The winners are.....
I already follow Instinctual Mamas on FB.
would probably get the one you mentioned.. Fresh Spring Water :) Hubs likes those types of things.. have been looking with interest at this product but afraid to spend money on it and hate it Would love to win and try :)
I will be messaging each of the winners shortly for their shipping address's. The coupons will be mailed directly from Purex so please allow time for them to be sent.
In January I was chosen to be a Purex Insider meaning I would be able to test out new products before they are available for sale. the very first product I was given to test were the Purex Complete Crystals Softeners.
Purex Complete Crystals Softener is a laundry softener like none you've ever seen or tried before. Its not a liquid,. Its not a powder. It's a revelation-in crystal form
-quoted form the Purex website
Almost all traditional fabric softeners are oil based and coat material to create the illusion of softness. With continued use of these products the residue left behind to make clothing "soft" builds up and can actually decrease the life span of your clothing. The build up allows dirt and other debris to stick to clothing and actually decreases the absorbability of your towels.
This is why they are a HUGE no-no for cloth diapers. They coat the diapers and make them less absorbent. You cannot even use them with the rest of your clothing because they leave oily residue build up in the washing machine itself that can still transfer to your diapers.
Purex Crystals are 92% all natural and are not oil-based. Instead of coating the fabrics with oil to give the illusion of softness they penetrate into the fibers of the fabric infusing it with freshness that lasts weeks. No lie, I washed some sheets with it and over 2 weeks later I can open the linen door and sniff them and they still smell fresh like they were just washed.
Unlike traditional fabric softeners the crystals are added at the beginning of the wash cycle along with the laundry detergent. Before I started cloth diapering I rarely used fabric softener because I could just never remember to add it to the rinse cycle. I mean, who actually has time to remember to run to the washing machine and add it in?
I was given the Fresh Spring Waters scent to try and it smells AH-MAZ-ING! I was also given a coupon to get 1 free bottle and I wanted to try another scent so I could report on that one as well but I loved the Fresh Spring Water scent so much I got it again. The other 2 scents offered are Lavender Blossom and Tropical Splash. I think I will try the Lavender Blossom next.
I have been using these for approximately 2 months now. I wanted to give it enough time so that I could honestly report that no ill effects have come to my diapers. My diapers still work perfectly fine, There is no indication of any build up on them, they absorb great and do not hold onto stinky oders like diapers with build up often do.
I have found you only need to use about 1/2 the amount suggested on the bottle. The full amount was just too much for me, the smell was actually over powering. Others may enjoy the full strength scent though. If you use half the amount your clothes still come out smelling great and it lasts twice as long, win-win.
Laundry days will become a happy day in your home when you use these Crystals as the entire house is filled with the scent as if you had been burning scented candles all day. They also make great carpet/furniture fresheners. Sprinkle a small amount into a spray bottle and fill with warm water. Shake a few times to dissolve and spray carpets, furniture, curtains, any fabric you need the freshen up. I discovered this after the dog was left outside on a rainy day. They covered wet dog smell quit nicely!
Blissful Booty Diapers, I have discovered that MANY cloth diapering mamas (including the owner of Blissful Booty) actually use them IN the wash with the diapers. They all report that there is no issues with build up or absorbency and it leaves the diapers smelling wonderful.
I have no tried this yet since our diaper stash is quite small and I diaper 3 tushies so if I were to somehow ruin some diapers it would not be good. However, they all have nothing but positive things to say. Catherine (owner/creator of Blissful Booty) even gave a great tip to sprinkle a tiny amount of the Crystals into the bottom of your wet bag/dry pail (or where ever you put your dirty diapers) and then on wash day dump it all in. Keeps your dirty diaper pail form stinking AND makes the diapers smell great. Her tip was actually the first time I learned they could be used in the actual diaper loads.
So, now that I have told you all about the wonderful uses and perks of the Purex Complee Crystals Softeners would you like to try them for free? As a perk of being a Purex Insider I get to give away 3 bottles. Actually its 3 coupons for a free full size bottle but still, its 100% free. They sent me a coupon for myself as well and it was easy to use.
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