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      05.09.2013 10:49
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      Fairy Lavender

      Ahh, theres nothing more English than the smell of fresh lavender from the garden and now you can bring that smell into your house and clean your dishes with it with this lovely Fairly Fresh lavender scent. Lavender has been a favourite of mine for a long time. I don't necessarily like it in beauty products, it's definitely still classified as an old lady smell to me, but there's something about the smell in nature and here that I like. We used to have a big bush of lavender in the garden when I was growing up so I think it reminds me of my childhood and brings me back to happy times. That's why I love it when I am doing my washing up.

      Fairy is the only brand of washing up liquid I will use. I think if you buy the cheap brand it's a false economy, a bottle might be cheaper but you end up needing to use more of it and so spend more in the end. It's true what they say, a bottle of Fairy lasts forever and you only need a small amount to create lots of cleaning bubbles.

      According to an article I read, "As Britain's number one dish-cleaning brand, Fairy has been a trusted household name since it appeared in 1898 on a bar of soap. Today Fairy represents a range of products renowned for their cleaning ability and caring nature, consistently bringing innovative new formulas to market. In the last year, over 100 million bottles of Fairy Liquid were bought, equating to 55 per cent of the total UK market (Source: IRI October 2012)."

      Wow, that's a lot of bottles of Fairy, but if it works, why change to anything else, that's my opinion anyway. I do like to change my flavours now and again because the original green bottle of Fairy can get a bit boring from time to time.

      This Fresh Lavender scent from Fairy is lovely and my favourite scent of theirs at the moment. As you would expect the liquid is a light purple colour and is spot on perfect to the colour of lavender in my opinion. The liquid comes in a 450ml squeezy bottle with a flip cap lid so it's very easy to get the liquid out. I usually just squeeze a little bit under a hot running tap to get a sink full of lovely bubbles or I squeeze a bit onto a sponge if I am only doing an item or two. I think Fairy have captured the scent of lavender perfectly too and to me its just like smelling the old bush in my garden, its that authentic. The liquid gives my bowl of water a really fresh fragrant smell and its a pleasure to wash up with it, it makes a bit of a boring mundane task fun in a way. This Fairy variety works just as well as all the others, it cuts through grease really well and leaves my dishes extremely clean.

      The nice thing is that the scent does not actually transfer onto your dishes so don't worry, you won't get a horrible taste of lavender getting into your dinners. (I tried some lavender fudge once, it was disgusting, so eating it is definitely a no no for me!)

      All in all, a lovely Fairy variety.

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      23.07.2012 19:29
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      Save yourself some time, and use this

      Fairy 450 ml currently £1 at Tesco

      Now I'm never going to start waxing lyrical about the joys of washing up. Frankly it sucks - however it does need doing unless you plan to feature on 'How Clean is Your House?'

      Having said that it is that much easier if you use a quality product to do the dishes - at least it gets done quicker.

      With this product I do need to use a little less than I would of other products as it seems to be more effective, and if I use the same amount that I would normally then it leaves streaks. It is great for glasses, and also works on baked on grime - I personally leave these dishes to soak for five or ten minutes first to save scrubbing so hard.

      The lavender smell is a little synthetic, and sweet - but I have never 'tasted' it on the dishes. Fairy in general seems to be no better for my hands than other washing up liquids, but it's also no worse.

      For the money spent I really do feel that you are getting a bargain, as although the product may be a little more expensive than supermarket own brands - however it also lasts that much longer.

      The advert claiming that it lasts longer hen other brands is right!! I conducted a bit of completely unscientific research - (at home so no ethics committee to appease) and a bottle lasted over 10 weeks!!!!!! Well worth the extra few pennies!!!!!

      I'm only being tight and giving it four stars as to get five it would have to do the dishes for me.

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      14.02.2012 16:40
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      You get what you pay for

      Ok I admit it - when it comes to washing up liquid you do get what you pay for. I have tried a few of the economy brands and, at first, I thought how good they were but, when they were faced with a bowl full of greasy pots they couldn't cope.

