One of the oldest known household super products is Fels Naptha soap.
This acclaimed product has been labeled a super product because it can be used for medical cleaning and skincare benefits.
If you’re as curious as I was about this product, continue reading; here you’ll find 26 ways to use Fels Naptha in your home.
1. Using Fels Naptha To Treat Poison
Whether you have poison ivy on your clothes or your skin, you can use Fels Naptha to help get rid of poison overnight. That is to say, Fels Naptha can treat this poisoning effectively.
Simply, apply the soap to the area that had contact with the plant, allow it to sit five minutes then wash. This can be repeated in three hours or before going to bed.
And by morning it will be all gone. In the case of the most poisonous plant (poison oak or poison sumac), it will take two or more days of applying and washing to treat it.
2. Make Your Own Laundry Detergent With Fels Naptha
You may already know that Fels Naptha is a popular laundry detergent. It helps to get your laundry super clean. An important point to note is that, if you have an AG washer Fels Naptha should not be used to do your laundry.
Regarding wash loads, for small loads use one tablespoon grated or shredded per load and two tablespoons grated or shredded for large loads. Be reminded this is a concentrated product which means if you use a large amount you may create too many bubbles.
3. Use Fels Naptha As An Insecticide
Your garden will always come under attack from critters wanting to enjoy your sweet plants. Some are easily visible others will be incognito, devouring your plants.
You can get rid of these pests by mixing one tablespoon of Fels Naptha with one gallon of hot water and pouring it into a smaller spray bottle (and label it!).
Spray your plants with this mixture at least once per week till pests are gone. After getting rid of them spray once per month to keep them away.
4. Remove Grease Using Fels Naptha
After a day of working on the car in your garage, your hands probably took quite the beating and they’re covered in grease.
To get the grease off your hands rub a moderate amount of Fels Naptha into your palms and hands, wipe with a paper towel, then rinse with water. As a result, the grease will be gone.
You may need to repeat this process a few times especially if it got into your fingernails rub the soap on them soak them in some warm water.
Have one of those cuticle sticks on hand to get under your nails and around your cuticle. Wash your hands with Fels Naptha. Repeat the process two to three times for a spa ready finish.
5. Fels Naptha Used To Treat Acne
Nothing is more annoying than acne on the face. Worst of them are those that feel and look like something is in them. However, when you squeeze nothing comes out.
What you get is painful after effect and an even worsened looking face. Thankfully you can eliminate acne by washing your face with Fels Naptha. It will dry out the acne and help you get some relief.
You may need to moisturize your face to keep your skin from getting too dry from using the Fels Naptha to wash your face.
6. Clean Outdoor Furniture Using Fels Naptha
Most times while sitting outside you get the greatest ideas. In the same vein, outdoors is where you go to have some alone time. Keeping your outdoor furniture in a clean and ready state adds to the comfort of the experience.
Firstly, rinse off your outdoor furniture then add a tablespoon of grated or shredded Fels Naptha to a gallon of warm water. Secondly, take your soft cleaning brush and scrub that dirt out of the furniture.
Hose them down and leave to dry. Lastly, after drying spray them with WD-40 and wipe them down this brightens the colors and makes them look new again.
7. Using Fels Naptha To Clean The Ring Around Shirt Collar
We know by now Fels Naptha is huge on getting stains out but did you know they specialize in getting out the ring around the collar stains? The ring around the collar is one if not the toughest stains to get rid of.
Now think about your everyday uniform tops or shirts after wearing them for five days for four months into your job. That stain may be hard to remove even on a superwash cycle or pre-soak.
Now thanks to Fels Naptha all one needs to do is rub your collars with the bar pre-soak if they are bad and put them through a regular wash cycle.
8. Fels Naptha Is A Great Sink Cleaner
A quick and easy way to give your sink a spotless wash is by using Fels Naptha with a soft cleaning brush. What you do is Rub a bar on your cleaning cloth wash and rinse.
After completely washing and rinsing. Wipe the sink with a dry cloth then spray it with WD-40 and rub that in gently this will give your sink a nice polished finish.
9. Using Fels Naptha To Clean Your Refrigerator
Using Fels Naptha to do your routine refrigerator cleaning give you two results in one process. First, you will have a fresh-smelling refrigerator and second, it gets rid of stains.
Kids go into the fridge and spill things all the time Fels Naptha is great to help you clean it up especially those super sticky stains like jelly that has been hiding in the back of the fridge.
