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Andrex Aloe Vera, gently does it.
Andrex Toilet Tissue
Member Name: aandy
Andrex Toilet Tissue
Date: 26/10/02, updated on 26/10/02 (701 review reads)
Advantages: Smooth and Soft, Tactile, Nice
Disadvantages: Whiffy for blowing your nose
In one of the darker corners of my living room sits my Aloe Vera plant, 5 years old and raised from a tiny little shoot. Now it has it's dinosaurs tail leaves over a foot in length, which sometimes are quite thick, squelchy and 1-2 inches in diameter, if I remember to water it. The Aloe Vera plant is a favourite of mine, not only because it needs little attention and really likes cool dark corners but also for its medicine qualities. Snap a tip off the leaf and you have a gel, which heals minor burns, moisturises the skin and has a range of other healing qualities.
So why on earth has it taken me over a year since Andrex launched their toilet tissue with Aloe Vera for me to give it a trial run? I am even more perplexed with myself as Andrex, for the last couple of years, has been the only toilet tissue I have purchased. Andrex was not perfect either; I continually get fed up with the inconsistent quality. Sometimes it would be soft and quite strong (nearly as the say, you know). Other times like very fine sandpaper, breaking off very promptly in the middle of a sheet if you even are just a little enthusiastic with the tug. Thus the floor ends up with little flakes of paper that necessitates the unravelling of the vacumn. Andrex does also seem to unload excessive amounts of very fine dust which, if I had the time, I might get more concerned about. I have also experimented with many different brands, including own brands from supermarkets. I liked the quilted tissues yet they proved very uneconomical. I could easily use a four pack up if I had had a few chillies the previous day. Supermarket own brands are OK but still do not seem to have what it takes. So in my frustration of not finding a suitable, comfortable and tactile tissue I settled for Andrex. I now have such bruised ankles - if only I had bothered to try - parts of my body could have had a year extra of smooth, tender care.
Andrex have added Aloe Vera
as a moistener for the tissue. Andrex Aloe Vera Toilet paper is available from most of the major supermarkets. I have found they usually stack it separately to Andrex normal tissue, so do expect to have to look for it, probably on the top shelf in my experience. It is packed in a see-through packet with the Andrex logo partly covered by the angled 'Aloe Vera' written partly in green. It seems to be available only in white and as a four pack.
It seems to be priced at £2.15, or thereabouts, yet as with all other toilet tissue, can be found at greatly reduced cost when the supermarkets decide it can be offered cheaper.
Using Andrex Aloe Vera is a pleasure. It is ever so slightly moist, smooth and as strong as is needed. It is also, just the littlest bit quilted. It proves to be very tactile too, an unexpected pleasure. Yes it is nice just to unroll a bit from the dispenser, giving your fingers a pleasant smooth feeling. I also find it more economical. I use fewer sheets per time probably because it is easier to handle, if you know what I mean. I recently had a runny nose which proved the worth of the Aloe Vera'd Andrex. Yep I always used to toilet tissue to blow my nose, which coincided with the use of Vaseline if the cold went on too long, but not with Andrex Aloe Vera. Using it for my cold did show me its other drawback apart from only being available in white. Smell. It does smell, slightly, that someone has wee'ed on it already but this certainly won't discourage me from using it permanently from now on.
In summary, Andrex Aloe Vera is the nicest toilet tissue I have used yet it still does not compete with a B-day. Why not give it a try? With not much to loose if you wait until it is on offer.
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