Product eliminates odors, doesn’t just cover them up!

Sometimes pets are smelly. Sometimes people smell icky too – especially our clothes! The people at Febreze recently sent me a sample of their Febreze In-Wash Odor Eliminator to try it out. First, I don’t like to buy any product that was tested on animals… so I checked with them to be sure. I as reassured by their PR contact that the product was not tested on animals… and so I decided to try the product on a couple of different items: a pet bed and a business suit!

Test 1: Pet Bed

While my cats tend to smell delicious most of the time, once in a while, they will cough up a hairball in an inopportune area. One of my cats left a hairball present on his pet bed, so it was a great candidate for this test.

I tossed the pet bed into the wash using regular fragrance-free detergent and then put the Febreze In-Wash Odor Eliminator in as well.

When the wash was finished, it came out smelling and looking really fresh. The smell was very pleasant – not too strong at all. I was so impressed, that I decided to do another test.

Cat hiding between freshly cleaned blankets

Test 2: Women’s Business Skirt Suit

I have a favorite business suit that I am having a hard time parting with. It has been to the dry cleaner over and over throughout the last few years and each time, smells less and less fresh. I was ready to just come to terms with tossing it. Since my favorite suit had a date with the garbage can, I thought it would be a great candidate to try this product. I have never even attempted to wash a suit in the regular wash at home – but decided I had nothing to lose.

I tossed the suit into the washer, added some Woolite, for delicate fabrics and then my favorite, albeit smelly, suit. Finally, I added in the Febreze In-Wash Odor Eliminator and let it run. When the cycle was finished, I expected to see my once-favorite-suit disintegrated in tattered little pieces stuck all over the washing machine. To my surprise and delight, that was not the case! Not only was it in one piece – it smelled amazing!! This product actually helped save my suit. I hung it up to dry and have been wearing it since – with confidence! (I’ve even washed it a few more times with great results!)

I’m definitely sold on this product and would recommend it to anyone who has less-than-fresh smelling items that they would like to get really clean. Great stuff!!

We were not paid for this review. We did receive complimentary products to test out so we could provide a fair review to you.

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