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Downy or Comfort fabric softener, Which is better?

Updated on August 30, 2017


Downy is better than Comfort fabric softener

I personally like downy because it makes the fabric really soft. Downy helps lower the electric bills because the fabric is easier to iron. Sometimes we do not need to iron the shirts and clothes use for bed and sleeping time. The bed sheets, comforter and pillow cover are very soft and the smell are good.

Downy was first introduced in our country so it became popular. It was followed by comfort fabric softener so I tried it also but i was not satisfied on the result. Downy smells fresher much longer. I am happier with downy. The price of downy and comfort are almost the same, though downy is a less cheaper.


Downy or Comfort fabric softener, Which is better?

What is fabric softener

Fabric softener is also known as fabric conditioner. It is use to make the clothes softer, easy to dry and iron and it helps to prevent static cling. Because fabric softener contains oil like corn, tallow and olive oil, it is hydrophobic in nature. It can easily penetrate the fibers of clothes making it soft and less water absorbent. This is the reason why it is not advisable to use fabric softener on towels.

When and How to use fabric softener

For manual use, after washing the clothes with detergent, on the last rinse, you can add 1 cup of downy for every 5 kilograms of clothes. Depending on you, you can add little more to make the scent stronger. After soaking the clothes on water with fabric softener for about a minute or 2, you can remove the excess water and dry the clothes. No need to rinse again.

If you are using automatic washing machine, you can simply follow the instruction of your washing machine when to put fabric conditioner.

Why Use Fabric Softener

  1. Before, when Downy was not yet introduced in our country, we just rely on the scent of detergents. After Ironing the clothes we will put cologne or perfume to add scent. When Downy came, we seldom use cologne because the clothes smell fresh and it stays fresh all day long. If you use downy, perfume and cologne does not really necessary especially for young kids.
  2. Fabric Softener makes the fabric really soft, because it is soft, it is easier to iron. You can save some amount of money on your electricity bills and your work is lessen.
  3. Fabric softener is anti static, your hair will not stick like a magnet on your clothes. Same with other clothes, their fiber will not stick with one another.

Downy is the best!

Downy Commercial - Watch the video, very funny!

Hey Monkey Brain, Comfort is the best!

Comfort Fabric Conditioner Commercial - Funny video, If this is true I will never use Comfort!

Confused which is better?

If you can't decide which to choose, you can make your own homemade fabric softener.

Homemade Fabric Softener

It is easy to make your own homemade fabric softener. You will only need, baking soda, distilled white vinegar, water and essential oil to add your favorite scent to fabric and you are finished in 5 minutes. The ingredients are readily available on your kitchen. You can try this too and you will notice that your clothes are really soft.

If you do not have essential oil, do not worry, you can still use this recipe and your clothes will not smell like vinegar. This is an amazing recipe!


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