Product Type: Palmolive Hand & Nail Care
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Not my favourite...
Palmolive Odour Neutralising Liquid Handwash
Member Name: ladyradley
Palmolive Odour Neutralising Liquid Handwash
Advantages: Cleans your hands
Disadvantages: too strong a smell that lingers
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.
Summary: 3 stars
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