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      05.06.2014 21:06
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      Washing dishes the anti bacterial way

      I have been using Fairy Liquid for years, just the standard green bottles but I was attracted towards the new anti bacterial Fairly I spotted in tesco's a few months back and as it was on offer I bought two bottles as it was cheaper than buying just the one. the bottles I bought were a standard size and they looked exactly the same as my bottle of Fairly green liquid - except these ones were blue. This anti bacterial washing up liquid works just as well as my usual Fairy. The liquid itself is very thick and rich in consistency and the smell of this one is very fresh and clean and it has a slightly medicinal fragrance to it , I think. I only need to use the smallest amount, as with my normal Fairy it does foam and bubble up very easily and so a little does go a long way. One little squirt of this dishwashing liquid is enough for me to be able to clean all manner of pots and pans and it brings up my cutlery and glassware a real treat. It leaves no smears of marks on my wine glasses and it is brilliant at removing even the hardest dried on food debris. I have only just finished using up my second bottle now, and so I can see that this is excellent value for money and it works out cheaper in the long run than buying the shops own brands. Overall, I am very pleased with this anti bacterial washing up liquid from Fairly and what's more, it doesn't dry out my hands. Very highly recommended.

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        02.03.2013 01:49
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        A 5 star washing up liquid in my opinon!

        I'm not a brand snob but I have no problem in saying that some items just are better when they are well known labels rather than a store own brand- cheese, coca cola, bread, salad cream etc. I don't think I've ever used an own brand washig up liquid but my "Mother In Law" tells me Fairy Liquid is one of those items you get your money for and she has never found a cheaper alternative that is better or even as good as Fairy Liquid.
        They have their own adverts (not many washing up liquids can boast this) and they've been in the business over 50 years now so I think it's safe to say that they know what they're doing!

        To use you squirt the liquid into your washing up bowl while the water is running. You don't need a lot, years on I still often over bubble mine. If you have low water pressure you may want to swish your hand about in the water a bit.

        I usually pick up the original green Fairy Liquid. Not for any particular reason I guess it's just what I know. My "Mother In Law" picked this up for me as she said it would be better for washing Tyler's eating utensils and bottles with (I'm sure many Mothers can relate to this Grandmother type thing!).
        I wouldn't say there are any noticeable results to using this rather than the original Fairy Liquid. The liquid maybe smells a bit more clinical. It is of course blue rather than green aswell. The cleaning results are the same- they do the job well. But the difference I suppose is it kills more germs which isnt a visible result but nice to know I am keeping things clean.

        Fairy Liquid does not have to be used just as washing up liquid although this is all I use it for. My sons Great Grandmother says she swears by it for many cleaning tasks such as cleaning her microwave out! I have other cleaning products for such tasks but I can't see why it would be a problem other than maybe being a little bubbly!

        Fairy Liquid is often on offer- currently Tesco are doing a 2 for £2 offer on the 433ml bottle (which go for £1.50). The 600ml bottle is not on offer at the moment and is going for £2. I think even not on offer this is a good deal because I find this washing up liquid lasts months and months.

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        22.08.2011 15:24
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        I'm giving this product three starts as I have used nicer Fairy products

        I always buy Fairy washing up liquid these days. In the past I have experimented with other brands and cheaper alternatives and they simply just do not do as good a job as a bottle of Fairy does on my dishes. It is the most popular washing up liquid in the UK and in February 2010 Fairy celebrated its 50 year anniversary, so they must be doing something right.

        The Product

        Fairy Anti-Bacterial Washing Up Liquid comes in the classic and easily recognisable see-through plastic bottle, shaped almost like a torso. The lid is a red plastic top that you can flip open and closed during use and to prevent any spillages. I really like the colour of this washing up liquid; it is a bright, strong blue that is quite transparent to look at and almost looks quite clinical which matches it antibacterial qualities. There is a front and back label attached to the bottle with the Fairy Branding on the front and ingredients/instructions for use
        on the back.

