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How to Use Downy Rinse and Refresh

Downy Rinse & Refresh is a breakthrough laundry odor remover that helps rinse away the smelly residue trapped within fabric fibers by acting as a laundry detergent booster. This leaves fabrics fresher, softer, and brighter than before - and it is simple to use.

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How To Use

1. After adding your favorite detergent, measure the amount of rinse and refresh for the size of your load.

2. Pour the liquid into your liquid fabric softener dispenser or directly into the rinse cycle.


  • Downy Rinse & Refresh is a low pH rinse aid that works to remove odors and residues left behind on items you wear and use, like bath towels. These residues if left untreated can build up and lead to odor that can be difficult to remove, even with washing.

  • Downy Rinse and Refresh is nothing like a traditional fabric softener. Traditional Liquid Fabric Softeners lubricate fibers making them soft and fresh. With only 5 ingredients, Downy Rinse & Refresh is designed to remove odor causing residues not lubricate fibers. Its unique formula works in the rinse to break down and remove the residues left behind after washing that can lead to odors.

  • Downy R&R is a rinse added product, so it goes in the fabric softener dispenser on most wash machines, it can be added in the center post agitator for traditional top loading machines, or it can be added directly to the drum during the rinse cycle.

  • With Downy Rinse and Refresh each load may need a little more or a little less based on your laundry needs. WE recommend about 3 tablespoons. This is equivalent to filling the Fabric Softener drawer about half way on most HE machines. If you like, you can measure it out. We suggest about ¼ cup or 50 oz per average size load. The great thing about Downy Rinse and Refresh is if you don’t have a lot of odors or residues a little bit goes a long way, and using a lot will work on those really tough jobs in your home.

  • Downy R&R is safe for all washable fabrics, including active wear and children’s clothing. Downy R&R is not a fabric softener, so it can be used on all machine washable fabrics and will not impede absorbency or moisture wicking or harm flame retardants on children’s clothing like usual liquid fabric softeners.

  • Downy R&R works in all temperatures.

  • Downy R&R designed to be used with detergent, and can be used with other fabric enhancers like scent boosters or dryer sheets but NOT liquid fabric softener or bleach.

  • No, Downy does not test on animals.

Did you know?

Downy helps protect your clothes from 50 mph spinning in your washing machine.

Downy helps protect your clothes from 60 times the G Force of a space rocket launch.

Downy helps protect your clothes from a dryer hot enough to cook ribs.