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We have had to go through, as a family, our fair share of trying to find the right fabric conditioner's as we have suffered skin reactions. There's three of us and all reacted to the same brands and didn't react to this one. The previous brands we've tried always seemed to bring us up in a rash and the doctor suggested this brand might work.
This is part of the huge UNILEVER family, a much loved and trusted brand.
COMFORT CONDITIONERS aim to bring added softness to your fabric and condition them to last longer, working with not against the fabric's not only material wise but skin wise as well. I find that there are companies few and far between that is concerned about protecting our skin with their brand.
This is dermatologically tried and tested, so that obviously goes a long way to protecting the skin.
This is one of their popular sellers and scents.
I find with this scent it is much longer lasting than competitive brands and lasts all day long.
We tend to add a little more conditioner to the towels as they come out super soft and not harsh or stiff.
Although I do buy this from Ocado at a reasonable price they tend to do a whopping big size for a great deal.
5 litres= 142 washes for only £8 or sometimes £6 it depends when the offer is on. But the best thing is this is delivered to the door instead of lugging it home!
The only fabric conditioner (and the only one) that my mother uses is this one, she really won't use anything else believing that this is the most sensitive and pure kind one that she can buy for the family so I have been subject to its usage for many a year now, and even now she does bits of my washing and its with Ariel and this. However me, I'm a dabbler and I will use pretty much anything although I prefer Lenor for their scents and tend to buy them when I see them on offer. However the other day I remembered I was running low on fabric conditioner and low on money on me at the time so I popped into my local Nisa shop and spotted this on offer for just one pound, although it is only a small size and only gives about 13 washes I felt that it was a bargain!
I've only ever seen this in the see through bottles but that's because my Mother only buys these in the larger sizes but mine being a smaller bottle is actually white plastic so you can't see through it and it has a see though plastic cap to the top of it which also doubles up as the measurer and it twists on easily on and off and on the front of it we are clearly told what it is and who it is by and that it is Hypoallergenic & Dermatologically tested and then there is a picture shown of a baby resting in what I think is a lily flower and then I am told that there are 13 washes within my bottle. Then on the back label other information listed includes being told a bit about the product, directions for use are given, the size is stated (which in this case is 455ml) and contact details for the manufacturer are clearly stated.
The Fabric Softener Itself:
The fabric conditioner is white in colour and pours easily out of the bottle and the directions for using it are very simply given on the back of the bottle along with little diagrams on how to use the cap for measuring should you want to.
The scent of this is really nice too. It sort of has a white floral scent to it but it soapy in its scent too so its in my humble opinion rather unisex.....its simply a nice none offensive scent.
So me, well I add half a cap to my washer machine drawer for a full wash and let it go about its business. When my wash is finished fabrics feel soft and certainly smell very nice indeed and then I allow them to dry of course. When dried fabrics still smell great, in fact they do even do so if you store them for a couple of weeks, the scent of this fabric softener lingers but the very best things about this particular fabric softener is that its very gentle on skin and gives not even the most sensitive skin any irritation at all and also that it really helps with my ironing. Ironing is a job that I hate but after using this I feel that task is a lot easier to do!
All in all this is a great family friendly fabric softener, it never irritates my families skin and as I mentioned earlier my Mum won't use anything else and never deviates and after using it myself and in my washing machine I can totally see why. It smells great, is a quality product, doesn't agitate me or my boyfriend skin and makes my ironing easier so I have no complaints with this one at all!
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I have compared this product online in Asda and Tesco and this is what I found...
750 ml - 21 washes - £2.10
1.5 lt - 42 washes - £3.30
3lt - 85 washes 0 £ 6.50
Tesco currently have an offer on until 27.7.2013 so stock up
750 ml was unavailable
1.5lt - 21 washes - £2
3lt - 85 washes - £3
However with Asda compare you should get the difference back in a voucher
WHERE TO BUY IT
The product is available widely within the UK, at major retailers such as Asda, Sainsbury's, Morrison's, Tesco etc.
May also be able to pick up in stores like B n M, home and bargains just a case of shopping around
I came across this product as a sample in my mother and baby pack when I left the hospital after having my daughter.
I don't really use fabric conditioners anymore but thought I would give the sample a go on my daughters clothes.
WOW as soon as I took the clothes out of the washing machine they smelt clean and fresh and they felt so much softer than other fabric conditioners have in the past.