        To Use

        To use the product you run your hot tap of water into a bowl of dirty dishes and squirt a small amount of the Fairy liquid into the running water. For a more bubbly consistency you can run the tap faster or simply add more Fairy Liquid to the bowl. I find with Fairy products you do not have to add a huge amount of washing up liquid to get a nice soapy water consistency. In fact if you put too much in it can leave a slippy film layer over your glasses and dishes and you end up having to re-rinse them at a later stage.

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        The bubbles and foam produced from a small squirt of this washing up liquid are plentiful for cleaning a large number of dishes in one go. The bubbles are very lightweight and fine and really help to clean your dishes thoroughly. This is the antibacterial Fairy liquid with Eucalyptus, it doesn't have a very strong smell which I was expecting, perhaps a slight clinical tang to go with the clinical colour of the liquid, but nothing special or appealing which I generally like to experience when doing the dishes.

        The antibacterial qualities of this washing up liquid are not something I would go out of my way to buy again as I use such sprays on my work surfaces and units in the kitchen so this is really overkill. The price was good and I liked the liquid colour, but the scented and original green Fairy washing up liquid provides the same gleaming dish results and smell more pleasant so I would probably buy one of them over this variety again. However it did a great job on my dishes and I wouldn't expect any less from Fairy.

        This is commonly on offer in supermarkets and online and retails at full price for £2.30 for a 650ml bottle. A great washing up liquid but not the best of the bunch in my opinion.

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          17.09.2010 12:24
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          I have to say I don't buy Antibacterial Liquid that often. I like the idea of it, but probably would say I prefer the nice Fruity scents of the other Liquids more. Just now Asda has some pretty good offer on in the house cleaning stuff, and Fairy Liquid is selling 2 bottles for £1. Considering they cost about 92p each for the 500ml bottles, then it is nearly buy one get one free. I picked up a bottle of my usual Apple one, and chose this for my second one. My Husband does a lot of work on Cars and uses Luquid along with other things to clean his hands.

          So this just looks like the Dooyoo picture. A clear plastic bottle and you can see the medium blue gel through the bottle. There is the label on the back which tells you ingredients and how to use this, and although not much colour or writing on the front it looks ok.

          A little of this goes a long way. The gel is quite thick and a little blob of this into hot running water will make a nice enough mound of bubbles to clean all the dirty dishes. The smell from this is slightly clinical and just a clean smell. It smells quite airy and it is nice in a simple clinical scent.

          This rinses off easy enough as well. The bubbles are quite light fine bubbles and a little rinse of the dishes under clean water will remove the bubbles and make the dishes clean and sparkling.

          I tend to buy brand named Washing Up Liquid. Not really because I feel it works any better, but I find that since it is usually thicker then you really don't need as much of the product and therefore I find it lasts a good lenght of time.

          A good product from a great brand and should keep the bacteria away!

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          18.01.2010 15:30
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          Expensive but works, not too sure about the need for the antibacterial bit though

          I don't tend to stick to one type of washing up liquid and generally base my decision when purchasing upon the various special offers or what is the cheapest! I have recently purchased this Fairy Anti-Bacterial Washing Up Liquid and it proved why Fairy is one of the leading brands.

          I only needed to use a small squirt to be able to clean all the pots, plates and cutlery from a big meal (it was steak and ale pie with mash and pies - so there was lots to clean) and it did a really good job. Based on this, I would imagine that Fairy would last for a very long time and therefore it is worth paying slightly more.

          Regarding the anti-bacterial claim - well I have never really worried about bacteria on my freshly washed plates or rinsed sponges and don't really buy into this everything must be sanitised craze! But, I can see why some people might view this as an additional benefit.

          All in all, this is a very effective washing up liquid which will last longer than many others.

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          17.01.2010 19:39
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          Stick to the usual Fairy and you can clean without the heavy debate and get back to the soaps on tv

          We all know the song...for hands that do dishes...... and now that you've brought it to mind you'll be singing it all day - sorry!!

          Catchy adverts aside, Fairy washing up liquid is a long term constant on our supermarket shelves - in fact for more than 45 years. I'm sure that most of what needs saying about this intense bubbly washing up experience has been said, but I do have a few personal observations to add in addition to the normal so do read on!

