“ Brand: Fairy / Type: Washing Up Liquid / Category: Cleaning & Disinfectant „
Fairy is a great washing up liquid, with built in soaking action, allowing your dishes to be left spotless and evidently clean! I am a big fan of this washing up liquid (particullarly their lemon & lime essence) as using just a little bit of it allows hundreds of dishes to be washed! Ive been purchasing this washing up liquid almost all my life, particullarly the green one and Ive never found any problems with it. It lasts me about 2-3 months with a family of 7 which is a bonus for me and ALSO contains a great smell, leaving your dishes smelling good aswell as looking good which is a MUST for me. Its also very cheap for what its worth as I usually purchase a normal 433ml bottle from my local Asda for only 97p, but they usually have offers on them as i tend to get 2 for a pound sometimes. (You can personally purchase them from any local Asda, Tesco, Sainsburies or even 99p stores) for almost the same price. You don't have to buy the lemon and lime essence in particular, they come in many different types for example:
Lemon (the yellow one)
antibacterial action (the blue one)
Apple (the white one)
Clean and care (the lilac one)
Orchid (the purple one)
And many many more!
Fairy is made by a company namely Procter and gamble who make everything from Fairy washing up liquid to crest toothpaste and head and shoulders shampoo so they are a very well known and trusted firm who support skincare and spend various amounts of money on skincare research, thus, don't be afraid of any dangers that may occur, however, be sure to purchase the real Fairy washing up liquid as fakes have also been produced and many sold in markets rather than shops. In order to make sure your buying the right one, the cover reads ''By appointment to her majesty the Queen Manufacturers of Soap and Detergents Procter & Gamble UK,Newcastle upon Tyne'' The packaging of the washing up liquid usually has ''FAIRY'' written in capital letters within the middle of the bottle and ALWAYS has a red lid no matter what colour it comes in.
The benefits of the washing up liquid is that you don't have to scrub too hard in order to get your dishes clean as the washing up liquid seems to already do the job for you. This is due to the ingridients contained within the washing up liquid. For example, anionic surfactants, Methylisothiazolinone, phenoxyethanol, perfumes (for the lovely smell they produce) butylphenyl and cinnamol etc. On the other hand, disadvantages are also evident but its nothing major. They could keep your hands quite dry after washing dishes however, if you rinse them thoroughly after you've finished then you have nothing to worry about yet, if you have damaged or sensitive skin then you should completely avoid prolonged contact with this washing up liquid as it could make it worse.
Additionally, to read more about the washing up liquid then feel free to visit www.fairy-dish.com and if you need to write to them regarding any queries then here's their address Procter & Gamble (UK) The Heights, Brooklands, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0XP Telephone number: 0800 328 5901 (but keep in mind that you will be charged 10p a minute for this call)
For any more questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
I have always used Fairy Liquid. I think it is one of those products that you just automatically reach for in the supermarket and don't even think about buying a cheaper alternative. As we all know, Fairy Liquid is a washing up liquid. It is produced by Proctor and Gamble and is now over 50 years old. They do tend to have iconic television advertisements where they show the bottle throughout the years and the same image of a mother and her daughter doing the washing up. They admire Fairy Liquid for the way it softens your hands whilst you wash and thus promoting the product as something good for your hands as well as your dishes. In fact, for a long time the advertising slogan and song was, ""Now hands that do dishes can feel soft as your face, with mild green Fairy Liquid".
Traditionally yes, the liquid was green but nowadays Fairy is produced in a wide variety of colours and flavours and I have to say I am rather seduced by the different looking colours and bottles on the shelves when I go shopping and like to buy a different fragrance each time for a little bit of variety and fun while I am washing up. This past bottle it was the turn of the pink petals flavour. Upon giving it a wiff in the supermarket I was pleased with the light, floral fragrance and decided it was good enough for my dishes.
The liquid itself is a nice pale pink colour and like I've said above it has a nice light floral fragrance, much like if you were sniffing some pink petals. Now, once you have washed your dishes you never really smell the fragrance on them which to me is a good thing, who wants to eat food off a dish that smells like petals but whilst you are doing your washing up it is a nice aroma to smell. It makes a nice change from the original green fragrance which has quite a cleaning product smell to it and this alone makes washing up a little bit nicer.
The liquid itself is just the same as the original, quite thick and much like a gel. I add only a few drops to a sponge and this lathers up really well and will do almost an entire sink load of washing. The liquid works really well as washing the plates and then rinses off well to leave a nice clean plate/cup etc. This liquid really does last forever, I generally hardly ever have to replace a bottle and probably only get through a bottle every 3 to 4 months. This is really good value in my opinion.
A 433ml bottle costs £1.53. It is recyclable and a product I will always use.
I have been using Fairy washing up liquid intermittently for most of my life and I suppose it's longevity as the leading crockery and cutlery-cleaning brand is built on its sheer quality. Like many other people I have dabbled in cheaper brands when succumbing to supermarket offers. However, nothing else really matches up to Fairy in my opinion.
