21 Incredible Fels Naptha Hacks To Remove Any Kinds Of Stains

One of the reasons that I love Fels-Naptha so much is because it is incredibly effective at removing stains, deodorizing and cleaning.

It is definitely one of those vintage cleaner you want to keep in your cleaning closet after reading this post.

So, here are 21 Fels Naptha uses you wished you knew earlier!

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1. Removes Fabric Stains

Fels Naptha helps to pre-treat and breakdown stubborn fabric stains like chocolate stains, lipstick stains, grass stains, wine stains, which makes it easy to wash.

To soften the stain, rub a bar of Fels Naptha onto the stained area and leave it for 15-20 minutes before washing.

Scrub the stain with a wet old toothbrush while rubbing the stain off with a wet cloth. Repeat until the stain completely drops off.

Set to medium wash to get the best results.

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2. Make Homemade Laundry Detergent

Here's how to make your own laundry detergent with Fels Naptha to save money.

To fill 4 mason jars, you'll need (otherwise reduce the quantity proportionally)

To make this laundry powder, start by finely grating the soap bar.

Add the grated soap, baking soda and washing soda into a mixing bowl then mix well.

Lastly, transfer the laundry powder into a mason jar, spray bottle or an air tight container to store.

You need 2 tablespoons per load.


3. Deodorize Your Rag and Towel

If your rags and towel smells musty even after washing, then you will love this simple recipe.

Boil a cup of water and add a bar of grated Fels Naptha to stir until it melts.

Allow the mixture to cool before transferring into a mason jar or container.

Add 1 tbsp to your favorite fabric softener and wash to eliminate all kinds of odors.


4. Make A Deodorizing Spray

Rather than buying commercial deodorizing sprays which cost a lot and are full of chemicals, make your own with Fels Naptha Soap.

To make the spray, grate 1/4 bar of Fels-Naptha.

Add it to 4 cups of boiling water and stir until the soap is fully dissolved.

Let the mixture cool before transferring it into a spray bottle. You'll notice that the mixture thickens as it cools

Spray the stinky item lightly to remove the smell.

Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the spray mixture for extra scent.


5. Homemade Dish Soap

Save hundreds of dollars every year by making your own dish soap using Fels Naptha.

Grate 1/4 cup of Fels Naptha then add to 1 cup of water and bring this mixture to a full boil.

Allow the mixture to cool before transferring into a soap dispensing bottle.


6. Grout Cleaner

When the grout between the tiles is dirty, your floor loses it's pristine look, especially if you have white tiles.

To remove build up from tile grout, use the corner of a Fels Naptha soap bar to rub onto the grout.

Wait for 15-20 minutes before scrubbing with an old toothbrush or scrub brush then, rinse and dry.

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7. Use As Insecticide

If your garden always comes under attack from critters and undetectable pest, make a Fels Naptha spray.

Mix 1 tbsp of Fels Naptha grate with a gallon of hot water, then transfer it into smaller spray bottles and label them.

Spray your plants with this Fels Naptha spray once a week until the pest are gone. Then, spray once a month to keep them from coming back

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8. Alternative To Bleach

If you don't use bleach in your home due to allergy or heath concerns, you can use Fels Naptha instead.

Dissolve a cup of grated Fels Naptha in a sink filled with warm/hot water and sink your white clothing for about an hour before washing them in the washer.

You'll notice your whites looking brighter, less dingy and cleaner.


9. Remove Grease

If you work with machinery and your hands are almost always covered in grease after work, Fels Naptha can be really helpful.

Use Fels Naptha just like any regular soap bar, wet the bar and rub away the grease.

Fels Naptha are much more effective at removing engine grease than regular soap, so you end up with cleaner hands with less effort.


10. Fels Naptha For Baseball Pants

To treat stubborn grass stains, rub a damp bar of Fels Naptha onto the stain directly and scrub the stained area with a soft bristled brush.

Wait for an hour, allowing the soap to dissolve the stain before adding to the washing machine.


