November 14, 2011

Purex Crystals Review

I received a package from Purex Insiders awhile back with Purex Crystals Fabric Softener.  Boy was I excited to see this box on my doorstep!

Well I opened it up and found a a cute little bottle of the crystals along with a coupon to get a free full sized product!  **Happy Dance**

Well needless to say I went straight to the laundry basket and loaded up the washer.  Well wait, how do you use it?  Here are the instructions from the site itself:

Why struggle with plastic fabric softener balls, risk staining your clothes or waste time
waiting for the rinse cycle? Simply add Purex Complete Crystals Softener directly with
your laundry at the beginning of every wash cycle to infuse fabrics with long lasting

Sounds easy enough, right?  You betcha!  To me this is much easier than having to wait till part of the cycle is done to then add the liquid softener.  Here's how it works:

Laundry scent lovers will perk up as freshness is infused into clothes with this new fabric
softener. Over time, traditional oil-based softeners coat fibers causing harmful oily
residue to accumulate. Purex Complete Crystals Softeners penetrate fabrics to reduce
fiber entanglement and smooth frayed fibers providing a naturally soft feel.

So I go through the wash and then dry my clothes.  I couldn't believe how awesome they smelt!  So I folded them up and into the dresser they went without a word to my husband to see if he could notice anything. Now before I tell you how this all work out with my family let me tell you a little bit about this product.

You see it's different because it's safe for all laundry and better for fabrics.  It's also HE and regular washing machine safe.  It's worry and problem free because Purex Complete Crystals Softeners are safe for all laundry and will not harm, wear down or discolor your fabrics like oil-based softeners. It's safe for all fabrics, including baby clothes, athletic wear, towels, and whites, unlike other softeners.  According to Purex:

 Crystals WILL:
• Preserve the flame retardant benefits of your children’s clothes
• Retain your athletic wear’s wicking ability which draws sweat away from your body
• Maintain your towels’ built-in ability to absorb water
• Keep your white clothing from yellowing and graying vs. using traditional softeners
The product won’t harm your clothes and is safe and convenient for the entire family!

They have 3 different scents you can try.   The blue one is Fresh Spring Waters (the one I got), Lavender Blossom is purple, and the yellow one is Tropical Splash. 

Suggested retail is $3.99 to $5.99 depending on what region and retailer you get it from.  It is available in food, drug and mass retailers nationwide.  Sounds like a deal to me.  You don't really use that much per load.  You just pour into the cap to the line you would like and toss in the wash.

Now for my review.  I personally loved it.  The scent and feel of my clothes.  My husband liked it too, but he didn't really notice to much difference.  To me, the clothes were softer, even my blankets.  The smell lasted for a few days, but not too long did it fade off.  I only had one problem with it.  My daughter's skin didn't like it at all.  She got a little rash from wearing the clothes that were washed in the crystals and I had to deal with that for almost a month of trying to get the clothes free of it.  But that's just a lesson learned, my 2 year old daughter has sensitive skin.  Not too big of a problem.  I would buy it for me for my clothes and I like the product enough to keep in the house, but since I would be the only one using it on my own clothes, I decided to just keep it out of my routine for the laundry and saved my money for better things like air fresheners.  But I gave my remaining product to my Mother in Law which absolutely loves this products and has continued to buy it. 

So overall I give this product a B.  Just because I had problems with it, but it was a great product and my Mother in Law loved it.
Basically this is a great product for ease of use and smelly-ness.  But just because I encountered a small problem from my family doesn't mean it's not a good product for yours!

All opinions are my own and I was not paid to put this review on here.  Yes, Purex supplied the product to me.  But that was all Purex did.  This is not a sponsored post.

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