Sweaty gym shorts, dirty work clothes, my oldest son’s baseball uniform…there are some clothes that I know are going to end up extra smelly before they finally end up in the washing machine. And while I would love to have enough time to wash my own sweaty gym top or my fiance’s dirt-encrusted work overalls every single day, that’s just not realistic. Until now, I’d just resigned myself to sometimes having to deal with clothes that stink. But now, Tide and Downy have come up with some fabulous new products to save my nose!
I’ve been a fan of Downy In-Wash Scent Booster for years now. The Lush variety is my personal must-have, and I especially love using it for my sheets and bedding. The sweet hint of vanilla when I climb into bed makes for very sweet dreams. But while Downy In-Wash Scent Booster leaves a delicious long-lasting hint of fragrance in fabrics, it doesn’t actually control odours in any way. And there are times I need a product that does more than just masks unpleasant smells. Some of our clothing seems to start stinking again almost as soon as it’s out of the washer, whether because of the heavy use it gets or because of reblooming scents trapped within the fabric fibres themselves.
That’s where the new Tide and Downy products available at Walmart come in! The perfect scent-eliminating regime starts with Tide PODS plus Febreze Odor Defense. The 4-in-1 laundry detergent pac cleans dirt, residue and surface stains while removing odours with the power of Febreze. For those especially stinky clothes, adding Tide Odor Rescue with Febreze Odor Defense, an in-wash booster that helps eliminate dirt and odours trapped in fabric fibres, helps eliminate the dreaded rebloom.
Finally, new Downy Fresh Protect In-Wash Odor Shield leaves clothes smelling clean and fresh and also helps neutralize unpleasant odours when clothes are worn! I happened to receive the new Downy Fresh Protect to review just as my fiance had worked an outdoor shift in rainy weather and come home with his work clothes filthy and soaked. I took advantage of the opportunity to wash all his greasy, grimy railroad clothes with the new product and see for myself how it worked!
Of course, my laundry routine always starts with Tide PODS Laundry Detergent, and switching the original variety for the new Tide PODS plus Febreze Odor Defense was a no-brainer when dealing with clothes this dirty. I love that the easy-to-use pods contain stain remover, brightener, detergent and odor defense pre-measured in the perfect amounts. I tossed a pod into the washer as it filled along with half a capful of Downy Fresh Protect beads. Then I added the clothes and let the products do their work.
When the clothing had been washed and dried, I took a deep sniff before starting to fold it and put it away. It had a fantastic fresh scent, with no residual odours of dirt, grease or sweat. But what was even better was that the next time my fiance wore the clothes, he came home from work with them still smelling great! The Downy protection had actually eliminated odours that the clothes had picked up in the course of a day in a dirty train yard!
Want to have the chance to add the new Tide and Downy Odor Shield products to your laundry routine? P&G and Walmart have teamed up to give you that chance! One lucky Mommy Kat and Kids reader is going to win a $50 Walmart gift card so that you can pick up Tide PODS plus Febreze Odor Defense, Downy Fresh Protect and maybe even some cute new workout clothes just in time for summer! To enter to win, just leave a blog comment about the smelliest clothing you have had to deal with in your household.
I also used Downy Fresh Protect on a beautiful new summer dress that I recently ordered online. It was as gorgeous as I had hoped, but had an unpleasant musty smell when I took it out of the package. A quick wash on the gentle cycle with Downy Fresh Protect In-Wash Odor Shield and then hanging the dress to dry had it smelling fresh and clean. And I love knowing that even if I’m sweating in my dress on a sweltering hot day, the Fresh Protect will neutralize any new odours while preventing rebloom too! Grab these new laundry must-haves at your local Walmart store now and see how easy it can be to get rid of stinky laundry for good!