How did I get to be 58 years old and not know about the deeply miraculous Downy Wrinkle Releaser? I discovered it while perusing the travel size section at Duane Reade and I am all in. You just spray it on whatever you plan to wear until the garment is slightly damp, then smooth said garment with your hand, and wrinkles—brilliantly—just disappear. It does a better job than a travel steamer, if I do say so, and takes up a lot less precious suitcase room too.
I’ve used this in a pinch, but it’s coating your clothing in chemicals of some kind—who knows what—not an idea that appeals to me at all, so I would never use it as a regular thing. (I’m the one who sets up the ironing board the minute I check into a hotel room.) As for the comment about using it when your clothes have wrinkled from being left in too long the dryer, just spritz them with water, not chemicals, and another few minutes in the dryer will smooth them out just fine.
I agree – and I don“t want to rain on the wrinkle parade, but this product is why our planet is doomed. Plastic bottle, chemicals and an amazon link…
I like the Laundress wrinkle release.
Speaking of travel, I’m in NYC with my older teen daughters and we are trying to figure out a fun shopping neighborhood for their age group. Any recommendations? I haven’t been here in decades, and so much has changed—tons of chain stores here now. Can anyone offer suggestions of which blocks of which streets would be fun for this? Places with clothing and maybe jewelry/accessories/gifts or whatever in locally owned shops?
Brooklyn is where all the shops like that are now. Maybe Park Slope or Williamsburg? Try Googling best Brooklyn shopping.
Best product ever. Truly.
Put me in the camp of, never heard of it and would totally think it’s a lie from any other source! Looking forward to this life change, thank you!!
Like Michele, I need to know about the smell. It can’t compete with my fancy perfume. And if it smells like Febreze – proof on earth that Satan exists – that’s a hard pass for me. Any chance there is an unscented version?
I’ve used this for travel for years. I just went and sprayed it onto my hand to test the scent. I don’t get any scent from it at all. Definitely not perfumed like Febreze is.
It works great; just be sure that you let it dry with the fabric hanging smooth and straight. If you fold or wrinkle it while it’s wet, the fold gets baked in and you have to start over.
hi again – just here to say, I was snooping around the Nordys sale, and they have stretchy tank tops that would appear to potentially match people’s skin tones, to go under sheer things, if that is interesting to anyone. (I myself am in the market for just such a cotton blend unitard, but that is a whole other thing …) It is the house brand, and called “Bare Tank.”
I have a similar product I got in one of the subscription boxes. Love it.
If only it would work on my face! 😀
I use this when I’ve tumbled my clothes in the dryer and then forgotten to fold them right away. I give them a few spritzes, toss them back in for a couple of minutes and voila! Just right.
good tip to know, thanks!
I have seen this in the store and always assumed it was a big fat half assed lie but I know you would not lie!
i’ve used it on a linen shirt, rumpled from the suitcase. it looked not only wrinkle free afterwards, but crisp as well!
What is this “iron” that everyone speaks of … ? … … … But really, it is good to see people putting in that effort. I’m going to go shine a shoe, darn it! Must leave house. Must leave house!!!
This sounds a lot better than sweating over an iron or steamer. How aggressively is it scented? I love me my fancy perfumes & I’d rather not smell like laundry product lol
Funny story – I discovered this years ago when my kids were young teens. While visiting my ex’s family, my daughter asked (during an ironing crisis of some sort) why my former MIL didn’t just use “miracle wrinkle spray.” I got a call from my daughter, sobbing, saying that the whole family there accused her of lying, since obviously there was no such thing, and when she said that I used it all the time at home, they said I was crazy and never to repeat anything I told her (hence the “ex” part of this story LOL).
wow. just wow.
I used to spray the kids with it on the way out the door to school…
I love this product and hardly ever iron at home anymore. I stopped buying this once I learned to make a homemade version. A squirt of hair conditioner in a bottle and fill with water, shake and you’re ready to go. Check Pinterest for the exact recipes.
My mother puts this in all of her adult children’s Christmas stockings every year. It’s the reason I don’t even know if my iron still works. (I have a steamer for the stubborn stuff and a dry cleaner for anything the steamer can’t handle.) The Downy works on sheets, too, when you want to feel fancy – spray and smooth when the sheets are already on your bed. There is a scent, but I feel like it dissipates quickly, and the saved hassle of ironing is so worth it.
I’m ordering it but am a little nervous about spraying garments till “slightly damp” without staining the fabric. It could be great if you wear a shirt with the sleeves rolled up one day, then want to smooth them out so you can wear them unrolled. Definitely worth a try, even if I wind up using it only for sheets. The princess in me longs for ironed sheets, but IRL I’m just not that pampered.
I always just use a spray bottle filled with water and sometimes a few drops of an essential oil on a hanging garment and smooth with my hands if needed. It doesn’t get the crisp press that ironing would achieve, but it takes out the wrinkles. Now I am wondering if there is appreciable difference between plain water and this stuff.