Fabric softeners work by coating the fabric of your clothing with a thin layer of chemicals that have lubricating properties, making your clothes feel smoother, softer and fluffier and smell wonderfully fresh. Adding fabric softener to your laundry also makes ironing your garments much easier, it can reduce pilling and wrinkling of your clothing and make them more stain resistant.
How do I use fabric softener?
Fabric conditioners are added to your washing machine’s last rinse cycle or pre-loaded in the dispenser. It should never be poured directly on your garments as this may result in spotting. Laundry softeners come in diluted form or concentrated form, in bottles or refill sachets and are available at all supermarkets.
What types of fabric softeners are there?
Most fabric softeners are available in liquid form and there are many different brands and fragrances to choose from. Some fabric softeners are ‘green’, which means that they are formulated without the use of harmful chemicals, reducing the chances of allergic skin reactions and any possible negative impact on the environment.
What are the benefits of clothing softeners?
Soft, softer, softest
· Just as your hair gets softer and more manageable after washing when using conditioner, fabric softener does exactly the same thing: it softens and smoothes fabrics, using an infusion of softening ingredients.
Wonderful fresh fragrance
· The fresh, soft fragrance of liquid softeners in your clothing, towels and sheets can be a wonderful reminder of home and these products come in a wide range of lovely scents, from floral to exotic as well as fine fragrance inspired scents.
Static no more
· Static electricity is often experienced during dry, cold weather and when your clothes are static, you’ll notice your hair sticking to your jersey or your socks attracting pet hairs and all kinds of other annoying bits and pieces. In short, few things are more annoying than static cling. This is where fabric softener comes in. It neutralises the negatively charged particles and stops the irritating cling caused by static electricity.
· With the softening particles in fabric conditioner, you’ll find that your clothing will crease less, your jerseys will not be pilling as much and ironing becomes a much more pleasant task as well. The thin film that your clothing is coated with will ensure that your iron glides over your garments effortlessly.
Keeping your clothing beautifully conditioned is easy. Adding liquid softeners to the rinse cycle of your washing machine makes your clothes feel wonderfully soft, infuses them with delicious fragrances, decreases static cling and reduces creasing. What’s not to love?