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      28.07.2013 08:49
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      3 stars

      We always have a bottle of liquid handwash next to all of our sinks in the house to help encourage the children to wash their hands properly and also because I am often changing nappies and things it's good to know that afterwards I can wash my hands effectively. Recently one of our handwashes ran out and my husband chose to buy a new one. He came home with this. It is not one which I had tried before and I probably wouldn't have bought it myself.

      === What is it? ===
      This is a liquid handwash and it's main purpose is to neautralise strong odours that can stay on your hands when you have been cooking such as onions and things. I do sometimes find that if I've chopped onions the smell does linger on my hands somewhat but it doesn't normally irritate me I suppose I have just got used to it. It also is antibacterial which is something I think is essential in a hand wash now.

      === Bottle ===
      It comes in a plastic bottle which is see-through. The liquid inside is a very pale green which is quite nice as it's subtle. The label on the front is green too and there's a picture of limes and a little flower. The fact that it takes away the smell on your hands is written in big letters whereas the antibacterial element is more discreet which surprised me. It has a pump dispenser at the top, this is white and can be turned 360 degrees so you can make sure it is in the position you want it to be.

      === Using it ===
      Using it is very easy as it is a pump action. You simply press down on the pump and the liquid dispenses. I can manage this with one hand usually. One squirt is usually ample, about the size of a 20p which is just what you need. When you rub it into your hands it goes a little bubbly and this helps it to go further. It has quite a slimy effect but this is what you expect of something like this. It is easy to rinse off.

      === Result ===
      When something says it neutralises the odurs on your hands I imagine it to take it to normal but it doesn't it just hides it with the scent. This scent is of limes and it's really quite strong. It lingers in the room afterwards and it kind of follows you around because it's on your hands. You don't just smell it when you put your hands near your face but you can smell it constantly. My granddaughter walked into the room after using it and I could smell it right away. I don't really like hand washes smelling of food. I don't mind them being floral or perhaps a mixture of different scents but when it's all just one smell- so in this case lime- it is a little off-putting as I now associate lime with having had dirty hands. The smell lingers on your hands for quite some time too, a good hour or so and it's much stronger and false than having the slight smell of onions or something! It's a bit too much for me really.

      === Conclusion ===
      I wouldn't have bought this if I had been the one to do the shopping but because my husband thought I'd like it and because it does help clean hands I will continue to use it seeing as it's beside our sink and it's not had a negative effect on my skin or anything but in future I will not be buying it again. I think I will stick to hand washes that have more neutral smells and that don't linger for an hour or so after use.

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        29.05.2013 18:06
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        A great handwash for the kitchen, especially if you like to cook

        Handwash is one of those everyday products that I don't tend to give a lot of thought to prior to purchasing it. It usually gets tossed into the shopping trolley on my way round the supermarket and I buy whatever what is on offer. If my daughter is with me, then we often end up with pink handwash (as she is in that phase where everything needs to be pink) or occasionally I buy blue handwash to match the décor in the kitchen/bathroom, but that is the limit of the thought that I usually put into that particular shopping decision. This particular product was purchased as part of an offer and I was attracted by the claims that it was an 'anti-odour' product, particularly the claim that it was effective against garlic and onion smells. I am an enthusiastic cook who makes most of the family meals from scratch and I tend to use a lot of garlic and onion in my cooking. I often find that the smell of these lingers on my hands throughout the evening, and sometimes into the next morning, despite washing my hands regularly and even doing the washing up.

        * The Product *
        Palmolive Kitchen Handwash (which is a re-branded version of the Odour Neutralising Liquid Handwash) comes in a clear plastic bottle with a white pump dispenser. The liquid handwash itself is a pale green colour. The design of the bottle is very simple - just the product name, a brief message about what it does (anti-odour, antibacterial handwash) and an image of some limes in a bowl. The consistency of the handwash is pretty much what I would expect from a product of this type - you don't need to pump out a huge amount to create a slightly bubbly lather which is easy to rub between your hands to ensure that they are properly clean. It rinses off very easily, leaving my hands feeling clean and fresh. The lime fragrance is immediately apparent on using the product and this smell lingers for a significant time on your hands after use. I am a big fan of citrus scented products, although I do usually prefer lemon and orange to lime, and I find the scent of this relatively appealing. It is perhaps a bit too limey for me, but I think it needs to have a definite scent of its own to enable it to mask less desirable food odours. It leaves my hands feeling fairly soft and doesn't dry out my skin, although if I use it a lot I do tend to follow up with a hand moisturising product just to be on the safe side.

