“ Brand: Asda / Type: Fabric Conditioner / Category: Laundry „
On a visit to Asda I spotted this fabric conditioner. I fancied giving it a go because it was cheap to buy and I hadn't bought it before. I have bought a shops own brand a few times but hadn't tried this one. So thought I'd buy it to see if I liked it or not.
It comes in a transparent plastic bottle, the top can be used as a measuring cap too. The smell of this one I can only detect a s smell of an Almond fragrance and a fresh smell. The fragrance isn't as strong as a branded one and I do wish it had a little more of a smell to it but the smell is adequate enough for a cheaper priced conditioner. It does smell more of a sweet smell than a perfume one which most of the other brands tend to have.
The consistency is quite a thin one and not very rich, it does pour really well from the bottle either into the cap or directly into the machine compartment. I tend to pour it both into the cap and directly into the drawer.
Once the fabrics have been taken from the machine, I can detect a fair amount of fragrance on them, they don't smell as strong as a branded one but still adequate enough and decent scent and they do smell nice and fresh, which is good but I do prefer my fabrics to smell slightly stronger when they have been washed.
Once dried, I find the fragrance is quite a nice perfume smell and I can smell a scent on the clothing when I take them from my wardrobe or drawers. I find my towels do feel fluffy but not as fluffy as when I use a branded conditioner. They don't feel rock hard or too rough and they don't scratch my skin when I dry myself with them.
My bedding does have a nice smell to them when I get into bed at night, I can detect the Almond fragrance on my bedding and I can actually smell is a fresh smell and a clean smell but they don't also smell as strong again as a branded kind. I don't find this conditioner doesn't give such lasting fragrance but it does soften them really well and I can feel the softness of the fabrics against my skin. It does have a staying power.
The bottle size is 725ml and it costs just a £1, I think it is good value and worth the price. The quality is good but not an excellent one.
It is designed for sensitive skin and I haven't experienced any irritations or rashes on my skin using this one, which is a bonus. I have washed my little grandchildren's clothing using this conditioner and it hasn't irritated their more delicate and more sensitive skins.
The bottle size is designed to condition 21 wash loads, I would say it doesn't condition this amount of wash loads from my experience of using this one because I did need to use a little more to soften fabrics.
I did use the liquid in a bowl to use as hand soaking some of my more delicate fabrics. Again it did leave them smelling of the Almond fragrance when dried and it didn't ruin any of my fabrics. Was a nice gentle conditioner and not too harsh a liquid to use for soaking delicate fabrics in a bowl of water.
I do recommend this conditioner if you like your fabrics to smell nice and have some fragrance on them when you take them from the wardrobe to wear. Also if you like your fabrics to feel soft etc I do think this one delivers the softness or the fragrance it claims to give and is suitable for sensitive skin.
I will be buy this one again in the future because it does deliver what I expect from a shops own brand. It is cheap enough to buy if you are on a low budget or you are wanting to drop a brand. It is affordable and suitable for conditioning all of the family members fabrics.
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I give this one 4 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
~Almond Milk and Honey Blossom~
This fabric conditioner is part of the Chosen By You range offered by Asda. Asda offer two sensitive fabric conditioners and this particular one is 'Almond Milk and Honey Blossom'.
This fabric conditioner is dermatologically tested and is designed for those who have sensitive skin. It is a concentrated conditioner and should leave your laundry soft as well as being gentle against your skin. The packaging consists of a simple bottle made of clear plastic which is slim-line and easy to store. The important product information is noted on the label and the lid doubles up as a dispensing cap.
This fabric conditioner should be poured into the dispenser drawer in your washing machine. It is recommended that you use 55ml for a 6-7kg load or for extra softness. For a regular 4-5kg load, you should use around 35ml of liquid and 18ml of liquid should be used per 10l of hand washing.
This fabric conditioner is available in one size - 735ml (21 regular washes) and can be bought from www.asda.com or instore for just £1.00.
