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~ Regina Chamomile Soft Toilet Tissue ~
For the last few months I have been buying Andrex toilet tissue as my local Premier Store has had them priced at £2 but for the last few weeks they have had 9 packs of Regina toilet tissue on offer for the same price, so it was a no brainer that I would be buying these instead, even though I have been collecting puppy points!
I originally picked up a pack of Andrex but the lady on the counter pointed the Regina out too me and said it was stupid not too!
The toilet tissues come packaged in the usual plastic packaging that is quite easy to get into.
Each roll is white in colour and dotted with a pattern of daisies. It is a 3ply of 160 sheets per role making it a nice long roll and one of great thickness.
Having never heard of Regina toilet tissue before I didn't quite know what to expect and comparing it to my usual brand I have to say I am very impressed, one roll also seems to last longer than the other brand too.
As far as toilet tissue goes this is in fact a very good toilet tissue which does it's job perfectly, I won't go into the in's and out's as I am sure we all do the same, but suffice to say it works well!
This toilet tissue is supposed to have a hint of chamomile freshness yet I have to say I can't detect any scent in this at all, but it is a very soft tissue. I have been full of a cold and it has worked well for my runny nose without causing any redness so if it's good enough for my face it's good enough for my bum!
I will be buying this again and I may very well stock up on it seeing as it is on offer for a bargain price. It compare well to Andrex so I don't feel we are missing out, there's nothing worse than sandpaper like toilet tissue which is where I feared this may be.
Thanks for reading :o) x
I first bought this toilet roll when it was on offer at half price in Sainsburys for £1.46, but thought it was one of Sainsbury's own products, not realising it was a half price offer. It was the price and pretty flowers on it that initially attracted me to the product. Most toilet rool that looks pretty is thin and pretty useless but I was pleasantly surprised by this one. Since then I have continued to use it, but I try to get it on offer becasue the price is quite high. As with other toilet rolls I usually find this is on offer in one of the supermarkets so I make sure I grab some when I see it. This is a three ply toilet roll as opposed to a lot of them which are two play. This makes it softer and stronger and therefore more substancial. It I had to liken it to a leading brand I would say Cushelle is the closest. Overall, I rate it highly.
Review of Regina Chamomile toilet tissue
Toilet paper is one of those items that I resent buying! It always seems ludicrous to me to spend out on something that is just being thrown away, but, of course you have to have it. I have always made a point of buying the cheapest toilet paper available, usually an economy, basic type, but recently I saw this Regina Chamomile on a special offer, so thought I'd give it a try.
Regina Chamomile Toilet tissue comes in a 4 roll pack. It is presented in a non-recyclable plastic outer wrapper. The toilet paper stands out on the supermarket shelf, the wrapper is clear, but brightly coloured with gold and blue writing and decorated with flowers. The information on the wrapper tells me that the toilet paper is 3ply and is enriched with a gentle chamomile balm to give a hint of freshness. The wrapper carries a warning to keep the wrapper away from babies and children in case of suffocation.
The rolls are quite large in comparison to my usual toilet paper, each roll has an average of 160 perforated sheets. The actual paper feels good quality, it is soft and seems very strong. The paper is white in colour, has a diamond quilted effect and is decorated with rather twee white and yellow flowers. It is very pretty and complements our peach and white bathroom....not that I am terribly bothered by such things as a rule!
As mentioned I bought this toilet paper on a special offer, I paid in the region of £1.75 for the 4 pack, I believe the usual price in Sainsbury's is £2.17, so it was quite extravagant compared to my usual 51p for 4 basic buy!
==**My Thoughts and Conclusion**==
This is a good quality toilet tissue. The price is comparable to other top end of the market toilet rolls and it was quite amusing to have a decorated toilet roll in the bathroom, even if Mr Brittle did say, much to my grand-children's delight, that the flowers looked like fried eggs!
The paper does its job and I won't go into details about how we use it, as I am sure our bathroom habits are no different to most peoples' and I doubt they hold any great interest to others! The paper is very absorbent and it is easy to tear off the roll. The roll fits very well on our toilet roll holder and I have found that the paper lasts quite a long time. I cannot say that I actually noticed any hint of Chamomile balm or freshness when using this toilet tissue, it just did the job for which it is intended!
My main bug bear with this product is the thickness of the paper. It is fine in normal use and indeed being 3ply, it is much thicker than my economy brands. The problem I found was that as we have an energy saving flush system to our loo, this paper does not always flush away first time when using the water saving flush. I wouldn't say that we are extravagant or excessive in the quantity of toilet paper we use, but the sheer density of this toilet tissue does make it harder than our usual brands to flush away. I feel it rather defeats the objective of having the water saving flush system if you are having to always use the 'full flush' simply to get rid of the paper. We are on a water meter and I do try to be sensible with our water consumption, so this really irritated me.
