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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Purex Complete Crystal Softener Review & GIVEAWAY!!!


Time for another giveaway!!  As a Purex Insider,  I was given the opportunity to sample one of their new products. So for the last two weeks I've been trying out their Purex Complete Crystal Softeners.  Have you seen these crystals in the laundry section of your store?  They are pretty as can be, these tiny crystals that you add to your wash for a freshness that really lasts!!




During this process, I learned a lot about traditional liquid fabric softeners, and how they differ from Purex Complete Crystals.

Did you know that traditional liquid fabric softeners are:
  • most are oil-based? That means they work by coating your clothes in oil!
  • This oily residue builds up over time, and actually allows dirt to stick to your clothes, decreasing the lifespan and leading to discoloration...
  • The oily residue can interfere with the absorbency of towels and other fabrics...
  • That children's pajamas can become LESS safe if treated with traditional liquid fabric softeners.  The fibers of those items are treated to meet flame-retardant standards, and the oily residue from traditional fabric softeners can impair the effectiveness of the flame-retardant treatment!! Who knew?!  I was honestly shocked by this, since I did use a traditional liquid softener with all of my laundry, including my kids' pj's! 
  • If you wear sportswear that wicks moisture/perspiration away from your body during exercise or recreation, the oily residue from traditional fabric softeners can reduce the effectiveness of the fabric's moisture wicking!
Purex Complete Crystals, on the other hand:

  • are 92% natural, and not oil-based.
  • Towels stay fresh and absorbant with Purex Complete Crystals.
  • is the first major fabric softener that is completely safe to use on children's sleeping garments and will not impair the flame retardant qualities.
  • does not inhibit wicking fabrics so they are safe to use on your active/athletic wear.
  • Safe for all of your laundry, will not cause discoloration to your clothing
  • Add directly to your laundry.  You don't have to add during the rinse cycle, or put them into a compartment.  Just sprinkle onto the laundry and start the cycle!
  • Safe for HE, top loader, and side loader machines!

Purex Complete Crystals are available in three lovely scents: Fresh Spring Waters, Lavender Blossoms, and Tropical Splash.  I received a sample-sized bottle of the Fresh Spring Waters scent and I used a free coupon to try the Lavender Blossoms scent.  Both are fresh and invigorating, but my favorite is the Lavender Blossoms.  Yum! Since you add the crystals directly to your laundry, they go through the entire cycle with your clothes, so the fragrance is infused throughout the load.  And the scent really lasts in your freshly-washed clothes, sheets and towels. I've been using the crystals long enough to be able to confirm that!

One last thing:  On the Purex Insider boards someone mentioned that she had placed these crystals in bowls to use as a decorative air freshener around the house!  Once you smell them, you will understand why!
Purex Complete Crystals can be found at many stores nationwide. Personally, I've seen that Walmart has them for under $4, and Walgreens sells them for under $5.  

I have three coupons to give away to my readers, each for a FREE bottle of Purex Complete Crystal Softener.  There are several ways to enter, but you must leave a separate comment including your email address for each entry!   Contest will end on Sunday night, April 3 at 11:59 pm EST.  Winners will announced Monday, April 4 and you will have 48 hours to contact me, or alternate winner will be drawn. I'll mail the coupons by the end of that week.  (Once coupons are delivered to USPS for delivery to winners, I am not be responsible for lost or undelivered mail). 

Mandatory Entry: 

Like Purex on Facebook, and leave me a comment with your facebook id, so I can verify if you are one of the winners!  While you are there you can get a $1 off coupon for the Crystals, as well!

Additional Entries: (don't forget to leave a comment, including your email address, for each one)

Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect (if you already do, leave a comment saying so)  (counts for 2 entries, leave 2 comments)

Follow me on Twitter

Follow me on Facebook

Subscribe to my Feed ( above right in sidebar under Subscribe heading), then confirm the email you receive.

Tweet about this giveaway, leave a comment with the link to your tweet. (2 entries, leave 2 comments)

Post about this giveaway, leave a comment with link to your blog post.  (4 entries, leave 4 comments)

Vote for my blog on The Picket Fence by clicking the button below.  (Can do this once daily, and leave a comment each time you vote!)



Thanks for entering, and good luck!!




As a Purex Insider, Purex provided me with samples of the Crystals to try as well as product information. I received no other compensation.  My opinions are just that - my own. 

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