My preferred fabric conditioner range is Comfort but when not on offer, I sometimes buy another brand. I bought this Asda fabric conditioner last week as Comfort wasn't on offer. I was drawn in by the low price to be fair and decided it would be worth a try. I have used this in two washing machines so far - my normal machine and the new one which I am currently trialling and have had a positive experience with this fabric conditioner. As a family of three and with me being a little OCD when it comes to clean clothes, I go through a lot of laundry products. Fabric conditioner is something I always choose to use in my machine.
This particular fabric conditioner has a fairly thin, milky appearance and is very easy to pour from the bottle. There are faint lines inside the lid to indicate the amount of liquid poured but I personally choose to pour it directly into my washing machine drawer. At the moment, I am using a 9kg machine so use quite a bit of this conditioner per wash so as you would expect, one bottle doesn't last me 21 washes. For those with smaller capacity machines, the bottle will last 21 washes unless you choose to add extra conditioner per wash.
On opening the bottle, a quick whiff of the liquid reveals a pleasant but subtle scent. I wouldn't expect a highly fragranced conditioner especially as it is marketed as being 'sensitive'. It does have a more noticeable scent than the normal sensitive fabric conditioner but is still a soft and light scent which to me, smells clean and slightly sweet. This fabric conditioner doesn't clog up my machine drawer due to the consistency of it and I find that it mingles well with my laundry during a wash. It performs well alongside powder and liquid detergent and regardless of which cycle or temperature I am using, I have had favourable results from using this fabric conditioner.
Immediately after the cycle finishes, I open the washing machine door and all of my laundry smells clean and fresh. Unlike my favourite fabric conditioner (Comfort Strawberry and Lily Kiss), there is no strong burst of fragrance but at the same time, my laundry does smell pleasant and delicately scented. On removing the laundry from my machine, I am impressed by how soft it is. I find that this fabric conditioner works effectively at softening bed sheets and clothes well. Towels are left fluffy and for best results, I try to dry outside on the line where possible but to be fair, my laundry still feels good if dried indoors as well.
Both myself and my son have sensitive skin and some laundry products do not agree with us. I can confirm that our clothing, towels and bedsheets feel very soft against our skin and we have experienced no irritation from using this fabric conditioner. Laundry remains soft even when placed in the drawers or wardrobe for a few days but the delicate sweet scent evident after the cycle has finished is short lived. I would say that our laundry remains fresh smelling for a while though so I am please with that.
At £1.00 a bottle, this is a good buy. I do prefer the long lasting scent offered by my usual fabric condition but have been impressed by how well this fabric conditioner softens my laundry. I would buy it again for a change or if I was on a strict budget as it represents excellent value for money. It is suitable for washing the whole families clothes in and lives up to its sensitive skin claims. Recommended!
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In a bid to save a few more pennies I've been downgrading brands to see if they match up to the more expensive brands. One thing I've tried buying cheaper is fabric conditioner and purchased this Asda almond milk and honey blossom fabric conditioner.
The fabric conditioner, being an Asda product, can only be purchased from Asda either in store or online depending on what way you do your shopping. The 735ml bottle costs £1 to buy.
The packaging isn't anything special but fits in with the rest of chosen by you range from Asda. The fabric conditioner comes in a transparent plastic bottle which is quite square shaped for the most of it gently curving up to the cap at the top. The cap is a light brown colour indicating the almond presence, it is easy to screw on and off without any troubles. The normal information about how much to use, ingredients etc. can be found on the back.
The cap of the bottle also acts as a measuring device and you are advised to use 1 cap full for a full load of washing. I tend to just pour what I think is the right amount straight into the drawer as it's too much faffing around for me when I just want to get the washing on and forget about it. Apparently each 735ml bottle contains enough fabric conditioner for 21 washes but I personally haven't counted.
The fabric conditioner itself is almost white in colour and has the same thin consistency of other supermarket brand fabric conditioners. It's definitely thinner than the likes of Comfort and Lenor. The scent doesn't really go with the product name, there is no honey blossom hints to it and has a mild smell of almonds. I think the best way is to describe it is a fresh, clean scent with a touch of almonds, definitely not the almond milk and honey blossom the name describes.