When the clothes were dry they still felt soft and smelt amazing.
I mentioned I used this sample to my mother in law who says she uses it all the time and its best one she's used in a while (she always uses a conditioner in her washes)
It also claims that is easy iron, I have not ironed yet with clothes that I have washed using it however I am stocking up on it from Tesco's this weekend so will give it a go and let you all know.
Again my family in laws use it and they said it makes the clothes easier to iron.
All in all I am very pleased with this product and after stocking up I will use on my clothes as well as my daughters.
Comfort Concentrate clothes conditioner contains amongst other ingredients: 5-15% Cationic Surfactants,<5% Perfume, Non-Ionic Surfactants, Benzisothiazolinone
Being a BzzAgent, I had the opportunity to trial Comfort Pure. I have to admit that before hand I was using own brand softeners, as basically as long as my clothes smelt ok and were clean it didn't bother me. How wrong can I be. I now realise my clothes may have smelt ok, but they didn't smell divine like they do with comfort Pure, my clothes also didn't feel as soft and gentle and fluffy as they do now with comfort pure.
Comfort Pure is designed for sensitive and delicate skins, so all those new mummies and daddies out there this product is definately a must for you for your little bundle of joy. Newborn skin is the most delicate of all, and using comfort pure in conjunction with the likes of persil non-bio will allow your baby to feel like they are wrapped up in cotton woll and lying on a nice soft fluffy cloud... believe me, it really is that good, and a happy baby always makes a happy mummy. Less time with laundry more time with family :)
With the horrible weather at the moment I can't get washing dried outside so I have to dry indoors and I hate when you think your clothes are dry and you smell them and they smell absolutely awful and have to rewash, thankfully with using Comfort pure not only were my clothes still really soft they smelt really good even with drying indoors, which is a big bonus, especially for people who live in flats and can't get access to outdoor drying anyways.
I have to admit my most favourite advantage of using Comfort Pure is the softness and fluffyness of my towels and blankets. I just love taking a bath/shower and stepping out onto the most fluffy towel ever, it's like being in a very luxurious hotel. It's fab.
I sincerely recommend to anyone to use Comfort Pure, I know in some cases it can be expensive, but it's worth the extra pennies. Although if you are a smart shopper you can look out for it to be on offer. I've seen the 750ml on offer for £1 and of c ourse the bigger the bottle the more expensive but the more value you will get too. Go on give it a try, you won't be disappointed.
I had the opportunity to try a free full sized sample of comfort pure from bzzagent. I was Definatly not disappointed. This conditioner smells so nice and fresh. Definatly going to buy this for my baby clothes
I came across the "Comfort Pure Fabric Conditioner" at ASDA when it was on special offer. I was originally using Lenor, which I had no problems with but I decided to opt for this, as I do like a bargain!
What is fabric conditioner?
Fabric softener is used when washing clothes to prevent static from clinging to clothes; it also makes clothes softer and easier to iron, which in my eyes is always a good thing!
Comfort states: When clothes are washed, the fibers can start to tangle and bobble. Comfort Pure keeps fibers smoother so clothes feel soft and gentle against babies' skin. Plus, it's dermatologically tested and hypoallergenic too, with skincare research recognized by the British Skin Foundation.
This fabric conditioner comes in various sizes so the price does vary. I usually buy the 1.5lt bottle, which is designed for 42 washes. This costs £3.00 but when on offer it can be as little as £2.00.
Comfort Pure is packaged in a clear plastic bottle, which I do like because I do think it is important to know how much stuff you actually have in the bottle so you know when you need more! On the plastic bottle it has a white label and the 'Comfort' logo in blue with a white flower and a baby. The baby is a good indication that it is suitable for babies clothing.
The Fabric conditioner
The fabric conditioner is how you would expect from the packaging, it is nice clean white, and the smell is to die for. I honestly absolutely love doing my washing now I use this because it smells gorgeous. The back of the bottle has helpful instructions on how much you need to use depending on the weight of the wash or how dirty the clothes are, the cap also indicates what level you need to use depending on how many (mls) needed.
The fabric conditioner is concentrated something that I do opt for when I purchase fabric conditioners because you don't need as much of the product if it is.
The clothes are extremely soft after they have been washed and I definitely would say it is down to this product. They also smell fantastic too. The fabric conditioner does last me a long time because a normal capful is only 35ml.
