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I have been using Comfort Fabric condition for around 9 years now, basically ever since I have owned my own house. Occasionally if there is a special offer on another brand I will try it out, but I always end up coming back to comfort.
Comfort Fabric Conditioner is produced by Unilever Uk ltd, and is actually recommended by Persil. It comes in 2 different sized containers - 750ml (21 washes) and 1.5L (42 washes).
The container is a clear plastic bottle (recyclable) with a plastic screw off top. The top can be turned upside down to reveal a measuring cup to measure out the recommended amount of fabric conditioner for the washing load as follows:
6-7kg load = 55ml
4-5kg load = 35 ml
hand wash load = 18 ml
The bottle is shaped well to fit into the hand with ease and the shape of the bottle helps to make the pouring of the solution into the washing machine drawer really easy and effortless.
I generally buy the 750 ml bottle, and usually opt for the blue skies or lavender scent, both of which leave the clothes nice and soft and smelling great. A bottle of this costs around £2:00 - £2:50 for a 750 ml bottle with the 1.5L bottle offering slightly better value at around £4. I generally go for the smaller bottle as it fits easier into my cupboard, and I do find that I get a lot more than 21 washes out of it by filling the measuring cup up slightly lower than the recommended level. This still achieves a good result with the clothes feeling nice and soft, and smelling great.
Comfort Fabric conditioner is available from most supermarkets and convenience stores, and comes in a good range of scents. It does a good job of softening the washing load, and leaving it smelling fresh. On the odd occasion when I have ran out of comfort softener and done a load of washing without softener there is a massive difference in the end result.
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After deflecting from my beloved Comfort fabric conditioners to Lenor, I am now back with Comfort, having found the Lenor ones rather disappointing. For the last few weeks I have been using the Comfort Original which is actually one of the few Comfort scents I don't think I've ever tried.
This fabric conditioner is concentrated and comes in a clear bottle. I bought the large 42 wash size and find the bottle strong and sturdy and despite the fact it's rather large on the base, the neck of the bottle is narrow to give easy grip when pouring. The lid doubles as a dosing device and suggestions for how much to use per wash are outlined on the back of the bottle -a full cap for large loads, three quarters of a cap for normal loads and a third of a cap for handwashing.
This fragrance is usually just called 'original' or 'blue', so I wasn't 100% sure what it would smell like. I find it to be quite a clean smell, slightly floral and almost a little soapy. It may sound a little silly to say of a fabric conditioner, but it does have a very 'clean laundry' smell to it! It's a very fresh scent and quite neutral too, so I think most people would like it.
When pouring this into the machine I find it to have quite a thick consistency, and it seems much thicker than the other Comfort varieties I've used.
After using this I can smell it as soon as I open the washing machine door. It doesn't leave a strong or overpowering scent, however the fragrance is definitely noticeable. I dry my clothes indoors (someone stole my washing line - if it's not nailed down round here it goes!) and I find that the scent can be detected in the room where my clothes are airing. Another time the fragrance really seems to come out is when I'm ironing.
The fabric softener is supposed to have 'fresh release technology' which means that when you move around you are supposed to get 'bursts of freshness'. I personally have never experienced this. My clothes do retain the scent of the conditioner and I can smell it when I take them out of the wardrobe, however I certainly don't notice these supposed 'bursts of freshness' whilst I am wearing them.
In terms of softening this does seem to keep my clothes feeling soft. I stayed with my mother last month, she doesn't use conditioner and I could tell the difference on my clothes as they would come out of the machine feeling almost stiff! This leaves everything feeling lovely and soft, especially my bedding which has come out really well with this.
We both have eczema and I've found that some laundry products can cause reactions, but neither myself or my boyfriend have experienced any reactions from this product.
The product comes in two sizes - 750ml which gives 21 washes and the one I have, 1.5l which gives 42 washes. The smaller size costs £1.80, the larger one £3.30 from ASDA, although Comfort is often on special offer so chances are you will be able to pick this up more cheaply.
Overall, I felt that this was another good Comfort product. The scent was pleasant and it stayed on my clothes. It is perhaps not the most special of the Comfort fragrances, but I still liked it and would buy this product again.
