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10 Best Tried and True Japanese Fabric Softeners (Laundry Expert-Reviewed)

Fabric softeners give your clothes a pleasant fragrance and fluffy texture and make wearing freshly washed clothes feel even more refreshing and comfortable. However, some fabric softeners can either have an overpowering scent or don't make your clothes feel as fluffy or soft as you'd hoped. 


If you're looking for fabric softeners that won't overpower your nose while still making your clothes feel just as good, consider Japanese fabric softeners. Since a wide variety of fabric softeners are available from well-known brands such as Landrin, Flair, Soflan, and Downy, many people may not know which one is right for them.


To help you figure that out, we gathered the 13 best-selling Japanese fabric softeners from e-commerce sites popular in Japan, such as Amazon, Rakuten, and Yahoo! Shopping, and tested them all.


We then chose and ranked the ten best products based on our test results and put what we learned into a buying guide to help you choose the best Japanese fabric softeners available online in 2022. 

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Eiichi Ishikawa
Kensuke Kanzaki
Chihiro Matsubara
  • Last updated: 09-08-2022
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The Merits of Using Fabric Softener

The Merits of Using Fabric Softener

Japanese fabric softeners do just more than fluff your towels and add fragrance. Japanese fabric softeners offer various functions that cater to the seasons in Japan and lifestyles of Japanese households. For example, since Japan has a long hay fever season in the spring, many fabric softeners will have anti-pollen properties. In addition, air-drying is much more common in Japan than machine-drying, so many softeners will also have antibacterial agents to prevent odors bought by indoor air-drying.


Additionally, unlike many fabric softeners sold in the US, Japanese fabric softeners have milder fragrances, with some products even having little or no scent at all! Many Japanese people are pretty sensitive to artificial scents, which is why many Japanese products, not just limited to fabric softeners and detergents, have less fragrance. However, there are also Japanese products that have strong scents, but not as strong as American softeners.


Moreover, unlike in the US, most Japanese people hang-dry their laundry. Dryers do a great job of reducing fragrances with hot air, which is why some speculate that American fabric softeners have such strong scents since most of that fragrance will become lost in the dryer.

How To Choose a Japanese Fabric Softener -Buying Guide

Here are four essential points to keep in mind when choosing a fabric softener product to purchase.

If Fragrance Is Important to You, Check the Strength of the Fragrance After Use

Many fabric softeners are marketed as products that give your clothes pleasant aromas. 


While some aromatic types leave a more potent fragrance, there are also subtly scented and unscented types for those more sensitive to fragrance.

Choose Floral Types for the Best Guaranteed Pleasant Fragrance

Choose Floral Types for the Best Guaranteed Pleasant Fragrance

Floral-type fabric softeners are characterized by their perfume-like scent and higher lasting power. They are recommended for those who don't necessarily want to wear perfume but want clothes to have a pleasant floral scent for everyday wear. There are various fragrances to choose from, including soapy and herbal aromas.


Many products that received high ratings in our fragrance test had floral scents. Additionally, some aroma-type fabric softeners show gradual changes in fragrance over time. 

Kensuke Kanzaki
Laundry Expert
Kensuke Kanzaki

Avoid blending multiple fragrances just because they smell good independently. Even your favorite scent can often become overpowering if mixed with others.

The fragrances of these products were made and tested by professional blenders of each manufacturer, so we recommend that you use them as they are, without blending others.

Look For Lightly-Scented or Scentless Products if You’re Sensitive to Fragrances

Look For Lightly-Scented or Scentless Products if You’re Sensitive to Fragrances

The lightly scented and unscented types are recommended for those who don't like strong scents or for those who already wear perfume.


When we checked how strong the fragrances were for products labeled lightly scented, we found that even 24 hours after washing, the scent was still strong enough to be noticed. However, the aroma was weaker than that of products that do not claim to be lightly scented. Towels washed with lightly scented softeners left little to no noticeable scent after 48 hours.