        * My Experiences *
        What I really like about this product is that it is very easy to use - the pump dispenses just the right amount to cleanse your hands effectively, it rinses off well and doesn't leave any residue behind. This means that it is perfect for washing your hands in between tasks during meal preparation - i.e. between touching raw meat and chopping vegetables. However, the most impressive feature of the product is that it really does seem to eliminate odours. If I wash my hands with this after chopping up garlic and onions, it removes that irritating lingering scent from my hands and leaves them smelling fresh and citrussy. Even after I have done one of my least favourite kitchen tasks, cleaning out the garlic crusher, my hands don't smell of garlic once I have washed them with this. It is also anti-bacterial which is an added bonus. One word of warning though, it is not a solution to all those annoying lingering food preparation issues - it does not get rid of all the effects of chopping fresh chilli without a bit of effort, so make sure you have washed your hands several times before touching your eyes after chopping chillis!

        * Price and Purchasing *
        This is a product which is often on offer at the supermarket. The recommended retail price is £1.99 but you should be able to get it cheaper than that by shopping around. It is currently available for 99p at Tesco.

        * Final Thoughts *
        Overall, this is a product which I would definitely recommend. It does everything that you would expect from a product of this type. It leaves hands feeling clean, fresh and free from all those kitchen odours which can end up lingering on your hands. As an added bonus, as you don't need to use that much for effective cleaning, it lasts for a relatively long time meaning that it is very good value for money. It is definitely a product which I will purchase again in the future as I can see the benefits of using it - after all, nobody wants to go round smelling of garlic!

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          18.12.2012 22:50
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          A great kitchen handwash

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          I always seem to be buying liquid handwashes, and although I have no brand loyalty at all, I do frequently buy Palmolive products as I find them to be pretty good - and frequently on offer! This latest purchase was £1 with my usual grocery shop, and this is for a 300ml bottle.

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          Neutralising nasty niffs
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          The soap comes in a pump dispenser and the liquid inside is a very pale green colour. The handwash is antibacterial and is specially designed to help neutralise odours that your hands may pick up in the kitchen such as garlic, onion or fish. It is designed to cleanse, freshen and remove germs.

          I put this in the kitchen as this is clearly the room it is designed for! The first time I used this was before cooking as I wanted to clean my hands. The lime smell is obvious straight away and is quite strong - and could almost be a little too sickly for some people I think. But I find the smell mellows nicely when you wash your hands with the soap, and I was pleased to find that this lathers quite nicely and becomes creamier than you may expect from a gel formula product. It washes away nicely and leaves hands feeling clean and fresh.

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          I then used this again shortly afterwards, once I had finished cooking. After washing and drying my hands I was satisfied that this has effectively masked any cooking odours, and again my hands felt fresh and clean. I was glad that the scent of this covered up any other smells, and I think this effectively does what it promises too. After use the smell of lime lingers on the hands for a short while but not for too long.

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          Overall I think this is a very nice hand wash which does what it promises to. The fact that it masks odours makes it ideal for the kitchen, but I think it would be suitable for the bathroom too. The scent is nice enough - although It may not be to everyone's taste - but it doesn't linger too much on the hands after use. I'm going to give this five stars as it does what it is supposed to, and at just £1 I have no complaints.

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          07.07.2012 21:27
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          A lovely hand wash in a disappointing bottle but at a great price

          - Why I bought -
          I like to keep a bottle of hand wash in both our bathrooms and also in the kitchen so we get through quite a lot. I recently bought Palmolive Odour Neutralising Hand Wash when it was on offer in Asda. I am not particularly fussy with hand wash and am happy to buy whatever brand is on offer.

          - The Packaging -
          The bottle is made of clear plastic with the Palmolive logo and a photo of lime and a flower, I'm not sure what flower (vanilla?) and the ingredients don't help on this one. There is a white pump to dispense the soap which works effectively and provides a decent amount in one squirt. It is a fairly unexciting packaging but if I wanted something fancier I'm sure I would have to spend more money. I did have a little trouble taking the seal off the pump but I got there in the end. I do think the name 'Odour Neutralising' sounds a little unpleasant!