*Review originally posted on Ciao under username pink_champagne
Having hopped around using supermarkets own brand, Fairy (which is my favourite I have to confess), Daz, and other known household fabric softener favourites I decided to try something a little different - I know, living life on the edge here ;).
First things first: it was on offer at Tesco. A great big 85 washes worth for £3! How could I refuse that? Plus it was Comfort. Plus it had the picture of what appears to be a carnival on the front - on closer inspection it was just the picture of a woman with flowers dancing around her head (as they do), which I'm sure was to illustrate the unseen eye scent emanating from her just washed Comfort clothes.
My clothes washed up a treat and they smelled brilliant! I have often found that with supermarket own brand fabric softeners they don't really leave that scent behind on clothes after they're dried yet with Comfort the smell still lingered even after clothes were worn - not accounting for my husbands smelly socks or sweaty work-out clobber.
As we have a small baby of seven months in the house it is important that we also have soft clothes after they've been washed - I have used just detergent with my son's clothes and they're never the same as when I've used fabric softener.
I would definately recommend Comfort to those looking for a bit of good clean fun with your clothes!
Comfort is a laundry brand under the Unilever company. They produce various ranges of products to leave your laundry feeling soft and smelling fresh.
In the last few months, I have reviewed several of the Comfort Concentrate Fabric Softeners. I feel that the range is extensive and there is always a scent to match your family.
Comfort concentrate the softeners meaning that less is needed to perform their intented use. This therefore reduces packaging and helps the environment.
In this review I will concentrating (no pun intended) on the Original Comfort Concentrate Fabric Conditioner. This doesn't seem to be listed on here but it seems ok to put it in this review.
Here we have the simply named Comfort Concentrate.
This fabric softener is promoted as giving "lasting moments of freshness". It contains a special formula called "Fresh release technology" which means one cap is enough to release freshness as you move.
The fabric softener is designed to be used alongside your regular laundry cleaner (liquid, powder, tabs) and works to soften your laundry and leave it lightly fragranced.
It is ideal for the whole family and has been approved by Persil and Surf.
The concentrate version comes in a curvy, tear dropped shaped bottle. The bottle is made of strong plastic and it is see through allowing you to know how much is remaining. There is a large blue cap or top which is not only the lid, but the measuring cup.
The label on the front has the Comfort logo and a delightful background of the sky, grass and flowers. The label on the back has the product blurb, a bit about packaging, ingredients, how to use and contact details for Comfort.
The bottle can by recycled after use.
The liquid within the bottle looks thick though is actually runny. It is an intense blue colour and in its concentrate form, is very scented.
To use, measure the following amounts using the cap provided and pour into the right compartment of your washing machine. Select your washing mode and off you go.
For 6-7kg loads use 55ml
For 4-5kg loads use 35ml
For handwashing use 18ml
It is important that you don't apply this direct to fabrics. Keep away from children and avoid contact with your eyes.
Comfort conditioner contains amongst other ingredients: , 5-15% Cationic Surfactants , <5% Perfume , Butylphenyl Methylpropional , Benzyl Salicylate , Hexyl Cinnamal , Amyl Cinnamal , Geraniol , Benzisothiazolinone .
*Availability and Price*
Comfort is available in most supermarkets and stores such as Wilkos. A 21 wash (750ml) retails at around £1.80 and a 42 wash (1.5l) retails at around £3.30.
The 21 wash can often be found on offer at only £1.00!
I am sure by now, you have all realised that I am obsessed with buying fabric conditioners! Since being able to buy my new washing machine, I have been sampling as many of them as possible! I have different scents for different laundry items. I would say 99% of the time, I buy Comfort Concentrate! It is good value as I only buy it on offer in Wilkos and there is always an offer on.
A few weeks ago, I picked this one up. It doesn't have a fancy scent name which makes me think my Mum used the non concentrated one when I was younger. The blue colour reminds me of a blue sky which is pleasant and inviting. Opening the bottle, the scent isn't as fragranced as others in the range but is fresh and noticable.
