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One thing that I buy regularly due to having no dishwasher (damn!) is washing up liquid. I tend to only buy brands I know of, I hate washing up so I don't want it to be any harder using cheap rubbish and one brand that I do trust and buy often (also due to the fact that I usually stumble across it on some sort of offer) is Fairy.
I bought this big 740ml bottle in this scent in a local discount store for just a pound and was delighted as I knew I was making a decent saving!
The washing up liquid comes in see through plastic bottle with a red plastic flip top lid to the top of it concealing a small hole and on the front of it we are told that it is Fairy Green Apple & Lime Blossom and there is a little picture shown of an apple, some little white flowers and a baby (the emblem of Fairy products) and then on the back of the bottle other information listed includes warnings, the ingredients and size are given (as I have told you already) and contact details for the manufacturer (Procter & Gamble UK) are clearly stated. Nice enough, robust and informative bottle this is and I do like the fact that the bottle is see through so I can see when I am running low on the stuff and that I need to go out and get more!
The Washing Up Liquid:
Transparent and a bright sort of green in colour, its quite a thickish liquid this one although easy to dispense out of the bottle. This has a really gorgeous scent to it and it really does smell of sweet and juicy apples though the apples smell zesty and of the lime too rather than the two different scents being separate within it. Its just a whole and rounded scent so to speak.
I only need a little squirt of this in my bowl or sink and the smell is released and I like the fact that I really don't need to use very much of this per washing up session to get really nice soft water that isn't greasy or anything adverse and a fair few white bubbles though not so many my sink gets overtaken with them.
This is great to wash up with. I actually enjoy washing up with this because the scent makes my kitchen smell so nice, relaxes me, its kind to the skin on my hands but most of all it makes short work of my washing up!
On my plates, cutlery, mugs and so on it really does help me wash them up with a sponge or dishcloth easily and I never feel the need to rinse after using it as I don't use much anyway in the water and I simply leave my washing up to drain dry. Stuff isn't left smeared though on glassware I do wash up with this and then quickly rinse with cold water afterwards and give them a quick dry with a tea towel.
On a lot of my really greasy stuff, again I simply use this in the water and wipe with a dishcloth and the water and usually that's enough however if say I have a roasting tray I have cooked roast potatoes and say parsnips on I do sometimes squirt a bit of this into it, pop on some boiling water out of my kettle and leave it till the waters cooled and then go wipe it all out and that makes the job in hand really easy.
All in all I really like this one. It makes short work of my washing up, things look clean and feel clean and it makes my time at the sink a better one due to its fragrance! This is a high quality washing up liquid that tackles grease, grime and debris with ease and for me and so far this is my favourite Fairy washing up liquid that I have tried and one that even if I see it at its full retail price I shall certainly purchase time and time again in the future!
Available from all good supermarkets etc in different scents and in different bottle sizes.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I might as well continue my theme of reviewing washing up liquids. Having already reviewed the Fairy Pomegranate and Honeysuckle version, I will now review the Green Apple and Lime Blossom one which for all intents and purposes is pretty similar aside from its scent and colour (so some parts of this review will be pretty much the same)!
I'm not brand loyal when it comes to washing up liquids, however I will admit that I tend to find Fairy products the most reliable, so will tend to sway towards them when they're on offer. Washing up liquid is something which I get through quite a lot of, at mine and my boyfriend's houses which is ok since I don't mind washing up and never intend to get a dishwasher as I feel it's an unnecessary expense and use of electricity!
I bought this Fairy in the HUGE1250ml bottle. It cost £2 in Asda, which I think is good value for the amount you get - it is much more cost efficient to buy Fairy Liquid in bigger containers. The only possible downside I think is that it might not fit in people's cupboards (as it's quite tall) - not a problem for us though.
Green Apple and Lime Blossom Fairy comes in a clear plastic container with a flip top red lid (make sure you close it after use). There is a label towards the top saying "Bigger Size Better Value" (which is very true). The main label says "Family Pack" on it, and there are pictures of apples and flowers, and the Fairy baby.
On the back there isn't a great deal of information - pictures suggesting to keep it out of your eyes, and out of the reach of children, a note to rinse hands and dry after use, and the ingredients (which I won't list).
For further information visit www.fairy-dish.com
---Using the liquid---
The liquid itself is a lovely bright lime green colour, and is used like any other washing up liquid. I tend to add it to hot running water while filling up the washing up bowl. This is thicker than some cheaper washing up liquids (although perhaps not as thick as traditional Fairy liquid), and you don't need a great deal (making the bottle last even longer!)
Some cheaper washing up liquids have disappointing smells, but this Fairy is one of my favourites. I think that apple is the dominant smell, although I do notice a floral scent too, which is perhaps slightly citrusy.
It's not an overpowering smell, and personally I don't think it's likely to offend anyone!
