“ Brand: Asda / Type: Fabric Softener / Category: Laundry „
To be honest, I have given up using fabric softener in an effort to save the pennies. I already seem to spend a fortune on laundry products and nobody seemed to notice the difference.....except on the towels. It was therefore my intention to start using it again on the aforementioned towels. On a recent trip to Asda I spotted that all fabric conditioners were £1 and I was particularly attracted to the Almond Milk & Honey Blossom variety. The clear plastic bottle contains 735 ml of product and promises it'll do for 21 washes. It is also dermatologically tested and kind on sensitive skin ( no sensitive skin in our house but it's always a plus I think). The liquid smells lovely (although I'm not sure I can make out almonds and honey). It appears a little runny and I would say it is not as thick as more expensive brands. I only use a little bit with each wash as I am determined it will last 21 washes or more. I always find that when it comes to laundry products, the amount they recommend you use is always far too much and I'm sure this is a ploy to make you use more than you really need! I am very pleased indeed with how soft my towels have turned out to be. Considering I hadn't used softener for a while, they really felt quite rough and they have been returned to their softer, fluffier former selves. They still smell nice after drying and when being used. I would definitely buy this product again and next time I go to Asda I will stock up on a few of those. I am happy paying £1 to have soft towels and this will also encourage me to try other Asda products.
Please note this review is for ASDA Sensitive Fabric Softener Almond Milk & Honey Blossom - 21 Washes (750ml). I normally always buy Lenor or Comfort fabric softeners, more out of habit than anything else, but I was in ASDA one day, and urgently needed to buy fabric softener for the evening wash. I spotted this softener which was priced at a reasonable £1 for 21 washes (750ml bottle), which I didn't think was bad at all, plus this Almond Milk & Honey Blossom one had a really lovely scent. I've smelled all sorts of fabric softeners recently and find a lot of them unpleasant or too strong smelling, so this one was perfect for me as it smelled so pleasant and fresh. There are other smells in the ASDA range, but I thought this was the nicest. The bottle is quite pleasant looking, and has elegant curves, soft peachy colouring on the label and lid, and a cartoon picture of a baby to enforce the image that this is Sensitive, and therefore even suitable for a child's soft skin. It's quite no nonsense, and gives you all the information you need without looking gimmicky. The liquid itself is white, and is a little more runny than Comfort, but same as Lenor. You measure how much you need by pouring it into the lid which is easy enough. The bottle is easy to handle and to remove/replace the lid, so no problems in using it. I really like the smell of this, you can definitely pick up the almond, milk and honey scents, and the overall effect is nice, gentle and sweet, without being overpowering. I found this made my clothes smell really good and the smell lasts a fair while, although not for weeks...I'd say you can smell this on them for a day or so, and then gets eventually overpowered by other things you might keep your clothes within. The clothes were definitely soft feeling, and I think for the price, it's a really good product. Sometimes they have it on offer, but even if its not, I think it's a good every day low price anyway. I don't have any kids or babies (yet) but my husband has sensitive skin and sometimes has mild eczema, and this softener didn't cause either of us any problems or irritations. I definitely recommend this fabric softener for anyone who has sensitive skin and likes a nice fresh, soft smell on their clothes, and likes something which is good value.
When it comes to fabric softener it is something I use every single wash. I like a decent brand usually, however recently my funds were a little low and instead of not buying anything at all I did choose to purchase an economy option and this being orange and papaya scented really sounded appealing to me and I couldn't wait to get using it when I sniffed the product in its bottle in Asda! The Packaging: The softener comes in a see-through plastic bottle with an orange coloured screw on/off cap to the top of it. On the front of the bottle I am told that it is Asda Softener, Orange Flower & Papaya 'Fragrance burst on the move' and that it is concentrated fabric conditioner and that it gives 21 standard washes and there is a flower pattern on there. On the back of the bottle other information listed includes ingredients and warnings being given, directions for use are stated, the size is given (in this case it's a 750ml bottle) and contact details for Asda are listed. To me it does look a rather cheap looking bottle compared to the usual Comfort or Lenor options I normally opt for, however it is informative enough and I do appreciate being able to see how much I have in the bottle, seeing as it is see-through. Using It: Well the liquid is a light orange/peachy colour and very runny but with a creamy kind of look to it. It has a lovely, fresh and unisex fragrance to it which although is gently floral has a soapy, sweet smell to it really with a only the zest of orange popping out that flowery fragrance rather than it smelling of oranges or anything like that. To use this you can use the cap that comes on the bottle to measure and you need 55ml for large loads (or for extra freshness), for normal loads just a capful and for hand washing 18ml. No size is stated on the cap as to the actual measurements but following the directions on the bottle it isn't too hard to judge it at all. Its easy to pour and then all you do is wash your clothes of course! Verdict: This isn't a bad fabric softener at all to be fair to it. The smell when the washing is on is lovely and fresh and when fabrics come out of the wash they do indeed smell very pleasant indeed. However when I have dried the fabrics the smell only lingers very delicately on said fabric for a while and once stored for a couple of days, that smell is really pretty much gone. This doesn't make clothes easier to iron or anything though fabrics are soft for using it and not rough or anything. I have used this for hand washing silk underwear and the likes too and found it easy to use and rinse out of the fabrics but once again, the fragrance doesn't stay on for long. All in all this to me is an economy version and not too bad but although I like the initial fragrance of this sadly it doesn't last very long and me....well I'll be returning to more premium brands in the future as I prefer their results! Only available in Asda stores and it costs a pound a bottle.
Available in different scents