Giveaway: Purex Crystals and Jockey Sports Bra

Last year Purex came out with their innovative Purex Crystals fabric softener which is 92% natural and, unlike regular fabric softeners, is not oil based.  Traditional oil based fabric softeners are not recommended for athletic wear because the oil content hinders the moisture wicking ability of the athletic wear.  But, because Purex Crystals do not contain oil they can safely be used on all atheletic wear clothing and not hinder the moisture wicking ability at all.

I’ve used the Purex Crystals quite a bit since they were introduced last spring and have mostly liked them.  In the past I’ve had issues with splotches of fabric softener appearing on my clothes after they were washed and let me tell you, it’s an oily, difficult thing to get rid of. But since the Purex Crystals is in a crystal form and is not oil based, that has not been an issue at all!

I also really like that Purex Crystals are not in liquid form. Do you ever get tired of how liquid fabric softener gunks up in the spot where you add it to your washing machine? I do! But with Purex Crystals you have none of that because not only is it not a liquid fabric softener, you don’t even use the fabric softener dispenser but add it directly to your load of laundry.  So it’s a win-win situation in my books!

The one thing I am not crazy about is the strong scent. The scents smell great but, in my opinion, are a bit overpowering.  However I’ve found a solution. I simply cut the amount of Purex Crystals that I add to my laundry in half. My clothing is still nice and soft, has a mild scent to it and to top it off, I save money because my bottle will last twice as long!

Purex and Jockey have teamed up to give away one bottle of Purex Crystals and one Jockey Tech Terry sports bra to one of my readers so that you can see for yourself how awesome the Purex Crystals are.

You have two different ways to enter the giveaway and each counts as a separate entry, but you must do a separate comment for each entry The giveaway will end 1/26/12 at 12 p.m. (EST) and the winner will be chosen via I will then notify the winner by email and they will have two days to respond before another winner is chosen.


1.  Just for fun, tell me a favorite laundry tip.  If you absolutely can’t think of anything, tell me what load of laundry is your favorite to do.
2.  Follow The Thrifty, Frugal Mom on Facebook or Twitter.  If you already follow The Thrifty Frugal Mom, give yourself an extra entry by posting that in a comment.

Disclosure: Jockey and Purex provided free samples of their products so I could review them.  However, all of the opinions expressed here are my own.

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  1. by jill king

    On January 23, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    I love doing towels, easy to fold.

  2. by Stephanie Kelsey

    On January 23, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    White vinegar is the bomb for getting out both odors (including urine and mildew) and those ugly yellow sweat stains you can get in undershirts. A small amount added to a washload kills odors, and soaking in 1/2 water 1/2 vinegar gets rid of the stains.

  3. by Melissa Phillips

    On January 23, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    I have not tried the Purex Crystals because I am afraid they (like other fabric softeners) would cause itchy skin. I hate laundry because it is never ending, BUT I do get a little giddy when I finally get a stain out that I have worked on for a while. Blood= hydrogen peroxide, but wash soon so it won’t eat a hole in the fabric or bleach the color. If you happen to wash something red and it bleeds on to something white, OxyClean Laundry in the spray bottle works wonders. I thought I had ruined a $30 tshirt for my son, but I was super excited when it all came out!

  4. by Amy Seymour

    On January 23, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Use Shout Color Catchers if you want to do a mixed color load. They really work!

  5. by Amy Seymour

    On January 23, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    I follow The Thrifty, Frugal Mom on Facebook and Twitter.

  6. by Jessica Young

    On January 23, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    I’m getting ready to follow The Thrifty, Frugal Mom! I really don’t enjoy doing any of my laundry, but trying something different (i.e. new detergent, fabric softener, scent, etc.) makes it more fun!

  7. by Joy Martin

    On January 23, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    My washer and dryer are in the basement so I set a timer so I don’t forget to change out the loads!

  8. by Kiki

    On January 23, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Baking soda is a great kick to one’s laundry. I always wanted to try Borax in my laundry. However, one amazing trick I like is spray oil sheen to get rid of pen marks on clothing. It’s quite useful. Currently, I am using Purex Natural Elements. I am a fan thus far. I have so complaints and I only add Purex fabric softner for sensitive skin.

  9. by Jennifer Warner

    On January 23, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    I have used purex laundry soap for some time now. I like it because it gets the job done and it’s easy on my budget. Havn’t tried the purex crystals but would consider using because i stand by my Purex Laundry soap! lol
    As Staphanie K said Vinegar is a awesome all natural stain fighter,deoderizer and softner. I put mine in a downy ball and add a few drops of my favorite scented oil ( avaliable at Whole foods i think even Jo ann Fabrics) and pop it in with my laod. Works great! and saves money!

  10. by Sarah

    On January 23, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    I use homemade detergent and I really like it,mostly because it saves a lot of money.

  11. by Sarah

    On January 23, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    I follow your blog on Facebook.

  12. by Stephanie Kelsey

    On January 23, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Following you on FB, already on Twitter!

  13. by Julie L

    On January 24, 2012 at 11:04 am

    not sure if this is really a tip lol but don’t let your laundry pile up thanks

  14. by Julie L

    On January 24, 2012 at 11:04 am

    like u on fb Julie A Scott Laws

  15. by Jennifer Soderberg

    On January 24, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    I love washing my kids laundry. It reminds me how fast they grow!

  16. by Suzanne T.

    On January 24, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    My laundry tip – I’ve trained my family to take their shirts, pants, and socks off without pulling them inside out, so it saves me from turning everything back to right-side-in when I’m folding clothes. Saves a lot of time!

  17. by Suzanne T.

    On January 24, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    I already follow The Thrifty Frugal Mom on Facebook!

  18. by Erin

    On January 24, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    I love washing my daughter’s clothing. It’s all so tiny. It reminds me that she won’t stay that little for very long.

  19. by Susan

    On January 25, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    I like to use my own homemade soap…it is cheaper and I think it smells good too!

  20. by Courtney

    On January 26, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Do you know if these are safe to use with cloth diapers?

  21. by Lydia Beiler

    On January 26, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Courtney, I wouldn’t know why not- unless you use unscented laundry things. As I mentioned these are fairly strong smelling, but if you use 1/2 the amount it’s much better in my opinion.

  22. by Lydia Beiler

    On January 27, 2012 at 7:52 am

    Courtney, last night it hit me why exactly you were asking this. I assume it’s because regular fabric softener affects absorbency of things, is that correct? Purex Crystals is advertised to be safe to use on towels (and not affect absorbency) so I’m pretty sure it should be fine to use on cloth diapers too! Hope that helps.

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