I do not feel comfortable using Downy Unstopables with my family nor would I recommend it to anyone else.
Here are my reasons why I don’t recommend Downy Unstopables:
#1) There is nothing natural about an artificial scent lasting for 30 days or 12 weeks as the current Downy Unstopables claims. What kind of chemicals are used in an attempt to produce such results?
#2) The only “ingredients” listed are: perfume dispersant, perfume, and dye. There are no further details. I am not a fan of products that are so vague.
#3) The EWG gives Downy Unstopables an “F” rating due to “Health, Environment, and Disclosure Concerns.” Their ingredient disclosure is poor. There is some concern for “Asthma, Respiratory, Skin, Allergies and Irritation.” There is no data available regarding how this product may affect Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity and Cancer” resulting in an additional “some concern” listed. Read more here: EWG: Downy Unstopables
#4) A”Material Safety Data Sheet” issued on 2/25/11 by P&G (the manufacturer), is mostly full of “unknowns” (assumed because of their lack of ingredient disclosure) and lists skin irritation and respiratory tract irritation as “Potential Health Effects (Acute and Chronic”) as a result of “Prolonged or repeated exposures to perfume oils.” Read more here.