Pros: Natural ingredients; No Dyes or harsh additives; Low price
Cons: Can't think of any
I'm not very partial when it comes to laundry detergents. I recognize a few key differences among them, but most of my laundry isn't in need of intense cleaning and because of this, I tend to go for the brands that rank toward the lower end of the price scale. There are some good products to be found here, even near the very lowest end of the cost rankings and one of them is Purex Natural Elements, a natural cleaning product for your clothing.
Detergent Facts and Figures:
Purex Natural Elements is a liquid laundry detergent made from naturally sourced ingredients and natural fragrance extracts. 95% of the ingredients in each bottle are from natural sources and the product itself is completely biodegradable.
Purex Natural Elements is offered in four different scents: Linen and Lillies, Lilac and Lavender, Citrus and Aloe, and Apple & Melon. The products are offered in either a 100 oz. bottle, which is good for 66 loads; or a 50 oz. bottle, which is good for 33 loads. All Purex Natural Elements detergents are hypoallergenic and free from dyes.
Purex Natural Elements is a natural means to clean laundry and it is one of the least expensive laundry products on the market. Purex products have always been known for their budget price tags and for offering a good level of clean for the money. Purex Natural Elements gives you the clean you want with natural composition for a price that is substantially lower than other all- natural products.
As I said above, laundry detergent isnt a big concern of mine and the reason is because my clothing doesn't get dirty enough to warrant the need for extra cleaning. I don't wear anything for more than one day, I work in an office sitting at a desk or stand and give lectures, and I rarely do any physical activity. This adds up to laundry that is in very little need of intense cleaning and because of this, I do not need to shop around for the best level of cleaning. Most any product on the store shelves will do the trick so I tend to go for those at the lower price levels.
Purex Natural Elements is certainly less expensive than average and this fact alone is one of the main reason so many are attracted to this product and decide to give it a try. The second reason people like Purex Natural Elements is the natural factor. Purex makes this product 95% natural and adds no dyes or other things that may prove harmful to individuals or the environment. Even the bottle is a little smaller than others, and that means less plastic and less waste going to landfills.
Purex Natural Elements lacks any dyes and is hypoallergenic. This is good news if you have sensitive skin on yourself or a family member. I pointed out that I do not need intense cleaning for my laundry needs and I am therefore not too picky about the laundry detergent I buy. However, one of my girls has very sensitive skin and cannot handle the harsh ingredients found in many different laundry detergents. Her skin will turn red and sore very quickly if certain products are used. This was one of the reasons we tried Purex Natural Elements in the first place and we haven't turned back. The lack of dyes ended the skin problems.
All- natural gentleness is nice in a laundry detergent, but what about the cleaning ability? Well, we have found that Purex Natural Elements is very effective at cleaning and clothing washed in any one of the four scents comes out of the dryer smelling fresh and clean without going overboard on the scent. Some added fabric softener is helpful for added softness, but there is no need to add anything to help this product clean a load of laundry. It cleans as well as any for a much lower price.
Part of the reason Purex is able to offer this product for such a reasonable price is the bottle sizes are slightly smaller than those of other detergents. Other detergents are offered in 128 oz. or 64 oz. while Purex Natural Elements is offered in 100 oz. or 50 oz. But don't worry that you are getting cheated. The bottles might be smaller, but less liquid is needed for a standard load of laundry when you use Purex Natural Elements and a bottle of Purex Natural Elements is capable of washing more loads than the larger bottles of detergent from its closest competitors.
Purex Natural Elements is offered in four different scents and among them, we tend to stick with the Linen and Lillies scent. I like that it is very fresh and doesn't overwhelm with the scent of flowers. The smell of floral is moderate, and it leaves clothing smelling fresh and clean. I also like the citrus scent, but it is really a matter of preference and all four of the scents offered are very nice.
Overall, Purex Natural Elements is a very good laundry detergent and one that we purchase more often than any other brand. The modest price (usually $3.50 for a 50 oz bottle), the natural component, and the ability to clean as well as the more expensive brands make Purex Natural Elements a natural choice for all of your family's laundry needs.