      I think I'll be sticking to Fairy Liquid from now on - it does what it is supposed to do and doesn't let me down when I need it most.

      Having said that I do wait until it on offer before I buy it - you didn't think I was going to pay full price did you? Perish the thought! The last offer that I took advantage of was any two 740ml bottles for £2.50 as opposed to £1.80 each.

      One of the ones that I chose that day was the Lavender one as I absolutely love the smell of lavender and anything that makes washing up a more pleasant experience gets my vote!

      The washing up liquid comes in a clear plastic bottle so the beautiful purple liquid inside is clearly visible - that way it is easy to see how much you have left. The top of the bottle is a bright red plastic flip up lid which also screws off so that you can add a bit of water at the end so that you can use up the last but of washing up liquid.

      There is a circular label on the front which has the word FAIRY in large red capital letters together with the name of the fragrance - in this case Lavender - and the traditional walking baby logo. It also has the words 'Behind you all the way' around the edge of the label.

      Proctor and Gamble are the company that make Fairy Liquid amongst lots of other products and their address can be found at the bottom of the label on the back of the bottle just in case you need to contact them for any reason.

      There is also a list of ingredients and a warning advising you not to use the product if you have broken skin. I have to say that this has never caused me any problems as I almost always have a few cuts and scratches on my fingers from gardening and wood chopping.

      As the bottle is plastic it is recycleable once it is empty which is also important to me and to the environment.

      Using the washing up liquid is not difficult - you just have to flip open the red top, upend the plastic bottle and squeeze it so that a small amount of the washing up liquid goes into the washing up bowl with some hot water and your dirty dishes. I say 'a small amount' because you won't need to use as much Fairy Liquid as you would if you were using a cheap washing up liquid so, in this sense, it is economical.

      When the hot water runs into the bowl the liquid disperses immediately and it produces a lot of lovely thick lather and, unless the washing up is really dirty, this will last to the end of the washing up process. If your washing up is very greasy you may need to use a bit more liquid to stop the water going greasy towards the end of the process.

      The smell of the lavender is really lovely and fills the whole kitchen. As I say I really love the smell of lavender so this one is ideal for me to use.

      The majority of the washing up is easy and the china and glasses all come out sparkling. If there is anything with dried or burnt food on it I just leave it soaking in the Fairy Liquid and after a while it all just washes off easily!

      My hands do tend to feel a bit dry after doing the washing up but I find that whichever brand of liquid I use. A squirt of hand cream which I keep on the kitchen window sill soon has my hands feeling soft and comfortable again.

      In conclusion I would definitely recommend Fairy Washing Up Liquid every time and, if like me you love the smell of lavender, this one will be the one for you!

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        15.11.2011 17:30
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        A LOVELY WASHING UP LIQUID

        I have recently tried out the lavender Fairy washing up liquid and this is my review of the product.

        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 Lavender Fairy washing up liquid. I paid 75 pence for the bottle.

        I have seen the Lavender Fairy washing up liquid on sale in Sainsbury's and Tesco 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 Lavender Fairy washing up liquid as it is a pretty pale purple 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 Lavender 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 handles 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 Lavender 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. 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 Lavender 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 Lavender Fairy again cos I liked the smell so much.

        I would recommend giving the Lavender Fairy washing up liquid a try out cos I thought it was a really nice washing up liquid to use on my dishes. 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 as other brands of washing up liquid.

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          20.05.2010 20:13
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          makes you want to do the washing up (nearly)

          ==Fairy Fresh Lavender Washing Up Liquid==


          I have been known to try out other cheaper alternatives to washing up liquid, but do find myself always coming back to using Fairy and have stuck to it now for a few years as it does appear to work out far better than others in terms of actual value for money.


          There is always some sort of special offer available on the Fairy Washing up liquid and I do believe last time I purchased two bottles (rather a while a go now as they do last for a fair amount of time) it was buy two large 650 ml bottles for £3 which was not brilliant but still a good saving nonetheless.