The lightly scented type has almost no scent once the garments are worn, but the fragrance is strong enough to be noticed while drying freshly laundered clothes.

Be Careful of Softeners With Overpowering Fragrances

Be Careful of Softeners With Overpowering Fragrances

Using fabric softener to add a pleasant fragrance to your clothing is meaningless if the scent is lost immediately after washing. On the other hand, if the scent is too strong, it can be overbearing. For our fragrance quality tests, we highly rated products with soft, non-overpowering fragrances.


One way to choose a softener with a soft fragrance is to check the fragrance strength guidelines listed on some products and avoid those labeled as having a "strong" fragrance.

It is difficult to determine how long the fragrance lasts without actually using the product. During our fragrance longevity tests, we highly rated products with a fragrance that lasted 24 to 48 hours after washing. Please check out the products rated highly for fragrance longevity and use them as a reference when purchasing.

Kensuke Kanzaki
Laundry Expert
Kensuke Kanzaki

Be careful about not adding too much fabric softener as overpowering smells could disturb others around you. Using more softener than the specified amount may emit a stronger scent than you realize, which can lead to smell harassment (the act of making others uncomfortable due to the scent) or harm the health of people with chemical sensitivity or those who are sensitive to certain fragrances.

Use fabric softeners while keeping an eye on the material of the clothes you wear daily. Chemical fibers such as polyester absorb fabric softener ingredients easily and retain a strong fragrance, while natural fibers such as cotton soften and balance out the scent.

Choose a Softener Based on Your Preference For Texture

Choose a Softener Based on Your Preference For Texture

Fabric softeners contain surfactants that prevent clothing fibers from tangling with each other and resisting surface friction. Coating the surface of the threads with the surfactant makes the fabric fluffy, voluminous, and smooth to the touch.

We evaluated this in our tests by washing towels 20 times and air-drying them each time to make them rough. We then used each fabric softener and measured the thickness and smoothness of the towels when folded. 


Our results showed that fluffiness didn't always equal smoothness, as some towels were left fluffy and voluminous but rough in texture. The products that received exceptionally high evaluations are introduced in the image above, so please choose from the finish you want to emphasize.

10 Best Japanese Fabric Softeners

To figure out the best Japanese fabric softeners, we gathered 13 best-selling products on e-commerce sites popular in Japan, like Amazon, Rakuten, and Yahoo! Shopping, and tested them all.


※Note that Japanese prices for some of the products are given; they've merely been converted into USD for easy viewing.


※※Please note that these products were chosen after extensive research and testing by mybest writers. The choices are not necessarily affiliated with or recommended by our experts.

We tested each product for the following, graded on a five-point scale:

  • Fragrance
  • Fragrance longevity
  • Fluffiness
  • Softening ability
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Nature Lab Laundrin Laundry Softener Classic Floral 1

Nature Lab

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P & G Lenore Eau De Luxe Mindfull Sleep Series 1