          Made by Proctor and Gamble, this version of Fairy used to be called: Fairy Pure Clean. Obviously in these times of epidemics and pandemics we will all be more drawn to the title: Anti-bacterial. (more later!)

          If you're a science bod then there is some fascinating stuff here:
          http://www.scienceinthebox.com/en_UK/pdf/UK-IRL_081210_FAIRY_AB_Euclypts.pdf

          such as:

          "The product is intended for wide dispersive use and is compatible with the down-the-drain disposal route.
          The product is not considered harmful to aquatic organisms nor to cause long-term adverse effects in the
          environment."

          and

          "estimated acute oral toxicity : LD50 (rats) > 2g/kg" (!!?!?!)

          If you just want to wash the dishes then nip down the shops and part with £1.85 at Tesco and Asda and £1.81 at Sainsburys and return with your shiny blue 650ml bottle of Fairy Anti-bacterial washing up liquid.

          One of the main advantages of buying Fairy is that, although it appears more expensive it really does last longer than most other brands. I have bought cheaper versions for years but always return to Fairy in the end for value for money.

          One problem, though, is that unless your friends are Fairies too, half the bottle can be wasted if someone else washes up.

          Solution one: do the washing up yourself (Too drastic!)
          Solution two: Water it down if guests or parties are imminent (particularly useful over the Christmas period when Mother in laws are vying with Great Aunts for prime position at the sink!)

          My next discussion point here concerns the "Anti-bacterial" nature of this particular Fairy Liquid.
          Is not the purpose of ordinary Fairy to clean and get rid of food remnant germs?
          Why is this one any better?

          The P&G website says of their product:

          "New Fairy Pure Clean with Antibacterial Actions has been specifically created to bring you the balance of Fairy Liquid's cleaning performance with natural herb and citrus extracts."

          Doesn't help much in that, just as with the anti-biotics debate, some scientists are now worried that we are working so hard to eliminate so much bacteria that some strains are becoming resistant to anti-bacterial substances.

          In June of 2000, the World Health Organization warned that antibacterial products directly contribute to the rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The American Medical Association (AMA) says "(bacterial) resistance ascribed to overuse of antibiotics is a growing problem, and there is concern that some types of infections will eventually not be treatable with antibiotics". On June 13, 2000, the AMA advised consumers to avoid extensive use of "antibacterial soaps, lotions, and other household products". The AMA has also urged the Food and Drug Administration to increase regulation of antibacterial products.

          In a discussion about anti-bacterial hand soaps I read that antibacterial components of soaps need to be left on a surface for about two minutes in order to work. Most people are not this patient, and end up washing off the soap before the antibacterial ingredients can do their job.

          As part of the soap debate the argument goes that: Some bacteria actually benefit us. The normal population of bacteria on our bodies not only eats our sweat, but also helps defend us against truly harmful, invasive bacteria.

          Now, I am not suggesting that we need to leave any dirt on our plates and dishes! Clearly the building up a bodily resistance argument should not apply to washing items for food purposes, but the arguments about the eco system may have some bearing on whether we choose Fairy or Anti-b fairy. Hasn't normal Fairy passed all the tests up til now? Doesn't it do the dishes fantastically in both kitchen and lab tests?....

          The P&G website does also state that "Fairy Pure Clean with Anti-Bacterial Action is available with the additional benefit of controlling the growth of germs on sponges and cloths and is endorsed by the Royal Institute of Public Health." According to several weighty scientific papers, most of our kitchen germs are harboured in our washing up sponges and these are then spread to our kitchen surfaces as we wipe down. But wouldn't it be better to use a small amount of anti-bacterial to clean our sponge at the end (or beginning) of washing up, and a clean cloth to wipe down which can be incorporated into our normal washing cycles rather than anti-bac everything and get so much of the stuff into our water table?

          Anyhoo.....

          Fairy liquid is powerful stuff and wil get your dishes sparkling without being too harsh on your hands (although I always wear sexy washing up gloves as it can still make my hands dry!). At £1.80 for 650ml it's more expensive than own brands but a little does indeed go a long way.