          The 650 ml bottle is the largest available and has seemed to last me for a very long time as you really do only a few drops per washing up bowl to get the right amount of bubbles and cleaning ability.


          The bottle is of a fairly good design and is made of clear plastic which allows you to see how much of the washing up liquid in still left inside. There is a red flip top lid which allows for easy pouring of the Fairy into the bowl but this is not overly good when it comes to getting the last few drops out of the bottle as the lid is far smaller than the rest of the bottle and its difficult to stand it upside down on it.


          The labels on the bottle only give very limited information about the product but I guess this is because there really isn't too much that can be said. It gives the contact details of Fairy and of course states that it should be kept out of reach of children. Then there is the small part about rinsing your hands thoroughly after use which is actually something I didn't know before writing this!


          The liquid inside the bottle is a really nice purple colour as it the product label on the front of the bottle. There is a small picture of some lavender on the front so all in all it would be fairly hard to mistakenly get this instead of the original Fairy Liquid.


          I wasn't sure I was going to like this lavender fragranced washing up liquid for fear that I would smell like an old lady. I think that lavender really does have a bad reputation for being associated with the blue rinse brigade but with this fragrance they have managed to make a really appealing aroma.


          The lavender scent is very strong but not as musty as I would have thought as it has a very sweet and perfumed aroma to it that I really do like. It certainly makes a change to use compared with the original scent of Fairy Washing up liquid. When I used it last night I had a shower after doing the washing up and came back into the kitchen and the fragrance of the washing up liquid really had filled the room and at first I wasn't sure what the smell was and thought I had left one of the plug in air fresheners in but I soon realised it was the Fairy!


          The use of the washing up liquid is really good too. It makes plenty of bubbles with literally just a quick squirt and putting too much of the liquid in a bowl does make for a thick bubbly solution that is harder to use so I always make sure I put a small amount in as the result I find are far better. It brings up the most dirty of pans especially when in soak.


          I cooked a gammon joint last night and used a honey and brown sugar glaze and once dry the oven pan literally has a thick and solid block of sugar coating on but with around half and hour of soaking in a thin mixture of the liquid the pan came up a treat!


          I really rate fairy liquid in general for its cleaning ability but this Lavender fragranced one really does smell so nice with a great sweet and floral aroma that I nearly enjoy doing the washing up, nearly!


          I think a score of 5 out of 5 stars is a perfect score for this product and an exceptionally high recommendation as no other product like this really does come near to the result you get with Fairy!


          Many thanks for taking the time to read.


          I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.

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            04.12.2009 09:54
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            Cheaper brands are false economy

            I am a big fan of fairy and although shop brands are cheaper it is the one item I do stock up on when on offer and can often find it on offer at usually 2 for £2 which is the current offer at Morrison's for a 450mls bottle.

            It comes in a clear bottle with the fairy baby stomping through a field of lavender. The liquid itself is a strong purple colour. The bottle does have an ergonomic design with space to grip the bottle and while it is a nice feature that makes it less likely to drop the bottle it certainly isn't so amazing that it would influence my choice of brand .

            I am a little nervous of using other brands as I did have an allergic reaction to Persil washing up liquid however I did run out recently and a next door neighbour kindly let me have the remains of his bottle of shop brand liquid this for me reinforced how I was making the right decision to buy a better brand.

            Fairy is marketed as a little goes a long way and have to say I do find this comment to be true. I find the bubbles are thick and do tend to last longer and does tend to remove the grease easier than other washing up liquids.

            I found when I used the shop brand washing up liquid I was using twice the amount but did not get the thick and creamy result that I had come to expect from Fairy and while I didn't see the point of not using up the shop brand I found myself actually looking foreword to the end of the bottle so I could revert back to fairy.

            I do remember the famous advert that claims that fairy is kind to your hands and while I have not experienced any problems I strongly recommend that if you want to soften your hands for more effective results get someone else to wash the dishes and sit massaging some hand cream

            The one thing I do love about this lavender Fairy is it actually smell of lavender which while I don't mind washing up the aroma does make it a more pleasant experience. It is the first washing up liquid that I have noticed that the actual smell does.