---Does it work?---
I find that this washing up liquid works really well (as I'd expect from Fairy). It works well on baked on lasagne, roasting trays, and pans where I've burnt sauces (although it's best to soak them first). It also gets glasses sparkling! It's a bit of a shame really that the scent doesn't really linger afterwards as it is so nice.
Although it says to rinse hands after use, I can't say I do, and it doesn't dry out my hands, and I don't have a problem with sensitive skin anyway.
This is a fantastic washing up liquid, and great value if you get the big bottle. It does work out a bit more expensive than some brands, but since you need to use less of it (as the Fairy adverts go on about), then it probably works out about the same. I think that this Green Apple and Lime Blossom version is one of my favourites - I've bought it several times, and will continue to do so. Although, I do like to change washing up liquids for variety, so it's not the only one I use!
5 out of 5 stars!
Fairy Liquid only used to be available in the original, traditional Fairy Green colour that has been around for decades but nowadays Fairy comes in so many different flavour combinations that you could choose a different one for every month practically. I like to buy a different flavour every time I need to buy a Fairy washing up liquid (which to be honest isn't that often as they do last a really long time) but the one I am using at the moment is the Fairy Green Apple and Lime Blossom Washing up Liquid. It's true what they say in the advertisements, a bottle of Fairy can last for months and hundreds of sinks of washing up. I probably get through a bottle every coupe of months and I wash up at least three times a day.
According to an article I read, "Fairy is a brand of washing-up liquid produced byProcter & Gamble at their West Thurrock factory (The London Plant), England. Fairy liquid is traditionally green, prompting the well-known advertising jingle "Now hands that do dishes can feel soft as your face, with mild green Fairy Liquid". Fairy liquid is the only washing up liquid that I will use in my house. I've used other cheaper store brands before and they're fine but there's something about that iconic bottle of Fairy that keeps me coming back for more. Fairy has become so popular and so recognised that in the UK, Fairy Liquid has become a genericized trademark for washing up liquid. That means people would say the word Fairy liquid even if they were talking about any type/brand of washing up liquid much as you would call a vacuum cleaner a Hoover.
You can find this variety of Fairy on the shelf with all the other different bottles. This one is described as having a fantastic fresh Scent with the fantastic fresh scent of green apple & lime blossom. I would definitely agree that it has a lovely fresh scent. I love the smell of apples in cleaning products and beauty products actually because its always so light and fruity and fresh. In this washing up liquid I think you can definitely smell the apple much more than you can smell the lime. I can't really detect a tangy limey smell in this liquid so obviously the apple is a bit more powerful as it is definitely the fragrance you can smell when you sniff the bottle. When I add the liquid to hot water I can also still smell the fragrance which is lovely and to be honest, a lot nicer than the regular Fairy smell. I think it's actually nicer to wash up with this fragrance as then all my plates etc smell nice and fresh.
The Fairy comes in a plastic see through bottle which is very handy as when you squeeze it out it comes out really easily and squeezing it under hot water really causes it to bubble up and give you lots of nice suds for washing with. The liquid is quite a thick gel and I also will add it to a washing up sponge and wash the dishes under a running tap. That way I can rinse the bubbles off the dishes before I dry them. The liquid is a lightish green colour, quite a bit lighter than regular Fairy so you can spot the difference on the shelf
At the moment a 630ml bottle of this apple and lime blossom Fairy costs just £1 so I would definitely recommend giving it a try if you haven't used this one before.
I have always used Fairy liquid to wash my dishes, I really find it lasts longer than any other brands I've tried, I've tried many others in the past, but for me nothing beats fairy!
I love all the different fragrances available but I think this one, green apple and lime blossom, is probably one of my favourites.
It's a very fresh, clean fragrance that smells mainly of apples but you get a hint of lime too, i think it smells lovely.
This liquid is quite thick compared to some other brands and you really do only need a tiny bit to create lots of bubbles, I find it washes my dishes very well and rinses off easily.
Also it doesn't dry my hands out at all, even though I seem to be constantly washing up!
I buy it in a 630ml bottle from tesco for £1.60, I'm happy with that price as that size bottle lasts me a month.
I've seen smaller bottles of it before in poundland and savers too.
I think this is a very good product that does it's job well.
Up until recently I would try and buy washing up liquid which suited the colour scheme of my kitchen, however being a lover of different scents I have recently been varying my purchases when it comes to Fairy washing up liquid. In our house there are only two of us and therefore I can't justify the expense of buying a dishwasher. We therefore rely on washing up liquid everyday and as a result can get through quite a bit of the stuff. This product stood out from the shelf with its bright green colour and I was therefore keen to give it a try.
This washing up liquid forms one of the Fairy aromatics range and is packaged in typical Fairy fashion, in a transparent plastic bottle with a red flip top lid. The washing up liquid itself serves to give individual colour to the bottle and this one is a bright translucent green in colour. The front of the bottle is illustrated quite simply with the Fairy logo, an apple illustration and smattering of white blossom which serves to give an indication of the scent inside. Upon flipping open the lid I was immediately struck with the soft apple scent inside and was pleasantly surprised with the sweetness of the scent which, on second thoughts, might also be attributed to the lime blossom.
