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Pure Enough For My Baby
Comfort Pure Fabric Conditioner
Member Name: k2705
Comfort Pure Fabric Conditioner
Advantages: Leaves clothes and bedding soft and fresh
Disadvantages: None at all
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.
Summary: A lovely gentle fabric conditioner