Overall, I think this product is definitely one of the best on the market, definitely the best one I have used. I must say I'm a comfort convert and probably wont go back to Lenor unless it is on offer! This product doesn't irritate my sensitive skin, which is something I have had problems with fabric conditioners in the past. It definitely deserves 5/5 stars!
My new flat doesn't have a garden so I have to hang my clothes up to dry on an airer indoors. We do have a tumble dryer but I am not too keen on using it all the time as it uses so much electricity and some of my clothes advise not to tumble dry. When hanging up clothes to dry indoors I find there is always the risk that they won't smell as fresh when they are ready, as they can sometimes pick up a musty smell from hanging around damp for a while. This is a reason why a good, fresh smelling fabric conditioner is even more important to use in my wash at the moment. I also generally like to use fabric conditioner to keep my clothes feeling soft.
Comfort Pure is one which I picked up recently due to it being on offer in Tesco - that's the reason behind a lot of my purchases for household products as I am not the most brand loyal, but I do tend to go for Comfort if I ever see it reduced as I have always had good experiences with it. The Comfort Pure comes in a clear bottle containing white liquid, and it has a picture of a baby on the front. This indicates how gentle it is and that it doesn't cause irritation. This is important for me as I do have somewhat sensitive skin.
The bottle indicates how much to use and it can be measured out into the cap. You can put it into the drawer with our washing powder or gel, or you can tip it directly into the drum, but I prefer to do the former.
I find that Comfort Pure does help make my washing feel softer and stops my washing coming out feeling stiff, hard or crispy. I also find it makes my laundry less crumpled compared to not using any fabric conditioner. The clothes smell fresh when I have used this and I like the scent of it as it is by no means overpowering and it is not too artificial and chemically smelling. I don't partiularly want my laundry to be heavily scented or smell of fruit or anything, but I just want a fresh, clean "laundry" smell so this is perfect. The smell is like a baby powder or fresh linen type scent. This scent can clearly be detected when the laundry comes out of the machine and does linger on the clothes while they are drying. Sometimes my clothes have to stay on the drying rack for a day or two until they are completely dry and they do still smell fresh by the time they are ready, not at all musty or damp smelling, to my relief.
I have not suffered any reactions to my sensitive skin with using this. My clothes feel soft and don't itch or irritate at all.
I do like this Comfort Pure fabric conditioner and I will definitely get it again, hopefully on offer.
I have an issue with this product! On the back Unilever proudly announce that Comfort Pure Concentrate is part of the Cleaner Planet Plan, which means that it "uses over 50% less packaging per wash compared to Comfort Regular..." so you would think that they would do everything they can to ensure that it is used correctly. At the top of the back label on the 1.5litre bottle there is a picture of the bottle cap tilted with the fabric conditioner being poured out. The slogan in relatively large letters above is:
"One cap is more than enough!"
Oh, Unilever you tease!
I won't; I shouldn't; No, really that's plenty; Oh, if you insist!
You see, if they were really keen on their Cleaner Planet Plan being fulfilled then their slogan would be:
"One cap is too much for all but the largest of washing loads: USE HALF A CAP."
Now, if that wasn't enough to take the biscuit Unilever have also created a product that clings to the sides of the dispenser tray in my washing machine so that after only two or three uses I have to take the dispenser drawer out, prise off the top of the fabric conditioner section and scoop out a handful of by turns- both watery and congealed sludge. Yet, Unilever have taken great care not to allow the product to do the same to their bottles and have provided a 'stay-clean' cap that is also used to measure out the fabric conditioner.
Apart from the above misgivings Comfort Pure Concentrate is a marvellous product. A white liquid with a light fragrance it is hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested, receiving endorsement from the British Skin Foundation. One 1.5 litre bottle provides enough for a whopping 42 washes, provided you dose correctly (HALF A CAPFUL! HALF A CAPFUL!), and is mild enough to be used on baby clothes, a point they emphasise by featuring a baby on the front label, sleeping soundly in a cotton boll as babies often do. They have also won the gold award from Practical Parenting and Pregnancy Magazine for 2010/2011. This award is based I believe on nominations from the public followed by trials and testing, and is an award that counts.
What does it do? Why, it makes your laundry lovely and soft and easier to iron to boot. I will continue to purchase, though am going to switch to a larger size for economy and in order to avoid the offensive slogan which I notice is absent from the larger sizes.