I use this alongside my liquidtabs and don't personally use the measuring cup. I pop my laundry into the machine and pour a dose into the drawer. This 21wash bottle lasts me approx 18washes as I like to be generous! I usually pop my regular loads on at 30c and towels and bedsheets at 40-60c.
Once my laundry is finished, I open the door and unlike other concentrates in the range, I am not immediately hit with a perfumed scent. My laundry is super soft and simply smells fresh and clean. I leave to dry on my clothes horse and the room just smells fresh. It is very pleasant but no where near as exciting as the others in the range. I like to run my towels through the tumble dryer in the laundrette and they come out fluffy and light scented. My cupboard and drawers smell like a summers day where it is sunny but with a beautiful light breeze.
Myself and my son have sensitive skin and have not reacted with this concentrate. I am impressed with the results that it produces and will buy it again. Unlike the perfumed concentrates, my fiance doesn't feel like a big girl where clothes that have been washed in this. The scent doesn't last as long as others but the softness does.
Thanks for reading.
I have used comfort for about 6 years, and I love all the different products.
I tend to stock up on the smaller bottles of this when they are on offer for £1.00 and they usually do that with any new scents that they bring out for a good couple of weeks, which is really helpful. The bottle comes with a cap that you can pour some of the liquid into in order to measure out an amount.
The great thing about all the comfort products has to be the smell, I have never found a bad one. The regular scents (yellow and blue - not sure what their actual scent is) are more appealing to me though as they seem to smell a bit stronger than the others.
I find comfort really does last a long time, you only need one cap full with each load of washing and it comes out smelling super fresh and clean.
I have found that you can even water it down and it still smells just as good, not quite as strong, but it's still there and your washing is still fresh. I usually wait until the bottle is half gone, then fill it up with water. As most comforts are concentrated this works really well, and doesn't dilute it too much, and I still only use a cap full.
I think comfort in general is a great product, it's not the cheapest out there, but it is definitely still good value for money, and if even diluted, still makes your clothes smell really fresh and clean. There are loads of different scents to choose from and it is on offer quite a lot.
I tend to use the 'pure' comfort variety for my clothes and have found (joy) that it does not effect my senstive skin or eczema! I am forever on a mission to find eczema friendly products, and this one gets my stamp of approval, although I haven't tried the scented varieties. It is a shame that when it comes to washing products, the ones designed for sensitive skin are unscented, as it's lovely to have that fresh washing smell of flowers etc. Unfortunately though, it tends to be the scent that cause reactions in sensitive skin! This conditioner does leave clothes clean and soft, and smelling clean, but is missing that strong floral scent you can find with other conditioners. The largest bottle, which I think is about 3 litres is usually available for around £4.99 in tesco, and is often on offer. It lasts a long time as you only need a cap full per wash (or less if it's a smaller wash).
COMFORT FABRIC SOFTENER **********
Yes we all have to make sacrificies at this time in order to save money, but i must admit that i use twice as much if i purchase a cheaper conditioner so defeats the object.
Comfort, comes in a easy to reconise bottle, usually with a picture of a mummy or nanny holding a baby on it, as everyone needs a little comfort, it comes in an easy to open bottle, and i love the smell, it has a screw on cap, which i usually use to pour the comfort into, into my washing machine.
I really like the smell, and the feel that Comfort has on my clothing, i have an automatic washing machine, and usually put a cupful into the machine when have a full load, the cap contains 110ml of comfort, i think that you could use a bit less if you wanted to, but i like my clothes to feel fresh and think it is important to have nice clean fresh smelling clothes.
Little bit of History**********
Comfort was the first conditioner for clothes to be launched in the uk, in 1969. In 1980, Comfort was relaunched but this time it contained more perfume than before.
In 1992, Comfort started producing fabric sheets, u put them into your tumble drier, i think that i used to buy these, but dont use a drier as i prefer my clothes to dry naturally.
In 2004, Comfort started selling fabric conditioner capsels (pearls) i havnt tried these so cant comment.
The one thing i have noticed about Comfort, is how nice and thick the liquid is when you are pouring it out, and it smells great, yes it is a bit more expensive but it is the one thing that i wont skimp on, because it leaves your clothes feeling fresh and smelling great.