          The bottle is attractive; the label distinctive; and the aroma very pleasant. Aggie and Kim will tell you to hide your bottle under the sink but you may wish to show off your superior brand on the windowsill and let the light shine through it making almost luminous.

          Two questions to leave you with:

          Who knew washing up could be so emotive?

          Is it worth inviting my Mum-in-law to stay again so I don't have to do all the washing up?

          Happy bubbles!
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          Fairy Pure Clean with Antibacterial Action is available in Eucalyptus, Lime and Lemongrass extracts, Pink Grapefruit and Garden Mint extracts.

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            20.12.2009 12:06
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            Yet Another Perfect Washing Up Liquid From Fairy

            When the swine flu thing first started my mum got mega nervous, she didn't want my 2 year old sister to cop it and at the time she was also visiting an old lady in hospital and was scared of passing any germs on to her. We all used the hand sanitiser that the pharmacist sold my mum and we also replaced a lot of our cleaning stuff with anti-bacterial alternatives.

            Fairy is our main brand of washing up liquid so we swapped to the anti-bacterial one and are still using it now quite a lot because it does a wicked job of washing up, smells nice and doesn't cost a lot more than normal Fairy.

            I don't think you get as many bubbles out of this as you do out of the other Fairy washing up liquids, you still get shedloads but the bubbles don't overlap the bowl like the apple version does! You still only have to use a tiny squirt of washing up liquid in each sink of washing so a bottle lasts for ages. The one we're using at the minute I remember getting out of the cupboard on the same day as my sisters started opening their Advent calenders and there's still nearly half a bottle left, so that's 3 weeks and still going! I don't think we'll get the 8 weeks it says on the bottle but we do LOADS of washing up a day so a month is deffo good, cheap washing up liquids usually last us a week!

            This washing up liquid cleans wicked too, it gets all the food muck of plates and is also brill for soaking greasy and baked on stuff in. You can deffo tell it's a good quality washing up liquid because when we're using this you only have to soak a greasy black roasting tin for 10 mins and then use hardly any elbow grease to get the dirt off! Wicked!

            It smells proper fresh with a bit of a chemical smell, it's a very nice smell I think even though I usually like lemon or fruity washing up liquids.

            It's impossible to say whether it being anti-bacterial has helped, none of us have had swine flu or food poisoning though so it might have helped! lol It smells a bit like the hand sanitiser we was using though so there must be something in it.

            I'm not sure of the actual cost but know it's about 20p dearer than a bottle of the normal Fairy, it's usually not included in their special offers either but I think it's worth the money because the bottle lasts forever. Even when you think it's empty you can turn it upside down because the lid is flat and get another 2 days out of what you'd throw away otherwise! Bargain!

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            04.11.2009 21:46
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            Great washing up liquid

            There are so many difficult washing up liquids on the market nowadays that it can be difficult to know which one to buy. In terms of quality, you can't go too far wrong with anything made by Fairy, and it's their 'Antibacterial Action' range which this review focuses on. The range consists of three different varieties; 'Pink Grapefruit & Garden Mint', 'Eucalyptus', and 'Lime & Lemongrass'. My favourite of the three has to be the Lime & Lemongrass, which is green in colour and can be purchased for £1.45 from Tesco for the 450ml squeezy bottle.

            The good thing about Fairy Liquid (and this seems to apply to all their products), is the fact that a little goes a long way - in fact, a tiny amount of Fairy results in a sink full of frothy bubbles. The cheaper liquids out there represent false economy - yes, they can cost as little as 20p a bottle, but you end up putting so much of the stuff on your plates that it's used up in less than a week. Fairy seems to last for ages, so I'm happy to pay the extra.

            As I mentioned in my review of antibacterial wipes, most bacteria is generally good for you, and not the demonised death-bug as it is portrayed in the media - however, around the kitchen, I feel an antibacterial product is necessary, especially in households which use a lot of raw meats in their cooking. The antibacterial action of Fairy gives me the peace of mind that a cutting board which has had raw chicken on it will be successfully sanitized (in combination with some boiling water).