          - The Soap -
          The soap is pale green in colour. As the bottle is clear you can see the liquid inside and the colour of this is fresh and not too garish so I think it would compliment a variety of kitchens/bathrooms. I keep this one in the kitchen as the information on the bottles states that it is ideal for 'neutralising the strong odours that can linger after preparing food'. The liquid is quite thick, very soft and has a very fresh and pleasant smell. I can definitely detect the lime which I think works particularly well for a kitchen hand wash. The soap lathered up really well too. These factors all give the impression of a good quality product. It works well to get rid of the cooking smells such as onions. As the soap contains antibacterial agents I feel confident my hands are decontaminated after cooking with raw meat. After using the soap regularly for a few weeks I have not noticed any problems with my skin so I would assume that the soap is kind to the skin.

          - Price and Availability -
          I bought this hand-soap when it was on offer at three bottles for £3 in Asda. The usual price is £1.28 for 300ml so this seemed like a good deal. I would be unlikely to pay more than £1. It is available in most supermarkets.

          - Would I recommend? -
          Overall I think that this is a good quality hand-soap that smells nice and does a good job, particularly in my kitchen after I have been cooking. The only disappointment is the packaging which I think could look better and perhaps a name that doesn't contain the word 'odour' would be nice. But I do think this is a good value product when on offer and I would buy it again.

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          07.05.2012 23:21
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          just doesn't work

          I always have a bottle of liquid handwash by the kitchen sink, as I'm forever washing my hands anyway, and even more so when I'm cooking. I've got a massive hygene obsession, or ocd as my husband always laughs and says!

          For the kitchen handwash I normally choose an anti-bacterial handwash as I will be handling food. But I recently spotted this Palmolive Odour Neutralising liquid handwash whilst shopping in Sainsburys. I figured that this would be ideal as I can find that certain food smells do linger on my hands even after washing them.

          Palmolive state that this Odour Neutralising liquid handwash cleans your hands, neutralising the strong odours that can linger after preparing food. It is enriched with lime extract and a natural anti-bacterial agent, helping to remove germs from your hands. It will leave your hands feeling clean, fresh and protected. It claims to be effective against fish, garlic and onion smells amongst others.

          I figured that this would be of double benefit for me; the odour-neutralising feature, plus it was still an anti-bacterial handwash.

          I have to say though that I have really not been that impressed at all with this handwash.

          First of all though the only positive - it does have a gorgeous fruity lime smell. However that's cancelled out a bit by the fact that the gorgeous lime fragrance doesn't actually linger on your skin.
          And if pushed I guess that a second positive would be that it does clean your hands. But then again so does every other handwash.

          Now for the negatives - it just doesn't do what it says on the bottle, it isn't odour neutralising! And this was the main reason that I bought it. I find that I can still smell traces of the food that I've just handled on my hands after washing them with this handwash, even food items that don't even really have a strong smell. In fact a normal handwash is better at removing odours than this.
          I also find this to be a very drying handwash, granted I probably wash my hands more than most people, but even so I've never had my hands dry out as quickly with any other handwash than I have with this. In fact my hands feel dry and tight straight after washing them.

          I did only pay £1.00 for this handwash as it was on offer at the time, however it's not even worth that. You can get much better anti-bacterial handwashes for the same price. I certainly won't be buying this again, and I certainly can't reccomend it.

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          20.12.2011 22:27
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          A good handwash for killing odours

          Although I do have my favourites in terms of handwashes, when you are trying to keep your weekly shopping bills down as much as possible in times when prices are always on the up, I'm afraid I only buy handwashes that are on offer, such as this Palmolive Odour Neutralising Handwash which was on offer not long ago in Tesco for 86p, but it usually double this.

          I have previously bought Palmolive handwashes as they are a brand that are frequently on offer, however I have never before seen this particular one called 'Odour Neutralising' and being interested in trying something new I thought I would give it a go.

          This handwash is enriched with lime extract and so has a greenish tinge to it, which is visible through the clear plastic pump dispenser. THis handwash is primarily aimed at helping to neutralising the strong odours that are associated with some strong foods such as garlic, which is one of the worst in my opinion, as for days later I still smell garlic on my hands and under my nails, despite me washing them. It also claims to protect your hands and contains a natural antibacterial agent.