I used to choose my fabric conditioner based on the smell before my daughter came along. Then when it came to choosing fabric conditioners my decision was based on how soft it would leave clothes as I didn't want anything that might irritate my daughters skin. One of the fabric conditioners I started buying was this Comfort Pure.
Comfort Pure can often be found on special offer, I paid around £2 for a bottle from Asda not too long ago. There are many different size bottles available to purchase, each with a different price tag.
The fabric condition comes in a see through bottle so you can see how much of the product you have left. The lid of the bottle is multipurpose, not only does it keep the product in the bottle but it is also a measuring device when it is turned upside down. The back label on the bottle has dosage instructions depending on what size load of washing you are doing. I don't personally use the cap as a measuring device, I add fabric condition to the drawer of my washing machine by eye as I like to use more product for loads that include things like towels.
After the washing cycle has finished, the fabric conditioner does leave clothes smelling clean and fresh. It doesn't have a stand out scent to it, it just smells clean. I don't use the tumble dryer so usually have clothes hanging on clothes airers on the landing and the clean smell does seem to linger around while the clothes dry. Once dry, the washing does feel softer than if I hadn't used any fabric conditioner, especially towels when I use more of the conditioner. When I iron the clothes once they are dry I don't find any difference in the difficulty of ironing the creases out whether I had used Comfort or not.
I usually buy the 1.5L bottle of Comfort Pure, the label states that it can be used for 42 washes. I don't think I get that many washes out of a bottle, I haven't counted, but I don't use the cap as a measuring device. I suppose if I did measure it out correctly I could get more washes out of it, it's all down to your own personal preferences. The label says that nothing is softer and the British Skin Foundation has recognised Comfort's research into skin care, it is hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested so you can be reassured it will be soft against babies skin.
I'd definitely recommend this fabric conditioner from Comfort, although I prefer softeners with a little more of a scent. This leaves clothes and washing feeling very soft and has a fresh clean scent to it. I think it represents great value for money.
Before my son was born I didn't pay that much attention to the fabric conditioner I bought instead I tended to buy either the cheapest available or whichever brand happened to be on special offer when I did my grocery shopping. All that changed 11 weeks ago though when our new addition arrived and being concious of his newborn, sensitive skin I put some thought into what detergents and conditioners I should use when washing his clothes and have since switched to using Fairy non bio as a washing detergent and Comfort Pure conditioner.
It's sold as shown in the picture here, a white plastic bottle available in varying sizes and either in concentrated or standard form. My current bottle just so happens to be the small, 13 wash concentrate which I paid a little over a pound for a couple of weeks ago and looking at the bottle itself it's clear to see that the manufacturers had parents in mind with the product as there is an illustration of a baby on the front sticker along with the statement that this is hypo-allergenic and has been dermatologically tested. Dosage recommendations are clearly printed on the back sticker and the plastic cap acts as a measuring device so that you don't end up wasting any of the product.
Comfort Pure is milky in both colour and consistency and in concentrated form has a fresh, clean smell that transfers well to clothing, my son wears clean clothes every day and has a change of vest on a night time so there's always a lot of washing to be done and combined with Fairy detergent I find that his clothes always come out of the washing machine clean, feeling soft and smelling fresh. It has a non-offensive smell, isn't overly chemically or artificial and for me acts as a great accompaniment to the laundry detergent I use.
Comfort as a brand is widely known and I trust the claims that this has been tested for use and I do think that it is a very good product for any parent to use. If I need to make a load up for my washing machine I also add my clothes to my sons and find that mine also come out feeling soft and having a freshly cleaned smell, I find that it makes ironing a little better as the fabrics are well cared for and overall I've been very happy with the switch and will continue to buy and use Comfort Pure on a regular basis.
As mentioned at the start of this review I never used to be that fussy when it came down to what fabric conditioner I used in my washing but have to concede that this does do a good job and also gives the added reassurance that it's safe to use on clothing that comes into contact with a baby's skin. For me it's been a great buy and I would definitely recommend it to others.
Prices will vary depending on the size of the bottle you buy but tends to cost around the same as other fabric conditioners from both Comfort and Lenor and from me gets a firm 5 star rating. Thanks for reading my review.
When my son was very small I always used comfort pure fabric conditioner and over the years it has been one of the only kinds of fabric conditioner I will buy over and over again. I am currently using this one with my washing and this is my review of the product.