I leave my washing to dry either outside on the washing line or inside over clothes airers and find that once dry my washing feels slightly soft, not as soft as I would have liked, but still softer than if I hadn't of used any fabric conditioner. The washing smells clean but the smell doesn't linger for long which is a shame as now my daughter is older I prefer using more smelly washing products so that it leaves clothes smelling gorgeous but this one doesn't do that.
For just a pound, I don't think that this is Asda fabric conditioner is that bad. It leaves clothes soft and smelling clean, if that's all you want your fabric conditioner to do then this would be great but I prefer something with more of a scent so don't think it's something I will go and purchase again.
I only ever buy laundry products when they are on offer and if I happen to need some when there isn't a decent offer then I resort to the supermarkets own brands, one of the many I have tried was this one from Asda.
The fabric softener is from Asda like I said and it is generally about £1 a bottle which is for a 735ml bottle and is supposed to be for 21 washes so I don't think it is bad value.
I decided to buy this version of Asdas softener as my youngest daughter started getting patches of eczema so I wanted to see if the more sensitive products would make any difference to her skin but you can buy many different varieties in the Asda range.
The product comes in a soft plastic bottle which is see through and allows you to see the creamy coloured liquid inside. The top of the bottle is a screw top cap which is also used for dosing your wash, on the front of the bottle you have the name of the product, the information that it is dermatologically tested and that it is almond and honey blossom fragrance.
On the back of he bottle you have the usual list of ingredients and the directions for using the product. For a normal load of washing you are supposed to use 1 capful however I only ever use ¾ of a capful.
To use the product you simply unscrew the cap and then pour the liquid into the cap to get the required amount, pour the liquid into your softener section of your machine and wait for it to do it's job.
I really liked the smell of this fabric softener and it reminds me of marzipan which is probably the almonds scent, the smell is nice on the clothes but I found that it didn't last as long as I would have liked it to or as long as the more expensive brands. My clothing was left nice and soft as were my towels which I find is always a test for a fabric softener so I can recommend the product for it's softening capabilities.
This product is great value and lasts more than 21 washes with ease, it makes the clothing soft and bouncy but I would have preferred a scent which lasted longer, I like my towels to smell nice when they come out of the airing cupboard and I would say this is the only area this product failed on and therefore it scores 4 out of 5 with me.
Because I do so much washing I get through an awful lot of washing products of course and due to this fact I quite often buy whatever is on offer fabric softener wise and if there isn't a brand going cheaply enough I buy a shops own one and this costing me £1.00 is one I buy quite often as it is a sensitive fabric softener and I do suffer with odd rashes and the likes and consider myself to have sensitive skin and considering I use it on my bedding I do try to get sensitive fabric softeners as much as I can.
This comes in only one size as far as I am aware and that is a 735ml size and the bottle is plastic and see-through with a yellowy coloured measuring cap to the top of it then on the front of the bottle we are told that it is Asda 'Chosen By You', Dermatologically Tested, Sensitive Almond Milk & Honey Blossom Fabric Softener and that it gives 21 concentrated washes. On the rest of the bottle other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and advice on how to use it is given, the ingredients and cautions are given and contact details for Asda are listed. Nice enough though not very imaginative bottle this is but it serves its purpose well to be fair to it!
Well the liquid of this is an off white colour and rather thin looking really like milk! To use it the instructions are given on the bottle and basically its a about 1 cap for a load of normal washing, though its odd this because we are told that 1 cap = 36ml but advised to use 35ml! You can use more or less depending on the size of your load and the freshness you require and a lot less is required for handwashing of course.
This has a nice fragrance to it that is subtly sweet and vaguely smells gently of almonds really. Its not a particularly distinctive fragrance but is nice enough for the whole family to smell of.
This makes fabrics smell nice for ages even when stored I find the fragrance lingers a good couple of weeks on things and makes ironing easier, it doesn't agitate my sensitive skin one bit thankfully and makes fabrics nice and smooth and bouncy as they should be!
I like this one though I do prefer a bit more of a distinctive fragrance so to me thats a slight draw back but if your looking for a cheap but good and still sensitive fabric softener then this could certainly be for you!
