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I bought a large seven hundred and fifty ml sized bottle of Fairly Fabric Softener as it was on offer in Home Bargains at only one pound and nineteen pence. I know this usually retails at much more so I snapped up two. The first time I used this fabric softener was when I washed a load of towels. The softener itself is housed in a large ridged kind of plastic bottle and the ridges make it easier to keep hold of the bottle with wet hands. The softener is off white in colour and has a sort of pearly sheen to it. I added the recommended dosage and let the washing machine do its stuff. I lined dried my towels as it was a lovely hot sunny day and once I had brought them inside I sniffed them as I normally do and it was really hard to detect any fresh fragrance as I normally would do with my usual brand of softener. Also, the towels themselves felt really quite rough and nowhere near as soft as they normally would do. I used this same softener with other wash loads until the entire bottle was finished and as with the towels, I just didn't like the way it made my laundry either look or feel. I can't say that any of us experienced any adverse reactions as far as our skin was concerned, and Fairly does say that this softener is hypoallergenic and kind to the skin, so in that respect I have no complaint, however, overall I have to say that I was totally disappointed with this particular softener and I know I won't be buying any more - even if it is at a vastly reduced price.
I bought this fairy softener when I spotted it on offer at £1 for a 750ml bottle. I'm pretty particular about the smells of washing detergent and softener, but I took a whiff of this in the shop and it seemed quite close to my usual choice of Comfort, so decided to give it a go based on how cheap it was.
The bottle is a nice easy size to use and pour from, and made from fairly rigid plastic so there's enough control to minimise any accidental spills.
To use the softener, it's measured out into the cap - depending on how soft you are looking for, its either 2/3 of a cap or one cap full. The first time I used this I filled mine 2/3 full, as it was only a small load, but it did include a couple of small towels. I was very disappointed when the towels had dried, they felt harsh, almost scratchy. I did dry them indoors, but even so I really thought I'd wasted my money. I folded and put the towels away and I have to say that when the time came to use them, the real hardness had softened somewhat, and they were not unpleasant to use. That said, they were certainly not up to the softness of what I'd been used to. After that, I've always used a full cap and in the main, this has produced ok results. I wouldn't describe my towels as anything approaching soft and fluffy though, or their "huggably soft" claim, so it's not inspired me to buy again.
On a wider level, my clothes do generally feel nicely conditioned, they fold and wear well and don't irritate or affect my skin adversely at all. The 'pure' connotations of the Fairy brand are borne out by the ingredients list which has just three items: 5-15% cationic surfactants, Benzisothiozolinone, Perfumes.
I always like to add fabric softener to my washing as I think it really treats it well and helps keep the wash nice and gentle and well as giving the clothes a lovely just washed fragrance that carries on when you are actually wearing the clothes too.
In fact, according to an article I read, "fabric softeners are added to your laundry in order to reduce the negative charge disseminated into your laundry by the detergent. Fabric softeners give the laundry a positive charge to eliminate static on your clothes, and in addition they coat your clothing fibres with a thin film to make them fluffier, softer and better smelling."
I really like to use Fairy fabric softener in my wash as I think its one of the best on the market and I have tried quite a few of them over the years. Fairy Fabric Softener has the tag line, "huggably soft for sensitive skin," and shows a cute little picture of a baby in a nappy on the bottle. I definitely feel like they have tailored or marketed this fabric softener towards families who wash with children as they do have sensitive skin and I think this is probably when I started to use this fabric conditioner, when I started washing clothes for my babies.
The liquid is pure white and fairly thick and does have a nice smell to it. It's quite hard to describe the smell as it's not fruity or floral, its more just a nice clean fresh scent that does actually smell wonderful after my washing has dried and it is hanging up. The nice thing is that freshness stays on my clothes for quite a long time afterwards and keeps them really clean during the day too. My washing never smell damp or unclean after I have used this.
On the back of the bottle it says that Fairy Fabric Softener is dermatologically tested and hypoallergenic to ensure that it wraps your family's delicate skin in huggable softness. I have never had any problems with my children having a rash after their clothes have come close to their skin, even though my son suffers form eczema so I would definitely agree with their statement.