For cleaning use a tablespoon of grated or shredded Fels Naptha in a gallon of warm water. Use this soap the entire inside then use a damp cloth to wipe down.
10. Clean Between Grout With Fels Naptha
When the grout between the tiles is not clean your floor will not have that pristine look. Especially if the tiles are white. An easy way to give your floor that completely clean look is to make a Fels Naptha and hot water mixture to scrub the grout in your home.
Simply by adding a tablespoon of grated or shredded Fels Naptha to a gallon of warm water. Spread the mixture over the area you are cleaning. Let it sit for ten minutes. Watch it turn from brown to white quickly. Scrub with a soft brush than a mop.
11. Clean Your Carpets Using Fels Naptha
Stains on your carpet can be a real downer. That’s where you use Fels Naptha. This magic bar can be used to get those stains out of your carpet.
You will want to grate it and mix it with hot water. Apply the mixture to the affected area or entire carpet. Scrub with a scrub brush or use in your carpet cleaner for great results.
12. Whitening Whites With Fels Naptha
People have used Fels Naptha for many years to whiten their whites. To get great results you will want to soak two tablespoons grated or shredded Fels Naptha in a bucket of hot water, along with the whites.
This can be left overnight. The next day does a regular wash cycle of the pre-soaked whites.
13. Using Fels Naptha To Get Rid Of Mildew In The Shower
Nothing is worse than mold and mildew in the shower. You get a really gross feeling when you jump in and see all that grime around. Makes you want to change your mind about taking a shower.
In such a situation use your Fels Naptha/hot water spray mixture to deep clean your shower. A tablespoon of grated or shredded Fels Naptha to a gallon of warm water.
Pour into a spray bottle spray on and scrub away all that mold and mildew. In no time your shower will be fresh and clean.
14. Treat Cold Sores With Fels Naptha
As weird as it sounds, you can treat cold sores with Fels Naptha by washing the area with the soap. Yup, it’s that simple! I love this so much better than other cold sore treatments.
Simply cut off a small piece from a bar and wet and apply moderately to the affected area. Fels Naptha will dry out the cold sore. Which means you might want to moisten your after the soap dries.
15. Use Fels Naptha As Scent Guard
When you have an odor area in your home, like the laundry. Or rugs after rain. Use Fels Naptha as a scent guard. Open a couple of bars and place each in a corner close to the smell you want to mask It will help keep away the stinky smell out of your house.
16. Lice prevention Using Fels Naptha
When it comes to summertime it would seem like lice is on special offers. And every kid wants to have it. Instead of waiting to get lice, prevent it with Fels Naptha soap. You can wash your hair with it.
However, it if gets in your eyes that can be painful. Make sure you proceed with caution. Also, you may want to oil your hair after washing with Fels Naptha as it will dry your hair out.
17. Using Fels Naptha To Clean Counters
Think about a product that will clean everything in one use. It removes stains, sticky marks, and watermark in one sweep. Here is how to take a wet sponge and rub a bar of Fels Naptha Soap on it then clean your sinks and counters.
I like using it with a magic eraser, I haven’t found a stain I can’t get out with it. Also, this product leaves the area smelling fresh.
18. Using Fels Naptha To Remove The Ink
Removing ink was once a far fetched idea. For some people removing ink from your clothes or body is impossible. I thought so too before I discovered this formula that definitely works. Use Fels Naptha to remove ink from your skin and many other fabrics including leather.
Removing the ink is a two-step process first you spray the affected area with a moderate amount of WD-40 let it sit ten minutes. Rub it generously with Fels Naptha then use a wet scrub brush to brush the stains out. Repeat this process three to five times and your clothes will be spotless.
19. Protect Your Garden Using Fels Naptha
Firstly, dissolve 1 bar grated Fels Naptha in a 5-gallon bucket. Then full the bucket half full of hot water. Now in a cheesecloth, 2 heads of unpeeled garlic, put 2 bunches of chopped scallions, 4 eggs (uncracked) and 1 small can of chili powder. Tie up your cheesecloth with twine.
Next, place the bundle in the bucket and crack the eggs. Lastly, fill the bucket up with more hot water and top with the lid. Let sit for 1 week then pour it into a sprayer. Spray the area you wish to protect. Subsequently, you will need to reapply every 2 weeks or after it rains.
20. How To Use Fels Naptha As A Sink Cleaner
Having a sparkling kitchen sink that smells fresh gives you a really good feeling. I have also come to the realization from talking to people that everyone wants their kitchen to look new all the time. Keeping it that way depends on how you treat it.