P & G

3
NS FaFa Japan Fine Fragrance Fabric Softener 1

NS FaFa Japan

4
Kao Humming Deodorizing Real Feel W Power Splash Citrus Fragrance 1

Kao

5
Daiko Gonesh Ultra Softener Ocean 1

Daiko

6
Kao Humming Deodorizing Real Feel Rose Garden Fragrance 1

Kao

7
Lion Soflan Aroma Rich Ellie 1

Lion

8
P&G Lenore Happiness Dreamily Fluffy To The Touch 1

P&G

9
SHIRO White Lily Fabric Softener Concentrated Type 1

SHIRO

10
P&G Lenore Super Deodorant 1 Week Fresh Green Scent 1

P&G

Name

Laundrin Laundry Softener Classic Floral

Lenore Eau De Luxe Mindfull Sleep Series

Fine Fragrance Fabric Softener

Humming Deodorizing Real Feel W Power Splash Citrus Fragrance

Gonesh Ultra Softener Ocean

Humming Deodorizing Real Feel Rose Garden Fragrance

Soflan Aroma Rich Ellie

Lenore Happiness Dreamily Fluffy To The Touch

White Lily Fabric Softener Concentrated Type

Lenore Super Deodorant 1 Week Fresh Green Scent

Features

Anti-static and Anti-Pollen Fabric Softener With Changing Fragrance Blends

Best Fabric Softener for Bedding With Calming, Long-Lasting Fragrance

Anti-pollen Softener That Leaves Clothes Fluffy With Long-Lasting Fragrance

Deodorizing Fabric Softener With Mixed Reviews on Fragrance but Good Scent Longevity

Pleasantly Sweet and Subtly Scented Fabric Softener With Visually Pleasing Packaging

Best Deodorizing Softener for Those Who Air-Dry Their Laundry Indoors

Antibacterial Fabric Softener With a Strong Fragrance That Changes Over Time

Fabric Softener With a Subtle, Long-Lasting Sweet Fragrance

Fabric Softener With a Subtle Floral Aroma but Low Softening Abilities

Fabric Softener With Great Softening Abilities and Fragrance Longevity but Split Opinions on Aroma

Price$5.61$6.78$5.47$3.05$7.60$2.12$2.97$2.26$26.97$3.82
Japaneseネイチャーラボ ランドリン 柔軟剤 クラシックフローラルP&G レノアオードリュクス マインドフルネスシリーズ スリープNSファーファ・ジャパン ファーファ ファインフレグランス ボーテ花王 ハミング消臭実感Wパワー スプラッシュシトラスの香り大香 ガーネッシュ ウルトラソフナー オーシャン花王 ハミング消臭実感 ローズガーデンの香りライオン ソフラン アロマリッチ エリーP&G レノアハピネス 夢ふわタッチ 弾けるナチュラルザクロ&フローラルシロ ホワイトリリー ファブリックソフナー 濃縮タイプP&G レノア超消臭1WEEK フレッシュグリーンの香り
Active IngredientsSurfactant (Ester type dialkylammonium salt)Surfactant (Ester type dialkylammonium salt), Stabilizer, FragranceSurfactant (Quaternary ammonium cation), Stabilizer, Fragrance, Antimicrobial agentSurfactant (Ester type dialkylammonium salt, Quaternary ammonium cation), Texture enhancer, Stabilizer, Fragrance, Fiber lubricants Surfactants (ester type dialkylammonium salt, polyoxyethylene, alkyl ether), fragrance, stabilizerSurfactants (ester type dialkylammonium salt, polyoxyethylene alkyl ether), Texture enhancers, stabilizers, fiber lubricantsSurfactant (Ester type dialkylammonium salt), stabilizer, fragranceSurfactant (Ester type dialkylammonium salt), stabilizer, fragranceSurfactant, stabilizer, fragranceSurfactant (Ester type dialkylammonium salt), stabilizer, fragrance
Volume20.29 fl. oz.17.92 fl. oz.20.29 fl. oz. 17.92 fl. oz.20.29 fl. oz.17.92 fl. oz.17.58 fl. oz.16.23 fl. oz. 16.91 fl. oz.17.92 fl. oz.
FragranceFloral type (classic floral) Floral, fruity, herbal (jasmine rose, chamomile, sweet orange)Floral type (prime floral)Splash citrusAquamarineFloral type (rose garden)Floral type (natural bouquet aroma)Floral, fruity type (natural pomegranate & floral)Floral type (white lilly)Green type (fresh green)
Drum type laundry machine compatibleYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYes
RefillableYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYes
Antimicrobial agentYesNoYesYesNoYesYesNoNoYes
DeodorizingYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoNoYes
Anti-staticYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYes
Anti-pollenYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYes
Recommended forMenN/AMenN/AMenMenN/AN/AN/AN/A
Overall score3.903.883.843.713.633.623.623.553.543.50
Fragrance3.53.73.53.43.43.23.23.33.53.2
Fragrance longevity4.04.74.73.84.74.74.74.03.83.7
Fluffiness3.63.45.03.73.34.63.73.53.75.0
Softening ability5.04.03.34.03.53.33.53.53.33.5
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Nature LabLaundrin Laundry Softener Classic Floral