The liquid is in concentrate form and so you only need to add a little bit to each wash as I do find it's very strong. Ih fact, they say on the back of the bottle that 1/4 cap is enough thanks to Fairy Concentrate and I would say that is about right. We have the massive family pack which is 2.905L and enough for 83 washes which should keep us going for quite a while!!
I would never usually buy this fabric conditioner however it was on offer at about half price and I had a voucher for £1 off too which made it a decent buy. The conditioner can be bought in all supermarkets and as far as I have seen doesn't go on offer any where near the number of times the other brands do.
The product comes in 3different sizes, a 750ml bottle for £2, a 1.4 litre bottle which costs £3 and a 2.9 litre bottle for £6.50 so the bigger bottles are better value.
The product comes in a see through plastic bottle with a white screw top lid on it which is also used for dosing your machine. On the front of the bottle there is the usual baby symbol for Fairy and the information that every time you buy one bottle the company pay for 1 vaccine for newborn tetanus.
On the side you have ingredient information, company information, warnings and the dosage information then on the back you are told that it is hypoallergenic so suitable for newborns.
The bottle is easy to twist open and then the liquid inside is runny and white in colour, I don't really think it has a wonderful smell just really smells a little bit soap and clean where as I prefer a fruity or floral scent. To use the product simply pour the correct amount in your machine, you are told for one feather of softness use 35mls or 2/3s of a cap and for 2 feathers of softness use a full 55ml cap, why it is measured in feathers I don't know.
The liquid works well and the clothes are left soft after the wash, the clothes smell nice and fresh 8ut I don't think it is any better than my favourite brands and I don't much like the smell. I have found that if I out washing out before going to bed then when I get up the following morning I can barely smell the product which compared to others is poor.
I would rate this 4 stars as it does the job for the softness of your washing however it could smell nicer and the smell could last longer.
When it comes to my daughter's laundry I always try to use a non-biological product in order to help protect her skin and of course to keep her items incredibly soft and gentle. I am quite willing to try any brand who makes a non-biological product and I have over the past few years tried gels, liquids, capsules and powders and don't have a firm favourite but I do tend to buy whatever is on offer. The one brand I will always buy though whilst on offer is Fairy, a brand I really like but do find it incredibly expensive so when on offer I do like to stock up!
Recently I have started to use Fairy Non-Bio Fabric Softener which I have had stored in my cupboard as I bought it on offer. Fairy is a widely recognised brand which has been used for decades in helping those with gentle and sensitive skin and also for baby clothes. Fairy is definitely a leading brand with regard to non-biological products and they have a range of powders, liquitabs, gels and of course fabric softeners either in the original or almond & honey version. I have the original which I prefer over the latter.
The fabric softener comes in a clear, transparent bottle which has the distinctive Fairy turquoise bottle top. The packaging throughout the Fairy range has a white and turquoise theme. The label around the bottle is again transparent but has the image of the famous Fairy baby together with a heart shaped image. The usual Fairy logo is branded on the front together with the product name. On the back there is information about the actual product together with usage instructions, ingredients list and warnings.
The fabric softener has a water like consistency and is pure white in colour almost looking like a bottle of milk! The one thing that I do like about the Fairy fabric softener is the wonderful soft smell which reminds me of the clean cotton scent. The fragrance although incredibly noticeable is extremely soft and mild but it is nice to have a product that despite being suitable for sensitive skin has a lovely aroma. Fortunately all of the Fairy products seem to have this very distinctive small which I think is lovely.
The usage instructions are pretty straight forward and just in case you need to revert to them they are on the back of the bottle. However, I generally use a small capful for each load of washing and put it directly into the relevant dispenser in my washing machine's drawer. I find that a capful is sufficient for washing my daughter's clothes, towels and bedsheets especially as the loads I put in are not overly big or dirty and after all the fabric softener is really only for making the clothes nice and soft rather than giving them a deep clean.
