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CLEANING YOUR CLOTHES THE NATURAL WAY
Persil Naturals Aloe Vera Laundry Capsules
Member Name: angelboouk
Persil Naturals Aloe Vera Laundry Capsules
Advantages: CLEANS WELL
Disadvantages: A BIT EXPENSIVE UNLESS ON OFFER
Persil is part of the Unilever company. They offer various products to clean, soften and scent your laundry.
The Persils Naturals range is a fairly recent release. The product I will be reviewing is the Aloe Vera Laundry Capsules.
Laundry capsules are designed to be used as an alternative to soap powder or tabs to clean your laundry.
They are non-biological and can apparently give outstanding results even when on a cold wash.
The capsules come in a clear plastic box with a light green lid. The lid is one that you need to click shut. The overall design of the box is inkeeping with the name..Natural.
The top of the lid has the Persil logo and some warnings. The side has the Persil logo with a description of the capsules and flower images. There is a further label on the back with all warnings, ingredients, directions for use and contact details for Unilever.
*The Capsules and Using*
The capsules are described as "Persil non biological fabric washing liquigel capsules". The scent is described as being "a soothing fragrance blended with aloe vera extract and white flower".
The capsules are made from a thin, clear plastic. They look like little flowers. The liquid is contained within the capsule and is a creamy colour and very runny.
You are advised to use 2 capsules per washing load and this is relevant to all water stengths. You can add an extra for really soiled laundry. Simply load your washing machine up and pop 2 capsules on top and as close to the back of the machine as possible. Add your fabric softener to the drawer if using and pop your machine on a the required temperature.
Persil advise that these will clean even as low as 15c.
All the usual warnings are noted on the packaging. I will list a few :
-do not pierce the capsules
-keep away from children
-cannot be used on a pre wash or for handwashing
-use dry hands when handling
*Availability and Price*
The capsules comes in an 18pk which is suitable for 9washes. Expect to pay approx £3.00 unless on offer. Available from supermarkets and stores such as Wilkos.
A few months ago, my washing machine wasn't working and I therefore had to use the tower laundrette. Struggling down with a huge bag of dirty clothes was awkward enough but I needed something to wash them with! Taking cups of powder down seemed a bad idea so I went to Wilkos in search of a simpler option and ended up with laundry capsules.
The reason I was initially attracted to these capsules was the offer at the time. The Comfort Naturals Fabric Conditioner was on special at 98p. There was a little money off coupon around the bottle for £1.00 of the Persil Naturals range which were also on offer at £1.98 for a 18pk. I done the logic, bought a few bottles of Comfort, got the voucher and then bought the capsules. So basically 21wash bottle of Comfort and a 18pk of capsules for under £2.00? Bargain and I stocked up!!!
These were easy enough to slip into the side of my laundry bag and the box was sturdy enough not to get bashed or burst open. The capsules feel quite thin and squidgy! I accidently dropped one on a hard surface and it burst squirting the liquid all roads so be careful. It took a while to remember that I had to put them on top of the washing and training hubby was a nightmare! Before going in, the capsules do have a soft scent.
I used these on a 30wash as the laundrette doesn't have 15c on the machine. I popped 2 in with my normal laundry on a quick wash. I also used the corresponding Comfort Fabric Softener. Removing my clothes from the machine, they looked and felt clean. As I used the same scent softener, I cannot comment on the capsule scent on its own but I imagine its not quite as strong as the Comfort.
My laundry had cleaned well and even grubby marks on my sons clothes had disappeared. There was no fading or anything like that and everything washed very well. I have also used these on my bedding and towels and they have been soft and fluffy just the way I like them. The overall scent from the 2 products is clean and pure. It is noticable but not as much as the highly scented softeners I use.
I am still using up the capsules I bought on offer. They do the job very well but now that I have a new washing machine at home, I much prefer the soap powder as it works out cheaper in the long run.
Thanks for reading
Summary: PREFER POWDER BUT THESE DO THE JOB