            I do highly recommend this product as it is much more effective that other liquids and the lavender aroma is certainly the fragrance that I shall be sticking to.

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              09.09.2009 17:36
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              Quite simply a product that it hard to beat.

              Fairy Lavender washing up liquid is so beautiful it actually makes washing up a pleasure! Now there's a statement! I have been buying this product for many months now, and have nothing but praise for it in every aspect.

              The last bottle I purchased was 98p from the home delivery company Ocado, but they say this is a Tesco price match, so you should find it similar in other supermarkets; on looking today at the price checker website "My Supermarket", only Asda were selling it cheaper for 97p. It represents very good value for what I believe to be an exceptional product.

              The fragrance is absolutely beautiful, it smells like real French Lavender and it lingers on your hands and on any surfaces you wash with it. However, it rinses completely off the plates, and you don't have to worry about tasting it afterwards, as there is no residue.

              It makes lots of bubbles and it helps you get the washing up done in no time.

              The smell is very similar to my favourite surface cleaner called "Method Lavender", and the two make a great duo to attack grease and kitchen jobs.

              I have got very sensitive hands and many washing up liquids irritate them- Morning Fresh is a particular killer. I have used ethical products before, such as Ecover, which are good in this respect, but I find this Fairy to be my absolute favourite because it has such exceptional cleaning qualities whilst remaining kind to hands.

              You don't need to add much either, a little goes a very long way. My current bottle has been around for ages so it works out to be very economical.

              As a vegetarian I don't have the meaty dishes to test, but I do have three hungry Persian cats, and a dog that eat lots of pet dinners, and their bowls come up sparkling with this. Sometimes I make roasted vegetables and this can leave a residue on the pan, especially if I have got distracted, for too long, and an aubergine or pepper may have slightly burnt; Fairy Lavender will remove any dried on bits with ease.

              I also use this with a dash of bleach to disinfect surfaces, and if you leave the dishcloth in this solution it remains germ free until the next use.

              There are lots of washing up liquids on offer these days but this one is very hard to beat in my opinion, it excels in every aspect.

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                29.08.2009 21:23
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                I Do Not Like The Smell Of Lavender But The Washing Up Liquid Is Brill

                My mum always buys Fairy Liquid and Im glad because it always smells so nice and gives me loads of bubble to wash up in even when I only use a little bit.

                I don't like the smell of lavender though because its so old fashioned and dusty smelling so I was a bit peed off when i saw she'd got this one instead of the usual lemon or pink one she buys.

                Its not too bad though because the smell of lavender isn't too strong in it and even though you can tell what it is the air isn't full of the sickly smell when Im doing the washing up.

                You only have to use a few drops in the washing up bowl to get loads of bubbles and this Fairy is as good at cleaning as all the other versions of it. When it's my turn to wash up I always soak it all in boiling hot water with some Fairy becasue then most of the food will come off in the water and all I have to do then is wipe it over with the brush.

                I always make sure I rinse the dishes properly though because the smell of this turns into a taste if you don''t rinse them properly and then have something to eat off the plate. You will have to rinse them for a long time as well because there is something in all of the Fairys that makes it cling to the plates so you have to put them under cold water for quite long.

                This lavender one gets everything proper clean without too much hard work. Yesterday it was my turn to wash up and it was bad luck that we'd had a roast dinner so I had the roasting tin, baking trays and all sorts to wash. Even the thick burnt on grease in the roasting tin was got rid of easy using this washing up liquid. I left it to soak for about 15 minutes and then used a brillo pad on it and it was spotless a minute later so that saved my hands and I didn't need to use as much elsbow grease as usual.

                It costs about £1.20 and lasts for ages cos you only need to use a bit each time.