I have used Fairy Fabric Softener on and off since having my daughter and I have always found the results consistent with how soft they manage to keep my daughter's clothes and even the more tricky items such as towels which lets face it a hard towel is incredibly uncomfortable. When the clothes are still damp fresh out of the washing machine they are incredibly soft and do have that very noticeable Fairy scent which is nice to see that the fragrance carries through to the clothes even when wet.
I dry clothes, towels etc in a number of ways and all depends on whether I need something quickly but I do try and not use the tumble drier and dry clothes either outside on the line or inside on an airer. Although I do find tumble dried clothes a lot softer than those that are left to dry naturally I am pleased with the results of the line dried clothes when using the Fairy Fabric Softener even items such as towels and jeans although aren't as soft as those having been tumble dried but I am still impressed with just how soft they do feel having been dried either outside or on an airer.
What I especially like apart from the softness is that the gorgeous, clean cotton scented aroma clings to every item that has been touched with the fabric softener which I really like. The clothes are not only soft but they smell clean and fresh and even when stored in my daughter's wardrobe the aroma lingers for quite sometime which is really nice. Best of all my daughter has never had any skin reaction to the fabric softener making it perfectly suitable for her delicate skin and obviously making me a happy parent.
I have never had any problems with the Fairy Fabric Softener and I always get decent results with fresh, soft feeling clothes so I would recommend it highly. It does the job it promises so I can easily award it 5 stars.
~ Useful Information ~
Size: 750ml, 1.4 litre & 2.9 litre
Price: 750ml starts from about £1.99
Availability: Supermarkets, discount stores etc
When I first had my daughter 3 years ago, I was new to all this protocol in terms of washing little ones' clothes and it was my mum who advised I use Fairy Non-Bio products to wash her clothes and I haven't looked back or switched to my usual Comfort fabric softener since!
It comes in a transparent bottle with a baby blue lid and label with a baby on it which highlights how ideal it is for the little one's clothing. The fabric softener itself is quite a thick white liquid which pours straight from the bottle. One annoying with this is the opening to the bottle is just a simple hole, whereas I would have preferred a spout type of top as it would make my life just that bit easier for trying to pour this into the drawer in my washing machine. Nevertheless it pours easily and glides down the drawer in my washing machine to work it's magic!
I find this really does leave my daughter's clothes soft and gentle and having used this since her birth I am reluctant to change. Her clothes smell soft and lightly fragranced but still sensitive in the sense she has not had any adverse reactions from her clothing so as to come out in any kind of rash. It is dermatologically tested and hypo-allergenic and I notice this in that I also use this on my clothes now (out of laziness and being money conscious to be buying 2 different products for washing clothes!) and I used to suffer eczema and since using this I have found my skin to be tremendously better. (However, I wouldn't recommend this to other eczema sufferers on this basis, as everyone is different and I am no doctor!)
I usually buy the small 750ml bottle from Sainsburys which for me is relatively inexpensive at £2.05, and is currently on offer for 2 bottles for £3...bargain! The packaging states this bottle will last for 21 washes, but I use this quite sparingly as I find a little goes a long way so for me it will last about a month - 6 weeks or so. I think this fabric softener is brilliant and sometimes my mum asks me if I will ever stop using it as my daughter will not need it forever, but I don't see myself stopping any time soon!
WHAT IS IT?
A non bio fabric softener that is safe to use on baby clothes or if you suffer with sensitive skin.
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
Pour a cap into the softener drawer of your washing machine and wash as usual.
WHAT I THINK
I use this fabric softener for all of my children because I wash their clothes together. I have got a four month old daughter and my older daughters have sensitive skin so this Fairy is the only one I trust to be gentle on their skin. It smells creamy and fresh, like a baby powder smell in fact. It is not concentrated so is a very thin liquid but that makes it easy to pour into the washing machine without it dripping.
I can always tell when the softener is being drawn through the machine because my kitchen starts to smell of Fairy. When the clothes are dry they retain the smell but this is more apparent if they are dried in the tumble dryer and put away immediately rather than if you dry them outside.
