This Cheap Laundry Bar Easily Removes Stains… And It’s Under $1!
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The Fels Naptha laundry soap stain remover bar has been around for centuries – here’s why we’re still using it today!
Ready to level up your laundry stain-removal game with Fels Naptha?
Here’s a helpful laundry tip! Fels Naptha is an inexpensive laundry bar that has been around since the 1800s, and can become a handy tool to have on hand in your stain-fighting arsenal. This popular reader favorite is also a smart Amazon filler item that can often be priced at just 88¢ a bar! Yes, under a buck!
When not shopping for it online, look for it in-store in the laundry supply aisle of most grocery and big-box retailers for around $1-$2 dollars!
Today I’m sharing how to use Fels Naptha to get rid of stubborn laundry stains like grease, blood, makeup, strawberry juice, and it even works on extra tough stains like baseball pants. I have honestly never used this laundry bar so I was excited to tackle some real-life stains and am super excited about the amazing results!
Here are the steps for using Fels Naptha as a stain remover:
- Get the bar wet and the stain wet with water. You’ll want to lay the stained garment flat.
- Run the Fels Naptha bar back and forth over the stain. You’ll notice it get white in color from the bar.
- Wait a few minutes and let it soak in. (For tougher stains, consider using a toothbrush or scrub sponge to scrub the stain a bit.)
- Wash the piece of clothing like normal using detergent.
- Check to see if the stain came out before placing it in the dryer.
Time to put Fels Naptha to the test!
Here are 4 real-life stains I pre-treated using this laundry bar on pieces of my own family’s laundry. We have no shortage of stains around here, and I was curious to see how Fels Naptha would perform since I have never used it before!
1.) Lipstick and foundation make-up stained t-shirt
This stain I am happy to say was a breeze to get out! At first, I scrubbed on it a little using a toothbrush, but then switched it up to using a Scrub Daddy sponge, and oh my goodness… that worked out so well! The stain disappeared. 😱
2.) Grease stained t-shirt
Fels Naptha worked like a charm on this large t-shirt grease stain! I pretreated it, then washed/dried it like normal, and afterward the stain was mostly gone.
3.) Fresh strawberry stained t-shirt
I honestly thought this stained t-shirt was ruined! I didn’t have high hopes for a dark stain like that on a nice white shirt.
My daughter borrowed her brother’s Van’s shirt without asking permission and then managed to get fresh strawberry on it at lunch. 😬 Thank goodness Fels Naptha managed to get that stain out. After I washed and folded it you couldn’t tell!
4.) Dirty baseball pants
Fels Naptha scored a home run on this stain! As a sports mom, I know white baseball and softball pants are the most annoying to keep clean! I sure wish they would introduce clay dirt-colored pants and I’d be much happier. 😂
To get pants this white, I applied Fels Naptha bar soap and scrubbed the heavy dirt stains with the Scrub Daddy sponge. Then I washed as usual with some OxiClean, and the roughest stains came out pretty well! I can confirm this is a great method for washing baseball pants — home run! 🙌
Conclusion: This stuff works and for a one dollar investment I am totally sold!
I am honestly shocked at how well Fels Naptha works to pre-treat stains on laundry! It got out all the laundry stains I tested and it’s refreshing to buy a product that does exactly what it says it’s supposed to — I will for sure keep some on hand as part of my laundry room supplies!
Fels Naptha also has other uses according to Hip2Save readers!
Apparently, it’s a well-known home remedy for helping with Poison Ivy! I have not personally tried it, but the idea is that you can wash the area with the laundry bar to get rid of the plant’s oil on the skin. Pretty interesting, right?!
“This is the best soap to wash with when exposed to poison ivy. Have used in our family for decades!” – Hip2Save reader Janet
It’s also been used to help glides, such as ones on furniture, function more easily.
“A longtime furniture salesman advised me to rub this soap on the glides of my new DR table to make it easier to open and close the table when inserting the extension leaf. Most people only use the leaf a few times a year for holidays and the soap keeps the table from sticking. Genius!” – Hip2Save reader Sue
Hip2Save readers have also shared that making your own laundry soap with Fels Naptha as a detergent base is also helpful!
“I’ve made my own laundry detergent for years! I grate 2 bars of the Fels Naptha and 2 bars of Zote in a food processor. Mix it with 2 boxes of Arm & Hammer washing soda and 2 boxes of 20 Mule Team Borax. You can add essential oil if you like. I use lemon (25-30 drops). Store in an airtight container. I use a powdered detergent scoop per regular load. I have an HE front loading washer and it works fine. Hope this helps!” – Hip2Save Reader Pam
This could be a money-saving idea too since it’s much less expensive to ship a bar of soap than an entire gallon of liquid laundry detergent.
Fels Naptha has also been impressing our Hip2Save team!
“I bought a bar last week and this really refreshed and whitened my towels! I just shaved off some pieces in with my regular laundry detergent and they came out SO fresh and fluffy! Then my son’s white Adidas shoes needed to be washed and it refreshed those too! LOVE THIS BAR!”
“This product was such a breeze to use. I rubbed the bar right on a blood stain from a rollerblading fall my daughter had and was surprised how quickly and easily the blood lifted right out of the clothes!”
Do you already use Fels Naptha? Share with us in the comments your favorite uses for it!