If you’re a gardener you may have heard of Fels-Naptha Laundry Bar Soap. I always have a bar on hand, a bar doesn’t cost much, usually under $2. Here are 3 uses I have for Fels-Naptha soap.
1. As a plant spray to get rid of aphids and other small bugs. I shred one to two tablespoons of soap with a cheese shredder, and add it to hot water in a 16 oz. sprayer. Shake it up until the soap is dissolved. Then I use it to spritz any plants or flowers that have been infected with aphids. All my potted plants get a quick spray before they get to come into the house for the winter.
2. Fels-Naptha is a wonderful poison ivy remedy. Just wet the area where the poison ivy is, and rub the bar over top. Let the skin dry naturally, and leave the soap on. It dries poison ivy within a day or two. I use it as soon as I notice a bump. I also use it to wash if I think I’ve been exposed to poison ivy.
3. Fels-Naptha works great as a laundry pre-treatment for stains and spots (and it’s way less expensive than some of the other spot treatments). Just rub it on the stain, let it sit for a few minutes and add it to the washing machine.
You can find Fels-Naptha soap in the laundry detergent aisle at most grocery stores.
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Just found another good use for Fels Naptha Soap in the garden. I deter deer by grating fels naptha soap, filling a samll amount in a t-sac (that is found in tea stores for loose leaf tea). I tie twine around the sack and hang in on the tips of my new shrubs and roses. The deer stay away! It has worked for one full year. I put new packets on the fall and spring.
Another use is to shred it with a cheese grater and put it in a bucket of cool water – then splash the plant with it (tomatoes, roses, etc) the little chunks end up covering the plant and it also keeps the dear and insects away.
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