Clothes are always very soft and using this softener with Fairy non bio washing detergent has resulted in no irritation for any of my children. My middle daughter is affected by eczema that starts when I use heavily scented products but she hasn't had any flare ups related to how her clothes are washed.
I have used this softener on towels and don't think it left those as soft as other softeners but we have got used to that now and towels that are only used by my husband and I will be softened using Lenor or Comfort.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
I tend to buy these sizes of fabric conditioner when they're on offer at £2 for 48 washes. One of the times I was in Asda I picked up this fairy fabric softener. I enjoy using the Fairy laundry products so I had high expectations of this particular softener. This normallt retails for around the £3.65 mark and is available from many large supermarkets.
The bottle is really tall and slim with transparent plastic making it easy to see when you need to replace the bottle. There is a measuring cap in a pale blue colour that co-ordinates with the the label which is pale blue and white.
Inside the bottle is a white liquid, when opening the cap which is a basic screw on and off (best to keep away from children as it's not a safety cap) you are greeted with a lovely fresh scent, almost that of baby powder, it's definitely one of my favourite scents of fabric softener. To use you simply remove the cap and use this to measure the amount of product required per wash, I fill the cap up and pour it into the softener section of my machine. I then simply let the machine do the rest.
When the washing is done it smells divine, I love the scent this softener leaves on the clothes. I also find that once running through the tumble dryer that mine and my sons clothes are super soft, much more so than using any other brand. It retains it's scent well but I find it lasts much more when the clothes are line dried and unlike some brands it doesn't make the clothes go crispy whilst being dried naturally, they are still soft and smell gorgeous. I also find that after being put away that when you come to wear the clothes as long as it's not weeks and weeks apart you can still smell the Fairy softener on the clothes which I personally really like although I know some people aren't a fan of this.
In all I love this softener, it smells gorgeous, leaves clothes super soft and provides no irritation to the skin what so ever. I find that using the required capful per wash easily provides my clothes with a lovely scent and softness, when using the capful per load I find that the bottle does last a number of washes, I haven't counted exactly but I imagine it is in the region of the 48 washes. I would definitely recommend this to anyone with children or not.
When it comes to fabric softener, I tend to stick with one of two things because I like something soft and gentle that I know I can trust. Fairy is my first choice because it's effective, kind to skin and leaves clothes soft.
Fairy is a very popular brand with years of expertise when it comes to household products that are gentle yet effective. The fabric softener, a product of Procter and Gamble, comes in a large, sturdy, clear plastic bottle with pearly white lid and a pretty design on the front with the Fairy logo. It's easily recognisable as Fairy, not just because of the name in the centre, but because of the trademark baby; along with the pretty heart / flower pattern, this gives the design quite a cute and delicate feel.
The 'tagline', for lack of a better word, is : 'add even greater softness and comfort to your wash, with Fairy's Fabric Softener which helps cares for delicate skin'. On the front, the product tells us this is 'huggably soft for sensitive skin' along with a 'Seal Of Approval' by the British Allergy Foundation. It's dermatalogically tested and hypoallergenic also, which strengthens their claims of this being kind to skin, which is always good to know.
The 1.4L bottle is recommended to provide 40 washes, which seems quite reasonable. This is used as a regular softener but you can vary how much you use depending on the load and the degree of softness you want. For regular softness, use 35ml (approx 2/3 of the cap), or for extra softness or a larger wash use 1 cap (55ml). Alternatively, if pouring in to a small bowl, ie for hand washing, use a smaller amount around 1/3 of the cap (18ml). It notes that you should not pour directly on to fabrics, keep away from children and, obviously, if it comes in to contact with your eyes then rinse them thoroughly with water. Additionally, don't use on clothes labelled as flame resistant as it could reduce their resistance or apparently on 'fluffier fabrics' ie chenille or velour.
