Sunday, February 20, 2011
About once a month I swoop down on Sam's Club and make a surgical strike to get dozen or so household staples. This time I mistakenly picked up April Fresh Downy. I didn't notice the fine print and the floral bouquet on the label. However, I did notice that my towels smelled like a baby's butt wrapped in lilac. So I returned it to Sam's a month later and got "clean breeze", which seemed to be the least offensive. Wrong, a week later my quilt still smells like a box of dryer sheets. The fabric softener aisle resembles a display for Yankee Candles; spiced apple, vanilla, pumpkin spice, almond creme, lavender serenity etc.
So it's off to Sam's next week to return a second jug of scented Downy. Now I discovered that Downey makes a softener without dyes or scents. It's called Downy Free and Sensitive and it's sold at Wal-Mart. Yep, those two words describe Babba perfectly: Free & Sensitive.