“ Brand: Naturally Powered / Type: Washing Up Liquid / Category: Cleaning & Disinfectant „
As a BzzAgent, I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to test products for free in return for spreading the word about them to others. (It's not a paid job, sadly, but a nice way to try stuff for free. Anybody interested can sign up online at www.bzzagent.co.uk)
One of my most recent campaigns has been for a new range of eco-friendly products created by Tesco (and obviously exclusive to Tesco) but branded under the title 'Naturally Powered'. I'm not entirely sure why there seems to be this recent trend to 'brand' own brand products - perhaps it is meant to make them seem more of a premium product? Nonetheless, I was very impressed with the contents of the Naturally Powered campaign pack and was pleased to discover some washing up liquid to try out too.
I do love my dishwasher but, sadly, some products do have to be washed by hand. I tend to use washing up liquid for the worst jobs - roasting tins, saucepans, baking sheets and the like - that can't be washed in the dishwasher or just take up too much room in there, so my hand washing is quite heavy duty.
I've tried another well known brand of eco-friendly washing up liquid (Ecover) in the past but found that it just wasn't up to the job of premium brands. I have found that eco-friendly liquids don't tend to produce much bubbles in the sink, probably due to the lack of so many chemicals in the formula, so I was pleasantly surprised that Naturally Powered did produce a decent amount of frothy bubbles in my sink whilst still being an eco-friendly product that I could feel good about using. I also found that the bubbles left the washing up feeling clean without leaving any residue behind or drying out my own hands, which have a tendency to be dry and sensitive, as part of the process. I also liked the fragrance of the washing up liquid; it smelt fresh and lemony, in keeping with what I expect from a product designed to clean dishes.
The only real disappointment was that I found the bubbles did dissipate fairly quickly, particularly when used to soak heavily soiled dishes for more than just a few minutes. I found that I needed to add extra liquid to compensate and to clean the pots and pans effectively, meaning that this liquid may not prove to be as economical to use as competitors' brands in the long run.
I would recommend this as a reliable product for everyday dishes but, in all honesty, I probably won't repurchase myself as I don't think the bubbles and cleaning power are effective enough to tackle the kinds of soiled pots and pans that I tend to wash by hand.
This is exclusive to Tesco stores and online, costing £1.25 for 500ml or two bottles can be purchased for £2.
(Based on my review previously submitted to the BzzAgent website)
I got to try out this washing up liquid because I am a Bzz agent and I got to try out some of the new eco-friendly products from Tesco for free. I have to admit to being a bit skeptical at first about this washing up liquid. I am normally a bit of a washing up snob preferring to splash out my cash on the fairy brand. However, as I had this, I decided I would give it a fair go.
I found that a small amount of this liquid made lots of soapy bubbles to wash my dishes. Compared to other brands I have tried that weren't fairy, this was a good first impression. The scent was a strong citrus aroma. At first I wasn't that keen as I was reminded of the toilet cleaner I had tried, but it is a natural smell, and once I got over the scent being the same as when I cleaned in the bathroom, the citrus oil smell grew on me and was pleasant.
The suds were more than capable of washing the dishes. I find sometimes cheaper brands you can get the suds to appear at the start, but as you wash up they disappear so quickly you aren't actually washing the items properly nearer the end of the task. Here, the suds were maintained while washing, and I found they were still there after completing a mountain of washing up. I didn't really test it out on anything horrendously greasy, but it was fine on baking trays and trays that had been used for oven baking some chips that were a little greasy.
I found that my hands were a little dry after washing up, but my skin gets really dry while doing water based household tasks anyway, so on this factor it was only slightly worse than my fairy. Not anything to put me off buying this.
Overall, I think this one is a strong competitor. I would definitely consider buying it again. It is £1.25 for a 500ml bottle, and as a little goes a long way it should last as long as my fairy does.
I received a few samples of this washing up liquid, as I am joined to bzz agent which is a scheme were we test out free products and spread our "bzz" around to other people about what we think of it!
I tried out my samples of Tesco Naturally powered Washing up Liquid today to wash all the breakfast dishes and some pans which I had left over from the night before!
The first thing I noticed when I opened the sample was the lemony smell which is quite nice and refreshing. The colour of the washing up liquid is a bright yellow colour, and it did remind me of the Tesco lemon washing up liquid that I had been using previously.
I personally prefer to wash up with running water rather than the 'washing up bowl' method, so I put the liquid onto a washing up sponge to make the bubbles and then clean the dishes with that, before rinsing them in the running water.
It took me 2 sachets of the washing up liquid to get the job done, which I would say is about the same amount as my usual washing up liquid, as I do normally have to reapply some midway through the washing up - as this method tends to use more washing up liquid than the washing up bowl method, but I feel it is cleaner this way.
My dishes came up nice and clean, and it seemed just as effective as other washing up liquids which I have tried.
I did not feel it irritated my hands at all.
Overall it got the job done absolutely fine!
I have also submitted this review on the bzzagent site
In my limited spare time, I am a bzz agent which means I get sent sample products to try out and give me opinion on. One such range of products that I was sent recently was this Naturally Powered range of cleaning products. I am actually reviewing the washing up liquid, of which I got sent two samples. Now, we don't have a dishwasher in our house, so I am well used to washing dishes, and using my fair share of Fairy Liquid. I have always been very sceptical about buying any other washing up liquid other than Fairy, because I always find Fairy to be good value, last a long time and do the job very well on the dirty dishes.
This concentrated washing up liquid costs £1.25 a bottle which is pretty average, although Fairy is often on offer. This product is lemon coloured and has a fruit summery smell, which is very pleasant as you are washing the dishes. On the product sample that I was given, it claims that this product is a long lasting foam, includes plant derived cleaning ingredients and is dermatologically tested. It also states that this washing up liquid is tough on grease, and offers 'outstanding performance'. There is also a claim that you can use 'less' whilst still getting these great results.
When I added this washing up liquid to the hot water in my dish, it immediately started to foam and bubble up, which was obviously what it was meant to do. That very pleasant fragrance then hits you very quickly. I used one of these sample packs to wash up all our dinner dishes tonight, which included plenty of greasy dishes that can be harder to clean well quickly. Very often after I have washed them when I go to dry, or if hubby dries I realise I have missed some of the grease and have to start again. Using this washing up liquid, I have to say, that I found that it cleaned the grease off the dishes very quickly, I didn't have to soak anything, and I certainly didn't have to re wash anything.
THe only slight negative thing I found about the product was that when I was washing the dishes, they seemed to be quite slippy. Now, that might sound strange given I am using water, but I found them extra slippy so much so that I ended up dropping a plate as I lifted it to the draining board. Now, I do not know what would make this slippier than the likes of Fairy, and it isn't a big negative, but it is something that I would bear in mind if I were to buy it again.
All in all, this washing up liquid did offer great results in terms of its effectiveness on grease, and I liked the fragrance that it produced when added to the water, however, I think I still prefer my traditional fairy liquid, which is cheaper when on offer, which it very often is, so I really can't see myself changing. I don't like the slippy feeling of the dishes when using this product either which convinces me further that although it is a decent product, I don't think it is quite as good as Fairy.