The softener has a sweet and very noticeable fragrance when sniffing from the bottle, but it leaves clothes with a comforting and pleasant scent that's not too overwhelming. The liquid comes out well and is easy to pour, and to use in general, so it's not too much hassle giving you clothes a quick soften up after detergent. I notice that after using this my clothes do feel more cared for and a bit softer, so I like to think it's maintaining fabric quality. When I wash my blanket, for instance, (which I like to snuggle up in), it's left with a sweet scent that's comforting, it's much softer than without using conditioner, and it's gentle to my skin as I never notice any irritation.
All in all I would definitely recommend this as a conditioner that gentle yet effective, not just for babies skin but for adults too.
1.4L sells for around £3.30 (Tesco)
[Also reviewed by me, gothic_moon, on Ciao]
FAIRY FABRIC SOFTENER
PLEASE NOTE: I am reviewing regular 5 litre not super concentrate (just to avoid any confusion.)
When the new offers came through from Makro recently, I found fairy fabric softener. I remember my mum using it when I was little, and having lovely smelling clothes too...
At Makro's, on special offer, a 5 litre bottle of fairy fabric softener cost just £3.97 plus VAT and I thought it was great value for money.
Fairy fabric softener claims to be hypoallergenic and suitable for super-sensitive skin aswell as kids and adults skin, suitable for anyone...I've never used fairy fabric softener with fairy powder, tablets or liquid, but, it sounds as if it is good for newborn babies...
With fairy fabric softener you need 110ml (1 capfull) per 4-5kg of washing, but, if you want extra softness, plumpness and freshness, use 165ml (1 1/2 capfulls) if you're fabric conditioner compartment can handle it. I've only ever used 1 capfull and I find thats enough to give the softness and freshness. Every thing smells a lot nicer if you actually tumble dry everything after you've washed it, the whole of downstairs actually smells like a bottle of fairy fabric softener!
In my opinion this is a good choice rather than cheaper brands or brands like Lenor or Comfort etc. because it is hypoallergenic and with no added perfumes etc. It is great for any skin and with the fairy non bio laundry detergent, you get the best you can get!!
Thanks for reading!!
Happy Washing!! ;-)
My first experience of Fairy fabric softener was a free sample I was given in my Bounty pack when I was expecting my first son. Fairy make a big deal of the fact that it's ideal for sensitive newborn skin and this always features heavily in their advertising.
The water in our area is very hard - if you pop in some lovely soft towels without fabric softener they come out like sand paper! Seriously, if you dry yourself on one of our towels it's like I having a full body exfoliation! So fabric softener is a must in our house and obviously we wanted to get one that was suitable for our baby's lovely soft skin so gave the sample a whirl. We were impressed and now it's our fabric conditioner of choice.
The one thing I do always find with Fairy softener is that it's not as thick as other conditioners, so when I'm measuring it out I also end up spilling it. But maybe that's just me being clumsy! Having said that I have heard (from our GP when I was suffering from skin irritation!) that some fabric softeners are hard to wash out in the washing machine and cling to the clothes causing skin irritations. So perhaps the fact it's not as thick helps to prevent skin irritations - just an assumption though so don't quote me on that!
As soon as your pour the softener into the tray you can smell the lovely scent of the Fairy softener. The smell is still evident when you take the clothes out of the machine. They really do smell lovely, and the scent isn't overpowering or flowery (which I hate!) - it's just nice and refreshing. The first time I used it I was concerned that it might be too overscented to be suitable for sensitive skin but neither of my boys have ever had a reaction to it, and nor have I.
As well as making our clothes smell lovely, it does make a difference in how soft our washing is, especially towels. I really didn't welcome the thought of wrapping up my precious newborn in sandpaper and luckily the Fairy softener did actually make our towels much more snuggly soft.
We often buy a couple of these when they're on offer in the supermarket so we don't run out. Even full price it's not overly expensive for the quality you're getting, so definitely worth a buy.
I like to use a nice branded fabric conditioner and this one that I use on a regular basis and have done for quite some time. I find it a really nice one and because I have lots of grandchildren, this is one that I know is suitable for their skins.
