Product Type: Fairy household products
Newest Review: ... as it is simply what I have always been used to. I liked the fact that Fairy Non Bio is designed for those with sensitive skin and i... more
Member Name: cemma15
Advantages: Works great at 30 degrees, helps cut down risk of skin complaints
Disadvantages: Doesn't have a fantastic smell, can be pricey
When pregnant, finding a detergent to wash your precious ones' clothes in can be a mind boggling experience. There are liquid detergents, powder detergents, little capsules that actually go into the drum of the washing machine... the list goes on! I knew I needed to use a non- biological detergent to help reduce the risk of allergies, eczema and itchy skin. But there are still lots of weird and wonderful types and brands. This is why I have written this review, hopefully to help you make a decision!
I actually received a small sample of Fairy non- bio powder in a Bounty pack. I usually use Surf Small and Mighty to wash my family's clothes in, but knowing we were soon to have a new addition, pushed my trusty Surf to the back of the cupboard for a time. I got together some babygros I had recently purchased for my soon to be newborn, and used the sample of Fairy from the Bounty pack. The powder is made from slightly off- white granules that have a slight smell to them; I cannot identify the smell as it's a unique Fairy smell! All I can describe it as is a 'baby smell!'
I also added Comfort Pure fabric conditioner, or softener, and used a 30 degrees cycle. Everything came out fine and smelled lovely. I was quite pleased with the results, so I nipped to my local Tesco to scour the shelves in the laundry department for Fairy products. There is LOADS on offer in the Fairy non- bio department. There is:
Fairy Non Bio Tablets which is a pack of 40 to cover you for 20 washes
Priced at £6.99
Fairy Powder Non Bio 2.24Kg which gives you 28 scoops
Priced at £7.69
Fairy Excel Gel Non Bio to cover 24 washes
Priced at £7.19
Fairy Excel Gel Non Bio to cover 16 washes
Priced at £4.99
Fairy Powder Non Bio to cover 10 washes
Priced at £3.29
Fairy Liquitabs Non Bio pack of 20
Priced at £7.09
Fairy Liquitabs Non Bio 30 Wash
Priced at £10.21
Fairy Powder Non Bio 3.04kg to cover 38 washes
Priced at £10.19
Normally Tesco have offers on one, if not all the Fairy products; buy one get one three, or three for two, that sort of thing. I bought the big box (3.04kg) of powder for £10.19 and got the Excel Gel for free. It's worth taking advantage of the offers as Fairy can be expensive.
For a large wash, I only need one scoop of the powder. It lathers up nicely in the washing machine, and has always worked very well in getting stains out; eg leaked nappy stains or baby sick! Now that my baby is older, I was his clothes with the rest of my family's, still using Fairy, and it's always worked well for tougher materials such as denim. I always wash clothing at 30 degrees, and I think that Fairy is very compatible with this temperature; some detergents don't penetrate clothing as well, therefore I find I have to wash at 40 degrees, or sometimes higher. But Fairy is great at 30 degrees. Much better for energy consumption and cutting down on bills!
My baby has never had any skin problems. I like to think that this has been helped by using a recommended fabric detergent.
Fairy products don't have an overpowering smell, the smell is actually quite discreet. The only con with this is that your clothes don't particularly smell nice, so I don't always wash my baby's clothes with everyone else's. Sometimes it's nice to have a fruity smell to your clothes! However, for babies, this detergent really is the best.
I would highly recommend this detergent to any mummies or daddies to be who are looking for the perfect non- bio detergent. As mentioned before, do shop around for the products and take advantage of deals, as Fairy can be pricey.
Summary: A perfect detergent for your new baby