The Importance of Using Fabric Softener
There's nothing quite like enveloping yourself in a super velvety sweater that has an enchanting fragrance or, cloaking yourself in a marvelously soft and delightfully scented bath towel after a hot shower!
Using fabric softener in your wash cycle is ESSENTIAL!
Fabric softeners like Ultra Downy Infusions keep your clothes looking newer longer by quite literally, lubricating the fabric - making it less stiff and giving material the ability to retain its colour. Clothing that is less stiff, is far less irritating to skin.
This also means less ironing and reduced fuzzing. Using fabric softener furthermore allows your clothing to keep their shape by soothing the fibers.
The additional benefit to using fabric softener is that scent affects your mood!
Consider these heavenly scents from Downy:
For sheets and bedding - Ultra Downy Infusions Lavender Serenity.
Lavender is associated with calmness and sleep benefits.
For blouses and dress shirts – Ultra Downy Infusions Botanical Mist. Citrus scents like oranges or lemons and even peppermint is associated with energy and refreshment.
For sweaters and winter-wear – Ultra Downy Infusions Cashmere is divine.
For towels, sleepwear, socks and underwear – Ultra Downy Infusions Apple Blossom. Jasmine and many other floral scents are associated with happiness and joyfulness.
Keep in mind however, that some articles should NOT be washed with fabric softener.
washable microfibre mop heads
microfibre cleaning cloths
Using fabric softener on cleaning products can leave streaks behind when in use.
These also include:
terry cloth mattress or pillow covers
dry-wear designed to wick away moisture
Using fabric softener on these items can cause them to lose their ability to pull moisture from the body to the exterior of the shirt where it can evaporate more easily.