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Ultra Purex Fabric Softener - Laundry Product Review

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Ultra Purex Fabric Softener - Laundry Product Review

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The Bottom Line

Ultra Purex Fabric Softener softens clothes and removes static cling.
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  • Softens clothes and reduces static cling.
  • Less expensive than other brands.


  • Cannot be used on children's flame resistant sleepwear.
  • Can cause spotting on clothes.
  • Packaging does not contain any post-consumer recycled plastic.


  • Effective fabric softener and static cling reducer.
  • Safe in all types of washers.
  • Less expensive than other brands.

Guide Review - Ultra Purex Fabric Softener - Laundry Product Review

Ultra Purex Fabric Softener is manufactured by Henkel and offered in three scents Mountain Breeze, Fresh Scent and Sweet Lavender & Cotton. The product is also available in a Sensitive Skin Formulathat contains no dyes. I tested the Mountain Breeze formula.

As with most fabric softeners, Ultra Purex is safe for use in high efficiency washer (he) as well as regular washers. It should be added during the rinse cycle or pre-loaded in the fabric softener dispenser. Fabric softener should never be poured directly on clothes as it may cause spotting. If it does, the stains must be pretreated and rewashed.


  • Water
  • Quatemary ammonia compound
  • Calcium chloride
  • Dimethicone
  • Methylisothisothiazolinone
  • Fragrance
  • Milliken liquitint royal MC

    Ultra Purex soften clothes and reduces static cling leaving a fresh scent to clothes. However, if you have children you should pay heed to the warning on the bottle: "Purex Fabric Softener is not intended for use on children's sleepwear or other flame resistant fabrics as it may reduce flame resistance. Do not use on cotton-containing fluffier fabrics such as terry cloth and fleece as this may increase flammability."

    I much prefer to use natural fabric softeners like white distilled vinegar or baking soda. You might also give Purex Crystals a try because it can be used safely on children's garments.

    The bottle does not indicate that it contains post-consumer recycled plastic but it is recyclable.

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