$5.61

Japaneseネイチャーラボ ランドリン 柔軟剤 クラシックフローラル
Active IngredientsSurfactant (Ester type dialkylammonium salt)
Volume20.29 fl. oz.
FragranceFloral type (classic floral)
Drum type laundry machine compatibleYes
RefillableYes
Antimicrobial agentYes
DeodorizingYes
Anti-staticYes
Anti-pollenYes
Recommended forMen
Overall score3.90
Fragrance3.5
Fragrance longevity4.0
Fluffiness3.6
Softening ability5.0
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P & GLenore Eau De Luxe Mindfull Sleep Series

$6.78

JapaneseP&G レノアオードリュクス マインドフルネスシリーズ スリープ
Active IngredientsSurfactant (Ester type dialkylammonium salt), Stabilizer, Fragrance
Volume17.92 fl. oz.
Fragrance Floral, fruity, herbal (jasmine rose, chamomile, sweet orange)
Drum type laundry machine compatibleYes
RefillableYes
Antimicrobial agentNo
DeodorizingYes
Anti-staticYes
Anti-pollenYes
Recommended forN/A
Overall score3.88
Fragrance3.7
Fragrance longevity4.7
Fluffiness3.4
Softening ability4.0
3

NS FaFa JapanFine Fragrance Fabric Softener

$5.47

JapaneseNSファーファ・ジャパン ファーファ ファインフレグランス ボーテ
Active IngredientsSurfactant (Quaternary ammonium cation), Stabilizer, Fragrance, Antimicrobial agent
Volume20.29 fl. oz.
FragranceFloral type (prime floral)
Drum type laundry machine compatibleYes
RefillableYes
Antimicrobial agentYes
DeodorizingYes
Anti-staticYes
Anti-pollenYes
Recommended forMen
Overall score3.84
Fragrance3.5
Fragrance longevity4.7
Fluffiness5.0
Softening ability3.3
4

KaoHumming Deodorizing Real Feel W Power Splash Citrus Fragrance

$3.05

Japanese花王 ハミング消臭実感Wパワー スプラッシュシトラスの香り
Active IngredientsSurfactant (Ester type dialkylammonium salt, Quaternary ammonium cation), Texture enhancer, Stabilizer, Fragrance, Fiber lubricants
Volume17.92 fl. oz.
FragranceSplash citrus
Drum type laundry machine compatibleYes
RefillableYes
Antimicrobial agentYes
DeodorizingYes
Anti-staticYes
Anti-pollenYes
Recommended forN/A
Overall score3.71
Fragrance3.4
Fragrance longevity3.8
Fluffiness3.7
Softening ability4.0
5

DaikoGonesh Ultra Softener Ocean

$7.60

Japanese大香 ガーネッシュ ウルトラソフナー オーシャン
Active IngredientsSurfactants (ester type dialkylammonium salt, polyoxyethylene, alkyl ether), fragrance, stabilizer
Volume20.29 fl. oz.
FragranceAquamarine
Drum type laundry machine compatibleYes
RefillableNo
Antimicrobial agentNo
DeodorizingNo
Anti-staticNo
Anti-pollenNo
Recommended forMen
Overall score3.63
Fragrance3.4
Fragrance longevity4.7
Fluffiness3.3
Softening ability3.5
6