Comfort pure comes in various sizes and I do tend to purchase it whenever it is on offer so the price can vary quite a lot. I bought my current bottle which is 1.5 litres and gives 42 washes for £2 on a promotion from Tesco but the usual selling price of this bottle is around £3.30. Comfort is made by Unilever and is recommended by Persil as well.
The product comes in a clear plastic bottle which is recyclable. I like the fact that you can see through the bottle to see how much of the product you have left because although you can kind of determine this by the weight of the bottle each time you use it being able to see through the bottle is a much more useful guide I find. The bottle has a white lid which doubles as a dosage cup and although there is a guide on the back of the bottle about how much to put in per load I find it best to just use trial and error to find the best amount for you and your family.
The label on the bottle makes the claim that nothing is softer but this is actually referring to any other fabric conditioner in the comfort range. I have to say though in my experience of using different fabric conditioners this one does give the softest results and this is why I return to it time and time again. The product is hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested and the brands research in to skin care is actually recognised by the British skin foundation so I trusted it to be kind to my son's skin even when he was a small baby.
When I use this product I do tend to add a full capful if the washing machine is quite full as I do like our clothes to feel super soft but I also just love the scent of this fabric conditioner which really does linger on your clothes when they have been washed. The scent is a very clean and fresh scent yet it smells very pure too so I guess it suits its name! When our clothes have been washed and are drying on the radiators at home the smell just radiates around the home and it smells so much better than air fresheners in my opinion!
When it comes time to iron our clothes I have to say the fact that our clothes are much softer from using this product it does make them much easier to iron and so I spend less time ironing out creases. This of course is always going to be a positive thing because I have to say I am not a huge fan of ironing!
I keep this product in my kitchen cupboard with my other washing items and so my son doesn't really go near it but it is advised that it be kept out of the reach of children and should it get in to your eyes you should rinse them thoroughly with water.
I really do love this product. It smells really lovely and it reminds me of a time when my son was a newborn but it also makes our clothes feel incredibly soft and the scent of this product just seems to linger on our clothes for longer than with other brands or other varieties of comfort even and so for that reason this one is probably my favourite fabric conditioner to buy. I will always buy this one if it is on offer but if it isn't I will opt for another brand because I do like to get a bargain! Realistically though £3.30 for 42 washes only works out at eight pence per wash and so it isn't too much to pay but there is always one brand or another on offer in the supermarkets!
Thank you for reading my review!
As I've said in previous reviews, I never really understood the need for fabric conditioner when doing washing. I thought it was just a ploy by the manufacturers to make us buy more than we needed to and so line their shareholders pockets even more. I would never have spent money on it myself and always just used washing powder/capsules/liquid. However, at my mums insistence I reluctantly gave it a try many months ago and, amazed at the difference in my washing, have been using it ever since. Why are mums always right???
I'm not particularly brand loyal but when it comes to cleaning and laundry products I do generally prefer the named brands and so tend to stock up on them when they're on offer and, because she's such a supermum, when it comes to washing powder and now fabric conditioner too, I usually opt for the ones my mum uses too. Hence how I now come to have quite a large bottle of Comfort Pure Fabric Conditioner sitting on my utility room shelf! I was browsing Tesco's a while ago (when I say browsing I obviously mean dashing around like a headless chicken before my carparking ticket ran out - only to forget my pin number anyway and have my card blocked by the bank...thank you VERY much to my kind neighbour who happened to be in there too and loaned me the money for my shopping, not at all embarrassing, honestly!) and saw this on an end-aisle display reduced from £3.30 to just £2.00. I did a double take when I saw the size of the bottle and the price of it, grabbed one and threw it into my basket.
For this small sum of £2.00 I got 1.5 litres of product which the front of the bottle states will give 42 normal washes which, according to my very dubious maths, means it costs just under 5p per wash to get my bedding, towels and other such laundry feeling soft soft soft. Good enough for this red head!
The fabric conditioner is packaged like most others in a plastic bottle (clear so you can see how much you have left) with a pearly white screw top which also doubles as a measure for making sure you don't use too much. The label on the front is very attractive although not especially eyecatching. It's mainly white with a white flower on it and a picture of a sleeping baby and tells us that it is hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested. The label on the reverse, again like most others, gives us the usual warnings about keeping it away from children and your eyes, gives instructions on how to use it and how much to use depending on a) how big your machine and b) how soft you want your washing to be. It also says that this Comfort Pure "promises kindness on the most delicate and sensitive skin. An added bonus for me is that the packaging can also be recycled when you've finished with it, simply rinse out and add to the rest of your plastics recycling.
