Purex Complete Crystals Review and Giveaway


I just found out a week ago that I am now a Purex Insider.  Woo-Hoo.  What that means for me and in turn for you is that I will get a chance to review new and different Purex products while offering some great giveaways for you all.  What could be better than that?  

The first item I was able to review is the very new Purex Complete Crystals Softener.  This item just hit stores on December 28th so you may not have got to try it yet.  But don’t you worry.  That is where I come in.  I can tell you all about this product and if it is worth checking out.  
Did you know that almost all traditional liquid fabric softeners are oil based, which means they work by coating your fabrics in a thin layer of oil that leaves them feeling soft.  Over time this residue can build up and allows dirt and other debris to stick to fabrics.  This decreases the lifespan of your fabrics because it inhibits the proper cleaning of your laundry and leads to unwanted gray or yellow discoloration.  
These oil based fabric softeners can also inhibit your towels ability to absorb moisture from your body or dishes.  Children’s clothing is made to meet certain flame retardant standards. These oil based softeners can impair the effectiveness of these garments when coated with the oily residue left behind.  Oily residue can also reduce the effectiveness of wicking fabrics, such as sportswear, by preventing them from drawing sweat away from your body.

Purex Complete Crystals Softeners are 92% natural, not oil based, so instead of coating fabrics with oil they work by penetrating the fabric and infusing fibers with freshness that lasts for weeks, not days. 

My 2 Cents:  First thing I love about this product is there is no messy liquid to mess with.  I didn’t have to remember to add it to the rinse cycle or mess with filling the little ball.  The crystals are added to the wash right at the beginning so there is no mess and no forgetting to add it.  I also love that it is 92% natural. Having a child with very sensitive skin, I have to be careful what items his skin comes in contact with.    He had no reactions to this product at all.  

Secondly the scent was incredible.  Even after I pulled the wet clothes from the washer I could smell the fragrance.  It wasn’t overpowering but you could tell the clothes were going to smell great.  After going through the dryer the smell was still there.  And I admit that while the scent has not lasted weeks for us, it did last longer than other fabric softeners that I have used.  5 days later and our towels still had a noticeable scent. 

Buy It:  Purex Complete Crystals Softener is available in 3 scents, Fresh Spring Waters, Lavender Blossom and Tropical Splash.  These are available at food, drug and mass retailers nationwide and are priced between $3.99 to $5.99.  

Win It:  Three lucky readers of Yellow Tennessee are going to win one coupon good for $2 off the new Purex Complete Crystals Softeners.  

Mandatory Entry:  Tell me one thing you like most about Purex Complete Crystals Softeners. 

Extra Entries:  You can do one or all of these for extra entries.  Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. Make sure for Facebook and Twitter entries you leave your full name in the entry form so I can verify entries. 

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Entrants 18 and older and from the US are eligible. Contest Ends on January 19, 2011 at 12:00pm CST. Winners will be chosen by random.org and announced by January 22nd.  Winners will be notified by email with “You Have Won the Purex Giveaway” in the subject line. Winners will then have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.

Disclaimer/Disclosure:  I received a free sample and product information  for the purpose of this review and giveaway.  No other compensation was given. 
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Rachel Akers writes about crafts, recipes, and features the adventures of a family of 4. It is always crazy but I wouldn't change it for the world! Comments or questions? Talk to me on Facebook or Twitter or sign up for our RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.