          I find that the entire range of Palmolive Handwashes have always worked well in terms of the pump dispensing, they have always left my hands clean and are always good value. Now, in regards to the odour neturalising claims on this handwash, I can completely concur that this product does help to get rid of those lingering odours including onions and garlic, particularly the latter. I have yet to find another handwash that does so, and therefore I think it is pretty impressive!

          However, in terms of protecting hands, I noticed later in the evening after first using this handwash, that between my fingers, particularly around my ring finger was itchy and red, and I assumed I just hadn't washed the suds off my hands well enough. However, this happened off and on everytime I used this handwash, and I had to make sure that I took off my rings before washing my hands with this wash. Now, this has never happened to me with any other handwash before and so in this regards I was slightly disappointed, but I suppose it must be to do with the strength of the handwash, in that is does successfully get rid of unwanted odours on your hands, but at a cost in that it may cause a slight irritation.

          All in all, a good handwash that does successfully kill odours on the hands, but just be careful if you have sensitive skin.

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          17.09.2011 16:02
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          A GREAT smelling handwash suitable for kitchens and bathrooms alike.

          For all of those who like to operate a tidy home you'll also understand the importance of having a hand wash by your sink. In my house we always have one downstairs for cooking and upstairs in the bathroom. In my other reviews you can see that I love beauty products, and one of my biggest things is that a product has to smell good. And that. Hands down, is the reason why I (And my dad) buy this product repeatedly...

          So, for a bit more information.

          The Palmolive Odour Neutralising is a hand wash, suitable for use in bathrooms and kitchens alike. The aim of the product is that, whilst not only being antibacterial it is able to banish those nasty smells. So what does this mean and how does it work? The wash is enriched with Lime extract and has been designed so that when you wash your hands you are able to be rid of those testing smells - Such as garlic and fish - that just seem to linger for days.

          The product comes in at around £1.70 and is widely available in supermarkets and drug stores:

          For your grand total of £1.70 you are looking to receive 300ml of green liquid soap that comes in a handy, pump activated (My mum nurses and tells me that by having the pump action it helps stop the spread of germs) recyclable clear plastic bottle which, according to manufacturers' has a shelf life of 12 months. AND. Of course. A product that smells amazing (If you don't believe me get the product. Check it out - It's awesome)

          Although the product itself does not state it is hypo-allergenic and designed for sensitive skin it seems to be so - I have a tendency to react badly to a lot of products but this one isn't too harsh, has not made any of us react (so far) and does not dry out your hands as a lot of other washes seem to do.

          So, is it worth purchasing this product? Yes. There are such a huge range of hand washes on the market it can be difficult to decide so I hope this has been useful. It smells great. Has antibacterial properties and also gets rid of those nasty, lingering smells meaning no more flinching when those gentlemen reach for your hand to wish enchenté..... At such a good price it is worth it anyway but with it's long shelf life it's also a great product to stock up on when there is an offer on and keep in your store cupboard.

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          15.11.2010 14:54
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          I have a real penchant for any type of body lotion and potion that smells fruity, so when out buying a bottle of handwash recently and spotted this product I had to try it.

          The product in question is - "Palmolive - odour neutralising hand wash, with lime extract".

          Like so many of the other hand washes out there, this comes in a clear plastic bottle that has a pump action applicator, easy to use with wet hands (hand's should always be wet first, than hand wash added after) and quite aesthetically pleasing to the eye too!

          There is all the usual "bumf" on the bottle, brand name, product name, scent and finally the fact that this is anti bacterial, always a must when dealing with youngsters!

          The final thing (which I ashamed to say I didn't realise it did until getting home, with this all ready purchased!), is the fact that this hand wash is odour neutralising, something that I have soon realised is essential, I tend to add a fair bit of garlic to meals, so I always have trouble removing the scent from my skin, so this would be a welcome addition.

          The liquid wash itself is a pale green colour, and with a single pump of the applicator produces an ample amount to wash both hands thoroughly.

          The smell of lime is very apparent the second it comes out of the bottle, very tangy smelling but lovely.

          To use I wet my hands thoroughly and rubbed the small amount of wash between my hands, this stuff didn't froth up that well, but my hands still felt clean and fresh after rinsing.

          Now the most important thing about hand washing is the drying, no matter how anti bacterial a wash is if there is dampness left on the skin germs will breed, I have had this information drilled into me for 16 years as having extremely cleans hands is actually a pre requisite for my profession, which is within the healthcare service.