Only available in Asda stores.
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I picked up a bottle of this a few months ago when it was on a special offer. I guess I used to be a bit of a Fabric Snob and I always used to insist on getting the brand named Softeners. I perhaps didn't class the supermarket brand ones "good enough", but about a year ago I changed my tune. I sniffed a few of these ones before I bought them and thought that the range from Asda smelt pretty good.
This costs 98p normally but there was an offer of 2 bottles from this range for £1.50. So I tried most of the range while this offer was on.
This comes in a 750ml bottle and it is a concentrated Softener. According to the bottle this will do approx 21 washes and this is based on you using a full capful which you are advised to use for extra softness or if it is a full load of washing.
The bottle looks alright and is like the picture on here. Does the job doesn't it.
The scent of this reminds me of the Fairy Softener but obviously a good bit cheaper. It is a nice soft scent and although I would say it is quite a creamy kind of scent and not all fruity but it is nice. I would say that you can smell the Almond Milk a lot more than the Honey scent. After your clothes have been dried you can still smell this scent on your clothes and I found myself sniffing away at my top later in the day.
This is a good softener at a good price and just as good as a brand named one.
I'm converted to the Supermarket branded Softeners now.
As a mother to a toddler I am always on the hunt for a bargain on washing powder and also fabric conditioner. On a recent trip to Asda I noticed they had another version of their sensitive liquid named; Sensitive Almond Milk and Honey Blossom.
I have used the plain white one before and also their other 'flavours' but have never tried this one and thought I'd give it a go.
It only cost 85p for 750ml but I think the normal price range is around the £1 mark.
It definatley isn't as thick as leading brands however the others I have used have been the same and have never had a problem with them. It comes in a white bottle with a sort of coffee, caramel coloured top and writting as well as 2 little fluffy clouds and we're told of the name, brand and 21 washes on the front.
The back shows the contact information and the correct usage of the product.
On opening the bottle you get a gorgeous scent that is sort of floraly and clean smelling, I also found it makes the washing smell just beautiful.
I used a cap full in my washing which isn't a quite a full load, I just love my washing to smell clean and fresh so probably use a little more than I should but never have any trouble with it. It also lasts on the clothes even once they're dried and put away which is a nice when you open the drawers to get a fresh scent.
It's dermatologically tested and it never brings my son out in a rash, I've had rashes occasionally from certain powders but this hasn't provoked any sort of reaction.
Overall it is a lovely scent, washes the clothes great, good on sensitive skin and cheaper than other brands so would definately by it again.
*~* Asda Sensitive Almond Milk and Honey Blossom Fabric Softener *~*
On a recent shopping trip to my local Asda I picked up this fabric conditioner for only £1 (750ml bottle). As money is tight in my household right now, I was on the lookout for the cheapest fabric softener available. However, not quite wanting to opt for smart price I decided to pick this up instead.
Usually I use Comfort fabric softener and straight away I noticed that this particular softener was much more watery in its consistency than its more expensive counterpart. The liquid looks remarkably like milk it must be said. Nonetheless, despite its watery consistency, this did not detract from the product's ability to do what it is supposed to and do it well.
This product looks exactly the same as shown in the picture above, so I will not elaborate too much on this aspect.
Besides its cheap price, I was initially drawn to this fabric softener due its lovely scent. I am one of those annoying people who like to smell products before I buy them, and when it comes to fabric softeners I make no exception. Upon unscrewing the cap, I could already smell the aroma from this fabric conditioner. I took a big whiff and was met with the smell of what I can only describe as clean cotton with a floral twist (I presume this floral hint is the honey blossom). It is a simple, but nice scent in my view.
After using a cap-full of this product in my wash, I noticed that my clothes were left soft and smelled gorgeous once dry. The scent was not too overpowering and I could still smell the clean, fresh smell on my clothes later on in the day. Therefore, I would say that this fabric softener performs well when it comes to both conditioning clothes and giving them a nice fragrance.