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                  19.08.2009 16:10
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                  Recommended for a quality product that does what it claims to leave your dishes clean

                  I find I we usually have Fairy for washing up liquid out of habit, as it's a reliable brand we've used for years. With their range expanding, the Lavender scent caught my eye and we've now used it a couple of times quite happily.

                  Fairy are probably the most popular choice when it comes to washing up liquids, made famous by their advertising campaigns. The earliest and most memorable is probably the one with Nanette Newman playing the mother to Leslie Ash as they use Fairy on a bowl of dishes. Since then, they're popularity has increased, as has their range, and they seem to have become a classic, well-known brand.

                  Fairy is produced by Proctor & Gamble UK, so you expect a quality product from such a prestigious company with years of knowledge & experience. That's important when it comes to things in the kitchen, so it's good to rest assured you're using something that works to get rid of germs and get your washing up clean and hygienic.

                  Fairy's Lavender washing up liquid is sold in a plastic bottle that is rich purple in colour. There's a flip-top lid which is easy to open and the overall design makes it easy to hold and squirt whilst washing up.

                  Each 450ml bottle costs around £1, with Asda selling these at 98p. A good price in my opinion for something that smells nice and actually does as it promises. Considering their popularity, these should be quite easy to come across in supermarkets.

                  They claim the liquid should get rid of grease and stains, whilst being kind to hands. When using this, I only put a couple of squirts into the bowl whilst filling it with warm water. The liquid quickly mixes around, rather than sitting at the bottom, and bubbles up nicely.

                  The smell is of lavender, which I thought a bit strange for washing plates with, but it's pleasant without being overpowering. The scent is actually quite refreshing, so it was lovely to use. It was kind on my hands to, so if you have sensitive skin this should be okay to use without causing itching.

                  Cleaning a mound of washing up is made easier with Fairy, because the stains, residue and grease comes away very quickly. The end result is your stack of washing up on the draining board, all clean and sparkly, without too much effort. I found it worked well even in a pan used for frying chips in sunflower oil, so it does seem to do what it says on the bottle.

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                  10.08.2009 17:41
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                  A highly recommended concentrated liquid for all your dishwashing needs.

                  In the past I have tried lots of cheaper alternative washing-up liquids in a quest to save myself some money. Unfortunately, this is usually a false economy, as I end up purchasing a more expensive bottle and tossing the cheap one in the bin.

                  Fairy lavender liquid is provided in a clear plastic bottle with a flip top lid. The bottle has a slight curve to it which makes it easier to grab from the side of the kitchen, when I have wet hands.

                  The liquid is thick and purple in colour, and the bottle tells me that this is concentrated and will last 50% longer than cheaper brands. I do find this to be long-lasting, although it does cost more, this is sometimes worth it, just to avoid dirty dishes and using twice the amount. This is very easy to use, simply fill out the washing-up bowl by turning on the water and squirting some of this under the hot tap while it's running. Lots of bubbles are created by district route, and it is ideal for those ultimate greasy trainees and plates such as when you have had a roast dinner or an Italian meal. This has a very clean centre to it, I could smell the lavender and I thought it was very nice, it definitely has that Fairy feel to it and is something that I'm going to purchase again when I need to. The scent is very nice and clings to my plate slightly without making them taste florally.

                  In the past I have suffered from dry hands when using washing-up liquid that this is not the case with fairy. There are lots of varieties available, and this is one of my favourites so far. My hands were left lovely and soft and had no flare ups at all. I have been known to suffer from sensitive skin, but that was not a problem with this liquid.

                  A 450ml bottle is available from Sainsbury's and other stores for around one pound at present. This is a very reasonable price for a product that works very well, smells nice, and does everything that you need a washing-up liquid to do.

                  I am going to rate this product 5/5, as is fantastic and I am going to use it again. It's definitely worth paying a little more for a brand that you know and trust and one that works extremely well.

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                    Why spend money on lesser washing up liquids when this one is so reasonably priced!

                    I am a big fan of Fairy washing up liquid for two reasons; a) it's quite simply the best washing up liquid on the market and b) it's the only one really that doesn't cause my eczema to flare up if I forget to wear my washing up gloves.

