet and rub it on.
You can also shave some off and put it in your load of laundry. 


Here are my before and after photos. I think it did a great job of removing the stain and I would certainly use it again. It can flake a bit, so I keep it in a little container in between uses and the smell is a little strong when putting it on, but not bad.

 


I'm also holding my first-ever giveaway, which will run through Dec. 8! Purex gave me 3 coupons for FREE bars of Fels-Naptha. I kept the entry process is short and sweet and I'll mail the coupons to the winners! Good luck and thanks for stopping by!


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22 comments:

  1. I've heard of Fels-Naptha, but never tried it. With two sons who are rather, ahem, messy, however, I'd love to give it a try. Our toughest laundry stain is probably the clay dirt around here. Ugh!

    Stopping by from the Proverbs 31 link up. Thanks for commenting on my blog too. I really like getting to know my readers! Have a very blessed day :)

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    1. Boys sure can make a mess, can't they! Thanks so much for stopping by :)

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  2. I've heard of them once before but have never used it. I think mine would be both my boys and also my toddler. I'm not sure how they generate those stains but they appear. Lets see how this would work if I win. :)

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    1. LOL, yes kids find all sort of mystery stains in the course of a day. How do they do that? Let me know how it works for you!

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  3. I recently heard of this because people use it to make their own laundry detergent. I would love to try it out and I have 4 boys and I am a messy cook and always end up with something on my clothes. Would love to win these, thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. Wow, I had no idea people made their own soap from it. Lots of uses for this!

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  4. Now that's interesting. I am not allergic to poison ivy & neither are my kids, but my poor husband just has to look at the stuff to break out in an awful rash.

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    1. Aw, poor hubby. It is just sooooo miserable when you have a poison ivy rash. I hope to avoid it for the rest of my life *fingers crossed*

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  5. I use this in my homemade laundry soap. Okay, I use to. Now I use my own homemade soap for laundry. But I loved this when I used it!

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    1. I am still so amazed you can make your own soap with this. I may have to try that some time.

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  6. I make my own laundry soap and stain remover with this brand and totally love it! My favorite of many that I have tried!
    Awesome to see you having a giveaway!
    Blessings,
    ~Heather @ The Welcoming House Blog

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    1. I've never heard of anyone making their own stain remover. Do you have a post about it! And thank you. The giveaway was fun :)

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  7. Looks like it works great! I'm thinking it might also be a good thing to take on vacations. Thanks for the review!

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  8. I also make my own laundry detergent and have for about 2 years. Old school ingredients like fels naptha, borax, and washing soda are amazing! Love this stuff!

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    1. I may have to try this. I imagine it saves a lot of money!

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  9. I make my own laundry soap too and started using this. I now usually use Zote. My almost 3 year old is the worst of all my kids with stains!

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    1. Wow, it seems like everybody makes their own! I'm getting an education here :)

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  10. That's really neat. I never knew it could do so much!

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  11. WOW! This works great! I've never heard of it, either!

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  12. I remember my grandma using this. I think I still have a small sliver in my laundry room that I used on the baby clothes because it was the only thing that worked (aside from bleach which I didn't want to use on baby clothes).
    But nice to know I can put it on the family after our next camping trip/poison ivy breakout. Myself, I seem to be immune to poison ivy - but they will be thankful.

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    1. How cool to have that memory of your grandma. This stuff has been around so long. I had no idea! If you try it for the poison ivy, let me know! I am going to keep around just in case. You lucky duck being immune!

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