Fairy is famously known for going a long way compared to other brands. First we had Nanette Newman in the old school dinner hall advert using the long tables to illustrate how much more that Fairy could do compared to A N Other leading brand. Now we have another tag line 'I hardly ever buy Fairy', further extolling the endurance associated with the product. But does this pan out?
I can't prove that 'this much Fairy can do this much more' but judging from the very small amount that I have used in the last few washes then I can see their reasoning. Just a small globule metamorphosised into a cacophony of bubbles. I experimented by soaking some plates for a couple of minutes and was pleased to see that the lather had not dissipated as does happen with some other brands.
The food stains from the crockery were visibly eliminated with one or two gentle wipes with a sponge scourer and the plates gave off that very reassuring squeak between my fingers. This is important to me! Even the baked-in remnants of a bacon and cheese omelette were removed with very little persuasion. The lather remained profusely fizzing in the basin, but also disappeared fuss-free on rinsing the plates and cutlery.
There are many fragrances to choose from in the range including lemon, lavender, and aloe vera to name a few. I opted for the vibrant Pink Petals version, not my usual colour, but a pleasant fragrance nonetheless. I don't usually set much store by washing liquid fragrances as I don't think the smell is terribly evident in practical use, only when you sniff the bottle cap.
The soft plastic bottle is ergonomically designed for easy dispensation. It is quite flat with a swirling ridge towards the top to facilitate squeezing between fingers and thumb. The cap is the usual hinged lid, which snaps down easily to maintain freshness. The bottle carries the PET 1 recycling symbol on the base, which denotes that the majority of local authorities can recycle it. The back label also proudly announces that Fairy is part of the Future Friendly programme and also boasts the Green Dot symbol, which signifies that the manufacturer has made a contribution towards the recycling of packaging. The bottle I bought is 450ml and only cost me £1 from Asda with another mix and match item (see below)*. The normal retail price at my local Asda is 98p.
There are symbols on the packaging warning that contact with the eyes should be remedied by rinsing with cold water, and also that it should be kept out of the reach of children. There is also a warning, as with all detergents, about avoiding prolonged contact with sensitive or damaged skin. I have not personally experienced any trouble with this but the problem could be circumvented by wearing a pair of rubber or latex gloves.
15-30% Anionic surfactants
<5% Non-ionic surfactants
There is a postal address listed on the label for Procter & Gamble in the UK and ROI, with respective Freephone contact numbers too. There is also the Fairy website www.fairy-dish.com
In all, this peerless product deserves to be the brand leader not just for the lengths it can go to, but also it's high performance in cleaning your dishes, pans and cutlery. It has been tried and tested for aeons and in my opinion renders the opposition quite a long way behind.
*Asda special offer - At the time of writing you can buy two bottles of Fairy for just £1 or mix and match it with other top branded trigger spray multi-purpose and bathroom cleaners as well as bleach. With a £1 spend you could save up to £3. Other combinations are also available. The offer runs until 19th September or until stocks last.
Being in a caravan with limited room for cutlery, pots and pans etc me and my mate constantly seem to be washing up lately lol! We do try to do it in the caravan though we also have a room to wash up in if desired on site but like I say we don't have a lot and so we tend to wash and go more often than not!
This my mate picked up on offer in Tesco at the offer price of any 2 fragrances for a pound and she liked this pink coloured one and so got 2 of the same fragrance.
450ml see-through plastic bottle that has a flip top red plastic lid to the top of it which conceals a small hole. On the front on the bottle there is a white label with a pink flower on there and some pink petals plus a drawing of a baby and I'm told in bold red lettering that it is Fairy and then in pink writing that it is of course pink petals in fragrance. On the white label on the back of the bottle we are given a list of ingredients, the size is stated and contact details for Procter & Gamble are listed (the manufacturer of the product). Nice, easy to open bottle this is and it looks quality.
When it comes to fairy washing up liquids after using a few over the years you get to realise fast that you really don't need a lot of the liquids on offer from them to get tip top results.
When it comes to this fuchsia coloured runny gel you seriously only need a small dollop and it froths up under running taps into big, white rich bubbles with ease and gives off a lovely none distinctive but sweet and pleasant smell of flowers. It isn't too much fragrance wise and really does smell lovely and aromatic and makes the kitchen smell lovely for a good hour after using it.
This really is soft on the hands but tough of grease, gunk and dirt. The gel seems to 'eat' the rubbish off stuff with ease leaving things gleaming, spotless and squeaky clean. The bubbles are easy to rinse or wipe off leaving no nasty soapy taste or residue behind and for tough, say dirty pans all I do is fill it up with warm/hot water and a small squirt of this and leave it to infuse and then give it a quick scrub and that's it...job done!
I find this to be a really economical purchase as it lasts ages, makes the place smell fresh and clean and is easy peasy to use! Great stuff fairy!
Available in all good supermarkets etc usually priced at around a £1.00 a bottle.