On using this fabric conditioner for the first time I was a little surprised at the consistency of it. With it being such a big named brand I was expecting it to be much thicker and have a more "luxurious" feel about it, but it is actually quite runny. Not that this causes a problem particularly, it was just a bit unexpected. The liquid itself is, again, a pearly white colour and pours easily into the lid/measuring cup. I tend to use around 35ml which is the recommended dose for a normal load and this seems to work just fine for me.
The thing I like most about this particular fabric conditioner, however, is the smell. I always find it difficult to describe smells but this has a sort of milky, sweet, fresh smell about it and one that I am more than happy for my towels to smell like! For some reason, when I first saw the bottle on the shelf I immediately thought that it would make my washing smell just like my mums used to when I was little, but it doesn't. Having said that, my washing has never yet smelt like my mums used to and I'm on the verge of giving up trying! But just because it doesn't smell like that doesn't mean I'm unhappy with it. On the contrary, my washing comes out smelling clean and fresh and that's basically all I want!
As neither me nor my husband has particularly sensitive skin (apart from my husbands psoriasis, but this isn't affected by laundry products as far as we can tell) I can't really comment on whether it is kind on delicate and sensitive skin but what I can confirm is that it really does leave my washing feeling very soft indeed. My towels, especially when dried in the tumble drier rather than on the line, come out really soft and fluffy and cuddly and my bedding has all been really soft too - a joy to get into bed that first night after a sheet change :)
I've so far used my Comfort Pure maybe a dozen times (I'll be really glad when this pile of holiday laundry is finished!) and so far seem to have hardly made a dent in the bottle, I've used less than a third of it I would estimate, so I can only assume that 42 washes is going to be more or less accurate although I'm guessing most people are like me and don't actually count the number of washes they do.
All in all I would not hesitate to recommend Comfort Pure as a fabric conditioner. For me it does everything that I now (thanks mum!) expect from a fabric conditioner - it leaves my laundry feeling really soft and best of all, it smells heavenly! For the price I paid I think it was a real bargain and I won't hesitate to stock up should I see it on such an offer again.
Thanks for reading :)
When I spotted this fabric softener in my local Morrisons for a special deal of £1 I snapped it up :). You only get 21 washes with it, so it was just as well I bought 3 of them for my storage cupboard I suppose. The reason I love this fabric softener so much is the smell - these companies definitely know that and have me cornered when it comes to an easy sell. As this fabric softener was offered free in one of the baby Bounty packs (special promotional packs you get in hospital) in the hospital the smell of it reminds me of the time my son was a newborn.
I don't really read the instructions on fabric softeners in general so will just tell you what I do to get the measurement of fabric softener - I tip the liquid out of the bottle in the bottle cap, fill it about half way and then put it into the fabric softener drawer in my machine. I find this doubles the amount of washes you can get from one bottle (so in a 21 washes bottle you'll get 40-42 washes following my scrimp and save method ;) *and* it leaves clothes smelling fantastic. It doesn't matter that you're scrimping on fabric softener because the washing powder will get the clothes clean so it's not as though you're not washing them 'properly.'
Now, to tug at our heart strings even more, this bottle has a very cozy and cute picture of a newborn on it - snuggled in a fleece white blanket (to match the white contents of the fabric softener I assume) and fast asleep, making the suggestion that this product is perfect for families with newborns, perhaps. Going by the fact that they put samples of this fabric softener into the Bounty packs my theory is probably spot on. On top of this it does seem to be one of the more gentler fabric softeners out on the market - my son hasn't had any reactions to this product as a newborn or toddler and me, with my extremely sensitive skin I've been okay with it, too.
The smell is like...home. It's not overpowering, nor is it underwhelming but it strikes the right balance of essences. Like washing that has been outside in a field of sweet smelling flowers, being dried by a summer sun. It also definitely makes clothes - and especially towels - feel softer so it lives up to it's claims as a fabric softener.
If you're doing a hand wash then I would recommend not using any fabric softeners whatsoever - it can damage fabrics. Also, for those who use cloth nappies fabric softener is a no no as it can decrease absorbency in the nappies. Also, bear in mind that fabric softeners can sometimes look like yummy drinks to toddlers - my own son has said to me 'mmmm, drink, yummy' when he spots this fabric softener so it's advisable to keep children away from this - preferably locked in a cupboard. If you happen to get some in your eyes then wash your eyes out well - the usual warnings that are thrown at you from the bottle of these products apply to this review.
