Product Type: Asda Household Cleaning
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A smart choice for a smart price??
Asda Smart Price Fabric Softener
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Asda Smart Price Fabric Softener
Date: 14/04/12, updated on 06/11/12 (128 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap, cheerful and does soften fabrics ok
Disadvantages: Scent isn't sa strong as I'd really like it to be
For a person living on my own I own up right here an now! I do far too much washing. I'm really fussy and use my towels once and wash them, change my clothes a couple of times a day and like to do my bedding every couple of days to keep it really fresh.
What with the amount of electric I use including my tumble drier as I live in flat and the washing products in general this can of course work out an expensive game. However when it comes to products I use I'm not too fussy though my preferred brand of fabric softener is Lenor as a rule.
However I'm trying really hard to make little cut backs here in there and the one of the products I do buy from time to time is this fabric softener as it offers great value only costing me 68p for a 1.47L size which if used in accordance with the instructions given on it can give about 42 standard washes! Cheap to buy yes but is it any good of course?!
I won't lie and say that the packaging of this product is inspiring cos it really isn't. It is however cheap looking and functional and the bottle is oblong and quite chunky with a see through twist on/off cap to the top of it and on two sides of it we are told that it is Asda 'Smart Price Concentrated Fabric Softener' and there is a green picture depicted of clothes on a wash line. Then other infomation listed on the sides of the bottle includes being told ahot to use it, ingredients are given, warnings are shown us via diagramns and a wee bit of information, the size is stated (as I have listed already) and contact details for Asda are listed. Like I say this is cheap looking packaging however it is infomrative enough and easy to open the bottle and to twist the cap off etc.
Well the dosage advice given on the bottle is really simple and easy to folow. For a standard wash use a capful of the softener and add it to the washing machine drawer, for a large load and to give washing an extra softness use about one and a half caps, for handwashing half a cap should do the job.
I usually stick to using a cap of the light blue runny liquid for almost a full load (I never ram my washing machine full of stuff!) along with my usual washing detergent and pick my usual cycle and thats that. When dispensed this liquid has a very sweet but nice and fresh scent of flowers to it which is rather strong but not overpowering or too feminine or anything like that.
When I get my washing out it does smell rather nice and of this but not too strongly and depending on the detergent that I use sometimes I can smell that as well.
However once I have dried my fabrics this seems to not hold its fragrance very well at all sadly and I can barely smell it at all. However on the upside it does make my fabrics feel soft enough, its rinses out well and left no residue behind itself and I'd rather use this than nothing at all as it does seem to make ironing that bit easier and clothes less stiff and that bit softer against my skin.
With this product you get what you pay for in reality. It isn't amazing and there is only this fabric softner choice to choose from in the smart price range of products that Asda do. Its fragrance is pleasant enough but doesn't hold very well at all but like I just said I'd rather use this than nothing at all and to be fair to it I do get about 42 standard washes from it as well which is, I'm sure you'll agree great value.
If I can afford better I'll buy better but if I watching my pennies I feel no shame at all purchasing this to get me by!
Only available in Asda stores
Summary: An ok buy!