It is worth mentioning that this washing up liquid can be bought in three bottle sizes and these are 450ml, 630ml and 740ml. We paid £1 for a 450ml bottle form our local Wilkinsons store, and looking around you should expect to pay around £1 - £2.50 depending on the bottle size.
As with any other washing up liquid this one should be used by simply pouring a dollop into a bowl of hot water and swishing around for maximum frothiness. I usually find that a pea sized amount is more than adequate for our sink and the bubbles will last throughout the wash. The smell of this liquid leaves a lovely scent in the kitchen and is really refreshing after cooking a greasy meal. In addition this washing up liquid is very effective at de-greasing my pans and trays after cooking a raost dinner and I can therefore testify to its great cleaning credientials.
Although I love the smell of this washing up liquid I do find that it is slightly harsh to my hands and therefore leaves them feeling a little dry after regular use. For this I am marking this liquid down one star. However all in all this is a great product which I enjoy using and I would therefore recommend it. This washing up liquid scores a great four stars from me.
Thanks for reading! x
I just love Fairy liquid, it is a really fabulous brand and one that is very reliable to wash the dishes, it has been on the market for over 50 years and so that really does go to show how good a brand of liquid it really is and how many people have been buying it on a regular basis for so many years. They have now lots of different fragranced liquids to widen the variety and all of which are nice ones in my opinion.
This liquid comes in a transparent plastic bottle, the bottle is not bulky and is kind of slimline and so it is very easy to grip and to be able to comfortably pour the liquid into the sink or a bowl. It also has a flip lid. The liquid inside is a jade green colour, it is kind of glossy and quite shiny. It is also a really soft, smooth texture, it is very rich in consistency and is not at all runny. This one certainly does not drip from the bottle while pouring it into the water as I have found with some other brands. Once the lid is flipped back, the smell of the liquid is very apparent immediately. The fragrance is quite a strong one and it has a beautiful smell of fresh apples with a hint of the lime. I can detect the apple a little more than the lime with this one and it is such a pleasant smell.
Once in the hot water, it creates so many bubbles, only a small amount is needed to create these bubbles because of the good quality of the liquid. I find that the bubbles do not dissolve quickly and they last for a very long time and enough time to wash my dishes very comfortably, especially if I leave them to soak for awhile as I often do and then return to continue to wash them. It cuts into my greasy plates and cutlery with no problems at all. It cleans my saucepans very well and removes any stubborn food from the base of them just perfectly. I find it also cleans my glasses and glassware really good too. It leaves the glasses with a nice shine and they sparkle just the way I like them to sparkle. It does not leave any streaky marks on the glasses.
For a 740ml bottle it cost me just £1 on special offer awhile ago, it is usually priced at around £1.50 and so I saved a little money at the time. I think for this price it is a very good amount of liquid in the bottle and it does last for a very long time because only a small amount is needed.
I find that this one does not dry my hands or irritate them at all, I find it is a really nice mild liquid that suits my hands for when I use it in a hurry and do not have time to put on my rubber gloves. It does feel quite pleasant on my hands while washing my dishes too. It is very easy to rinse from the dishes with no problems at all, it leave them nice and clean and with a nice sheen to them.
For the price of this one, I just think it is an amazingly good liquid with a really nice smell. I like the different fragrances with liquids and this one suits me very well. I think it is so affordable for most budgets because it can save lots of money as it lasts for a good few weeks depending how often it is used and how many dishes have to be washed in a day.
It sits very well in a laundry cupboard because it is not too tall a bottle.
I highly do recommend this one for anyone to give it a go, I think it is super value for money and has an amazingly good fragrance. It gives me all the results that I expect from a washing up liquid and I will buy it again in the future with no hesitation at all. This brand is going from strength to strength, especially since they have created lots of different fragrances so that it keeps the customers very keen and not bored.
Also posted on Ciao under my username Pinky50.
I give this one 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
I had never seen this scent before - not that I am down looking at the Washing Up Liquid aisle all that often since we have a dishwasher and only need some Liquid now and again due to the bottle lasting a good lenght of time. So a lot can change before i'm back down the aisle again. I like the Fruity scents of liquids more than any floral scents.
This comes in a simple palstic bottle which has a slight shape to it and since this is clear plastic then you can see the light green gel through the bottle. This has a flip top lid which is easy opened and closed.
This comes in 500ml bottle and this can sell for around the £1.40 mark thesedays - often more expensive in smaller corner shops. I picked this up when this was on offer for £1 in Asda a few months ago.
Just add a little of this under Hot running water and this will produce a little mound of fine Bubbles. You get the scent of this straight away and I would say the scent of both Apple and Lime is easy to smell in this and there isn't 1 scent that is more detectable than the other. It is a nice fresh smell and I find that this seems to leave the scent lingering later in the night in my Kitchen.
