Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Geeked about Fels-Naptha

More birthday goodies!

So does my brother know me or what?

He sent a whole CASE of Fels-Naptha Laundry Bar Soap as well as some lovely Olivella Face and Body Soap from Italy.

Yep, I love good, old fashioned cleaning supplies. Like chocolate but without the calories. And not edible.

Fels-Naptha is a product of yesteryear which boasts, according to Soaps Gone Buy, "100 years of stain fighting power...."

Their listing of specialty uses and recipes includes details on using Fels-Naptha for

  • Poison ivy prevention and treatment
  • Cleaning the shower
  • Reducing the itching and discomfort from bug bites
  • Removing ink, grease, or a variety of other nasty stains
  • Cleaning paint brushes
  • A spring and fall lawn tonic
  • An aphid spray and other insect control
  • Treating black-spot fungus on roses
  • Cleaning black powder guns
  • Tanning hides
  • Ridding pets of fleas and ticks
  • Washing your face

I might also grate it for my homemade laundry soap.

My brother and I remember Fels-Naptha, along with Lava Hand Soap, as the soap used for personal hygiene in my grandparents' home. You had to be tough to shower there.


Dac said...

Your grandmother used Fels-Naptha for everything that needed balancing out, absolute intervention,and included poison ivy, deep rashes and genral heavy-duty cleanliness.

Femminista said...

Thanks, Dac. But who are you? And how do you know my gradnma?

Anonymous said...

It's Dad.... sorry about the misprint.

Femminista said...

Ah! You type like I do! (See "gradnma" above....) I SO wish comments had spellcheck!

Femminista said...

So does that mean you might want a case of Fel-Naptha for Father's Day?