I was recently accepted to be a Purex Insider, which means I got a sneak peak at the new line of fabric softeners called Purex® Complete CrystalsTM Softener.
I must admit, I really do not give fabric softeners much thought. Odd, since it seems I am always doing a load of laundry with an almost one year old boy and a just turned 2 1/2 year old boy. Constantly keeping the peace in the house as my older son tries to
step on steal a toy from my younger son, I tend to be lucky to get the detergent in the washer drum, I just do not have time to measure out softener to fill in the dispenser. Geez, that sounds so lazy! I suppose that boys being boys they just get messy, which means I get messy and then yet another load of laundry is tossed in the machine. I am outnumbered and I should really make friends with some better products on the market so I smell a bit more fresh and hopefully reduce my footprint on this earth with all the laundry loads I do!
What is this new fabric softener all about?
Purex® Complete CrystalsTM are just that, crystals. And unlike traditional fabric softeners where you pour the liquid into a dispenser, the crystals are poured directly into the washing tub itself. Wow – one thing in my life that has no mess, no spills and smells nice to boot! To the right, you can see some of the highlights of Purex® Complete CrystalsTM.
I was provided the Fresh Spring Waters scent and I was actually excited to do my next load of laundry! I have sensitive skin, so I tend to be a zero-to-light fragrance type person. I was very happy that the crystals did not have an overwhelming scent to them. Also, they are 92% natural and NOT oil based, which means that I felt comfortable using them in the laundry with the boys clothing. I also like that using this product does not negate the fire-retardant treatment in both my kids clothing. After all, what is the use of having the fire protection on clothing if your softener impacts its effectiveness?
Additionally, my Hubs is at the gym 5 mornings a week, and his sweaty clothes sit in a gym bag (ew) while he is at work. Most of his clothes tend to have wicking properties to keep him dry while working out, which I just learned is something that traditional softeners degrade while the Purex® Complete CrystalsTM Softener does not inhibit. I am definitely crystals with his clothes, not only to keep his clothing working properly but also to help keep that gym bag of sweaty clothes a little more fresh smelling!
Purex® Complete CrystalsTM Softener officially went on sale on December 28th at Walmart. Other retailers will begin carrying the products in January and February.
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*Disclosure: I am a Purex Insider, and was provided a sample and free coupon to facilitate this product review. All opinions are mine and no compensation was provided other than free product.