How do I find this to work on my Dishes? I find this does good. I've always found Fairy to work well in cleaning Dishes well and even just leaving Dishes to steep in this for a few minutes will loosen any stuck on food and it may just take a sweep of a cloth to wipe them clean. As I said just a little of this goes a long way so it can work out economical enough.
1 of my favourite scents and 1 that I will buy again due to the nice scent.
I like Fairy washing up liquids and have bought a few of the different fragrances. I find them very good quality and good value for money. This one is my latest one I bought because it is one I had not tried before and thought it was worth a try.
It comes housed in a clear plastic bottle with a flip top. The liquid is a nice Lime green colour. It looks a nice refreshing colour inside the bottle. It has a nice strong smell of Apple. To me it has a very slight smell of the Lime and more of the Apple.
It is a very rich consistency and it does not drip from the bottle. It flows well from the bottle. Only a small amount is needed with this one because it is so rich. Just a quick squirt of the liquid into the water does give for lots of bubbles and ones that last for a very long time.
It cleans and cuts into grease really well in no time at all. Just a quick gentle scrub on the pans to clean them and remove the food and grease etc. This liquid cleans glasses well too and leaves them nice and sparkling once rinsed. It is very easy to rinse to remove the bubbles etc. It cleans glassware really well too and leaves them sparkling clean in the same way as it does drinking glasses. The glassware is also easy to rinse the liquid from them too.
My cutlery is also very clean after using this one. I have used it to soak dish cloths to help them smell nice and fresh and only a tiny amount in the water and left to soak for a while is all that is needed.
I really think this one is a good fragrance for this very well known brand. It is just as good quality as the rest of the fragrances in this range of products. When I have has some stubborn food that has dried on the bottom of my pans, I have just poured a small amount into it with some hot water and left it for a few hours and scrubbed it gently with a scourer, it has removed it and left it nice and clean and ready to use again.
I love this liquid. It is well worth the money for only around £1, it is one that is excellent quality too. The size of the bottle is 450ml and this amount does last for a good 3 weeks or so, sometimes longer depending on how many times you wash the dishes using a sink etc and not a dishwasher.
I will buy this one again in the future and I highly do recommend this one for anyone to try.
The bottle is recyclable too.
I rate this one 5 stars.
I have recently tried out the Fairy washing up liquid with the apple and lime blossom scent and this is my review.
I normally buy a supermarket brand of washing up liquid such as Tesco but I recently ran out and had to make do with whatever was in stock at my local mini market shop. There was only two choices and I took the cheapest one which was the bottle of apple and lime blossom Fairy Liquid which cost only 75 pence.
I have seen the apple and lime blossom Fairy washing up liquid on sale in Sainsbury's and Asda and it costs around £1 so I thought I got a good price for the bottle. The bottle is made of see through plastic and it can be recycled which is good for me cos I like to do my bit for the environment.
The liquid is very thick when it is poured from the bottle. I like the colour of the apple Fairy washing up liquid and it is a pretty pale green colour. I have noticed that I do not need to use to much of the liquid in my basin and a little goes a long way with the Fairy liquid which makes the bottle last a bit longer than cheaper brands of washing up liquid that I buy.
The apple and lime blossom Fairy liquid works very well at washing my plates and crockery and I think it is a very good quality washing up liquid. I think that even with greasy or really dirty plates it cleans them very well and seems to cut through grease easily. This means that I do not need to use to much of the liquid to wash up greasy plates which is what I usually need to do if I have bought a very cheap washing up liquid so I am pleased about that.
The smell of the apple Fairy is really nice and I enjoy washing my dishes with it. The smell does not last to long after I have washed my dishes but I can smell it on my hands for awhile afterwards which does not bother me as I think the smell is very nice. The liquid smells fruity as it is made with apple and lime scent and it feels nice and summery when I am using it. I think the Fairy liquid is quite gentle on my skin and the Fairy liquid has not caused me any problems on my hands.
The only bad point I have noticed with the apple Fairy washing up liquid is that it is very soapy especially when I use it with very hot water. The washing up liquid seems to make a lot of soap suds in the basin so I need to give my plates and crockery a second rinse to remove the suds otherwise the plates become streaky and I think it leaves a soapy smell on the teacups. I have tried using less of the liquid in my basin but still find a lot of suds are left on my crockery so I do not think that is the solution. It is a bit annoying but t would not put me of from buying the apple Fairy again cos I liked the smell so much and think it cleans my dishes and plates easily.
I would recommend giving the apple and lime blossom Fairy washing up liquid a try out cos I thought it was a really nice washing up liquid to use on my dishes. I will buy it again cos I really like the fresh fruity smell of the liquid when I am using it. I still have about a third of the bottle left and have been using it for two weeks so I think that the washing up liquid is a very good quality and it lasts a long time cos you do not need to use as much.
Reason For Purchase ~ "Got more time for misbehavin' since I started microwaving"!