KaoHumming Deodorizing Real Feel Rose Garden Fragrance

$2.12

Japanese花王 ハミング消臭実感 ローズガーデンの香り
Active IngredientsSurfactants (ester type dialkylammonium salt, polyoxyethylene alkyl ether), Texture enhancers, stabilizers, fiber lubricants
Volume17.92 fl. oz.
FragranceFloral type (rose garden)
Drum type laundry machine compatibleYes
RefillableYes
Antimicrobial agentYes
DeodorizingYes
Anti-staticYes
Anti-pollenYes
Recommended forMen
Overall score3.62
Fragrance3.2
Fragrance longevity4.7
Fluffiness4.6
Softening ability3.3
7

LionSoflan Aroma Rich Ellie

$2.97

Japaneseライオン ソフラン アロマリッチ エリー
Active IngredientsSurfactant (Ester type dialkylammonium salt), stabilizer, fragrance
Volume17.58 fl. oz.
FragranceFloral type (natural bouquet aroma)
Drum type laundry machine compatibleNo
RefillableYes
Antimicrobial agentYes
DeodorizingYes
Anti-staticYes
Anti-pollenYes
Recommended forN/A
Overall score3.62
Fragrance3.2
Fragrance longevity4.7
Fluffiness3.7
Softening ability3.5
8

P&GLenore Happiness Dreamily Fluffy To The Touch

$2.26

JapaneseP&G レノアハピネス 夢ふわタッチ 弾けるナチュラルザクロ&フローラル
Active IngredientsSurfactant (Ester type dialkylammonium salt), stabilizer, fragrance
Volume16.23 fl. oz.
FragranceFloral, fruity type (natural pomegranate & floral)
Drum type laundry machine compatibleYes
RefillableYes
Antimicrobial agentNo
DeodorizingNo
Anti-staticYes
Anti-pollenYes
Recommended forN/A
Overall score3.55
Fragrance3.3
Fragrance longevity4.0
Fluffiness3.5
Softening ability3.5
9

SHIROWhite Lily Fabric Softener Concentrated Type

$26.97

Japaneseシロ ホワイトリリー ファブリックソフナー 濃縮タイプ
Active IngredientsSurfactant, stabilizer, fragrance
Volume16.91 fl. oz.
FragranceFloral type (white lilly)
Drum type laundry machine compatibleYes
RefillableNo
Antimicrobial agentNo
DeodorizingNo
Anti-staticYes
Anti-pollenYes
Recommended forN/A
Overall score3.54
Fragrance3.5
Fragrance longevity3.8
Fluffiness3.7
Softening ability3.3
10

P&GLenore Super Deodorant 1 Week Fresh Green Scent

$3.82

JapaneseP&G レノア超消臭1WEEK フレッシュグリーンの香り
Active IngredientsSurfactant (Ester type dialkylammonium salt), stabilizer, fragrance
Volume17.92 fl. oz.
FragranceGreen type (fresh green)
Drum type laundry machine compatibleYes
RefillableYes
Antimicrobial agentYes
DeodorizingYes
Anti-staticYes
Anti-pollenYes
Recommended forN/A
Overall score3.50
Fragrance3.2
Fragrance longevity3.7
Fluffiness5.0
Softening ability3.5

How We Tested the Japanese Fabric Softeners

How We Tested the Japanese Fabric Softeners

To help you find which products are the best Japanese fabric softeners, we gathered the 13 best-selling products from e-commerce sites popular in Japan, such as Amazon, Rakuten, and Yahoo! Shopping, and tested them all.


We tested each product for the following:

  1. Fragrance
  2. Fragrance Longevity
  3. Fluffiness
  4. Softening Ability

Test ① Fragrance

Test ① Fragrance

First, we tested the quality of the fragrance. 


We gathered six Japanese testers and had them smell freshly laundered towels using only the fabric softener and judge which softener had the best aroma, particularly focusing on which one they would want to use daily.

Test ② Fragrance Longevity

Test ② Fragrance Longevity

Next, we tested how long the fragrance of the fabric softener lasted. 


We did this by comparing the scents of towels laundered with only the softener 24 and 48 hours after they had been washed.