So this is a great product for a family with children of all ages and stages as it seems to work with sensitive skin, as well as smelling fantastic. Obviously the smell doesn't linger on clothes/bedding/towels forever but it does make my home smell very sweet whenever there is a wash drying or when we've just put on clean, fresh clothes.
I wrote this review just before my baby was born.
With my baby being due very soon I decided it was time to go through the clothes and bedding I had purchased to wash what needed washing prior to it being used. Some of the fabrics felt a bit harsh and like they could do with a rinse in fabric conditioner. Now fabric conditioner is something I have rather a lot of at the moment due to it being on a very good offer in my local Tesco, however unfortunately none of this was going to be suitable for a babies skin, I needed something more gentle, so on my next trip to Tesco I found myself looking at the washing products again this time for a fabric conditioner suitable to use on baby clothing and bedding. I examined the prices to see what was going to work out the cheapest and best value for money and came across Comfort Pure, reasonably priced, but more importantly ideal for babies skin I decided that this was going to be my best option.
The Comfort Pure Fabric Conditioner comes in a chunky curved clear plastic bottle which allows you to see the product inside. The front of the bottle has a tear drop shaped label on the front of it, along the bottom of the label is the name of the product "Comfort Concentrate Pure". The label also contains information such as the doses per bottle and the fact that this product is hypoallergenic and dermalogically tested. There is also a blue circle on the front of the bottle containing a hand print, around this it says "recognising Comforts research into skin care. Right at the top of the label is a gold square stating that Comfort Pure has won an awards in 2010 and 2011 from the Practical Parenting and Pregnancy. The majority of the label is taken up with a picture of a large white flowers with a baby sleeping in the head of the flower. The back of the bottle has the same shaped label on it this contains all of the relevant product information such as how to use, information about the product and also recommendations. All of this information is easy to read and clear to follow. The bottle has a large white plastic lid on top of it which simply screws on and off of the bottle, this also doubles up as the measuring cup.
The Fabric Conditioner
The Comfort Pure Fabric Conditioner is basically white in colour, it actually looks kind of like milk, it is also of a very runny constancy just like water. When I purchased this product I didn't actually smell it first, after all I needed it and there wasn't going to be a massive selection of fragrances when it came to products suitable for babies, however I guessed that the fragrance would be quite delicate and less strong than that of the fabric conditioner we were currently using. When I first used the fabric conditioner I noticed that it had a definite floral fragrance to it, I guessed it would due to the picture of a flower on the front of the bottle, however as I expected this was delicate and in no way strong at all, I was confident that this was going to be gentle enough to use on all of the baby products I needed to wash. The floral fragrance had a sort of sweetness to it which I really like, in my opinion this made it more suited to babies, although I would be happy to wash mine and my husbands clothes in this fabric conditioner as well. Comfort Pure Fabric Conditioner is described as being both hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested making it ideal for your babies clothes, it promises to leave clothes delicately soft next to your babies delicate skin, this was exactly what I was looking for so I was hoping that it was going to work and live up to this promise.
How to Use
The directions of how to use are clearly written on the back of the bottle illustrated with both words and pictures. The instructions include
* Hand Washing (10l) - 18ml (about a third of a cap)
* Normal Load (4 - 5kg) - 35ml (about 2 thirds of a cap)
* Large was or for extra softness 6 - 7kg) - 55ml (a full cap)
Using the product is very simple, once you have measured out the correct amount you require based on the size of your washing loads you simply pour the fabric conditioner direct into your washing machine draw, you must not pour the product direct on to the fabrics. The measurements on the back of the bottle are just a rough guideline, obviously the amount used really depends on personal preference and also the fabrics you are washing, I always think towels and such items need a little extra in order to keep them feeling lovely and soft next to your skin.
