Sep 23, 2014
I'm sixty-seven, now, and when I was about four years old, I was staying at my grandmother's, overnight. During the day, it may have been a Saturday morning, I said something I shouldn't have said, and my grandma came down on me like a ton of bricks. It was then that I was introduced to Fels-Naptha bar soap...I had the cleanest mouth, in the city of Chicago, for days! I don't remember what I said, but I sure never said that, or anything, that would get my grandma's feathers ruffled, after that experience. Grandma and my mom used Fels-Naptha for washing every thing, except the windows...those were washed with vinegar and water, and dried with newspaper, ( I still use that method, when I wash my windows ). Anyway, it is good to see Fels-Naptha, and Pine Tar soap. Did you all know that pine pitch is good for drawing salve? My Grandad used it on a puncture wound I got, when I hit the top of my knee, on a hidden nail, under the top of our old table. Between that and the medicine the doctor gave me, my wound healed pretty quickly. There's a lot to be said for the old remedies, and I am proof of that, in more ways than one.
Jun 27, 2014
OUTSTANDING!!! This stuff will remove even set in stains. Just wet the area and rub the bar on the stain. Dab with a brush for extra stubborn stains and toss the article of clothing in with the rest of the wash load. Stain is gone.
Oct 11, 2013
No laundry room is complete without a bar of Fels Naptha! Great for treating stains and I also use it when making homemade laundry soap. Wonderful product!
Sep 23, 2013
It dried up my husband's poison ivy over night. Now we are using it on my grandson's arm. Good stuff.
Aug 31, 2011
Great soap for stains. Cleaned my ratty leather sneakers back to bright white, softening them in the process also.To make a great bug spray:Grate 1/2 bar of Fels-Naptha into a pot with quart or so of water. Heat slowly until melted. Let cool. Add about 3-4 cups more water and add 2 tablespoons or so of essential orange or lemon oil. Store concentrate in 2 liter bottle. To make bug spray, shake the concentrate a bit and add about a cup of the concentrate to a spray bottle that holds about a quart. Slowly add water to the concentrate and shake gently to mix after filling spray bottle. Spray plants as needed, getting under the leaves. After bugs die, rinse plants off some.I have eggplants in the back yard blooming like crazy but wouldn't set fruit. I was considering the entire crop a wash. The leaves were riddled with yellowish pinholes with tremendous amounts of bugs all on the underside of the leaves and also eating the blossoms. I sprayed them last week. I now have 14 eggplants that are about 2-1/2 inches long and more are setting every day.I think the eggplant likes not having the bugs eat it alive. Fels-Naptha bug spray now shares a place in my family's recipe book right along side the oatmeal pancakes.
Dec 11, 2010
This soap is excellent for getting stains out of the neck and cuffs of my husband's white shirts. Just rub it directly on the wet fabric before putting them in the washing machine. My mother used to shave Fels Naptha bars with a potato peeler for use as her laundry soap in the washing machine. I haven't gone that far yet, but she sure had clean cloths.
Aug 27, 2010
Great poison ivy remover. I also use it for homemade laundry soap and it really gets our grimy farm clothes clean with a nice light scent.
Mar 26, 2010
Long forgotten, much beligned, Fels Naptha Soap literally separates oil and grease from clothes. A must have for anyone doing laundy by hand.
Nov 15, 2009
As others have said, this is a wonderful soap for making home-made detergent. But it's also great for spot treating stains. With lots of little ones in the family, I keep a bar by the sink so I can treat dribbles and spills right away before they set. This inexpensive soap has saved many outfits in my home. We also use it in the garden (grated, melted down, and diluted) to keep the bugs off of our plants instead of pesticide. With so many uses, you can't go wrong with this soap. I always keep it on hand.
Sep 23, 2009
I work in the Customer Service Dept. At Lehman's I too have used the Fels-Naptha soap to make homemade Laundry Soap. I really like the way it melts down in really hot water and the smell is great.What a savings makeing this soap. I found the recipe on line.
Jul 13, 2009
This soap is awesome! I love the old-fashioned smell, and use it with washing soda and borax to make my own laundry detergent, which saves me TONS of money. We have several in our family with sensitive skin, and Fels-Naptha doesn't bother it at all. Good product!