It is easy to use, just toss in. This is a fragrance-free product; the smell of the clothes is kind of "salty", but when the clothes is dry, the smell is gone. However, the packing of each individual pouch needs some improvement. I found several broken pouches and needed to replace them in another container.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Use 1 pod for small to medium loads - use 2 pods for large to extra large loads. Before jumping into washing your clothes, you should know there's no need to open the pod. The outer film is biodegradable and begins to dissolve the moment it touches water so be sure not to have wet hands.
1. All you need to do is grab & toss pod(s) into washer drum - not the detergent dispenser. 2. pile in the clothes. 3. reseal pouch for freshness. If you have an HE machine and wish to use the detergent dispenser, be sure to place the pod(s) in the powder section, not the liquid. This will ensure the detergent dissolves completely.