I purchased this product for three reasons. I have been a fan of the quality of Fairy products for decades. The washing up liquid was on offer and I love the smell of fruits such as apples and limes :~)
The Product ~ "Need some time to be alone? Try washing the dishes"!
The product comes in a sturdy plastic clear curved bottle that displays the rich lime colour of its contents well. With a bright poppy red flick top nozzle and same shade block caps 'Fairy' title, there is no mistaking this brand means business! :~) Gone is its familiar white plastic oblong bottle for over a decade now, though it did reappear for a brief time to mark its fiftieth anniversary early 2010.
Under the item's instruction's notes, www.tesco.com advise on "Handcare: after use, rinse your hands and dry them thoroughly. As for all detergents, if you have damaged or sensitive skin, avoid prolonged contact with the liquid and washing solution".
Part of the liquid's components includes 15-30% Anionic Surfactants. According to
http://www.elementis.com/esweb/esweb.nsf​/pages/surfactants-Anionic Surfactants under the heading "Anionic Surfactants ~PHOSPHATE ESTERS: Phosphate esters are anionic surfactants which are produced by phosphation of (ethoxylated) aliphatic or aromatic alcohols...Compared to other phosphate esters offer specific advantages, including stability over a broad pH range, good solubility and corrosion inhibiting properties. Phosphate esters are highly suitable to use as emulsifying agents, wetting agents, anti-statics, corrosion inhibitors and hydrotropes in cleaning formulations".
My Usage Experience ~ "Dish of the day"
I do not wear rubber gloves when washing my dishes, though it is wise to wear such protective items if you suffer from skin conditions; this is a very concentrated liquid that could easily flare up certain conditions!
I generally begin my cleaning routine by scraping all food debris from the dishes etc., No matter how good a washing up liquid is, it cannot unclog or magic away such fragments from the dish water! :~) I then quickly organize the dirty dishes into stacks of plates, cutlery, pots and so forth.
I then fill the washing up bowl with hot water, while running I squirt a good measure of the liquid, around 3 tsp. Even although this liquid is highly concentrated I still prefer an ample amount to furnish plenty of soapy bubbles and cleansing action. To disperse the thick coalesced liquid I like to pop the cold tap briefly on and froth the water with my hand. The liquid distributes very quickly producing wonderfully aromatic foam. At this point I cannot detect the lime over the refreshing scent of apple. It is at this point that I put a small amount, around a teaspoon of washing up liquid into each pot, pan and other cookware I have used and fill with hot water. This gives them plenty of time to soak while I wash the cutlery and crockery.
There is no doubts in my mind with regards to the effectiveness of this product but I certainly notice that its cleaning capabilities, especially with cutting through grease is lessened by the cooler the water. Therefore, I only wash drinking glasses and similar in cooler water and keep all other crockery, cutlery and cookware in as hot as water as I can comfortably wash with.
I tend to wash cutlery first; these are put in the hot water whilst it is running in preparation for the task of washing up. By the time the bowl is filled and the foam has accumulated, I find the cutlery very easy in washing. Any food residues are generally already dissolved due to the quick cleaning action of the liquid combined with the hot water. A brief rinse under hot water removes any of the fluid and is left with a gleaming shine on the stainless steel. I then leave the cutlery to dry upright in a clean container. The process I use affords a quick drying time and streak free shine. This detergent works well in enhancing the appearance of the most tired of kitchen tools!
Next to be washed are the crockery, including cups which are generally next to go in the bowl. I use a scour pad with a droplet of the detergent to remove stubborn stains like tea on cups and mugs. I haven't found a stain yet that cannot be removed using this product and the light scour side of the sponge. Plates are no problem either for this efficient cleaning agent. As long as the water is a high temperature, the agent used with a sponge or dish cloth removes any food substance. I finish the chore of washing crockery by rinsing off in clean hot water. I never need to dry the plates with a tea towel as the hot water effects the crockery's drying time, much like how a dish washer has on items. As soon as I have completed the cookware, such as pots and pans, the cutlery and crockery are ready to pack away without using a tea cloth, which in turn lessens the bacteria effects of such!
I normally clean wooden utensils and alike in a fresh bowl of clean soapy water using the scour side of the sponge to ensure all ingrained debris is removed. I tend to give these items a longer rinse under hot water to ensure all residues of detergent is removed and then leave to dry next to the boiler to guarantee a very quick drying time which will promote the sanitizing effects furnished by the detergent and hot water.
I change the water as needed during the task of washing up. When I have completed the job of washing all items, I then empty the hot water combined with detergent into the sink. Using the scour side of the sponge and a few droplets of the detergent I begin to wash the stubborn marks off the cookware. As excellent as the solvent is, I find soaking these dishes a short while beforehand crucial in removing grease and cooking debris quickly almost without any effort. I finish off the task by again rinsing the soap suds off with running hot water from the tap. The results are superb. The liquid leaves the cookware very shiny and beautifully clean.