          One dried my hands feel clean and my skin doesn't feel tight or irritated, just really clean and smelling good.

          The big test of course is using this stuff after handling my beloved garlic, and thankfully it really does live up to it's claims, so much so that once on offer again I will definitely be purchasing this!

          Price wise this cost me £1.00 for a 300ml bottle, which in my house (two adults and two children), with daily use lasts us around two weeks.

          This is available from most stockists, with my particular bottle being purchased from Asda.

          This is a fantastic hand wash that I would quite happily buy again, recommended!

          Thanks for reading x

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            05.09.2010 08:35
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            Nothing special

            My wife put this into our shopping basket as she was enticed by the promise of an "odour neuttralising" formula which amongst other things should get rid of the smell of onion, garlic and so on after you have been cutting them up. It also promises to generally freshen up your hands, by power of the lime extract.

            It's made by Colgate Palmolive, comes in a clear plastic pump action container which should bit nicely on most bathroom sinks. There's a picture of a lime on the front, as well as the Palmolive logo. The reverse has all the usual bumph and ingredients (as always largely aqua - water to me and you).

            The pump action works well and dispenses a hand sized portion of the light green liquid, however if you push it down all the way you might get too much. But how does it live up to it's claims? Well it lathers up well enough and looks like it's doing a good job. After you have rinsed, it leaves your hands with a faint smell of something citrus-like, I guess this is the lime extract. To get rid of tough onion and garlic, you'll need to wash twice, and even after that you may find traces if you sniff hard enough.

            This also contains an anti-germ agent. Difficult to say whether this actually works without a microscope, but I'm trusting Colgate Palmolive to not be fibbing on this.

            Generally I think the product is ok, but I say that about most soaps. After a day in the garden, my hands are pretty grubby, and this doesn't really get them ultra clean, but then again you need industrial power to clean gardening hands. My wife thinks that this soap leaves her hands quite dry, but then she does wash her hands more than I do.

            Overall an OK product, as there are so many hand washing products out there, whether you buy this will depend on your specific needs. If you've never chopped a garlic glove in your life, perhaps a normal bar of soap is sufficient.

            Widely available, check out Boots online shop, on special right now for £1.

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              23.11.2009 22:49
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              I like to use an anti-bacterial hand wash in my kitchen, as I'm very conscious of washing my hands when cooking- especially if I've been handling meat. I find hand wash more convenient than soap but it can be a little bit more expensive, so when I saw Wilkinson's had this product on special offer at around 79p a couple of months ago, I decided to try it.

              The hand wash is 'odour neutralising' therefore in theory, if you have been cooking or handling anything with a particularly strong scent, such as onions, garlic or fish it will help get rid of it. The antibacterial agent was also a big selling point, as obviously when handling food, you want to have your hands as clean as possible.

              The hand wash comes in a clear bottle through which you can see the liquid which is a lime green colour. It has a picture of a lime and a flower on the front and the top of the actual pump is quite wide which I find useful as it minimises the risk of the bottle toppling over when you press the pump.

              When it comes to using the hand wash I find it to be a nice consistency - quite thick without being gloopy. It does contain a lime extract and lime is definitely the predominant smell. I absolutely love citrus scents, especially lime, but I found this to be a bit too strong even for my tastes.

              Once you actually wash your hands the hand wash lathers up well and leaves my hands feeling very clean. It doesn't dry out my skin either which is great because at this time of the year my skin is often quite dried out in the first place.

              I have found the 'odour neutralising' part of this does work. It seems to get rid of the scent of whatever I have been cooking, but at the same time leaves it's own strong scent on my hands. The scent left on the skin is not as sickly as the scent when I'm using the product - it's much more subtle - and I think it smells a little bit like coconut and lime.

              I bought this on special offer as mentioned before, but the regular price for a 300ml bottle is £1.69 from Boots. That's probably about average for a bottle of hand wash, but there are definitely cheaper ones available out there.

              Overall, I found this to be a good hand wash. If you cook a lot and have problems with your hands smelling of garlic, fish etc.. then this might be a good product to try.

