Product Type: Fairy household products
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Fairy softness for my own little fairy
Member Name: PerfectPeaches
Advantages: Gentle and mild
When it comes to washing my daughter's clothes I want to make sure that whatever product I am using it won't affect her skin. Although she doesn't seem to have sensitive skin the last thing I want to do is for her skin to have a flare up and cause her any discomfort. Like most new mums you tend to receive lots of vouchers and offers on certain products and one of those tends to be Fairy. The one brand we have all heard of.
Over the past 8 months I have used quite a few vouchers on Fairy Non-Bio solely for washing my daughters clothes and I can't complain. For this review I will be writing about the Fairy Non Bio powder as I have recently managed to get it heavily reduced in Wilkinsons and it is what I am currently using. I have the 800g box which advises that you can get 10 washes.
** What is Fairy Non Bio Powder **
It is a soft powder which contains natural ingredients which are specifically designed to be gentle on skin and to soften the fabrics. It has been dermatologically tested and has even been awarded the British Allergy Foundation Seal of Approval by Allergy UK.
** Packaging **
Fairy Non Bio powder comes in a turquoise cardboard box (like most powders) and as I said is in the typical Fairy colour for non bio products so it is easily spotted on the shelf. The box itself features at the side a metal pull out spout which allows you to pour the powder out easily and mess free (hopefully!).
On the front of the box there is an image of the Fairy baby together with a heart shaped image made up of small white and yellow follows which are around the product's name. On the back of the box there is a little info on the product itself together with usage instructions.
** In Use **
To use the powder all you need to do is pour the recommended amount into the relevant compartment in your washing machine draw. It is important that you don't use too much as it may get clogged in the washing machine draw. To be exact I probably use around a large tablespoon full per load of washing and this seems to work well.
The Fairy Non Bio powder is quite fine in consistency and is pure white in colour with a few little blue specks thrown in for a little colour. It has a clean, linen type fragrance which is gentle and mild and perfectly pleasant.
I use this powder on all of my daughter's clothes, bed sheets and towels and I find that they all manage to wash well and once dry they have a gentle aroma which is a nice touch. Currently my washing is all being dried out on the line and it is nice to see (and feel) that her clothes and especially the towels do not go rock hard and instead they are soft to the touch as if they have been in the tumble drier.
Because my daughter's clothes are generally quite clean when washed and the only marks are from her meals or milk then I can't comment on how well Fairy Non Bio Powder would work with heavily marked clothes but on her clothes it works very well any little marks are soon erased and her clothes are left clean and her whites are white!
Her skin hasn't been affected whatsoever which is great and her clothes are left incredibly clean and soft which is ideal when you are clothing an 8 month child. Although the fragrance isn't intense it is quite nice just to have a mild aroma lingering around.
** Price and Availability **
Tesco - £2.81
Asda - £2.79
Sainsburys - £2.81
** Other Fairy Non Bio Products **
Liquid, liquitab, tablet an gel formats are available.
** Overall **
Definitely a great product and I am happy that I managed to get it at a discounted price. Even though the box says you can get 10 washes out of it, I have done far more than 10 washes but then I don't use the recommend amount as it doesn't agree with my washing machine so my 800g box does last quite a long time and of course I only do 1 or 2 loads of my daughter's washing a week.
I would without doubt recommend this to all whether a parent or not. Clothes are washed well and they dry soft whether in a tumble drier or on a line. I can't complain at all. 5 stars from me!
Summary: A great washing powder