The results of washing up with this Fairy liquid are excellent. The dishes, cutlery and cookware are never left with any remnants of food debris or grease. In fact, the only time there may be something left is water marks! I am thrilled with the clean, sparkling and shiny results left through using this product. I even use the liquid to clean the draining board, taps and sink. A few drops on the sponge with a little hot water remove grease and grime around the sink, taps and stainless steel draining board. A quick rinse with hot water and finishing off by drying the surfaces with a soft dry cloth leaves the areas clean and sparkling bright. There are many other areas I use the detergent on but I feel that as the product is noted as 'washing up liquid' I will leave it there! :~)
Recommend ~ Ditch Not "Dish The Dirt"
Absolutely! This is such an effective tool in cleaning without too much effort. The detergent gives faultless results every time I use it. The fragrance is gorgeous and makes the task of washing dishes a little more pleasurable! :~)
I would only reiterate that if the consumer does have skin sensitivities, it is wise to adopt the use of gloves as a protection against the concentrated ingredients of the fluid. I have dry skin so I tend to rinse and dry my hands thoroughly after use and pop on some hand lotion after using the liquid and this works well in protecting my skin from irritation.
I generally only purchase Fairy Wash Up Liquid when it is on offer but the Fairy Wash Up Liquid Apple and Lime 450 Ml it is currently available at Tesco's online and in store for £1.02p
Please note I have not corrected any words from the quotes! :~)
Thank you for taking the time to read my review, I hope you found it beneficial.
Fairy is a household brand from Procter and Gamble. They mainly offer washing up liquids but also laundry products.
~Fairy Washing Up Liquid~
Fairy offer a wide range of scented washing up liquids for doing your dishes! One scent offered is the "Green Apple and Lime Blossom" which is part of the "scent-sations" collection!
A small amount of Fairy Liquid can be poured into a basin of hot water and will create soft, scented bubbles. The liquid should cut into grease and food on plates, cutlery etc and with the help of a scourer pad or brush and a rinse of water, the crockery should be clean.
The green liquid comes housed in a curvy shaped, clear plastic bottle with a flip top cap for easy dispensing.
~Availability and Price~
This scent is available in a 450ml and 740ml (bigger limited edition size) bottles. They can be purchased in various supermarkets for £1.00 and around £1.50. Asda currently offer both sizes at £1.00.
I wash dishes on a daily basis. I have tried cheap washing up liquids but always come back to Fairy Liquid. Fairy is a high quality washing up liquid which I tend to purchase when it's on offer. I have tried many of the scents and types of liquid and much prefer the fruity scented ones as opposed to the original Fairy. I bought my latest bottle a few weeks ago and opted for the Apple and Lime Blossom. I had previously used the normal Apple one so was keen to try this one.
It really depends on what type of dishes I am washing, how I use this. With pots and pans or oven dishes, I tend to fill pour a small amount of this into the pan and fill with hot water. I like to leave dishes like this to steep for a short while and find this is best course of action as the liquid lifts the stains and food allowing them to rinse away easily without the need for much scrubbing.
For normal plates etc. I fill the basin with hot water and pour a drop in. Only a tiny drop is needed for a lovely and substantial amount of soft bubbles and the liquid makes the water pleasantly soft which is ideal for my sensitive hands. The liquid has a rich, thick consistency. The scent is highly appealing and concentrated. The crispness of the apple is fresh and deliciously sweet whilst the lime blossom lightens the scent a little to make it not as powerful as the original apple scented liquid.
Any marks on plates and bowls is quickly removed thanks to this liquid and also my cheap scourers. The bubbles cling to dishes working their way into the food stains and dissolving them. I do need to give the plates a good rinse under the my mixer tap to rid them of bubbles but they come in clean and sparkly. The bubbles last a reasonable amount of time in the water and I have no need to replace the water.
Where I do find this awkward to use is for glasses and cutlery. Whilst it cleans them efficiently, no matter how much I try to rinse them, I can taste a soapiness from them when in use. I've started keeping my cutlery and glasses til last and washing these items when the bubbles have started to dissolve. This takes a bit longer but if it means less soapy drinks of juice then I can deal with it!
~Conclusion and Recommendation~
This is a high quality washing liquid which smells lovely, cleans my dishes and leaves my hands pleasantly soft after my dishes are done. One bottle lasts me several weeks with daily use due to the strong concentration within the liquid and this makes it financially better in comparison to cheaper brands which aren't as efficient.
I highly recommend this liquid and this particular scent, just make sure you rinse cups and cutlery well!
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I first tried Fairy Green Apple and Lime Blossom recently as it's part of Asda's 'the big clean' whereby they've got lots of different cleaning products reduced in price. I've noticed a lot of different, more unusual scents from Fairy recently and Asda's promotion is a great way to try them out. A 740ml bottle of Fairy's Green Apple and Lime Blossom costs just £1 at the moment, previously priced at £1.53. This is really good value as the bottle is big compared to other washing up liquids and I've always found a little goes a long way.