Again these are listed clearly on the back of the bottle with both words and pictures. The warnings are pretty standard for this type of product and include
* Keep away from children
* Keep away from eyes, if the product does come into contact with your eyes rinse thoroughly with water
* Do not pour directly onto fabrics
Price & Availability
As I have mentioned we actually purchased the Comfort Pure Fabric Conditioner from Tesco, however this product is also available in most supermarkets. We bought a 1.5l bottle and this cost us just over £3.00, personally I thought this was good value for money as in one 1.5l bottle you get 42 washes, I have not actually counted how many washes we have got out of our bottle so far but we have used it several times and there is still a lot of the product left. Obviously the doses per bottle is an estimate and the actual amount you get in a bottle will depend on how much of the fabric conditioner you use in one go. Comfort Pure Fabric Conditioner comes in a further 2 sized bottles, these include
* 750ml - £1.99 (currently on offer for £1.50)
* 3l - £6.13
Personally I do feel that Comfort Pure is good value for money, obviously the larger the bottle the more expensive it is going to be, however I do feel it is well worth the money and it is also long lasting making it reasonably cheap to purchase in the long run.
As I have said I have used my Comfort Pure Fabric Conditioner on several occasions now, mainly to wash my baby clothes in preparation, so far I have been extremely impressed. The fabric conditioner has done exactly what it promised and left the fabrics feeling very soft and smelling lovely and fresh. I purchased some hooded baby towels a few weeks back and when I removed them from the packaging they felt quite hard and rough to use on a baby so I have since washed these using the Comfort Pure and I could not believe the transformation, the towels went from feeling hard and rough to feeling extremely soft and gentle against your skin. As well as actually working and doing what it says it will this product is reasonably priced and so far is proving in my opinion to be long lasting making it well worth the money. I love the fragrance of this fabric conditioner and will happily use this on mine and my husbands clothes as well as the baby clothes which will make doing the washing much easier rather than having loads of different products. The fact that this is hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested makes me confident that this will be gentle against my babies skin. Overall I would definitely recommend Comfort Pure Fabric Conditioner for both those with sensitive skin and also for use on your babies clothes to help protect their skin from harsh chemicals, I will certainly be purchasing this in the future.
I actually had my little boy almost 2 weeks ago now and all his clothing and bedding has been washed in Comfort Pure in this time, I'm happy to say that he has had absolutely no reaction to the fabric conditioner.
As I live in a flat, and cannot line dry clothes, I rely on good quality laundry products to ensure that my washing is soft and smells fresh, despite their being dried on a rack in front of the window, or a heated towel rail (and very rarely, the tumble dryer). The problem was, for me, that I am allergic to harsh cleaning products, and have always used non bio washing powder. I needed a fabric softener that is kind to skin, and won't have me breaking out in an itchy rash. So when Comfort launched Comfort Pure, I gave it a try, with excellent results.
I purchase Comfort Pure in 150ml bottles, though it is available in larger quantities (I sometimes purchase the 300ml on offer). It's RRP is £1.99, but can often be found on offer in the supermarkets and occasionally discount shops for £1, and when I see it at that price I stock up with a few.
Comfort Pure looks pure - it's in a clear bottle with a white plastic dispenser lid and white label, with a picture of a baby wrapped up in a white blanket on it. The product inside is white, too, emphasising it's purity. Comfort Pure is creamy in consistency and easy to pour, and has a lovely clean linen rather than perfumed scent. I find that one capful into the washer drawer is more than sufficient to make a full load of laundry - be it jeans, sheets, towels or a general wash - smell clean and pleasant. It is not too strong that it overpowers any scent you wear - so it's suitable for use on my husband's clothes, as I'm sure he wouldn't appreciate smelling of lavender or roses as you get with other fabric conditioners.
In terms of it's effect on the laundry - I certainly notice when I haven't used Comfort Pure. It takes that rack dried 'crispiness' off my wash, and leaves clothes soft and smooth whatever they are made of.
Since starting to use Comfort Pure, I have had a baby daughter, and I am using a half capful of Comfort Pure in the washer drawer on loads which consist of her washing only - baby towels and blankets, sleepsuits and day clothes - and they are left soft, smelling fresh, and have caused no irritation to her delicate skin. I will certainly continue to use Comfort Pure as the no1 fabric softener, as it is affordable, is suitable for all of my (recently extended) family, smells great and most importantly leaves our clothes, sheets and towels snuggly soft.
If, like us, you don't line dry, or you find your laundry, especially jeans and towels, hard and inflexible, and you don't use fabric softener or you are not happy with the one you are using - give Comfort Pure a try, as it's a great product. My laundry room wouldn't be without it and it's a five out of five stars from me for a great product!
1000ml / Fabric conditioner.