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Persil Washing Powder
Member Name: Emmald
Persil Washing Powder
Advantages: A gentle washing powder that cares for fabrics.
Often a change is as good as a rest and as new laundry products are introduced to the market if they are affordable then I like to try them. Some only ever get bought once and others may have longer lasting appeal.
Persil Non Biological washing powder definitely has pulling power.
We use brushed cotton sheets on our bed (call me old fashioned!), so I really prefer to use a soft and gentle powder to launder them. The softness of Persil Non Bio seems to ensure that the brushed cotton maintains it fluffiness.
I recently gave the sheets a wash in the new Surf Lavender and Oriental Blossom washing powder, a lovely powder with a beautifully fresh perfume but the sheets weren't quite as soft.
It usually pays to buy a large box, there are some good deals about, I paid £4.41 for a 2.85kg box, enough powder for 30 washes.
Persil packaging has remained much the same for a good number of years. The whole attraction of the Persil powder is the fact that it is so kind to your skin, the harsher powders have the cleaning and stain removal power but they include stronger biological ingredients to help the cleaning process along.
Persil powder is a fine white washing powder that feels very silky to the touch, it does contain optical brighteners and a small amount of bleaching agent but is a product that is endorsed by the British Skin Care Foundation.
Persil works well for whites and coloureds alike, it also performs well with all water temperatures. The powder smells wonderful if you are doing a very hot wash, a really homely smell.
The recommended amount of powder to use varies with the type of wash and also the type of water you have, softer water needs less powder.
If you are using Persil powder to hand-wash then make sure the powder is thoroughly dissolved you immerse the fabric.
With many washing powders you can rub a small amount directly onto a stain before you put the garment into the washing machine, but Persil don't recommend that you do this.
The product isn`t suitable for wool or silk but they have devised a liquid especially for that purpose.
Though Persil is a soft washing powder it isn't advisable to have prolonged skin contact, just make sure to rinse your hands well if you have been hand-washing.
Persil is a Unilever product, it has been on the market for nearly a 100 years.
It was launched in the UK in 1903 and was initially known as `The Amazing Oxygen Washer`, imagine going into Morrison`s and asking for a packet of that!
Persil gets the thumbs up from me, its kind to fabric and it washes well. The gentle perfume is exceptionally pleasant and above all it is one of the UK`s favourite washing powders.
Summary: A gentle washing powder that cares well for fabrics.
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