I think that caring for your clothes and appearance is very important.
A Few Hints **********
Always read the manufacturers labels on clothing, i usually wash most of my clothing on a 40 degree wash and if not very dirty, and to save money on a 30 degree wash. especially if you are unsure if the colour will run together.
I dont pre soak clothing, especially if it has a zip on it.
Dont overload your washing machine, as the clothes dont wash properly, and they come out so screwed up, that they take a lot longer if you are ironing them.
I like the smell and feel of Comfort and the concentrate is great to.
Thanks for reading and rating my reviews. x
Although I often use a 2 in 1 washing powder I have been known to also use Comfort Fabric Softener on top as I really like the feel & smell that it gives to my clothes & bedding.
I purchased a 2 litre bottle of comfort fabric softener from Tesco for £2.75 and I usually find that this will last for around 30 washes as I use about 65-70ml per wash (the recommend amount is one cap which is 110ml) and I always find this to be ample for softening clothes and giving everything that lovely Comfort scent.
It comes packaged in a plastic bottle with a screw top lid which also doubles up as a measuring cap and I find this really useful as I can just get the bottle out from under the sink and not need to have anything additional to hand just to get this in to my washing machine.
Comfort always makes my clothes lovely & soft and although I can't quite put my finger on a particular scent it's very refreshing and one that lasts for several hours on my clothes and when I move throughout the day I can really notice that I smell lovely (especially now I've stopped smoking!).
Comfort is a fabric softener that I would recommend and my top tip for saving a few pennies is to not use as much as advised on the bottle as I always find the mesaure I used to be fine & this does not leave any residue on my clothes or cause any build up in the washing machine.
I am rating this fabric softener 4/5 as it's very nice, if a little expensive and is widely available so most people should be able to give this a try.
I always like to use a good fabric softener with my laundry as I do not use a tumble dryer...I am always worried that my clothes will have that damp smell without it.
Recently in Poundland they were doing a special on Comfort. It was a 21 wash bottle for the simple price of £1! It was a part of the Comfort Naturals 'collection' and was perfumed with Jojoba Oil and white orchid.
I used it as soon as I got home for my first load of the day and eagerly awaited my clothes to come out of the machine.
They did have a nice fragrance to them and it was clearly a good string dose of perfume that had been added to the conditioner...but Jojoba andwhite orchid?!? It had the same smell as normal comfort to me and although it was clearly leaving my washing smelling fresher, the downside was that I could not distinguish the smell from any of the others. It seems to me that fabric conditioners come in either blue 'Ocean Spray, morning mist, Artic storm' or in yellow/off white 'Spring harvest, Summers day, morning sunrise'....yes for the purists out there I know that there is a pink variety...but to be honest ...I just think it is the blue with a different colouring added!
Would I use comfort again? Yes I would, especially if it stays cheap in Poundland, I would not pay too much for it though, but prefer it to the own brand supermarkets produce which always seem a bit thin.
The liguid in this bottle has a good thick consistency and pours nicely...but beware! The fancy bottle still develops a 'crust like' edge after 10-15 washes.
I think comfort make great fabric conditioner, I just wish that they would be honest about the perfumes and scents and not take us all for mugs... I for one would prefer less fancy workds and longer lasting freshness.
This review is about comfort concentrate (Blue)
Comfort have taken onboard many peoples concerns about the environment and designed a concentrated fabric conditioner. The fabric conditioner I am reviewing is the new fresh release technology, which is mint to give a burst of freshness every time you move... Maybe mine is faulty because that is not happening to me!
The aim of concentrate is to reduce packaging ect but making it stronger so you use less unfortunately I am not very good at this part as I shove in the same amount of liquid as I always have up to the line in the draw! Maybe I should dilute it?
The blue comfort fabric conditioner is very thick (concentrated) now I like a thick liquid but this one is making my drawer of the washing machine all slimy and blocked which is a pain. I am assuming it will be blocking up the pipes in the machine as well.
