“ Brand: Asda / Type: Fabric Softener / Category: Laundry „
I have been buying this fabric softener for a while now, not only to reduce our shopping spend but also because we have two young children and need to use the sensitive fabric softener ranges.
This can be bought in two bottle sizes, The 735ml bottles which does 21 washes and costs £1 and the bigger 1.995l bottle which does 57 washes and costs £2. I always buy the bigger bottles simply because it lasts longer and we have alot of washing to do in this house! The fabric softener comes in a clear bottle with a white screw top lid that is also used to measure the amount of liquid you need. Each capful measures 28ml and there is a guide on the back of the bottle to help determine how much to use for each of your washes. I use approximately one cap per load which I feel is more than enough.
The fabric softener is dermatologically tested to be suitable for sensitive skin and aims to condition your clothes so that they are soft and gentle on the skin. I can't argue with this. After use, our clothes come out lovely and soft and smell absolutely gorgeous, a really fresh and clean smell that you would sort of associate with newly bathed babies! My son's babygros smell beautiful all day long and this alone makes me think this fabric softener is fantastic considering the amount of times he is sick on them! I also love that the smell sticks to things like bedding which makes all the bedrooms smell lovely when the bedding has been freshly washed! Towels are something I've always had a problem with keeping soft, when I first used this softener I found that one capful wasn't enough so now I do a towel only load with an extra half a capful and this seems to do the trick! As for the skin test, neither of my children have had any reaction to this softener and I am happy in the knowledge that their clothes are washed in this as they never irritate them.
I would recommend this softener to any family with children who need to use a sensitive softener but also to anyone who wants their clothes to smell yummy! 5 out of 5 stars from me!
It was a good few months ago now that I first tried out the Asda own branded "Sensitive Fabric Softener" whilst shopping online for groceries at www.asda.com. The reason for my purchase was simply to try and cut back a little on my shopping bill, and I decided to try out several own-branded products from the Asda range, in place of some more 'premium' brands, in a bid to save a little money.
The Asda Sensitive Fabric Softener currently costs £2 for a large bottle that is 1.995 litres in size. I am informed on the bottle's label that this bottle will provide enough liquid for "57 Washes" as the liquid is concentrated. I believe the product is also available to purchase in a smaller-sized bottle that costs £1, but I have only ever purchased the larger bottle as pictured at the top of the Dooyoo page here. (Info correct @ January 2013).
The packaging for the product is fairly simplistic, I must admit, comprising of a slightly 'oblong' shaped bottle that is made of clear plastic. There is a black and white label going around the bottle which has the image of a female wearing a snuggly-looking dressing gown on the front. The words "Dermatologically Tested" and "Sensitive Fabric Softener" are not difficult to miss on the bottle's label, as they are presented in contrasting colours, and I do find these words to be especially relevant to me personally as I suffer terribly with sensitive skin and I admit that I do find these statements are quite reassuring.
The lid on the bottle doubles as the 'measuring cap' for the liquid, and I find this is easy to remove by unscrewing it from the bottle's spout. There is specific measuring advice given on the bottle's label and I have found no difficulties in either understanding or carrying out this advice. Diagrams are provided too, and really I have found the fabric softener is very straight-forward to use in my washing machine.
All I need to do is basically load my dirty laundry into my washing machine and add my usual powdered detergent to the drawer at the front of the machine. I then need to dispense a little of the Asda Sensitive Fabric Softener into the plastic white cap on top of the bottle, following the instructions as indicated on the packaging. The liquid can then be poured from the cap into the drawer on the washing machine, in the relevant section - the location of which will, of course, vary from machine to machine. I then turn the machine on and programme it for the relevant washing cycle. So, in essence, using the Asda Sensitive Fabric Softener is as simple as with any other brand that I have used before.
The end result is fairly impressive... by my standards at least! There are certain items that I will simply not wash without the use of a Fabric Softener product, such as bed linen and towels. Whilst there are some clothing items that I do not feel particularly benefit from the use of a product like this one, I do find I prefer to use a softenening agent with bath towels in particular, as they take on a soft and fluffy quality that I find very agreeable on my sensitive skin.
The Asda Sensitive Fabric Softener has not let me down. I have found that my towels and bed linen are wonderfully softened and my towels in particular have benefited from using the Asda Softener, becoming fluffier and softer after washing with the softener. That is not to say that I find the Asda product performs any better than any other brand that I purchase regularly, but certainly it has performed just as well as these other brands, which is quite impressive as far as I am concerned, particularly when you consider the saving made by purchasing the Asda alternative.
I find the scent of the Asda Softener to be extremely subtle, and perhaps it would be too subtle for some tastes, but for my own preference it is completely spot on. I find the softener's gentle scent allows just a gentle 'whiff' of the powder-like aroma to be detected whilst the wet laundry is being hung up and this continues whilst the laundry dries, with the gentle scent being detectable within the same room. Once the laundry has dried however, I find it quite difficult to detect the scent of the liquid softener but to be quite honest this is a definite plus point for me, as I can't really say I am a big fan of wearing clothing that is strongly-scented from sweet or floral-scented laundry products! I find that such scents can feel quite heady, and I have even found in the past that they can interfere with my perfumes and body sprays which is rather off-putting for me personally. The quieter, more subtle, aroma of the Asda product - which has a faint whiff of baby lotion about it, I think - therefore suits me down to the ground, as it doesn't linger in a 'heady' fashion after use, nor does it 'swamp' me whilst I am wearing clothing or using linen that has been washed with the solution.