Using Fels Naptha with a soft cleaning brush will clean your sinks. You can dissolve a tablespoon of grated or shredded Fels Naptha to a gallon of warm water use the brush to scrub your sink with it.
I have also been told to dissolve some soap into the water and add some lemon essential oil for cleaning as well. Then spray it with WD-40 and rub that in.
21. Use Fels Naptha To Clean Red Wine
Get out stains – Need a great stain remover? Soak those stains in Fels Naptha. You can get out baby stains, chocolate, it can even get wine out. Switching to Fels Naptha as a stain remover has been the best choice I made when compared to other products.
Whatever the stain it will be gone after repeating the removal process one to three times. Basically, use a bar of Fels Naptha to rub a moderate amount of soap onto the affected area allow that to sit for fifteen minutes then use a scrub brush to brush it out.
22. Using Fels Naptha To Clean Aluminium
If you have aluminum pots and pans this is a great cleaner for them. Use it like dish soap. Meaning uses a tablespoon of grated or shredded Fels Naptha in a small bowl along with a scouring pad to wash your aluminum pots and pans.
You can pre-soak the ones that need more attention in a tablespoon of grated or shredded Fels Naptha in a bucket of warm water overnight.
23. Get Rid Of Squeaky Sounds Using Fels Naptha
Have a squeaky door or hinge somewhere in your house? This is another one of these great uses for Fels Naptha. Simply rub the bar on the squeaky part and let the Fels Naptha work its magic. As you already know how creepy or annoying a squeaking door or window from that matter can be.
However ever an important part of keeping your hinges squeaky free hinges is to be consistent with maintaining the lubricating of your hinges. Hence I suggest putting it on a schedule maybe every three months.
24. Using Fels Naptha To Clean Paint Brushes
When you are painting around the house or doing Do It Yourself projects? Use Fels Naptha to clean your paintbrushes. It will lengthen their life and save you money the process is simple if it’s water paint. Rinse the brushes in a bucket of water then rub them moderately with a Fels Naptha bar.
Rub the brush between your hands to work the soap in and rinse till the water runs clear. In the case of oil paint rinse the brushes in a pint of thinner. Then rub moderately with a Fels Naptha bar and rinse.
25. Use Fels Naptha Soap To Clean Your Shoes
Get the whitest, cleanest and freshest tennis trainers by washing them with Fels Naptha. Clean your shoes by rubbing a bar over your shoes before washing them to remove stain and odors.
For extra dirty shoe pre-soak in a bucket with two tablespoons of grated or shredded Fels Naptha then wash them the next day. If they have scuffs on them spray some WD-40 then rub on some Fels Naptha and brush the scuffs away.
26. Use Fels Naptha To Get Rid Of Those Sticky Labels
When you’re washing a cup and there is a sticky residue left behind, you can use Fels Naptha to get it off. Use the Fels Naptha bar and rub it on the sticker, soak the item in hot water, and repeat. After repeating this process two or three times the cup should be free of all glue.
To conclude, I affirm that you will be able to find uses for Fels Naptha in three areas. Medical, cleaning and skin care. Enjoy this unconventional product as it saves you time, some effort and above all, it will save you money.
- Using Fels Naptha To Treat Poison
- Make Your Own Laundry Detergent With Fels Naptha
- Use Fels Naptha As An Insecticide
- Remove Grease Using Fels Naptha
- Fels Naptha Used To Treat Acne
- Clean Outdoor Furniture Using Fels Naptha
- Using Fels Naptha To Clean The Ring Around The Collar
- Fels Naptha Is A Great Sink Cleaner
- Using Fels Naptha To Clean Your Refrigerator
- Clean Between Grout With Fels Naptha
- Clean Your Carpets Using Fels Naptha
- Whitening Whites With Fels Naptha
- Using Fels Naptha To Get Rid Of Mildew In The Shower
- Treat Cold Sores With Fels Naptha
- Use Fels Naptha As Scent Guard
- Lice prevention Using Fels Naptha
- Using Fels Naptha To Clean Counters
- Using Fels Naptha To Remove The Ink
- Protect Your Garden Using Fels Naptha
- How To Use Fels Naptha As A Sink Cleaner
- Use Fels Naptha To Clean Red Wine
- Using Fels Naptha To Clean Aluminium
- Get Rid Of Squeaky Sounds Using Fels Naptha
- Using Fels Naptha To Clean Paint Brushes
- Use Fels Naptha Soap To Clean Your Shoes
- Use Fels Naptha To Get Rid Of Those Sticky Labels