                    For this reason I have watched the expansion of the Fairy range with some interest and must admit that of all the varieties I've tried I have greatly enjoyed using all of them. My favourite, however, is this fairly recently launched Lavender version.

                    One of the best things about Fairy washing up liquid is the fact that it's so economical, I cannot understand why people try to save a few pennies on slightly cheaper brands which don't last half as long as a bottle of this. You only need a very small squirt of Fairy and you'll get lots and lots of bubbles in your washing up bowl to wash your plates with, a bottle of this will last me around 3 - 4 weeks and for £1.09 you cannot moan at this really. A recent bottle of Persil washing up liquid lasted around 14 days and was priced similarly, just to prove what a bargain Fairy really is.

                    The scent of this washing up liquid is excellent. I adore the aroma of lavender so was pleased to discover that this liquid has encapsulated the fresh, floral fragrance beautifully. The smell is obvious in my kitchen, especially around the sink area as expected, and doesn't disappear once the water has been added but seems to intensify, especially when I am using particularly warm water.

                    I had been concerned that such a strong scent would prove hard to remove from my plates and cutlery, but this isn't the case and a normal rinse under cold water removes and residue of the aroma. I have certainly never had a problem with 'tasting' the washing up liquid on any item I have washed in it so Fairy have once again impressed me.

                    The cleaning abilities of this washing up liquid are second to none. I use it to do my general washing up, soaking greasy pans and even squirt a little onto my sponge to clean my cooker hob. It has never had a problem dealing with any washing up I've given it, cutting through the most problematic grease after the shortest of soaks and even removes burnt on foods after soaking in Fairy infused hot water for a while.

                    I shall be using this washing up liquid for a long time to come. It's kind, effective and smells divine - what more can you ask for from such a reasonably priced product?

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                      14.07.2009 10:13
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                      A bit more than other similar products but worth a few more pence...

                      I am not a brand junkie - even with the £1/£2 purchases I want value for my money. I don't mind having value products in my cupboards, or in full view of guests... but ONLY if they work!!

                      I have used value brands, own brands and other brands and I always come back to 'mild green fairy liquid'. Except for its not green now! Hurrah! Fairy have created a range where we now can have choice and quality!

                      Coming in a 450ml bottle with a flip up lid. You only need a tiny sqeeze, a gush of water (my hot tap doesn't gush so I start with a blast of cold to make the bubbles and top up with hot) and you have bubbles you wouldn't get with 3 times the ammount of other similar products.

                      The colour is great and brightens up my kitchen - it sits on the window sill and I can reach it when I need it. The smell is lovely, although I am of the opinion that that is for me when I use it - crocker doesn't retain the smell in my opinion - nor would I want it to.

                      I does cost more than other similar products but wash for was I'd argue it is well worth it. It gets my dishes (even greasy pans or cake tins) really clean!

                      I'd recommend this to anyone. A bottle lasts me a month. If you're still not convinced buy a bottle of fairy and another bottle of a cheaper washing up liquid. Alternate using fairy and the other wash for wash and see which lasts longer if you are to achieve the same cleaning effect!

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                        23.06.2009 17:53
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                        It is well worth that little bit extra.

                        Was it really as far back as 1965 when we were treated to that unforgettable television advert that featured Nanette Newman as the `Mum` and Leslie Ash as the young daughter politely conversing over a bowlful of dirty dishes that were on the receiving end of the Fairy Liquid treatment ?
                        Having done some Internet research it seems that that advertisement did run all of those years ago. Leslie Ash was waiting for the empty Fairy Liquid bottle to make a skittle, if Leslie was hoping to make a full set of skittles then she might still be keeping those bottles !

                        Proctor and Gamble UK, By Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen, manufacturers of soap and detergents, that has a certain ring to it doesn't it ?

                        It is hard to believe just how many types of washing-up liquid there are sitting on the supermarket shelves, I must confess that I am rather taken with the Persil liquid - it has incredible cleaning power and I was less than disenchanted with Easy liquid, I was feeling extra frugal, bought a bottle from a discount store and never wish to repeat that experience again !

