The Best Classic Cleaning Supplies
Use it to pretreat oily (or otherwise tough) stains, like chocolate, makeup, baby formula, and ring around the collar. “Wet
the bar, rub on, let sit for a few minutes, and wash as usual,” says Steve Boorstein, the author of The Clothing Doctor’s 99 Secrets to Cleaning and Clothing Care. According to a devoted Facebook fan page, Fels-Naptha is also a great shower cleaner. Rub a nonabrasive scouring sponge with
a wet bar and start scrubbing. And scientist Jessica Lawshe,who works for Dial (which is owned by the same parent company
as Fels-Naptha), recommends grating 1/16 of a bar into the washing machine “to give your detergent an extra kick.”
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