Eiichi Ishikawa
Olfactory Measurement Operator
Eiichi Ishikawa

For this test, we enlisted the help of odor expert Eiichi Ishikawa, who's a first-generation olfactory measurement operator and licensed odor control advisor, and had him judge which softeners provided the longest-lasting fragrance.

Test ③ Fluffiness

Test ③ Fluffiness

Next, we tested how well each fabric softener could provide fluffiness. 


We measured the height of folded towels that were freshly laundered using only the fabric softener and judged the more voluminous towels to be fluffier. The towels we used in our tests had been washed 20 times and had rough surfaces. 

Test ④ Softening Ability

Test ④ Softening Ability

Lastly, we tested each of the softeners for their softening abilities. 


Using the towels used in the fluffiness test, we felt each towel to judge how soft its texture was

How Should You Actually Use Japanese Fabric Softeners?

We asked a professional for tips on properly using Japanese fabric softeners. Look to incorporate them into part of your laundry routine!

When to Add Softener Depends on Your Washing Machine

When to Add Softener Depends on Your Washing Machine

For fully automatic top-load and horizontal washing machines, simply put the softener into the inlet for fabric softener before you start washing. It will automatically be added during the last rinse. Since most washers have separate inlets for detergent and fabric softener, be sure to put them in the correct places.


For washing machines without a softener dispenser, you will need to open the lid of the washer during the rinse cycle and add the softener manually. Note that some washing machines may have two rinse cycles - in this case, be sure to add your fabric softener in the last rinse cycle!

Kensuke Kanzaki
Laundry Expert
Kensuke Kanzaki

Be sure to add fabric softener separately from detergent because if they are mixed, they can react to each other reducing the effectiveness of both

Follow the Recommended Amount

Follow the Recommended Amount

To maximize the effectiveness of the fabric softener, it is essential to follow the prescribed amount. Be sure to add the specified amount of fabric softener for the amount of laundry and water you have at hand.

Do not add more fabric softener than the specified amount for higher effectiveness or overstuff the machine with the laundry to save money. This can cause problems such as stains not being appropriately removed and unusual odors.

Kensuke Kanzaki
Laundry Expert
Kensuke Kanzaki

If you wash clothes with excessive amounts of fabric softener, the softener may cause the detergent to be ineffective. An excessive amount of fabric softener can block detergent from working effectively at removing the stains from the fibers in your clothes. 

Also, if more than the proper amount of laundry is put in proportionately, there wouldn't be enough water to clean your clothes effectively either. If fabric softener is used while the laundry is still dirty, the softener can mix in with the dirtiness, causing black stains and foul odors.

Avoid Machine-Drying if Fragrance Is Important

Avoid Machine-Drying if Fragrance Is Important

If you want your laundered clothes to retain the fragrance of the fabric softener, we recommend against machine-drying, as some of the smell can be lost in the process. 

Kensuke Kanzaki
Laundry Expert
Kensuke Kanzaki

Many people prefer to use a dryer after washing towels with fabric softener because it makes them even fluffier.

In this case, it is recommended to stop the dryer when the towels are only half-dried and shake them well 10 to 20 times before leaving them out to dry naturally. The key is to fold the towel in half, place it over your fingers, and shake it firmly 10 to 20 times.

If you want to add even more volume and fluffiness, you can shake it firmly up to 50, or even 100 times.

Other Laundry Products to Consider

Once you've picked out a fabric softener, it's time to pair it with the perfect laundry detergent product! Check out the linked article below for a detailed explanation of Japanese laundry detergents and other products to help you step up your laundry game.

Author: /Translation: Kazuma Fujiwara, Mai T.