The fabric conditioner smells very strong in the bottle which is a good thing for me as I like a nice smell to my wash the clothes does smell when it comes out the machine to so it works well for me. The liquid smells of flowers but it is so strong I think it smells a little chemically.
The bottle itself holds 1.5l and this should do approx 42 washes I bought mine for £1.80 (on offer) which I think is good value. The bottle is a nice shape and easy to hold and pour. The lid acts as a measure for the liquid so you can use a capful per wash the only problem I find when I measure in the lid is when you put the lid back on it dribbles down the side of the bottle a bit which makes it sticky.
My clothes does feel soft after using this conditioner and it smells lovely so I would say it is a good product and it does the job as it is meant to but it is a bit to slimy and blocks the machine up a bit.
I have just received a coupon for the new concentrated fabric conditioner plus a fabulous air freshner for use in the car of drawers. I love it. Hope these are going to be made for sale as they are much nicer than the usual car freshners. Where can I get some more?
I have always thought that all washing powders and Softners were all the same....They all do the same job, wash your clothes.That was until i moved out of my parents and into my own place.I was pregnant and wanted to have my own place for my new family.
I thought I was doing something wrong,with every wash I did I was finding my clothes hard and rough like sandpaper, everything was uncomfortable to wear and itchy even down to a pair of sock's. So I spoke to my mum and she asked what fabric conditioner I was using and I said " Asda's own make"....That will be why then she said.
Time was getting on and I said to my mum, The baby's due soon I cant wash his or her clothes in this. That's when she suggested I tried using Comfort Pure. Humm! I thought, Ok i'll give it a try.
So that's what I did. I went out brought some Comfort Pure. As noromal I put a load of washing into the machine and let it do what it had to do. Finally the washing had finished, OOh! I was excited. As I opened the door of the washing machine I was amazed. My washing smelt fresh and clean, and I hadn't even taken it out yet. Softer than cotton wool, fluffier than ...well fluff.
If I has to give an example of something that Comfort Pure smelt like then I would be very very stuck as I have never smelt anything like it before, Comfort Pure is Unique one of a kind
I am still using Comfort Pure and I don't think I'll ever stop using it. My baby's clothes dont feel rough and worn out after a few washes, every wash leaves them feeling soft and gentle as if they are still brand new.
I now have two boy's and every mother know's how delicate a baby's skin is so I definatley recommend Comfort Pure to anyone if you have Kids or not.
Comfort Pure can be brought from most supermarkets and local shop's around. I get mine from Asda costing me £2.08p for a 3 L bottle.I can only give you the price of a 3 Litre bottle as that's all I buy. SORRY!
It come's in easy to carry and easy to store container's and is a Pearly White colour. I think the colour itself it brilliant. With the easy to read and understand guide on the back of the container you will have no trouble working out how much to add to each washing load.
The container has a very clever and handy screw on cap that is used to measure the correct amount of Comfort Pure to add the the desired amount of washing.
No need to add water or dilute in any way as Comfort Pure is ready to use.
Comfort Pure contain's 5% Cationic Surfactants, Perfume, Benzisothiazolinone, Sorbic Acid and Benzoic Acid along with a few other ingredients.
Recommended by PERSIL ....and MYSELF as this definatley live's up to its name PURE.
For more information on Comfort Pure you can write to :
3 St.James's Road
You can also Call : 0800 776647
Or visit the web-site @ www.comfortpure.co.uk
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Thanks Emma xxx
I am a sucker for anything new on the market, and will try anything (within reason) once. But once will definitely be enough with these Comfort Pearls.
It says on the box "Comfort Pearls are the new simple way to add softness and freshness to your clothes"
Having seen them in Tesco, I paid £2.58 for a box of 10. At this price it works out to be approximately 25p per wash (didnt need a calculator for that one!) They come in two fragrances, the blue one which is the original comfort smell and in a blue box and Lily and Riceflower in a pink box. I bought the blue ones.
If you bought the ordinary Comfort Concentrate in a 750ml bottle for approximately £1.00 you would get about 20 washes on a normal wash or 15 washes for a large load, this would cost 5p or 7p per load respectively. That is a hike of 20p per wash to use these pearls.