The conditioner is housed in a clear plastic bottle, which has a screw off top. The bottle has a nice picture on the front of a baby. The amount of liquid in the bottle is 300ml and of this amount I usually pay around a £1 because I normally buy it when I see it on offer in the shops.
The liquid is white in colour and it has an amazingly good smell to it, I think it smells of a nice perfume and one that is just the correct amount of fragrance for a conditioner. I think it is a really nice one for using for children's clothing because it is a nice mild and gentle liquid. It is a little thinner in consistency than some other well known brands but it is not too thin that it does not work a treat on fabrics. This one works really well and leaves them feeling nice and soft. It leaves towels feeling nice and fluffy and for the bedding it leaves them smelling really nice.
This one has a lasting smell on fabrics for quite some time. When the clothing is removed from my machine I can smell the liquid immediately. That indicates to me that it is a good quality liquid. One the clothing has dried and placed in wardrobes etc, I can smell it once I open the doors or drawers when I am ready to wear my clothing. The smell is really nice and the perfume smell on the clothes is not too feminine. I think this one is suitable for all the families clothing and bedding.
The liquid goes a fair way because only a capful is needed in a wash to give the best results. I do not think any more than this amount is necessary but I have occasionally added a little bit more if I am at the bottom of the bottle and need to use the remaining amount because there is not enough for a full wash load.
Because this one is so gentle I have found it has not irritated my grandchildren's skin at all. It has just been a nice liquid conditioner for their sensitive skins. Their clothing is very soft indeed and so the clothing does not scratch their skin.
This is a nice family conditioner and one that I will always buy because it is a very good value for money conditioner and excellent quality brand. Fairy products have been around for a very long time and this one is a nice one to try and to look out for it on offer and so save a little money if you use a lot of conditioner.
I rate it 5 stars.
Like most people I like to use a fabric conditioner in every wash as I like my fabrics to feel nice and soft after washing them and to make them smell nice too and so it is important to me to use one every single time I wash my clothes and bedding. There are lots to choose from and I usually buy them on special offer and stock them in a cupboard for when I need them and it makes sense to buy them on offer to save money at the same time.
I bought it for only £1 for a 750ml bottle at the time on special offer, the usual price is around £2, so quite a saving. It comes in a transparent plastic bottle with a blue screw off top of which is very easy to turn. The liquid inside is a white colour and the fragrance is apparent the minute the top is removed from the bottle.
The fragrance is really nice and it smells of a really good quality perfume and it has a kind of sweet smell in my opinion, it is a really nice pleasant fragrance and it is not too over powering with the sweet smell. I did not think it would smell the way it did and I was surprised with this one because I thought it would have a baby kind of smell but I cannot describe it as smelling that way with this conditioner but that is just my opinion with the smell of this product.
It is one for delicate skins and it is a nice mild conditioner which is not harsh, it has a really nice smooth, soft texture and is easy to pour from the bottle to pour into the cap. It is designed to use for at least 21 wash loads and I only 1 capful is needed to soften the fabrics just perfectly. I find that my towels are nice and fluffy and they smell gorgeous after taking them out of my machine as the fragrance is apparent immediately. I love the smell of fresh bedding when I get into bed and this conditioner works very well on my bedding and the sheets and quilt cover feels nice and soft and also the smell helps me relax when I get into bed.
I have used this to hand soak some of my more delicate tops as I often use a conditioner in a bowl and this has not ruined my tops and has been just perfect and left them in a good condition just the way I expect a condition to work on my fabrics.
My little grandson's skin has been perfectly fine after I have used this on his clothing and he has had not skin irritations on his delicate, sensitive skin and I also have sensitive skin and I have had not problems with this conditioner.
It is a concentrated liquid and so a little does go a very long way and the bottle is slim line and so it is very easy to store in a laundry cupboard. It is easy to hold to pour into the machine and the bottle can be recycled too.
I think this one is worth the price and especially on special offer and I highly recommend it to anyone to buy if you have not bought it before because I do not think you would be disappointed at all and also I think it is extremely good quality and value for money. It think it is affordable for most budgets, it give me all the results I expect from a conditioner and I really love the way my clothes smell when I take them from my wardrobe and I can smell the fragrance on my clothes immediately and just the way I love them to smell as some fabric conditioners lose the smell sometime after they have dried but this one really does have the staying power that I expect from a conditioner.
