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Fun Facts About Fabric Softeners

Learn more on how fabric softener works for your laundry.

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Fun Facts About Fabric Softeners

Fabric Softeners

Did you know that fabric softener is still made today in basically the same way it was originally made in 1900? Here are a few other fun fabric softener facts about why to use fabric softener apart from making your clothes soft. We'll give you some other fun fabric softener uses that we'll bet you didn't know about too.

Fabric Softener Facts

Why Use Fabric Softener?

The main purpose of Comfort is to make clothes soft and smell good. Using a fabric softener coats the fibres of your clothing, therefore preventing them from clinging to your skin, especially during winter. However, there are a few other quirky uses for fabric softener that not many people know about. Here’s more:

  • Fabric softener certainly makes garments and fabrics feel softer, or bouncier as some people describe it, making them feel soft to touch, which is a pleasure to wear.

  • Can be used on the garments of people (adults and babies) with sensitive skin. For those that suffer with sensitive skin as well as for babies and newborn sensitive skin, fabric softener that is formulated specifically for sensitive skins can help the clothing feel much softer.

  • It stops static cling. Using a clothes softener coats the fibres of clothing, therefore preventing them from clinging to your skin especially during winter.

What are the Other Uses of Fabric Softener?

Of course, the main purpose of fabric softeners, like Comfort, is to soften clothing and reduce static-cling. However, there are a few other quirky uses for fabric softener that not many people know about. Here’s more:

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It Can be Used as an Air Freshener

Did you know that fabric softener can double up as an air freshener? Simply mix a cap full of Comfort concentrated fabric softener, in the fragrance you love the most, with 2 tablespoons of baking soda in a spray bottle of water (approximately 100mls). You'll be able to spray the liquid on fabrics, cushions, and curtains to give them a fresh smell, or simply spray into the air as an air freshener.

It is a Great Wooden Floor Cleaner

Thanks to the fact that fabric softener does not contain any harsh chemicals, it’s a great alternative as a floor cleaner for wood flooring. Simply dilute fabric softener in a bucket of water and wash your wood flooring with a soft mop to get rid of dirt without damaging the flooring.

It Can Remove Hairspray Stains

Do you have pesky hair spray stains on your clothes? Simply spray diluted concentrated fabric softener on the hair spray stain, leave for a few minutes to soak in and wash the clothing as normal.

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