They do have the benefit of leaving your washing smelling lovely for much longer, but personally I find it a little overpowering.
They are packed in a strong cardboard box and are easily recognisable with the Comfort logo. When you open the box, the pearls are in a sealed foil bag, which is a bit tricky to open.
Incidentally when I opened mine I found that one of the pearls had obviously burst and started to disintegrate several of the others so I ended up with not 10 but 6 useable pearls and a soggy mess. The remaining pearls felt quite hard, as if they were under pressure, not like the ones you use for your actual wash which are quite squishy. They feel as if they wouldnt take much for them to burst.
I do generally like Comfort products but I think that these are too pricey as I generally do 2 or more washes a day. Perhaps they would be fine for someone who only has to do a wash once or twice a week. I would only purchase these again, if they were on a BOGOF or very discounted offer.
Place one capsule into your washing machine drum on top of the wash load, towards the back of the drum. DONT PUT THE CAPSULE IN THE POWDER DRAWER.
Select your main wash cycle. Not suitable for a pre-wash setting.
5-15% non-ionic surfactants
less than 5% phosphonate
Obviously you should keep these out of reach of children, do not ingest and avoid contact with eyes. If swallowed seek medical advice and avoid prolonged contact with skin if your skin is sensitive.
I have suggested a new product category for this softener but as it is not listed yet, here is the best place for it!! Being a mum of three very messy and small children I have loads and loads of washing to do. I very often do 3 or 4 loads a day and I find that drying them especially in the winter when it is not always possible to use the line, can be a lengthly process. I usually have to leave things like jeans and towels to dry all day. I was very sceptical when I first saw this product adverised on the TV a few months ago but being the freebie fanantic that I am, I sent away for a sample. When my sample arrived I was really excited about using it, sad life us mums lead! Anyway, I loaded my washer up with some of the kids jeans, a couple of tee shirts, my sons school uniform and the usual pants and socks. I added my soap powder and the sample of Comfort fast dry, you only need a small amount, usually 35ml. I set about the rest of the house work whilst I was waiting for the washer to finish. Once the wash cycle had been completed, I opened the door and was greeted by the most beautiful smell. I cannot describe how lovely it is, you'll have to take my word for that one. The laundry itself felt very soft and already much dryer than they would normally be. So far so good, but would my clothes really dry faster than normal. As it was raining outside I had to use the radiators and my tumble dryer to dry the clothes. I hung the jeans on the radiator and put the rest in the dryer. It would normally take around 80 minutes to dry one whole load so I set the timer and carried on with my cleaning. As I was going round the house doing the chores I had to do I kept getting that wonderful smell again, as the clothes were drying on the radiators and in the tumble dryer the scent was wafting its way all round the house. After around 30 minutes, I went to check the clothes in the dryer and to my surprise they were almost dry. just 10 minutes
later they were completely dry. The jeans on the radiators took around an hour but that is still considerably less time than it would have taken normally. I was very impressed. On my next visit to the supermarket I picked up a bottle to try it once or twice more just to see how well it worked when the clothes were dried elsehere. I bought the 750ml bottle and it cost me £1.35 from Kwik Save. This is a little more expensive than some of the other softeners available but if it worked as well as the sample did, then it seemed worth every penny. On the second test, I did the same sort of laundry load as the last one. Again when they were washed they smelt and felt great and were again much drier than normal. I hung them on the line to dry and less than one hour later they were all dry. There was only a very gentle breeze and they would have normally taken much longer to dry. That was it was hooked!! If something can make my life easier then it is worth every penny. The most impressive thing by far about this product is the way that it reduces the drying times of your laundry but there are also other benefits to using it. The scent that it leaves on the clothes lasts all day whilst wearing them and they feel great, really soft. My family all have very sensitive skin and have had no problem with using this product which is great. Comfort fast dry is available in all good supermarkets and a variety of different sizes. I am not sure what the sizes are as I have only ever bought the 750ml size. Overall as the title says this product is like a little bottle of sunshine, it does everything that I want a softener to do and it magically dries my clothes up to 3 times faster than normal. Give it a try you won't be dissapointed.