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    You've got the perfect cake to celebrate that special someone's special day, but you're not done. A birthday cake simply isn't a birthday cake without candles to blow out and make a wish on, so we've looked at the best candles available and curated a top 10 list so you can find the best ones for your celebration.We chose the Twisty Birthday Candles Set by T-Shin as our favorites. They're stylish and different and are sure to be a talking point! If you're looking for something more traditional, such as straight candles or numbers, then check out the rest of our top 10 list for more recommendations, and don't miss our buying guide full of tips so you know what to look for when picking out birthday candles to top the cake of an adult, teen, or child.
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    10 Best Broom Holders in 2022 (Rubbermaid, Command, and More)
    Are you tired of having to pick up your brooms and mops from the floor because they keep falling? Is your house looking disorganized due to accumulating cleaning supplies? If you're facing this problem, then it might be time to purchase a broom holder! Whether it's a wall-mounted holder or a freestanding rack, broom holders will help your cleaning supplies stay organized and accessible.With the different models and designs of broom holders available, finding one for your home can get tricky. Luckily, we've researched them for you. Home-It's Mop and Broom Holder comes in first place for its versatility and ability to hold up to eleven tools. Take a look at the other products that made it to our top 10 list, and check out our buying guide for tips to help steer you in the right direction. 
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    10 Best Planner Stickers in 2022 (Erin Condren, Peter Pauper Press, and More)
    Do you keep a journal or planner and find yourself wishing if it could be more aesthetic and interesting to look at? Let us be the first to say those planner stickers not only add a splash of color and fun to your schedule but can also help you keep track of important dates. We've searched high and low for some of the best planner stickers, and Zicoto's sticker kit takes first place in our top 10 list for its luxurious design while maintaining functionality. There are nine more planner stickers for you to choose from, plus a buying guide to help you weed out the right sticker for your planner needs. 
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  • 10 Best Powder Laundry Detergents in 2022 (Tide, Arm and Hammer, and More)
    10 Best Powder Laundry Detergents in 2022 (Tide, Arm and Hammer, and More)
    Does your laundry smell a little funky even after pulling them fresh out of the washer? Perhaps it's time to change the products you use. Powder laundry detergents can pick up stains and odors, leaving your laundry feeling and smelling fresh and clean. We've picked out some of the best powder laundry detergents, such as Tide's version, which can even address week-old stains. There are nine other options to choose from, with options including baby-safe ones and ones that work for both front and top loading machines and some for high-efficiency machines; plus we have a buying to help you select the most fitting detergent for your laundry needs. 
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    8 Best Saline Solutions for Piercings in 2022 (NeilMed, Recovery, and More)
    New piercings are exciting but require a little extra care. Anyone who's gotten professionally pierced has probably been instructed to use saline solution. Saline is the best way to clean fresh wounds, helping your body's natural healing processes avoid running into any speedbumps. When deciding what solution to get, you are choosing a product that will have direct contact with your healing tissue, so you want the best!So, we did the research to find the most trustworthy products available. Our top pick is NeilMed's Piercing Aftercare Fine Mist. This simple saline solution is frequently recommended by piercers. Plus, it has a fine mist nozzle for better reach and coverage. Scroll through the rest of our list to find the solution that suits you, and check out the buying guide if you're not sure what to look for!
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    9 Best Retainer Cleaners in 2022 (Dental Hygienist-Reviewed)
    If you’ve ever worn a retainer or clear aligner, there have definitely been times when you’ve noticed strange odors or unsettling build-up on it, no matter how well you’ve rinsed or brushed it. But it’s not your fault. Retainers are full of nooks and crannies that can be hard to clean, so it’s a good idea to look for a cleaner that’s specifically made to handle that task. But it can be hard to pick and find what will work for youIn this guide, prepared with Dental Hygienist Jaeyoung Yoo, we’ll go over the factors you should consider when choosing a retainer cleaner that’s right for you, plus a tip for keeping your retainers in tip-top condition. We’ve also got a list of our 9 favorites to help you get started, with guardClean's Mouthguard, Aligner and Retainer Cleaning Spray taking our number one spot. Read on to find out why!