            The smell of the Lime & Lemongrass variety is tangy and pleasant, with a natural aroma which is neither chemically or artificial. The liquid itself is fairly thick in consistency, and foams up well on a sponge or cloth.

            After using, my hands don't feel too dry (as is often the case with the cheaper washing up liquids), and the product has a stamp of approval from the British Skin Foundation.

            All in all then, I highly recommend the Fairy Antibacterial Action range as a sweet smelling and effective selection of washing up products - they last for ages, and do exactly what they are supposed to - cheers Fairy.

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              11.10.2009 21:07
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              Anti bacterial

              This is my current washing up liquid of choice helped mainly by the fact that it was on special offer of two for £2 so I thought I would give it a try instead of my usual own brand supermarket choice.

              The washing up liquid is a dark blue in colour and is contained in a clear plastic bottle with the fairy logo on it and a lift up nozzle from which the liquid is dispensed.

              I find that this liquid is quite concentrated so you do not need to use much on each wash as it lathers up quite a bit and creates a lot of bubbles, it is an anti bacterial washingup liquid so is designed to kill all of the germs on your plates, as such it is always advisable to then let the items you have washed up dry naturally rather than using a drying up cloth otherwise you can undo the good of using the wash with any germs on the cloth.

              I could not detect and noticeable scent to this washing up liquid when i used it, certainly it does a good job of seperating the grease and food remains from plates and cooking utensils and asmall amount can be used as a pre soak for really baked in stains and it is very effective at lifting these marks away from the casserole dish or pan.

              As far as gettng the plates clean it is very effective and lasts for a long time as you do not need to use much with each wash.

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                09.10.2009 14:37
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                Get your dishes clean and germ free

                Fairy Pure Clean:

                When the other half came home from hospital after a heart procedure, I was told that he would be susceptible to infection for a while and that I should give our flat a good cleaning. I probably overreacted and went a huge shopping spree buying every antibacterial product I could find! One of the better products I got was Fairy Pure Clean washing up liquid.

                On the shelf the bottle is easily distinguishable as a bottle of Fairy due the familiar baby branding and Fairy logo and indeed, the shape of the bottle as well. As well as the usual stuff you'd expect to find on the bottle there is a logo letting us know that Fairy Pure Clean is certificated by the Royal Institute of Public Health, (www.rsph.org.uk), and another to show that is antibacterial. Fairy have made a slight mistake by writing "antibacterial action" in the same colour, (blue), as the liquid on a clear bottle with a clear label. It is basically unreadable and should probably be in white so that it is clear. The bottle features the arrows logo on the base showing that is recyclable.

                As I have previously mentioned Fairy Pure Clean is blue which is common for antibacterial products and I do think it looks the part. It is supposedly scented with eucalyptus but to be honest I cannot smell it at all, it just has a faintly sweeter edge than the green Fairy Liquid. As with all Fairy Washing Up Liquids you really don't need a lot to get a good lather and because I have a dish washer too a bottle lasts me ages, (the bottle I got was 650ml and in just over 3 months I have used just over half of the bottle). I do try cheaper washing up liquids from time to time but I always end up going back to Fairy.

                I find that this washing up liquid really cuts through grease and grime really well especially as I only use when I think something is too dirty for the dishwasher to handle or too delicate for the dishwasher. I always soak really dirty things, (like lasagne dishes), for about quarter of an hour in a weak washing up liquid solution prior to washing them and they always come clean with minimal effort. I do get dry hands but I hate rubber gloves so I wash up with bare hands and Fairy doesn't aggravate them or make them worse so that is a good thing.

                Obviously I cannot vouch for the antibacterial properties but having the certificate from the RIPH is reassuring and I can be fairly certain that is doing what it's supposed to. On the back you are advised to put a couple of drops onto your washing up sponge after you have finished to keep the sponge free from germs and I think that is a good idea. I wash the cat toys in this too to keep them clean knowing that it won't hurt the cat.

                A 650ml bottle currently costs £1.81 at Tescos but I am fairly sure it was half price when I got it, the 450ml bottles are currently 2 for £2.00.

                I really like Fairy Pure Clean and would recommend it to anyone looking for a good antibacterial washing up liquid but I definitely wait until it's on offer and stock up!