The washing up liquid comes in a bottle the same shape as all Fairy Washing Up Liquids, it's just a bit bigger. It's clear so you can see how much of the liquid has been used; the washing up liquid is a bright lime green colour which looks lovely and summery and I think reflects the scent well. There's a small pop cap lid on top of the bottle with a hole for the liquid to be dispensed, a little squeeze usually does the trick although if you just leave the bottle the liquid will just run out eventually as it isn't the thickest. I've found that with most washing up liquid bottles the cap can become a little bit clogged up with hardened washing up liquid, I tend to unscrew the lid and rinse warm water through the lid which usually gets rid of the blockage.
I was first attracted to the washing up liquid because of the scent; I'm a big fan of anything citrusy. I had a little smell in the supermarket and the washing up liquid smelt very summery and fresh, perfect at this time of year and great for keeping the kitchen fresh. The two fragrances have been matched really well, one doesn't outweigh the other but they both bring a very refreshing scent, it does remind me of Apple Hubba Bubba a bit, but mixed with the lime it's lovely. The scent isn't too overpowering whilst washing dishes, it's apparent but subtle which I think is nice. The scent can still be slightly detected after use but it doesn't hang around in the kitchen for long which I think is the shame.
In use I was impressed with just how little of the washing up liquid needs to be used, we usually buy cheaper brands but you do get your money's worth buying slightly more expensive. I used far too much in my first wash, on my second go I used a very small amount, after adding hot water and moving my hand around in the bowl a bit a decent amount of bubbles were made. We've used hardly any of our bottle because it lasts so well making it really good value.
I've found this washing up liquid to clean my dishes really well, everything comes out looking really shiny clean, especially glasses. On tough stains the washing up liquid isn't as good, it takes a little bit of time for burnt on stains to be removed. Whilst doing the dishes I tend to put my pans in soak first with a little washing up liquid and hot water, by the time I've washed my other dishes, about 5 to 10 minutes later I find the majority of stains can be removed.
The scent of Fairy Green Apple and Lime Blossom is lovely, and probably the reason why most people would buy it in the first place. Fairy is a trusted brand and I wasn't let down, the cleaning ability on everyday dishes is great, it's not so good for tougher marks but with a little patience these are easily removed. I'd definitely recommend this particular scent, especially on offer.
I bought the Fairy Apple and Lime Blossom washing up liquid a while ago, together with the Pomegranate and Honeysuckle fragrance as part of a special offer. I am a big fan of the original dark green Fairy liquid, as one bottle lasts for absolutely ages, however I haven't yet found any of the scented variations to live up to the original.
Apple and lime blossom sounded like a nice fragrance combination to me. I like apple scented things, and I like lime scented things (although presumably lime blossom smells slightly different from lime), so I looked forward to seeing what this one was like.
Housed in the same shape bottle as the other fragrances in the Fairy range, the product inside this one is a bright lime green colour which really makes it stand out. Like the other bottles, this is more than functional, however I do find the top needs a wipe down every now and then as it can become rather gungey.
As I have found with many of the other fragranced versions of Fairy, this one has a slightly runnier consistency than the original, therefore when tipping up the bottle you should take care not to pour out too much at once. Like all of the Fairy products, you only need to use a very small amount at a time, and this will produce a good amount of bubbles, making the product more economical, one of the things I love about it the most.
The scent is very strong when I first squirt the washing up liquid into the bowl, and it is a very pleasant scent. The lime and apple combine really well, and whilst there is a definite green apple smell to the product, it has a sharpness to it, which I believe must come from the lime. With the last Fairy washing up liquid I used - the Pomegrante and Honeysuckle - I found that the aroma really lingered when I was washing up. With this one however, by the time I was finished, I couldn't really smell it anymore, which is a little bit disappointing considering how lovely it smells.
In terms of cleaning, I find that this is nearly as good as the original. It cleans my crockery well, yet whilst it is perfectly adequate when cleaning glass and cutlery, I don't find that it gives them the same sparkle which I get with the original Fairy.
On dried on stains this is rather effective, although I do find you will need to leave dishes to soak for a while. It will also cut through grease effectively if I have fried something or used the grill pan for cooking chicken - something which always results in lots of grease and dried on mess.
I usually use gloves for washing up, however on the few occasions I have washed up without, I haven't found this to be drying on my skin.
This product is available in both a 450ml and 740ml size. Having just checked the ASDA website (which is where I purchased the product), both sizes are showing as costing just £1, but it also says you can get 2 for £2.50!! How does that work?! I think that may be a misprint, and I can't remember exactly how much we paid, but being Fairy this is a little more expensive than other brands. It is worth noting though that Fairy can often be found on special offer - especially the newer fragrances such as this one.
Overall, this is another top quality product from Fairy. It has a lovely fragrance, is economical and cleans well. The only downsides for me are that the scent doesn't last, and I personally feel it doesn't clean glass and cutlery as well as the original version. Even so, I still think this product deserves four stars.
