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Key Benefits

• Locks out odors, keeping fabrics smelling fresh all day

• Protects against stretching, fading, and fuzz

• Softens your fabrics, leaving them comfy and cozy


  •  Help keep odors out of your clothes

    How to do Laundry the Downy Way


How do I use Downy Protect & Refresh?
Simply add Downy to your fabric softener drawer. For top-loaders, you can also add directly to your washer drum during the rinse cycle, or use the Downy Ball if you don't feel like waiting around for the rinse to begin.

How Does Downy Protect & Refresh Neutralize Odors?

Downy Protect & Refresh features new technology in a dual-perfume capsule. Activated as you move throughout the day, these components bind to and neutralize malodor molecules. This fabric softener really is like deodorant for your clothes!

How Is Downy Protect & Refresh Liquid Fabric Softener Different from Fresh Protect Beads?
While both the liquid and the beads have 24-hour odor neutralization, Downy Protect & Refresh liquid fabric softener also protects clothes from stretching, fading, and fuzz.

Do I Need to Use Detergent with Downy Protect & Refresh?
Yes. Use WITH detergent. Downy Protect & Refresh is a fabric softener that will provide your clothing with scent, softness, static reduction, odor-neutralization, and protection from the laundry damage of stretching, fading, and fuzz.

What’s the Difference Between a Fabric Softener and a Dryer Sheet?
Both provide fabrics with scent and softness, and fight static; however, dryer sheets are heat activated in the dryer, whereas liquid fabric softeners are more easily infused in the wash. Additionally, fabric softeners reduce wrinkles, provide for easy ironing, and protect from stretching, fading, and fuzz that occur in both the washing and drying processes.

Ratings And Reviews

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4.92/5 (89)
100% Recommended

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*your location:
Reno, NV

It’s Downy Day (aka laundry day)

I am so happy to have found out about this softener. I have not been using one for ages and Downy has brought back the softness and lasting fresh smell my laundry has been missing. Instead of having laundry duty , I have DOWNY DUTY -

I do recommend this product

*your location:
Jesup, GA

Downy ultra protect

Downy ultra protect is true to its word on the conditioning and strengthening aspect, the scent is amazing, I just wish it had lasted a little longer, I could still smell it a few days after washing, but after that it wasn't strong anymore. I would use again for its positive effects!

I do recommend this product

*your location:
Saint David, AZ

Finally Fresh Uniforms

My husband is a Sheriff’s Deputy and many days comes home from work smelling of sweat from running, smoke from putting out brush fires, and many other not so pleasant things. I wash his uniforms separately from the family’s laundry and have always been nervous to do the sniff test on his clean clothes (especially the smoky ones). I started using Downy with Odor Defense a couple weeks ago and can tell a HUGE difference. His uniforms come out of the dryer smelling fresh and clean and stay like that the entire shift! We haven't had smoky clothes in the past week, and I am sure it won't stop that smell from soaking in, but I am confident it will help. 10/10 would purchase again.

I do recommend this product