Friday, August 16, 2013

Purex Fels-Naptha Laundry Bar & Stain Remover Review and Giveaway! - CLOSED

**This is a sponsored post.  I was given the product(s) mentioned in exchange for this review.

In my house, we know laundry stains!  With three kids I've seen it all!  Baby food, formula, grass stains, blood, and various other stains have made their way onto my family's clothing.  We live on a tight budget and must make our clothing last and I like for our clothing to look nice!  Well recently I was given some help from Purex with the Fels-Naptha Laundry Bar & Stain Remover!  This bar of soap is amazing!  I have found some great uses for it and since it costs only about $1, it's an affordable clothing pretreater and ingredient in homemade laundry detergent, which I'm about to tell you all about!


First I wanted to use the Purex Fels-Naptha Bar as directed on the package as a stain remover.  Normally I use a spray stain remover for my laundry and that has proven to be effective on getting out most stains.  It is pretty pricey though.  As many stains as my family gets on their clothing, I am going through a bottle of spray stain remover every 2 weeks.  That's about $5-$6 a month.  I'm willing to pay that since it keeps our clothes looking good and as I mentioned earlier we don't have a big budget for clothing for our family of five.  Buying stain remover is much less expensive than buying new clothes for our family when clothes are ruined because of stains.  Anyhow, I tried using the Purex Fels-Naptha Laundry Bar and Stain Remover on some of my toughest stains - chocolate milk on my son's white t-shirt,  and baby food on Ava's pink shirt to name a couple.  It was simple!  I just wet the laundry bar and rubbed it on the stain.  I waited a couple of minutes and then threw the stained clothing in the wash and did my laundry like normal.  I checked the stains before throwing them in the dryer and I was amazed that my son's white t-shirt was clean and the baby food stained shirt was clean too!  I will definitely be changing my laundry routine by using the Purex Fels-Naptha Laundry Bar and Stain Remover in place of my old spray bottle.  I will be saving even more money that way!


So, I've always wanted to try it... making my own liquid laundry detergent!  I've been told that it is easy and saves so much money.  I guess I've just been a bit skeptical and lazy...  Well I knew that the Purex Fels-Naptha Laundry Bar and Stain Remover was an ingredient for making my own liquid laundry detergent, so I thought this would be the perfect time to try making it!  I tried a recipe that I found on the internet and began working.

The first step was to grate (or shave with a knife) the bar of Fels-Naptha Laundry Soap.  I just used my normal cheese grater and got to work.  After grating the soap, I brought 4 cups of water to a boil in a large pot on the stove.  Once it was boiling, I added the grated bar of Fels-Naptha.


You must stir the soap and water mixture until all of the Purex Fels-Naptha is completely dissolved into the water.  While I was stirring the laundry bar in the pot I began pouring 3 gallons of hot tap water into a 5 gallon bucket.  After the Fels-Naptha was completely dissolved I carefully poured it into the 5 gallon bucket and stirred it all together for a few minutes.


After I stirred the Fels-Naptha bar in for a few minutes I added 1 cup of washing soda and stirred some more.  After it was apparent that the washing soda was mixed in well (about 2 minutes) I added 1/2 cup of 20 Mule Team Borax and stirred for about another 2 minutes.


After I finished stirring, I put a lid on the bucket and let it sit overnight as directed by the recipe I found.  In the morning the liquid laundry detergent had gelled together and needed a bit more stirring.  Then I just used a big measuring cup and poured the homemade laundry detergent into some empty laundry detergent bottles and I have been thrilled with the results!  My laundry is coming clean and smelling nice!  (I do still add my beloved Purex Crystals to my laundry, because I love the smell!)  I am saving quite a bit of money this way!  The ingredients to make homemade laundry detergent are not expensive and after you purchase a box of 20 Mule Team Borax and Washing Soda, they last for many batches of homemade laundry detergent!  So the verdict:  I love making my own laundry detergent!  I feel so domestic when I do it and it feels good to save even more money for my family!

Purex Fels-Naptha Laundry Bar and Stain Remover will now be a staple in my home!  Did you know that it has been around for 100 years!?  For a product to be around that long, they must be doing something right! 

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25 comments:

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Tip: How to Wash Cotton
Machine-wash in cold or warm with all-purpose detergent.

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Katie said...

pre-treat stains as soon as possible

clc408 said...

I keep a laundry stick in the bathroom and inspect my clothes at the end of the day to treat any spots and stains immediately before they set.

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Barbara Montag said...

I've used the homemade soap for removing stains.

llinda29 said...

I use prestain for stains

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Jennifer Reed said...

An energy saving laundry tip is to dry similar types of clothes together. Lightweight synthetics, for example, dry much more quickly than bath towels and natural fiber clothes.

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I use two separate baskets for dirty clothes - one for colors and one for whites. Since they are already separated into the two baskets I save time by not having to separate in the laundry room.
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mscoffee77 said...

My laundry tip is to make your own detergent. It's easy, works & saves you money!

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Brian E. said...

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