Fels Naphta soap

Fels Naphta soap

don't know if this is the right thread for this or not but I'm so impressed with fels naphta soap that I wanted to share. I have been trying a few of the MYO that I'm finding on this site, finally found this soap (at Publix for .99cents) because I would like to try homemade laundry detergent as

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    don't know if this is the right thread for this or not but I'm so impressed with fels naphta soap that I wanted to share.

    I have been trying a few of the MYO that I'm finding on this site, finally found this soap (at Publix for .99cents) because I would like to try homemade laundry detergent as soon as I run out of my storebought stuff. the bar read that it was also good for pretreating stains. I had grease (kitchen kind) on a top that had already been washed and dried twice. I'd given up on getting it out since I thought the heat had set it in permanantly. Wet all the spots and rubbed the soap in real good and washed in hot water. Not a trace of gease spots left on my top. This is GOOD STUFF!!


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    Yep! LOVE that soap. Great stuff and smells nice, too!
    Michelle

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    Have you found any other places - we do not have that store in NE . Thanks Bobbi

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    Sorry Bobbi, I had looked all over for it without any luck. someone posted that they ordered it on the internet but I didn't want to do that since I only wanted a few bars and didn't want to pay for that plus the shipping. Maybe you could ask the manager of your favorite grocery store about stocking it. worth a try.

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    I can find it at Albertson's, WalMart, and a Hispanic market.
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    I have tried making laudry soap with Zote - And its alright ! Do you have trouble with it getting clumpy ~ It only stayed liquid when it was warm. - I ended up throwing my first and only batch away , because it was to thick and would not disolve in my washer . I was wondering if the laundry soap you make with the Fels Naphta soap stays liquid -may I will have to give it a try and experiment. Bobbi -NE

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    Bobbi,
    I haven't tried making it yet, I need to use up the commercial stuff I have on hand so I'll have some empty containers to keep it in. Think I still have 3 bottles. Sorry you had to pitch yours, I'm a little sceptical since you said yours wouldn't disolve in the water and I wash most things in cold water. The recipe does say you have to stir it before each use, or if in old detergent bottles I guess shaking it good would work. I still plan to try it when I run out. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right?

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    You could try making the powder version, that's what I do.
    I shred the Fels Naptha ( OR ZOTE. I have used both. Not sure which I like best, they both do a great job) -- about a cups worth. After I shred the soap, I take 2 knives and criss-cross cut the soap into smaller bits. Then I take a cup of Arm & Hammer Washing Soda and a cup of 20 Mule Team Borax laundry booster and mix all three items ( soap bits, washing soda & laundry booster) together. I put mine in a plastic container and use 2 teaspoons per load. I broke down the cost, and it's about .02 per load. My wash is clean, fresh and old stains that seemed to be set-in for life, are gone. I use my homemade detergent for both cold and warm water washes. Works great.
    I haven't the 'courage' to make the liquid detergent, as the powder version works so well for me. I must admit, the first few washes, I was worried that the soad bits would 'melt'- but they did.
    I hope this helps you.

    Happy Washing.

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