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Purex Complete Crystals Softener {review and giveaway}

Photo: supplied by PurexAhhhh, laundry. 

The bane of my existence.  I swear it breeds behind closed doors.  And don't even get me started on The Funk.  You know, when you forget to switch from washer to dryer right away and a nasty, mildew smell permeates the entire load?  This happens in our house more than I like to admit.

I want my laundry to smell nice.  Not funky.  Also not all perfumey and overwhelming.  Just...nice and clean.  So when Purex offered bloggers the opportunity to join their Insiders team, it caught my attention.  I love reviewing great products AND will do anything to make the chore of doing laundry easier or more enjoyable.

The first product: Purex Complete Crystals Softener.

I'll be honest here, I have sensitive skin.  I tend to gravitate towards laundry products that are scent and dye free.  I don't even bother with any sort of liquid fabric softener.  So when I first opened the the Complete Crystals Softener, I wasn't sure if this product would be for me.  Then I started reading.  I was intrigued.

They said:

this product’s unique crystal form works differently than traditional oil-based softeners that coat fabrics with oily residue, because it infuses fibers with long-lasting fragrance

This isn't an oil-based product.  It won't coat my clothes.  So, I thought, OK.  I'll give it a try.

I'm glad I did.  My sensitive skin had no issues.  No itching.  No rash.  Nothing.  I was given a sample of the Fresh Spring Waters.  I really like the scent.  My clothes smelled fresh and clean all day, but not in a way that was overpowering.  I still could have worn perfume and had it not conflict.  I like it.

Purex Complete Crystals Softener comes in two other scents: Lavender Blossom and Tropical Splash.  It is priced from $3.99 to $5.99, depending on retailer.  You can now find it in most food, drug and mass retailers nationwide.

I like to offer both pros and cons in my reviews.  The con I have for this product is more from a marketing standpoint than about the product itself.  Purex says that Complete Crystals Softener is "92% natural".  They even offer a nice, little button we can use within our posts to highlight that fact.

Now, I like my green products and DO seek out natural more than not.  However, it leaves me wondering...what is the other 8% that is NOT natural?  Really, I would use this product without any sort of "natural" mention.  I would.  I know they are trying to attract people looking for natural products, but in fact I fear they are actually turning them away.  I can see promoting something that is 99% natural or even 98%...but 92%?  Kinda odd.

Anyhow.  If you would like to try out Purex Complete Crystals Softener for yourself, keep reading.


Purex offered (3) e-coupons for one bottle each of Purex Complete Crystals Softener.

Want to win one?

Mandatory: Leave me a laundry-related comment below, one per person.

Optional:  One additional entry can be earned for the following.  Come back and leave a separate comment for each.

- Check out and let me know if there is another product that catches your eye.

Like Mommycosm on Facebook.

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Note: If you are already doing any of the above, simply leave a comment for each to let me know.

Deadline: All entries must be received no later than 7am (ET) on Monday, January 17, 2010.  Any comments left after that time will be removed before using to select 3 winning comments.

This is not a sponsored post.  I was given free product to sample.  Thoughts are my own.

Reader Comments (56)

I love the smell of fresh clean laundry and I too forget my laundry in the wash machine all the time lol...

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarrieg

Tropical Splash

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa J Zimmerman

Love the smell of clean laundry, however I don't like doing it LOL! My current fabric softner makes my clothes feel oily I'd like to give this one a try!

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I follow on GFC agatewood1

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I follow you on twitter at shuggysmommy

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

tropical sunds amazing

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMom

I love that this product won't make my clothes oily!

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTracie Trump

I would love to try the purex complete 3-in-1 sheets!

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTracie Trump

Like you on FB!

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTracie Trump

gfc follower!

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTracie Trump

I love that it will make my towels soft with them losing moisture!

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDuane Cooper

I hate doing laundry as I always forget the fabric softener.

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

I love clean, fresh laundry and this sounds fabulous.

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChris N

I did my laundry today!

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

I like the Purex complete with zout

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

Liked you on FB (Miranda Marchese)

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

Following you on twitter (eponine367)

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

Following on gfc

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

I like to use some sort of fabric softener in the winter because of static in the laundry in the cold, dry weather. Would love to try this. wgbc1446[at]yahoo[dot]com

January 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie Baird

With six of us, our washer and dryer are going quite often.

January 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDenise B.

I would also like to try Purex Complete.

January 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDenise B.

My husband does the laundry-so I don't mind laundry at all!

dwellenstein at cox dot net

January 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah Wellenstein

I like you on Facebook as Debbi Otto Wellenstein.

dwellenstein at cox dot net

January 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah Wellenstein

I follow you via GFC as dwellenstein.

dwellenstein at cox dot net

January 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah Wellenstein

Laundy is not my favorite thing to do but once it is all done and put away, I love it!! I am very particular about my laundy and I'm the only one who can use the washer and dryer :-)

January 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSummer
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