                        Work your way through the Fairy fragrances and there is apple, pink petal, passion flower and lavender, lime anti-bacterial, aloe vera and cucumber, lemon, original Fairy and last but not least the lavender Fairy liquid.
                        Such choice ! Where do we begin ?
                        I will tell you where I begin - I look along the shelf and see if there are any good offers or promotions on, some fragrances may not be as popular as others and they seem to be the ones that get the coveted reductions.

                        I wouldn't have thought that we would have ever have seen a lavender dish washing liquid, lavender is well known and loved by herbalists and aromatherapists but I am not too sure that my dishes have feelings or emotions !
                        In all honesty the lavender colour was slightly off-putting but the offer was attractive and the deal was clinched.
                        I was the proud owner of one large bottle of Lavender Fairy liquid and at 98p for a 450 ml bottle it was worth buying.

                        Without listing the ingredients and telling you what part they play etc. the tale of the Fairy washing -up liquid isn't going to be an epic.
                        I think that we are far better discussing the merits of Fairy liquid, its strengths and its weaknesses.

                        Your washing-up bowl is full of hot steamy water so you flip the top of the clear plastic bottle and gently squeeze until a couple of drops of liquid make contact with the hot water.
                        Is the lavender having a soothing effect on me as I battle to clean my eggy plates ?
                        The answer to that is easy, the liquid may be lavender coloured and when it is in a concentrated state then you can easily detect the sweet heady fragrance but when a few drops are added to the hot water that smell just seems to vanish into thin air.

                        My bowl is filled with froth - I am a froth lover so that pleases me.
                        Take a moment and put a spot of the lavender Fairy liquid between two fingers and it feels thick and silky.
                        I tend to get good value from a large bottle of Fairy liquid, it will last me for weeks. If my plates show any signs of grease they are treated to a drop of neat Fairy liquid and a bit of extra scrubbing with a scourer.
                        The Lavender Fairy responds well and as soon as the liquid hits the grease it disperses it quickly and efficiently. The liquid copes admirably and copes with grease, gravy, tea stains and almost anything else that you can think of.
                        I leave my dishes in the drainer to dry and when I stack them they feel as clean as a whistle.
                        We have well and truly covered the positives and by now should be moving onto the negatives - that paragraph is going to be short, in fact it is going to be non-existent !
                        The only negative point could be the price but then again if you get the liquid whilst it is on offer then even that can't really be counted as a negative.


                        Proctor and Gamble are members of the Charter for Sustainable Cleaning and this means that all of their dish-washing, household and professional cleaning products are made in accordance with certain rules. Health and safety is rule one closely followed by the need to protect the environment for generations to come.

                        A fair price for a hard working product, what more can you say ?
                        It gets my vote !

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                          22.06.2009 16:00
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                          great washing liqud which is good value

                          I have used this smelling one once I am not keen on lavender and this did not chang my mind about the aroma. My wasing up did not smell that nice or taste that nice after i used this. That may sound strange no I didnt eat my glasses but when I added water I couldnt get rid of the taste of washing up liquid no matter how much I swilled the glasses out.

                          I usually use the original one now but they hold all the same attributes you dont need to use alot of this to make a bowl of washing up and it works well to dissolve the tough food that is stuck on the bowls.

                          I was up about 3 times a day we seem to cause alot of washing up in out house so my hands are always in water and this does not seem to dry out my hands it keeps them feeling soft and like ladies hands should be it doesnt weaken my nails either.

                          I get mine on a 2 for £2 from asda which is great and it holds a 30% extra free in each bottle too which is great because it lasts me longer a bottle will last me between 2 to 3 weeks.

                          It is good value for money keeps your hands feeling soft and as the advert says my fairy liquid it is definatley yours when you have used it. I wouldnt recomend the lavender type but some of the others that I have used have been great and the kids love the bubbles.

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