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: star3683
Advantages: lovely fragrance, soft fabric, gentle on skin
Although I am not brand loyal when it comes to cleaning products and laundry detergent, one brand that my mum always used to use when I was a child and that I buy now is the Fairy non bio washing powder. Fairy is designed for sensitive skin and with me having skin prone to eczema when it flares up I like to switch to using a more gently soap powder to prevent my skin from becoming more irritated.
Fairy non bio is made by Procter and Gamble and can be purchased in most supermarkets. My last purchase was from Tesco and a 800g, 10 wash box cost £3.59. You can also purchase larger boxes which work out more cost effective as generally contain more washes for the price.
It states on the box that fairy can be used on temperatures as low as 20 degrees and as high as 90 degrees, although it is not suitable for use on wool or silk garments. On the box it also gives you washing tips, including a guide to whether you live in a soft, medium or hard water area, how to sort your washing into loads and how much powder to use depending on how soiled your clothes are.
It does state on the box that no soap powder can be guaranteed to be effective on sensitive skin but I find it to be very gentle and I have never experienced any adverse reaction after using this soap powder even thought my skin is sensitive and prone to eczema.
I live in a medium water area and as my clothing tends to only be very lightly soiled I follow the instruction of using 130ml measured in the blue measuring cup that comes inside the box. The powder is white with small blue flecks in. The powder has a really nice fresh fragrance and is quite subtle and not too overpowering which I find some soap powders to be. I generally wash most of my clothing on 30 degrees to save energy and to prevent clothing from shrinking. Using the fairy at this temperature has always worked perfectly well for me and I find that all dissolves easily and removes marks and stains well from the clothes. I do always use a separate fabric softener as well as the soap powder and have found that this with the fairy leaves the clothes with a lovely fragrance and dries nice and soft. Overall I think this is a great gentle soap powder that I will continue to use and would recommend.
Summary: Gentle soap powder for all fairy's!