I was interested in discovering whether this product lived up to its suitable for sensitive skin claim. My fiancé frequently comes out in rashes caused by certain soap powders and fabric softeners and I was pleased to find that this fabric softener in no way irritated his skin. Consequently, I think that this product lives up to its promise in this respect and I would recommend it to others with sensitive skin as it is also dermatologist tested.
*~* Final Thoughts *~*
Considering that a bottle of this softener lasts for approximately 21 washes, I would definitely recommend it. I feel that it is kinder to my fiancé's skin as well as my own in comparison to the usual fabric softener that we use. Moreover, it smells nice and also sufficiently fragrances our clothes into the bargain. Overall, for a quid it is good value for money and rivals more expensive brands in my estimation. I will be sure to pick this up again in future as I think that for its reasonable cost, you really cannot go far wrong in giving it a go.
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To be honest I am quite faithful to brands once I find one that works, I tend to use the Lenor range as I find these work the best for me. However like everyone else I have been looking around for equally good
products but at a lower price. So when I was next in Asda I thought I
would look down the fabric conditioner aisle. So after about a good 5 minutes I decided on Asda's own brand conditioner - Sensitive Almond Milk & Honey Blossom. One of the main reasons I bought this product was that there was a 2 for £1.50 offer running and as a rival supermarket of Asda would say "Every Little Helps".
The bottle of fabric conditioner is 750ml and is normally priced at £1 so it won't break the bank even at full price. There are 6 other fragrances available in the range and to be honest they all had very nice scents
which is why it took me so long to decide. I actually don't really need the sensitive range but I preferred the scent of this one to the others.
Asda's website states in the product description that this conditioner softens & conditions your garments whilst still being soft and gentle to your skin. Is this true?
Well when I first opened the door to my washing machine I was greeted with a lovely fragrance that was just as nice as when I first opened the bottle. I popped a couple of items on the radiator and the room instantly smelled gorgeous.
When my clothes had fully dried the scent that was left on was clean and crisp with a lovely soft feel to it, definite plus points. The next day I put on one of the tops I had washed, I did wonder how long the scent would actually last, well the answer was all day. Which for a supermarket own branded product is quite impressive. It tends to be hard to find a good non-branded conditioner that gives good results.
The scent left on my clothes is perfect as even though it remains all day the fragrance is by no means sickly or overpowering. It has quite a subtle and very fresh scent and doesn't smell too much like strong perfume. Which unfortunately some conditioners smell of, this totally puts me off as I would be wary about wearing my own perfume in case the fragrances clashed.
Overall I have to recommend this product it is good value for money and the fragrance is long lasting on clothes. With it being for sensitive skin I was worried that it was going to be a weaker product but I have been proved totally wrong. The conditioner makes all of my clothes very soft which feels great and you have the added bonus of long lasting fragrance.
I suffer from eczema and although it is generally quite mild it seems to have worsened over the past few months. I know in the past certain washing powders have caused flare ups, and to try to minimise further flare ups of eczema, I purchased a washing powder for sensitive skin as well as a bottle of ASDA's sensitive almond milk and honey blossom fabric conditioner.
The conditioner comes in a clear bottle with a beige/brown label and cap. It's made from sturdy plastic and looks good quality - I don't think you would look at it and automatically assume it was a supermarket brand.
There are clear instructions on the back of the bottle showing how much you need to use depending on the size of the load of washing. These are pretty much as you would expect - one 35ml cap for normal loads, one and a half for large loads and half a cap if you're using this for hand washing.
The fabric conditioner has a fairly pleasant and gentle scent. I don't like the scent of almonds very much and was slightly worried that it would smell like almonds, but in fact it has a sweet, fairly floral scent to it, which I assume must be the honey blossom. Being designed for sensitive skin, this product does not seem to be as heavily scented as some other fabric conditioners, which can be overpowering.
After use, I find that this leaves my clothes feeling soft and with a hint of the fresh scent. I've got to admit that the scent doesn't seem to last on my clothes as much as some other conditioners, but they do retain a freshness to them. I think though, it's probably the heavy perfumes that irritate the skin.
