Downy Softener Review - My Favorite Is Clean Breeze Scent
Linda has provided her Downy softener review.
I always use liquid softener in the Downy brand. I prefer the bottle with the blue cap (Clean Breeze scent) and if that's not available I like the one with the pink cap (April Fresh scent) second best.
I also always buy the Downy in the concentrated bottle, called Ultra, because of the thickness of the liquid. It is easier to lift, and I get more for my money this way.
I use Downy because it leaves my clothes smelling so good and feeling so soft and all it takes is that one little cap full. Plus there is really no need for any dryer sheets afterward because liquid Downy really does a great job.
One thing I don't really like, however, is that if you put Downy in your wash and there is not enough water, it can leave a stain on your clothing, but other then that to me it is an excellent product that leaves your laundry smelling wonderful.
Some times I use both the liquid and the sheets just to get that strong scent of the Downy as the clothes come out of the dryer. I like how you can get the same scent in both the liquid and the dryer sheets, so it just makes the scent stronger, instead of getting competing scents between the two products.
I have tried liquid softeners before and there are none in my opinion that come close to being as good as the Downy brand.
Downy Liquid Softener Keeps Nice Smell In Clothes Longer Than Dryer Sheets Alone
Diana has shared her Downy review.
Downy liquid fabric softener is among the staples in my family's laundry regime.
Every time my mom would wash my clothes, it stayed smelling fresh for up to a week! So finally I asked her what she used and Downy was one of the secret ingredients. It leaves our clothes soft and fresh smelling for days.
I used to only use dryer sheets, but the fresh smell would last only for a day and then fade away (great smelling towels is a must!).
Now I use Downy liquid softener in every load along with the Downy dryer sheets (for extra softening) in the dryer, and my kids love folding, smelling and then putting away their nice clean clothes.
I guess, it's also helped my kids complete chores too. Bonus!
Diana, thanks for sharing your Downy review.
I love that you get your kids involved with chores, since this is such an important life skill to learn. Making the job more pleasant, in any way you can, such as having fresh smelling clothes to fold, always make the tasks seem easier.
New Downy With Scent Pearls Has Strong Scent - I Want My Old April Fresh Back
Heidi has shared her review of the new Ultra Downy softener in the April Fresh scent, which has what Downy calls "scent pearls." Basically, this is more strongly scented than the previous version, and therefore has changed the April Fresh scent to something similar, but different than it originally was.
As for performance this liquid fabric softener does a very good job, even when line drying clothes, which I do.
However, since they made the scent stronger, I cannot use it if I put my clothes in the dryer. The scent is just too strong, but it is great for line drying. It helps the clothes get a little softer and the perfume is reduced significantly.
I have tried almost every scent and they all pretty much work out the same for me.
I do miss the smell of the old Downy April Fresh. I wish they would bring it back.
Thanks Heidi for your review of this fabric softener.
Once you sent this in I looked online to find out more about the "scent pearls" and found people are complaining about them changing their favorite scents.
I saw that obviously the April Fresh scent had been effected, but it was unclear what other scents, if any, had also received this "pearl" treatment.
I would love to hear from even more people sharing their experiences and opinions about the scent pearls, and whether any of the other scents have been effected, or only April Fresh.
In addition, Heidi has provided a couple of other reviews for this site too (thanks Heidi!). You can read her additional reviews here:
An SR101 reader wrote in, sharing a problem she's experienced with this brand of softener.
SR101 Reader says:
I have recently switched from generic brand Suavitel BACK to Downy due to some very nice coupons I obtained. I must say I am very dissappointed in this new "ULTRA DOWNY" P&G product.
I purchased 2 bottles of 103oz size. The softener pours from the bottle like THICK MUD, in almost clump-like fashion.
I poured out about 20% of the bottle and added water. The water does not even want to mix with this blue mud...
I have for many many years used the "Downy Ball" for use in the washing machine. Sure every once in a while it will get stuck in a pant leg or under a shirt, but I have never had a problem with staining/softener spots until this bottle of the Ultra MUD Downy.
If ANY clothes item is "trapped" by the spring hindge lid of the downy ball, I am 100% guaranteed to be washing that item again in the next load.
I don't know what to do....I added more water last week and REALLY THINNED it out, and now this week, it is pouring like MUD again. I have had this bottle for MONTHS now and still it is over 50% full!!! It's just like a bad thing that just won't die....
Sorry Downy, you are out, once I finally get rid of these two bottles....and to think, I still have 1 to go! UGH!
Have any other Downy Users experienced this MUDDY situation?
Sorry to hear this bad experience. Have you tried watering it down some once it is in the ball? That may help, at least to a certain degree.
In addition, I would love to hear from others who have experience with the Downy ball, sharing your tips and tricks for using it well. You can share your ideas here.
Ultra Downy Softener Review - I Love All The Traditional Scents
Downy Liquid Fabric Softener comes in a few wonderful scents such as April Fresh, Mountain Spring Scent, Clean Breeze, and Ocean Mist. I have had wonderful success with all of the scents that I have ever tried.
The clothes come out smelling wonderful and soft even after they have been heat dried.
I've had the best success with Downy Liquid Fabric Softener on cotton items such as towels and sheets. I have not had to use dryer sheets when using it in the washing machine.
They offer concentrated versions of the softener that work just as well but isn't as heavy if you have problems lifting items at the grocery store. If you want the concentrated version, just look for the items that have "ULTRA" in the title. I generally get these myself.
Thanks Elizabeth for your review.
If anyone else uses Downy, I would love to hear what you think about it, good or bad. You can share your review here, telling me what you think about the product, and whether it should be a staple in a busy Mom's laundry room, or not.
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