Fairy have been around for such a long time and they are really good quality products and this one is another product that they also got just right in my opinion.
I give this one 5 stars.
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I mentioned this before in my reviews, my hubby is very, very sensitive to any smells of any kind, therefore choosing a fabric softener was not the easiest task. Now I managed to find a couple that work for him, but for years I have been using Fairy Sensitive, as this was the only acceptable solution.
Fairy comes in a plastic, clear bottle with blue screw top lid with measuring cup on inside. Honestly, I don't find the bottle of the best quality - doesn't look very sturdy, but I must say I have never had any accidents with broken/leaking bottles. In Waitrose I usually get a 750ml bottle (for £1.79) or a 1.5l bottle (currently £3.46). Sticker informes about the ingredients, dosage, that it is suitable for sensitive skin and that bottle can be recycled.
Fairy is a smooth, white liquid that, well, to me doesn't smell very pleasantly, nor very strong. It is a kind of flowery scent, but for some reason it smells sour to me (if that makes any sense). It is certainly not completely unpleasant, but if it wasnt for my husband I would never put it in my basket. However, once you take your washing out of the washing machine, most of the scent is gone.
Considering the other effect fabric conditioner is supposed to have - making laundry nice and soft, Fairy definitely works! Towels, bedding, but also sweaters and shirts, I used to use it on everything and was very pleased.
As with all fabric conditioners I have ever tried, you will experiencing white delicate pieces will turn a bit greyish after a while, so no improvement there. However, on a plus side, in past I have experienced irritation when using fabric softeners on underwear and this is certainly not the case with Fairy, it really is Sensitive as it claims to be.
Well, as I mentioned above, I have found couple fabric softeners that have a really lovely scent but don't irritate my husband - since then I have not bought Fairy and I'm not going to. I have to avoid fabric conditioner when washing the underwear, but I really do prefer nice smell than just a soft laundry. I would definitely recommend for those who, for various reasons, cannot/don't want to use normal fabric softener.
When it comes to fabric softener/conditioner its something I buy and use religiously and would hate to miss out of any wash I do (and believe me I do a lot of washing lol).
This being on offer in Asda for a pound of bottle recently landed in my trolley not just due to its low cost but it also smelt nice when I unscrewed the lid/cap instore but that it is also suitable for sensitive skin (which I do consider myself to have as I am prone to odd skin rashes).
The bottle I puchased holds 750ml on the softener and is see through with ridges down the side of it for ease of handling and a turquoise coloured plastic cap to the top of it. On the front of the bottle we are told what it is and who it is by and that this particular size bottle holds 21 washes as it is concentrate and of course dermatologically tested and hypoallergenic. Other information listed on the bottle includes being told a bit about the product, ingredients are given and instructions on how much to use it etc are given and contact details for the manufacturer (Procter & Gamble UK) are also listed. Nice, simple bottle this is and informative enough to.
The Fabric Softener Itself:
The softener is white and very runny though slightly glossy and not too watery though totally pourable of course out of the bottle. Fragrance wise this is very hard to dscribe! It has a soft and gentle and very clean sort of sweet soapy smell to it that is unisex and just simply very fresh indeed and once you've used this on fabrics that scent does linger a good few days on said fabrics too.
There are instructions on the side of the bottle as to how much you need per wash and as a general guide we are told that 2/3 of the cap shoved in the machine drawer gives softness and fresheness to a load of washing or for extra care you can add 1 full cap and for hand washing 1/3 of cap is enough.
This leaves fabrics beautifully scented and soft and after using this I do find alot of things easier to iron and things. Fabrics feel smooth against my skin and totally wearable and really this is simply a nice trustworthy fabric softener suitable for the whole family to use.
Available in all different bottle sizes and in all good supermarkets etc and if not on offer a bittle my size should set you back about £1.50.
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