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                09.10.2009 22:20
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                Palmolive Odour Neutralising Liquid Handwash claims that its special formula neutralises stinky smells on your hands, such as onions and garlic. It also contains an antibacterial agent which helps to remove germs from your hands. Palmolive reckon that it should leave your hands 'feeling clean, fresh and protected' So does it do all that it purports?

                I hate anything that tastes, or even smells like, lemon or lime. So when my husband picked three bottles of this up I was really not impressed. He'd chosen it because it neutralises odours and is antibacterial, but I didn't think that was enough to get me over the smell. However, I was to be proved wrong. I wouldn't describe the smell as limey at all, it just smells really fresh and clean. I've had guests commenting on how nice it smells. It is a fairly strong smell but no one in my family seems to mind that.

                I suffer from dermatitis on my hands and I react quite badly with most washing up liquids in particular so I am quite careful to always choose something for sensitive skin.

                The handwash has a smooth, silky texture and is not at all sticky. It doesn't leave any residue after rinsing off.

                I can't vouch for whether it does actually have an antibacterial action, but it does seem to eliminate at least some of the cooking odours on my hands. Although as the smell is quite strong I suppose it could just be masking them!

                It is a clear, plastic bottle with a pump on the top to dispense the handwash. It has a picture of some limes and a flower on the front It does tend to get very slippery when wet [something that my children find very amusing]. The handwash itself is a very pretty pale green.

                The bottle holds 300ml and the ingredients in this handwash are:

                Aqua , Sodium C12-13 Pareth Sulfate , Cocamidopropyl Betaine , Lactic Acid , Lauryl Glucoside , Sodium Chloride , Parfum , Sodium Hydroxide , DMDM Hydantoin , Tetrasodium EDTA , Citric Acid , Citrus Aurantifolia Juice , Citrus Aurantifolia Oil , CI 42090 , CI 47005

                At the moment it is on special offer with Asda, 4 bottles for £3, but it is usually more than this, Boots, for example, charges £1.69.

                This is definitely one of the best handwashes that I have ever used, regardless of whether the claims of the antibacterial agent are actually based on fact!

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                  06.08.2009 09:34
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                  a good hand wash to have in the kitchen.

                  As part of my recent offer on hand wash in Asda, I also picked up the odour neutralising hand wash which I thought would be good to combat the smell of onion on my hands. This is something that happens a lot, especially when I am trying to be organised and cook a family meal from scratch. Usually the ingredients contain onion and or garlic, therefore me hands always smell for hours afterwards.
                  I also liked the fact that this hand wash claimed to have an anti bacterial agent. Perfect for my kitchen windowsill then, and not a hand wash for the bathroom.

                  The hand wash comes in a clear bottle and there is a picture of limes on the front. Citrus is well known for neutralising the strong whiffs that stick to your skin, so a nice pale green for the colour of limes make this product look vaguely more like a washing up liquid than a hand wash. Thankfully due to the obvious packaging with the pump action lid, there is no mistaking this for anything other than a hand wash.

                  Straight away I found you didn't need a lot of this to generate a lovely lather on your hands. I thought the lather itself was very soft compared to some other hand washes I have tried recently, and for some reason I have tried a lot of different ones.
                  Washing your hands in this, I find that unfortunately I still have to rinse very well to rid my hands of all the suds, but once clear of lather; my hands don't feel any stickiness from residue left over. Unfortunately though they also don't feel very soft after using this hand wash on a regular basis, and it does feel as though your hands have been in dish water for a while. I was a bit disappointed at the results of how my skin felt, but the aroma side of the product was a different story altogether.

                  Claiming to rid my skin of all those nasty whiffs after cooking, I was praying this would work. After using garlic especially I am left with a distinct weird odour all day, which makes me a bit conscious especially when at work. I am pleased to report that after using this, my hands smell a lot better. The hand wash itself doesn't have a strong scent, which I thought weird considering it contained lime, and being a citrus it usually gave off quite a strong scent.
                  My hands smell normal for want of a better phrase after using this hand wash. On a normal basis, I would like a fragrance to remember, but after using garlic, normal is fine by me. The product definitely passes on this test, so I think I can put up with the dish pan hands and just carry on using moisturiser.

                  Due to the fact that this product has anti bacterial agents, makes this a must in my kitchen. Everywhere has germs whether we like it or not, and this product doesn't claim to rid them all but every little helps as they say, especially after dealing with food and having children in the house.