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                  Lasts ages, anti-bacterial and smells fresh

                  I always recommend fairy above other brands to friends and family. People tend to go for the supermarket own brands cause it's cheaper but i've found they never last as long, so end up being more expensive in the long run. Fairy offer value packs which makes it even better value for money. I always use fairy and this Anti-Bacterial version is one of the best. it hasn't got a strong fragence and makes your dishes smell fresh and feel clean. It also has the added advantage of having the Anti-Bacterial agent to help prevent the spread of germs and keeps the sponge clean, essential with young children. This is definatly one of the best if not the best washing up liquid and would definatly recommend. there are often offers at supermarkets. Get one when it's on offer and give it a try, I'm confident you'll be converted to fairy.

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                  23.05.2009 10:46
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                  Great product, never be beaten

                  I don't think there is any better washing up liquid. Fairy is just miles ahead with there experience and knowledge and they certainly have the market covered.

                  I like this product the most due to the fact its antibacterial. In my line of work (food safety) it is important that you are positive that the cleaning method is effective and the equipment is safe for food purpose. This has rubbed off when I am at home so I am a little paranoid when it comes to cleaning. This is why this is a great choice for me. Not only is fairy the best washing up liquid when it comes to grease the fact that I can be at ease knowing I have cleaned off the dirt I can see, I have also cleaned off the bacteria that I can't see. It is in fact certified by the Royal Institue of Public Health which may not mean a lot to others but it certainly gives me confidence in the product.

                  It smell fantastic too and comes in a range of different fragrances like pink grapefruit and garden mint (my favourite, absolutely gorgeous). The price is good too about £1-1.50 for 450ml and lasts longer than any other brand I've tried.

                  It comes in a clear, recylable, plastic bottle so you can see the product your buying with the trusted Fairy brand logo.

                  It can also be used as a hand wash soap before preparing food or after handling raw meats so there is no need for a separate antibacterial hand wash.

                  It does warn you on the bottle that if you have sensitive skin to avoid prolonged contact with the product but I have sensitive skin and have no problems with this.

                  Great product really eases my mind!

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                  a really good washing-up liquid

                  I must have used almost every washing-up liquid on the market during the last 35 years or so but I still keep going back to Fairy because it seems to last so much longer.

                  We have a dishwasher but it's well past it's sell-by date so it's usually me who does the washing up & I need something that's kind to hands (hate wearing rubber gloves) & something that I don't have to keep buying every week.

                  I bought my latest Fairy liquid when it was BOGOF at Tesco.com but the price is back to it's original one now - £1.37 for 450ml (at 18/11) so it's not the cheapest on the market by any means.

                  Usually it's a product which you can find on offer at major supermarkets so it is worth shopping around for because it lasts a lot longer than cheaper liquids.

                  The bottles I bought are lime & lemongrass but it's also available in the following -
                  eucalyptus
                  pink grapefruit
                  garden mint

                  but don't be put off as the smell doesn't linger on your washing up & the results are really good.

                  This antibacterial bottle is slightly different from the other fairy liquid products as it seems more angular in shape, is easy to hold even with wet hands & is can be re-cycled.

                  The flip-cap is a good idea as it stops the contents going gungey & the pourer allows you to use as little or as much as you like.
                  The see-through bottle allows you to see clearly how much is left - but it still surprises me how little you need.

                  The bottle has the Fairy logo & is marked 'By appointment to Her Majesty...'etc - I wonder how much washing-up she does per week...?

                  There's also a circle which shows the product is certified by the Royal Institute for Public Health.

                  Something I would like to point out though is that the manufacturers, Proctor & Gamble, do use animals in their research which may deter some people from purchasing their products.

                  Instructions on how to use, ingredients & advice are listed on the reverse of the bottle & a website address, postal address & freephone number is also provided.

                  1 or 2 squirts is advised for a washing-up bowl full of hot water & I think this is true.

                  Usually when I've finished the job I like to wipe down the work surfaces with a little liquid on a sponge to hopefully kill any bacteria.

                  It suggests that you rinse your hands thoroughly after use - so whatever happened to 'hands that do dishes...' I wonder?