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  • 10 Best Toothpastes for Sensitive Teeth in 2022 (Dental Hygienist-Reviewed)
    10 Best Toothpastes for Sensitive Teeth in 2022 (Dental Hygienist-Reviewed)
    Tired of brushing your sensitive teeth with toothpaste that's too abrasive or strong? Toothpaste designed specifically for sensitive teeth is a great option for people who are looking to clean, protect, and whiten their smile without irritation and pain. Some are even made so customers can bypass certain commonly avoided ingredients!That's why we took it upon ourselves to research the best sensitive toothpastes out there. We love the Sensodyne Pronamel Intensive Enamel Repair toothpaste because of its enamel protecting and teeth whitening abilities. Check out what else made our list, as well as what to look for in different kinds of toothpaste and tips from dental hygienist Jaeyoung Yoo in our buying guide!
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    10 Best Hot Water Bottles in 2022 (Fashy, Peterpan, and More)
    From aches and pains to cramps and cold toes, sometimes it’s nice to have a little bit of extra heat for some quick relief. While hot water bottles might seem old-fashioned, they’re simple, easy to use, and you don’t have to worry about accidentally starting a fire or tripping over cords as you do with electric heating pads. Whether you're looking to soothe back pain, period cramps, or just keep your pets warm, a hot water bottle is an ideal choice.We looked into the best hot water bottles available and picked the Premium Classic Rubber Hot Water Bottle by HomeTop as our favorite. It comes with a cute cover, is easy to fill, and retains heat for hours. We have even more great options for you to consider in our best 10 list and a buying guide to help you choose.
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  • 7 Best Eco-Friendly Sponges in 2022 (Environmental Scientist-Reviewed)
    7 Best Eco-Friendly Sponges in 2022 (Environmental Scientist-Reviewed)
    When consciously cutting down on plastics and making more Earth-friendly choices, it’s important to analyze even the small things. Plastics have a way of sneaking into even the most benign-sounding items. Sponges, for example, are named after an animal, but most of our cleaning sponges are actually made up of plastics.Luckily there are a number of options that are just as good at cleaning and infinitely better for the environment than typical plastic-based sponges. We've researched and gathered the most eco-friendly ones we could find in our list, including our top choice, Miw Piw's Whole Natural Loofah. Read the rest of our list for more choices, and scroll down to the end for a buying guide reviewed by an environmental scientist for more shopping tips.
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  • 9 Best Tooth Powders in 2022 (Dental Hygienist-Reviewed)
    9 Best Tooth Powders in 2022 (Dental Hygienist-Reviewed)
    Tooth powder has become a lifesaver for many people, particularly those with sensitive teeth and gums. It is usually made with natural abrasives like baking soda, charcoal, and clay, as well as antibacterial essential oils. It doesn't contain fluoride, so it's less likely to cause irritation to your teeth and gums. But if you're new to tooth powder, choosing one might seem a little bit challenging.That's why we've compiled a list of highly recommended tooth powders to save you some research time. Our top pick is One Living Earth's Black Pearl Teeth Whitening Powder. This product is formulated with charcoal to power away stains and plaque. Other products on our top 9 list are also worth checking out, so give them a look, and check the buying guide reviewed by a dental hygienist to help you find the right product for you!
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    10 Best Flosses for Braces in 2022 (Waterpik, Oral-B, and More)
    If you have braces, you know that keeping your teeth clean and healthy can be a struggle. There are wires to clean around, sensitivity to deal with, and extra food particles caught in all sorts of places. Brushing takes more care and flossing is near impossible! Luckily, dental hygiene products have evolved to fit our needs. When it comes to flossing with braces, there are multiple options that can save you time and frustration.Waterpik's WP-660 Water Flosser is a floss-free tool that cleans between your teeth using a stream of pressurized water. It's quick and easy; there's no threading required and no bleeding gums! See the rest of the best flosses for braces below and check out our buying guide for tips on how to choose the best one for your needs.
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