                  My 300ml bottle costs £1.64, but I always buy these when they are on offer so will cost less. I find in the kitchen this hand wash will last around a month with daily use. I think this is great value for money at the stand alone price, but why not get something cheaper if you can.

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                    04.05.2008 11:07
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                    Great odour reducing soap

                    I love cooking fresh dinners for my boys every night, but I do hate the smell that it often leaves on my hands all night long! When I make my Chicken Curry and Chilli Con Carne, I have to chop up both onion and garlic, which really lingers on your fingers, and I am smelling it until the next morning because the soap I normally use just masks the smell for a short while and doesn't remove the smell at all. So when I saw this new Palmolive soap in Boots on a half price offer, I thought it would be worth a go.

                    Palmolive Odour Neutralisng Liquid Handwash is a new soap in the Palmolive brand, which is made by the Colgate group. It claims to be able to not only clean your hands after preparing food, but neutralise the odours that strong smelling food can leave on your hands, such as onions, garlic and even fish. It contains lime extract which counteracts the strong food smells, and also has a natural antibacterial agent which keeps your hands germ free - brilliant! I thought this sounded pretty good, and looked forward to trying it out that night as I knew I was making a Curry, so I was hoping for some magic results!

                    The handwash comes in the clear plastic bottle that all Palmolive Liquid soaps come in, with a white pump dispenser on the top. This makes the product nice and easy to use when your hands are dripping wet and stop nasty spillages all over the kitchen worktop. The handwash itself is a minty green colour, with a strong lime scent to it. The bottle is pretty basic looking, with a green background to enhance the colour of the soap, and a small picture on the front. The words "Odour Neutralising" are quite prominent under the Palmolive logo, so it's easy to distinguish this soap from other similar soaps.

                    Okay, so I made sure that my hands were smell free before I started preparing my dinner so that I can get a good test for this soap! I chopped up my onion and 2 cloves of garlic as usual for my dinner, and indeed the smell was very strong on my hands. So over to the sink I went, armed with my little green bottle of soap. I wet my hands and pressed the pump dispenser once, which gave me a good sized blob on the palm of my hand. I rubbed them together, making sure to clean my fingertips thoroughly. The soap made quite a good lather and the lime smell was coming through quite strongly. I rinsed off with warm water and dried my hands on a clean tea towel.

                    Straight away I had a smell to see if I could detect any food smells, and the first thing I smelt was....Lime! It was quite strong over all of my hands, but not unplesantly so. It smelt nice and fresh, but when I sniffed REALLY hard, I could detect undercurrents of garlic, although they were minimal. I was pretty pleased as the smell was good, the food smells were barely there (you certainly couldn't smell them on normal inhaling) and my hands felt nice and clean. Hours later, just before bed, I smelt my hands again. The lime smell had definitely worn off almost completely, and I could smell hints of onion and garlic, but not that strong, and certainly not bad.

                    I decided to try again the next time I cooked a Chilli Con Carne, a few days later. With the fresh smell of garlic and onion on my hands again, I decided to try a little more soap this time. I used 2 squirts instead of one, which really worked into a bubbly lather, much more so than last time, and rinsed again. The lime smell was much better this time, and I really couldn't detect any food smells on my hands at all, which was impressive! Again I smelt my hands later that evening and the smell was pretty much non-existent. Again if you sniffed super hard, you could tell something was there, but to normal breathing there was nothing, the soap had indeed neutralised the smell!

                    As well as making the awful smell disappear, the soap had left my hands feeling quite soft and clean. The lime smell is very fresh and so makes you feel nice and clean straight away, but it also worked well with my skin too and didn't dry out my hands at all, which is handy. I think it is definitely a great product to have in your kitchen, it does do its job although you need a few squirts to really minimise the food smells on your hands. It isn't drying, it's very fresh, and I think the bottle will last you a good a while!

                    The soap comes in a plastic 300ml bottle, and is currently on offer in Boots for just 84p, with a normal selling price of £1.69. To be honest I'd definitely pay full price for this, as its a lovely handwash and anything which stops the garlic-fingers is worth its money for me! Available from most supermarkets and chemists.

                    For more information on other Palmolive products, see their website: http://www.colgate.co.uk/app/Colgate/UK/HomePage.cvsp.

                    Thank you for reading!

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                    Neutralise the strong odours that can linger after preparing food, such as onion, garlic and fish odours /