Monday, March 14, 2011
I was recently given a chance to try out the new Purex Complete Crystals Softener for my laundry. Overall, I was quite impressed. I've never really used fabric softeners - the soupy liquids always made a mess and I hated having to watch for just the right cycle to drop them in. These crystals, however, make fabric softening a synch.
Purex Crystals are different from your ordinary fabric softeners for several reasons. First of all, they aren't oil based like regular softeners. They come in a convenient crystal form - which means less mess when pouring. It also means that they don't coat your fabrics in oil - perfect for things like towels and flame retardant clothes that ordinarily can't be washed with fabric softeners. They are also added at the beginning of the wash cycle right along with the detergent so you can start a wash and walk away.
I haven't noticed that my fabrics really feel much softer after using the crystals but they are certainly free of static and the spicy/flowery scent is really very nice. I only used half the recommended amount, however, because the scent was a little overpowering when I used a whole dose. All in all I'd definitely recommend using these crystals for their ease and their pleasant, fresh scent.