I haven't noticed any flare ups of my eczema since I began using this product and the newest patch of eczema I have developed on my stomach even seems to be going. Whether it is down to switching to this product, is hard to tell, however I would at least like to think it is doing something towards helping.
This product costs 95p for a 750ml bottle from ASDA, but there is an offer on which runs to the end of the year, whereby you can get two bottles for £1.50. At 750ml and using just one 35ml capful for a normal load of washing , by my calculations you should get around 21 washes per bottle.
Overall, I'm quite pleased with this product, and would buy it again - it's cheaper than branded fabric conditioners, but just as good.
After trying to cut down on my shopping bill, I have decided to try some own branded products, something that I usually do normally, but certain products I do tend to stick to the better know brands, fabric softener being one of them.
The softener I will now review is - "Asda sensitive - almond milk and honey blossom"
These bottles have followed the newest trend of super concentrating the liquid, thus meaning smaller bottles for the same amount of washing power, but using less packaging.
The bottle itself is clear, with the liquid within being visible, this being a lovely caramel colour. The bottle states that this bottle contains enough for 21 washes, this of course depends on you using a single capful per load, and not the one and a bit capfuls that should be used on larger loads.
As with most conditioners, the cap is the measuring cup, with a single capful up to the inner ridge, being the standard amount.
I am one of those sad and anal people that truly delights in wearing freshly laundered clothes, that you can actually smell the fabric softener/washing detergent on, so of course the smell is a big clincher for me!
The scent of this is very subtle, unfortunately, but decided to give it a try anyway!
The scent is quite sweet with a slight floral scent as well, this is how it smelt before being added to the wash, though there was no scent whatsoever when the clothes came out of the machine.
Clothes wise they were nice and soft, much better than I thought they would be, so the only downside is the lack of scent.
This product is sold as being sensitive, as half of my household has skin problems I was pleased to see there has been no flare up with their conditions, though the bottle does state that they cannot guarantee that this product will not inflame these such conditions.
Price wise, per bottle, these are available for 95p from Asda, there are quite a few different scents available in the range, so I will be trying some of the others, hopefully there will be a more stronger scent with the others.
For more information visit - www.asda.co.uk
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I am not overly loyal to one particular brand when it comes to fabric conditioner - I do like Tesco's own brand in the pure white variety as it is good value for money and smells divine but, sometimes when I run low and need some urgently without going all the way to Tesco I pick up whatever is cheapest and doesn't smell too bad in Asda which is closer to us. This was one of the ones I picked up on one such trip and it was this one simply because it was both the cheapest and it also smell gorgeous!
The bottle is the usual fare for cheap fabric conditioners in that it is a clear plastic bottle and just has a printed sticker stuck to the front with the name and a sticker on the back with instructions and ingredients on. The bottle is 750ml in size and it tells me that it is of the 'sensitive' variety.
The liquid is a fairly thick and is a mild looking coffee colour. It does say it is concentrated so you are supposed to be able to get 21 washes out of this size. The smell is listed as being almond milk and honey blossom. Now I honestly can't say that I can immediately tell it is these two scents but, that doesn't matter as to me it smells gorgeous anyway! It does smell 'fresh' and it isn't one of those scents where it just smell like chemical or bleach almost. It is pleasant and you can really smell it!
I tend to use more than the recommended does per load just because I like my laundry to really smell of the conditioner and so I only get on average about 18 washes out of the bottle but, I don't mind as I prefer to use a little more per wash and have the scent linger for longer on the laundry! When the clothes are drying you can really smell it wafting around and I especially like it on the bed linen as they just smell so clean!
When I bought this it was priced at 95p per bottle however there was an offer on for 2 at £1.50 which I thought was a pretty decent deal. I of course bought two and am hoping that when I need some again the offer will still be on as of course it is much better value to get 1.5 litres for only £1.50 especially when it smells this nice!
I am not sure how true the sensitive tag is as myself nor my husband suffer from sensitive skin and so wouldn't know if it is actually ideal for those that do. However the clothes feel soft, smell great and look clean after being washed with this being used so every time I need a stock up of conditioner I would happily buy this one without hesitation. Recommended.