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                  - great washing-up liquid.
                  - anti-bacterial.
                  - not the cheapest but worth having a look for offers.
                  - P&G test on animals.
                  - nice smell which doesn't linger.
                  - does a good job.
                  - lasts much longer than cheaper liquids.

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                    Would recommend!

                    Most people know of fairy liquid - the advertising slogan "Now hands that do dishes are as soft as your face, with mild green Fairy Liquid" will no doubt have had you humming the tune in your mind as you read it! As above, Fairy Liquid is traditionally green although it now comes in a huge variety of other colours (and perfumes) too!

                    Fairy liquid was first sold in the UK in 1960 and is now sold extensively throughout Europe too although, as with most products in Europe, it is sold under a different name! It is produced by Procter & Gamble, in Dartford, England. It is worth mentioning that Procter & Gamble do endorse animal testing as part of their "product safety research", something you might want to be aware of when choosing to buy their products.

                    While pregnant, there were very few washing up liquids which didn't make me feel sick or irritate my hands, so with being faced with the option of asking my husband to do all the washing up for 9 months or trying different washing up liquids we decided to give this one a go!

                    The bottle is a slightly different shape to the traditional fairy bottle, it's more angular. It still is made of PET and can therefore be recycled; there should be a number 1 in a triangle with arrows on to indicate you can do this! It still has the traditional red flip cap which is one thing the brand has retained from when first marketed - even if the bottle is no longer white plastic!

                    We bought the "lime and lemongrass extracts" variety and it is very pleasant, the perfume is not too strong and, unlike some washing up liquids, it doesn't smell artificial either! It also comes in Eucalyptus, Pink Grapefruit and Garden Mint extracts. The antibacterial action of the washing up liquid means that it is supposed to control growth on sponges and cloths - reassuring given we have a new baby in the house! According to their website, this washing up liquid is also endorsed by the Royal Institute of Public Health!

                    A little really does go a long way with this washing up liquid, a little bit really does give lots of bubbles! Along with most people, we are trying to keep our shopping bills down and looking at own brand alternatives, this product is such good value for money though that we are going to keep on using it!

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                      An effective and economical way to wash the dishes

                      Fairy liquid has been around for a long time and remains one of the major brands of washing up liquids on sale at supermarkets.


                      It's true what they say: Fairy liquid goes a long way. The Original Fairy Liquid was recently upgraded to make it last even longer and we can certainly vouch for this claim. You need such a small amount to do a sink full of dishes and in my experience it is very economical to use. This might be hard for some of you to believe but we bought our present 500ml bottle of fairy liquid nearly two years ago and it still isn't empty. We've used it at least five days out of every week during this time and in no way have we been skimping on it - we've jus used the appropriate amount necessary to get the job done. In fact I reckon there is a good few months left in it that should take me well into next year.


                      The liquid we use at present is one of the Fairy Naturals with anti-bacterial action - the Classic blue coloured fairy liquid with Eucalyptus extracts. Fairy Naturals were especially created to bring you the balance of cleaning performance with natural herb and citrus extracts. We prefer the blue fairy liquid in the transparent bottle because amongst other things, the colour matches our kitchen wallpaper. However, for those with different tastes, Fairy liquid is available with Lime and Lemongrass extracts, Pink Grapefruit and Garden Mint extracts. In addition to the traditional Original and Lemon variants, Fairy liquid also comes in three additional scents that are supposedly released throughout the entire wash: Apple Blossom, Floral Breeze and Purple Herbal. We have never had any problems with skin disorders after using Fairy liquid although rubber gloves are probably recommended if you use it regularly.


                      The anti-bacterial properties help kill of germs and is supposed to be effective at controlling the growth of germs on sponges and cloths. It is also endorsed by the Royal Institute of Public Health. We find the liquid highly effective at tackling tough grease and in our experience it cleans dishes just as well in cold water as it does in hot water. This only adds to its economical value.


                      Prices at ASDA:
                      Fairy Liquid Original 500ml is available for £0.95
                      Fairy Liquid Naturals 500ml is available for £1.25

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