Friday, August 9, 2013

Purex Fels-Naptha Laundry Bar Review & Giveaway

Hello everyone and welcome to another review & giveaway sponsored by Purex
Thank you Purex for letting me review your Purex Fels-Naptha Laundry Bar for free and for providing me three coupons for a giveaway.

My Review

My first impression of this product was that it had a pretty strong scent. It smells kinda home-y/woods-y  (?) I'm not completely sure of the scent, but it wasn't a bad scent in my opinion. My second impression was the look/size of it. It's like a rectangle soap bar and feels about the same. Now, for my test. Honestly, I didn't have any stains to test it on, but I did promise a review for this on my Facebook and Twitter, so as promised, here is that review. Since I didn't have any stains already, I decided to purposely stain my daughter's old shirt to test it. I stained it using fruit juice, the leading cause of the stains in my household. Yes, even at 13, my daughter is still so clumsy... she probably got it from me ^^;. 
Anyway, I put my hand behind it (to simulate your stomach/skin in general) and squeezed some on.

Then, I used a napkin and pressed it on the juice (to simulate you trying to sop it up). 

Naturally, it still stains.

I let it stay in for 30 min. to simulate leaving it alone for a while until doing laundry later. Then, I did the whole stain pre-treating process with the laundry bar. I wet the stain and then rubbed it on.

It rubbed on with a yellow stain and I was kind of skeptical about it putting a stain on the stain. (I've never used a laundry bar before, so I had no clue what it would do.) It also foamed up a little like regular soap. 
Now, technically, you are supposed to wait for a minute after rubbing it on before throwing it into the laundry. However, I was curious to see what would happen if I just rinsed it out by hand. So, I did and the result was that the shirt was completely clean after just the hand rinse. (Sorry about the lighting. I moved to another room, so I don't know if you can tell if it did anything.) 

Overall, after my test, I think it's effective on fruit juice stains. I don't know about other types of stains, so I can't really say that I definitely recommend it. However, I did read another blog's post and they did a more thorough stain test and you can check that out here before deciding if you want to buy it or not.

Also, I just want to say that besides using it as a stain pre-treater, you can also use it to boost your laundry.

Anyway, I hope you liked the review!
Again, if you have a product that you've always wanted to try, but you want another opinion, go ahead and contact us. We'd be happy to go, buy it, and write a review as long as we can afford it :).

Disclosure: I received the product mentioned above for free from Purex in exchange for a review. Regardless, all the opinions expressed above are my own and your opinions may differ from mine.

The Giveaway
Three lucky winners will each win a free product coupon for Purex Fels-Naptha Laundry Bars for free!

It will begin August 9th 12:00 AM and end August 21st 12:00 AM.

You must be 18 years or older to enter.

US residents only please!

Enter through the Rafflecopter form below.

Good Luck everyone!
The only mandatory entry is liking Purex on FB.

Remember to visit for daily entries!

In addition to my own giveaway, Purex is having their own giveaway. It's the Fels-Naptha 120 Years, 120 Winners Giveaway! 

1 Grand Prize winner will win $500 and 119 2nd Prize winners will get a laundry bar.

Ends August 28th! Enter here!


  1. I use this product to make homemade laundry detergent. I didn't know that you could use it to get stains out. I will have to try it on Hubby's clothes. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I didn't even know you could do that. I've got to try that sometime. Thanks for telling me :)

  2. I love using the Fels Naptha! I too make my own laundry detergent and use 2 bars each time along with my other ingredients. Works great!

  3. Love it! I use it all the time in my laundry.