Do you use it? I do … I use Fels-Naptha for laundry pre-treatment and for my hand wash dedicates …
According to the Mother Nature Network Back-to-Basics Series it is good for just about everything …
And like any good “Back to basics” product, Fels-Naptha is extremely versatile. It can be used to remove soap scum in bathrooms, clean paintbrushes, sooth bug bites, treat poison ivy, oak, and sumac rashes, and when used in combination with other natural ingredients, a Fels-Naptha-based tonic helps keep bugs and weeds at bay in gardens. And here’s an interesting tidbit: it’s rumored that in the 1920s and 30s, jumbo-sized Fels-Naptha was the preferred type of soap used by mothers when “washing out the mouths” of potty-mouthed children.
We have used it to wash up after time in the out of doors, not sure if it really works, or if we just weren’t around any poison ivy … but it does make me feel like we are at least trying, ‘cuz my peeps get poison ivy in a bad way!
It is also an ingredient in homemade laundry soap … rumor has it that 1 grated bar of Fels along with Borax and Baking Soda can make a years worth of detergent … Fels does have dyes & perfumes so I won’t be using it for all of the laundry.
What are your old school go tos?
~ Old School Green
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