Product Type: Comfort household products
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Comfort Pure Fabric Conditioner
Member Name: redhead78
Comfort Pure Fabric Conditioner
Advantages: Does what a fabric conditioner should do, smells lush
Disadvantages: None for me
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 :)
Summary: A lovely fabric conditioner that leaves washing feeling soft and smelling gorgeous