*review also posted on Ciao under username pink_champagne
When wandering round my local Tesco store a few weeks ago I was on the lookout for any good offers and I spotted one on Fairy Washing Up Liquid. To be honest I can't remember off hand what I actually paid for this product but it is currently on sale for £1.02 for 450ml and £1.52 (or 2 for £2.50) for 740ml. I just know that it would have been on offer for me to have bought it as I only buy the good stuff when it is reduced in price!
I decided to try the Green Apple and Lime Blossom fragrance for a change as I usually go for the lemon scented ones.
The plastic bottle is transparent so the thick, bright green washing up liquid is clearly visible. On top of the bottle is a bright red plastic flip up lid. The label on the front has the word FAIRY in large red capital letters together with the name of the fragrance and the now oh so recognisable walking baby logo.
Fairy is made by Proctor and Gamble and their address can be found at the bottom of the label on the back of the bottle together with a list of ingredients and a warning not to use the product if you have broken skin.
To use the washing up liquid you just have to flip open the top, upend the plastic bottle and squeeze so that the washing up liquid goes into the bowl of dirty crockery. You don't need to use too much as Fairy is a good quality liquid so a little goes a long way!
When you run the hot water into the bowl a lot of thick lather appears straight away (and lasts until the washing up is finished) and the smell of apple and lime wafts up from the sink. The crockery, cutlery and glassware all come out sparkling clean. If there is dried on food on any of the items such as when you make shepherd's pie and the residue gets dried on round the edge of the dish all you need to do is to leave it to soak in the hot water and Fairy Liquid and no problem - it comes up as clean as a whistle!
As ever with Fairy this washing up liquid is brilliant at cleaning although I have to admit the fragrance isn't one of my favourites so I won't go for this particular one again.
I have also noticed that my hands tend to feel a little bit dry after I have used this liquid but I use hand cream regularly so that soon sorts out the problem.
In conclusion I would recommend Fairy Washing Up Liquid but for my own preference I would chose a different fragrance.
Fairy are a well-known household brand that almost everyone is familiar with. I usually overlook the named brand cleaning products in favour of the cheaper supermarket own-brand varieties, but I was curious to try some of the new Fairy Liquid as it comes in a range of different scents. This Green Apple and Lime Blossom Fairy Washing Up Liquid is available to buy from most supermarkets and comes in two different sizes. I do most of my shopping at Tesco, where a 450ml bottle costs £1.02, and a 740ml bottle costs £1.52.
Product description: "Fairy washing up liquid with the fantastic fresh scent of green apple & lime blossom."
This washing up liquid comes in a clear plastic bottle with a flip top lid. Inside there is a small spout that allows you to dispense the washing up liquid by squeezing on the sides of the bottle. The liquid itself is a bright green colour that really stands out and makes it easy to see how much you have left, which is useful to avoid running out unexpectedly.
To use, you simply add to a bowl of running hot water. You can use a fairly small amount and still get an ample amount of bubbles, I find that putting the tap on a bit stronger increases the amount of bubbles. The liquid itself is a nice thick gel and it is easy to control how much you are squeezing out of the bottle. The bubbles last very well and I'll still have a bowl full of foam by the time I've finished doing the washing up, which is great as I still get the full cleaning power for the whole time that I'm washing.
The scent of this washing up liquid is really lovely and makes doing a boring chore a tiny bit more pleasant. The green apple and lime blossom fragrance is bright and fruity, and makes everything smell fresh and clean.
I have experienced positive results every time when using this liquid. My dishes are always clean with a minimal amount of scrubbing, and it cuts through messy stains easily. For anything particularly greasy, I put a small dash of liquid straight onto the cleaning sponge and then give it a rub before washing thoroughly as usual. We all get burnt on food after preparing a big meal, and in these cases I fill the dirty pans and dishes with some of the hot soapy washing up water. After leaving for a while (usually the duration that it takes me to finish the rest of the load of dishes) the soaked dishes are then much easier to clean as the liquid breaks down the burnt bits and softens it so it comes away more easily. I have noticed that this Fairy Washing Up Liquid really does seem to be better at cutting through greasy marks and requires less effort to get things clean than when I am using a cheaper alternative product.
I am very happy with the cleaning results that I get from using this product, but as with most things there is also a down side. Every single Fairy advert that I've seen claims that this washing up liquid is soft and gentle and will leave your hands feeling pampered and cared for. This could not be further from the truth in my experience! I do not usually suffer with overly dry skin on my hands, although I do like to keep the skin soft and supple and apply hand lotion every day. After I have done the washing up using this Fairy Washing Up Liquid the skin on my hands feels awfully dry, tight and uncomfortable. I always have to follow up with hand cream quickly afterwards to minimise the effects and to stop my skin from drying out too much.
I was impressed by the excellent cleaning results and loved the scent of this washing up liquid, however I was disappointed that it leaves my hands feeling so bad after washing with it. I would recommend it for easy and effective cleaning, but will dock a point from the overall score as it really affects the condition of my skin for the worse.