In terms of the bottle's claim about it lasting for "57 Washes" I'm afraid I cannot confirm whether this is definitely the case, as I don't generally count the amount of washes obtained from products like this one! What I can tell you is that the bottle lasts for around a month in my household (bearing in mind I do not use it for EVERY wash, but most of them) which I think is very reasonable, especially when the £2 price tag is considered. I don't have any complaints in terms of value for money or the product proving to be economical.
The other bold claim made by the product is of course its suitability for use by those consumers who - like myself - suffer with sensitive skin. Now, I will admit to being slightly cautious for the first few times that I tried this product out, mainly because certain laundry detergents that I have used in the past have caused my sensitive skin to 'flare up' resulting in my arms and legs feeling rather itchy and aggravated. In addition, I have found that liquid detergents can often cause the eczema I suffer with become very aggravated, which can cause pain and discomfort, so perhaps you can understand my concerns with using ANY new laundry product, irrespective of which brand it is from.
I can honestly say I have suffered nothing in the way of aggravation, irritation or sensitivity to my hyper-sensitive skin which was a very welcome discovery, of course. I would therefore recommend the product for use by those consumers who suffer with sensitive skin, as I have experienced nothing in the way of negative reactions in this regard.
Overall, I am happy with the performance of the Asda Sensitive Fabric Softener and will continue to purchase it for use in my household. I think it copes very well with my household laundry, without having any adverse affects on my sensitive skin. I also think the purchase price represents reasonable value for money considering that the bottle lasts quite well in my household. I don't think I have any complaints about the product at all, and therefore feel it deserves full marks in the Dooyoo product rating score.
This is a review of ASDA Sensitive Fabric Softener 57 Washes Concentrated which I have been using when washing all our new baby's clothes in conjunction with a non-biological laundry gel.
The bottle is a large 2L bottle with a wrap around plastic label on with all the information you need to know about the product. The lid is a white plastic screw top with a built in pot you can pour the measure in to.
When setting the washing machine off, a capful of this can be added to the drawer of the washing machine and it will soften your clothes once they are washed. The liquid is a pearly white colour and there is a light fragrance to the conditioner which smells fresh and clean. IT is recommended that you use two capfulls (55ml) for a large load of washing or 35 ml for normal loads and 150ml for handwashing. I just use a cap full each time which seems adequate for the washing we do and I always try not to overload the machine as I don't think the clothes get properly clean if you put too much in.
Asda sensitive fabric conditions your garments whilst being soft and gentle to your skin. Dermatologically tested to be suitable for sensitive skin.
I bought this specifically with washing whites and baby garments in mind. I wanted something that would be kind to clothing and skin and would soften the clothes without the potential of making them irritating to skin when worn. I usually fall for the conditioner with the picture of the baby on for these purposes but actually it's a close up of a female hugging a dressing gown close to her body so I did well there!
I am happy with the performance of this fabric conditioner. I do have a favourite 'flavoured' one which is Comfort's strawberry and lily kiss (which a lot find far too sweet) and I will choose this if the load is mainly made up of my own clothing but for baby clothes and other generic loads I am happy to use this own brand and do think it is silly to pay out more for something like a laundry fabric conditioner.
Size and price
Our bottle is just under two litres and promises 57 washes as it is a concentrated formula. You can measure out each wash using the cap which is useful. The bottle is quite large and although more cost effective, you can buy them in smaller sizes if you don't have the storage space. The bottle cost £2.00.
I probably have more enthusiasm than most at the moment when it comes to cleaning and laundry products with the due date for our second daughter long gone I am in full nesting mode and seem to get a kick out of each laundry load! For the price, I am happy to recommend this fabric conditioner. A 2L bottle is big to lug home from the supermarket and large to store but it will last us for a couple of months.
I bought this product a couple of months ago when in my local Asda store as there were none of the branded softners on offer at the time, I picked this one as although none of my family have sensitive skin I like the smell which reminded me of baby talc.
The softner is from Asda and there are many different softners in the range with many different scents, there are 2 different sized bottles for the product either 1.99 litres which does 57 washes for £2 or 735mls which does 21 washes for £1, obviously the £2 bottle is much better value and I do always try and look for the better value options.
The softner comes in a plastic see through bottle and the liwuid inside is white in colour, the top of the bottle is a screw top lid and the lid is used for dosing the washing machine, I used 3/4 of a capful at a time for a 6kg wash and found that this was plenty to do the job. The softner is dermatologically tested to ensure it is soft and gentle on the skin which I think is reassuring, my eldest daughter did use to have excema when she was a baby so I am careful to watch for any reactions when I change a household product but this product has been nice and gentle.
The ingredients are amongst other ingredients: 5-15% Cationic Surfactant , Also contains: Perfume and 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1,3-Diol.
The softner smells lovely and reminds me of baby talc which I think is a nice smell, the liquid is pretty runny and the bottle only has small ridges for you to hold onto the bottle so sometimes the bottle can slip especially if you dribble the softner down the side of the bottle. The liquid is pretty thin and as you use the top of the bottle to dose the machine when you put the lid back on the bottle there is always a little bit left which tends to drip down the bottle which needs to be cleaned away.
I find this softner makes my clothes lovely and soft and it is really good on towels which is one thing that some softners do seem to fail on however the smell just doesn't last long enough for me and because of this I won't buy this again. I work as a carer and I like to feel that my clothes smell fresh throughout a whole shift as we do a lot of running around and obviously work in close contact with people, I can get this freshness with other products and so I will stick to them.