Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Fels Naptha Review and Giveaway

Purex Fels-Naptha has been around since 1894 treating your tough laundry stains. I had never heard of it until just recently, but when discussing the product with my mom and grandma, they told me how it has been around for over 100 years! My mom doesn't recall ever having used it, but my grandma said she used to use it. Well, Fels-Naptha is making a comeback!

I was able to try Fels-Naptha thanks to Purex and I have to say, I love it! This laundry soap bar pretreats your stains (dirt, grease, rings around the collar, and more) and works more effectively than spray stain removers. It's safe on colors too! Just wet your stain, rub it on, let it set a few minutes then throw it in the wash! I tried this product on a few different types of stains. The older stains (most of which have been on there longer than months and have been through several washes) didn't really show any change, but the newer stains were pretty much erased! The most recent stain that I worked on was a chocolate stain from a week ago (note to self: it doesn't matter how tired you are, do NOT let your toddler have things with tiny chocolate pieces in your bed!) I could tell where the stain was before because you could see a faint stain still, but it was almost completely taken out of my sheets! While this is no miracle product, it sure works wonders!


Since Purex Fels-Naptha worked well for my laundry stains, I figured why not try it on some other surfaces!
I tried it on a countertop stain (the stain from a wooden plate stand got on the counter and nothing had worked to clean it up):



I tried it on some carpet stains on the living room floor and stairs, both of which we had tried cleaning up with a steamer and a carpet cleaner:
Stairs before
Stairs after

Floor before
Floor after
I even tried it on a skid mark that was on our linoleum flooring when we moved in, but I guess that stain was a bit too old. There are so many surfaces that you could use Fels-Naptha on though! This is a very versatile product! You can even use Fels-Naptha to make your own laundry soap. Check out the recipe below that I found online!

With babies, toddlers, husbands and pets, stains are inevitable. Treat them with Purex Fels-Naptha!

Homemade Laundry Soap Recipe (from

  • 1/3 bar Fels-Naptha laundry soap, grated
  • 1/2 cup washing soda (not baking soda...this can be found usually in the laundry aisle)
  • 1/2 cup 20 Mule Team Borax powder
  • 2 gallon bucket
Directions: Place grated soap in a sauce pan, add 6 cups of water and heat until the soap melts. Add the washing soda and borax and stir until dissolved then remove from heat. Pour 4 cups of hot water then add the soap mix and stir. Add another 1 gallon + 6 cups of water and stir. Let sit for 24 hours to gel. You will use 1/2 cup of the finished mixture per load of laundry.

Enter below for your chance to win a free bar of Fels-Naptha (coupon) PLUS I will include a coupon for a free box of 20 Mule Team Borax for the first prize winner! Giveaway opened to US residents only.

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Disclaimer: I am a Purex Insider and received a free product for my review! These views are my own and were not at all influenced by the party who gave me this opportunity. 


  1. I have never used this but would love to try it. I have a blouse with lipstick on it that I can't seem to get out.

  2. No, but I've seen it at my local Walmart!

  3. I have never used it, but would like to try it!

  4. I have not tried it but I really want to start making my own detergent. We are trying to find new ways to save money.

  5. Used it on karate uniforms!! What a money saver!

  6. I have used it to pre-treat stains on clothing. I never thought to try it on other stains. I'll have to do that. Kim W

  7. I use fels naptha, borax and washing soda to make my own laundry detergent.

  8. I use it to make my laundry soap and stain treatment.

    Jeri B. :)

  9. I use it on my laundry! Thanks for the chance!!

  10. I need this for clothes and carpet stains!!

  11. Thanks for review, it was excellent and very informative.
    thank you :)