Downy Unstopables is the newest offering in Procter & Gamble Company's Downy line of products. Downy Unstopables is an in wash scent booster. The product is presented as small pellets that dissolve in the wash cycle. The sole purpose of the pellets is to add scent to your laundry.
There are two scents available: Fresh and Lush. Fresh is promoted as a clean, breezy scent. It is comparable to Ultra Downy Clean Breeze Fabric Softener. Lush is a lavender scent and is comparable to Ultra Downy Spring Lavender Fabric Softener. The packaging recommends using Downy Unstopables in addition to liquid Downy for "the ultimate softness and freshness experience".
The recommended amount to use for each load of laundry is one cap full (2 ounces) or about one-fourth cup. You may use the recommended amount or as little or as much as you like. The pellets are added directly to the washer before clothes are loaded. They are safe to use in high-efficiency (he) or standard washers. They are also safe to use with any detergent (liquid or powder) and with any liquid fabric softener. Downy Unstopables dissolve in any water temperature (hot, warm or cold). The pellets should not be added to the automatic dispensers.
The pellets are safe for all washable fabrics.
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Suggested manufacturer's selling price is $6.49 for 13.2 ounces - about $1.00 per load of laundry.
Procter & Gamble and the Downy Line
Procter & Gamble began in 1837 when Cincinnati brother-in-laws, William Procter, a candlemaker, and James Gamble, a soapmaker, came together to form the company. In just twenty years, the company would reach one million dollars in sales. The company continued to grow during the Civil War when the Union Army awarded two contracts to Procter and Gamble to supply soldiers with soap and candles.
Procter & Gamble found gold with the launch of Ivory soap in the 1890s. In the years to come, Procter & Gamble would invent and produce some of the most common products - like Crisco, Tide and Pampers in American homes. The company now is one of the largest advertisers in the United States and around the world.
Downy was introduced to the Procter and Gamble laundry line in 1960 as fabric softener to be used during the final rinse cycle of laundry. The Downy line now includes liquid, dryer sheets, spray on wrinkle releaser and now Unstopables.
Laundry Guide Recommendation
If you like the scent of Unstopables, the product does infuse your laundry with a strong and lasting perfume if you use the recommended amount. I would not recommend it for use on baby's laundry or small children. If you have chemical sensitivity or allergies, it is also not for you.
I don't prefer to have scented clothes or linens. Clean laundry has no smell. I don't like to have my clothes compete with my perfume or my tablecloth compete with the dinner served.
The product works well but it costs around $1.00 per load. Since it does not whiten, brighten, soften or remove stains, that's expensive laundry perfume!
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