11. Deep Clean Your Toilet Bowl

Does your toilet bowl seem to emit a certain odor despite washing them every week?

To remove this gunky toilet smell, melt 1/2 bar of Fels Naptha into 6 cups of water.

Allow the mixture to cool before adding 10 drops of lemon essential oil and pouring into your toilet bowl.

Brush the toilet bowl and let it sit an hour before flushing.This should get rid of any bad odor.


12. Clean Outdoor Furniture

If you enjoy sitting outside then, keeping your outdoor furniture clean will add to the comfort of the experience.

Add a tablespoon of grated Fels Naptha to a gallon of warm water to create a soap water mixture.

Rinse your furniture with the soap solution and scrub away at the dirt, rinse with clean water and allow it to dry.

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13. Sneaker Cleaner 

Sneakers stained with mud or grease? Rub a wet bar of Fels Naptha over the affected area and proceed to scrub with a brush then, wipe with a wet cloth

This will loosen the stain and give your sneakers a pleasant odor.

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14. Effective Sink Cleaner

Have a guest coming over? Want your stainless steel sink to be spotless and sparkling clean?

Get Fels Naptha onto a soft cleaning brush, wet your sink and start scrubbing. This will remove hard water stains.

After scrubbing, rinse and dry the sink with a cloth, spray with WD-40 and rub it in gently to give your sink a brand new polished finish.

Boom! Brand New Looking Kitchen Sink.


15. Carpet Stain Removal

Can't seem to get rid of the stubborn carpet stain? Fels Naptha can be used for removing those stains easily.

Rub a wet Fels Naptha bar onto the stain directly and let it sit for 5-10 minutes

Brush The Stain with a wet old toothbrush while continuously wiping with a damp cloth until the stain is gone.

Wash and dry your carpet under the hot sun and you will have stain free carpet that smells fresh and clean.


16. Shower Scum Remover

If your shower glass or bathtub looks cloudy, then, Fels Naptha can be your solution.

Wet your shower, rub Fels Naptha onto a sponge and lather the shower glass, faucet or bathtub.

Wait for 10-15 minutes depending on how the severity of the soap scums and hard water buildup.

Rinse with warm water and dry with a clean cloth. This will leave your shower sparkling clean without buying expensive cleaners.

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17. Deep Clean Paint Brushes

Want to reuse your paint brushes? Fels Naptha is excellent for getting rid of oil based stains

Simply lather your paint brush with a bar of Fels Naptha and rinse with warm water.

Repeat this process twice to get your paint brushes completely cleaned.


18. Remove Mildew With Fels Naptha


Mold and mildew in the shower gives me the creeps and i am sure it will do the same for any visitors or guest.

Add 1 Tbsp of grated Fels Naptha to a gallon of hot water and stir until it completely dissolves.

After cooling, pour this mixture into a spray bottle, spray and saturate the mold and mildew, then scrub with a brush.


19. Counter Top Cleaner

Fels Naptha is probably the only solution that can remove stain, sticky marks, grease and water mark which is why they are great for cleaning the counter.

Rub Fels Naptha Soap onto a wet sponge, then use it to clean your counter.

Swapping out the wet sponge with a magic eraser will make cleaning any kinds of stain a breeze.


20. Eliminate Squeaky Door Hinges

Annoyed by the squeaking door that just won't shut up?

Simply rub the bar on the door hinges and let the Fels Naptha do it's work.

Do this every couple of months to keep hinges well lubricated.


21. Using Fels Naptha To Treat Poison

If you have poison ivy on your clothes or skin, you can use Fels Naptha to get rid of it overnight.

Apply the soap to the affected area that has come into contact with the plant, allow it to sit for 10 minutes before washing.

You can repeat this every 3 hours before going to bed and the poison will be gone the next morning.

For poisonous plants like poison oak or poison sumac, it can take 2-3 more days of constant application and washing to treat.



Fels Naptha is an unconventional cleaning product that is especially good at getting rid of stubborn stains and eliminating grease.It will save you lots of money and can replace a ton of store bought cleaners and still do it's job effectively.

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