I am part of the "Purex Insiders" team of bloggers who have the privilege of getting the scoop on new Purex products. I love the fact that I get to try new products and give my personal opinions on them. And I get to share them with you!
Purex recently sent me a sample of their latest product Purex Complete Crystals Softeners as well as a coupon for a full sized bottle. This is a revolutionary new product unlike anything we have seen on the market to date. It is not a dryer sheet or a liquid softener . . . it is a crystal! The best part of all is that it is 92% natural and not oil-based like other liquid fabric softeners.
So what does that mean to you?!
Well . . . I have to admit that, surprisingly, it should mean a lot! I always knew that by using a fabric softener, whether in sheet or liquid form, that I was decreasing my towels' absorbency. This is due to the oily residue that is left behind on the fabric. But yet, I still continued to use softeners due to the amount of static electricity in my house. Now, with Purex Complete Crystals Softeners, I no longer have to worry that I am decreasing the effectiveness of my towels because of my softener!
I did not know though, that by using softeners, that I was decreasing the flame-retardant effectiveness of my children's sleepwear! Scary! Again, this is due to the oily residue that is left behind by traditional softeners.
The one point that really hit home with me was this: that yucky oily residue reduces the effectiveness of wicking fabrics and prevents them from drawing sweat away from your body during a work-out! This fact is huge in this family of five active sports-playing boys. And it really hit home with me personally, with all of the wicking sportswear that I wear while running and training for my half marathon. I need that fabric to work!
Now, all of the above is fine and good, but only as long as the product works and is easy to use.
I am happy to let you know that I have been personally using Purex Complete Crystals Softeners for the past two weeks and have been very happy with it on both counts. I am able to use it in my HE machine. You just measure the amount and throw it in on top of your clothes in the drum of your washing machine. I don't have to remember to put anything in the dryer. I love the scent - I tried the "fresh spring waters" variety. And I don't have any static electricity with my clothes, sheets or towels! The "green" in me is also happy that I am not littering the earth with any more of those dryer sheets! (The boys are happy that those same sheets aren't stuck in their pants legs or on the backs of their shirts!)
I was able to find Purex Complete Crystals Softener at my Giant Eagle for $4.99. I have also seen them at Kroger. Purex regularly has coupons available in the Sunday paper, including today's edition! Additionally, I find that Purex products tend to be less expensive than a lot of the other name brand softeners on the market and often go on sale.
In case my opinion isn't enough, Purex kindly sent me three coupons for a free full-sized bottle of Purex Complete Crystals Softener to give away!
To enter, leave a comment telling me what, if any, kind of fabric softener you use. Three winners will be chosen on Sunday, March 20th at 12 noon (EST).
Disclaimer: All opinions are my own. Purex sent me a sample sized product and a coupon for a free full sized product to review. I was not otherwise compensated for my work.