That said, this is a decent product, if money were no object, I would consider buying this more often, but given my current budget, it is back to economy loo rolls for us; and I am still of the opinion that it is wasteful to spend more than you have to on a basic household staple like loo rolls!
I am rating Regina Chamomile toilet tissue with 3*.
Thank you for reading.
©brittle1906 January 2011
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Do you remember the days when you made do at school with that vile tracing paper, the toilet paper that you could take back out of the toilet after a session and then use in an art lesson. Those were the days were they not? Now we have the choice of luxury when purchasing toilet tissues. Toilet paper with quilted bits, multilayers for people who need to soak up extra moisture and even toilet paper coated in softening balms. Going to the bathroom has never been so much fun.
The Regina Chamomile Soft Toilet Tissues is something my mum had in one of her many bathrooms. The rolls retail for about three to four pounds and for your money you get an enriching experiencing. The toilet paper is indeed very soft, it soothes as you tend to areas and the added ingredient of chamomile provides a gentle balming action, leaving certain areas even more pampered than ever before. Chamomile is renowned for its ability to clam aggravated skin and leave you relaxed.
The big question is do we really need a toilet tissues with chamomile? Have we gotten so needy in our toilet trips that a single wipe with a bit of conventional paper is no longer enough. I think I can live without this, particularly as you pay about a quid extra for the luxury effect. Granted, it might be good for people with dryer skin conditions. The paper does absorb moisture well, so they would be also useful to have lurking in the bathroom to mop up general spillages around the sink.
There is a slight scent to the toilet paper, but I wouldn't be drawn to it based on the fragrant aroma, after all, who goes round sniffing toilet paper. I shall stick with my cheaper brand for now, but am happy to use this at other peoples houses, should I be invited around to try it out!
As I've said before in other reviews I don't take my glasses out when I go shopping ect ( these are all new to me and you do feel a bit of a fool when you plonk them on your face!! VANITY!) so yet again I've done it and ended up buying something that wasn't what I thought it was.
In this case it was the "Regima Chamomile Soft Toilet Tissue" I must add in my favour I was also swayed by these because it was giving away inside the package a notepad of post-it-notes that had lots of tiny flowers on ( I love getting free gifts no matter how useless!). Well what did I think I was buying ?......Kitchen Roll!.
I was walking into my local Wilkinsons, when at the entrance there was a display of these "Rolls" which looked exactly like a really nice kitchen roll with lots of tiny daisies on it ( I've never seen toilet paper with flowers on before only the gimmicky ones that you can get at Christmas) and as the packaging has quite a lot of writing on the front advertising it's free gift you could not see the middle to spot that in fact it was toilet paper!.
I was really pleased when I bought this as I had just used my last sheet of kitchen roll, so when I got home I opened it up and could not believe my mistake. My Daughter was there and was well chuffed and grabbed one to put in her bedroom as she liked the flowers on it!.
Now as for the toilet roll itself, I usually buy whatever is on special, I never buy value as from some of the reviews I have read it has put me off, usually it is just bog standard ( Excuse the pun) nothing posh or really expensive. So I have to say that when I got over the shock of it being toilet paper I was quite surprised of how soft and thick it was for what I had paid.
It is a very heavily quilted paper with the little flowers dotted about, the perforations tear really well ( some I've had in the past have just ripped) and it is a very soft paper!.
On reading the packaging I discover that each sheet of paper has 3 layers and is enriched with a chamomile balm. It also say's that it is soft and gentle with a hint of freshness from the chamomile ( I don't quite understand that bit about freshness as I have given it a sniff and can't make anything out of that!).
So each packet contains 4 toilet rolls which are 3 ply and contain 160 sheets per roll, so not bad for 99p from Wilkinsons, I don't know if you can buy this anywhere else as I have never seen this before.
Well I don't know if I would buy this again as it seems so thick and I worry about my drains blocking up as I don't know how well this dissolves ( and I have very dodgy drains that block at the drop of an hat! well not literally!)
Anyway the good thing to come out of this is that I have a great little self adhesive note pad stuck on my spice rack ready for my shopping list and it already had one item on it TAKE YOUR GLASSES!.
There is a saying I life along the lines of there are only two certainties in life - taxes and death. Well I think there is a third - you always need toilet roll where ever you are!
Recently we were running very low on the very stuff (Argh!) so I was asked to pick some up when I went round to our big local shopping centre.
I ended up in Wilkinson's and have been brought up to sniff a bargain out at twenty paces so I ended up with nine really pretty rolls of toilet tissue by 'Regina' in Chamomile...
Now for something that's literally going to be flushed down the toilet why pay more but I was told to buy good quality rolls and this looks lovely even though I had never heard of the brand before :)
If I told you it smells lovely too would you think I was strange sniffing the stuff, lol?!
Advertised as now with 'new improved quilts' and 3 ply this is produced by Intertissue Ltd in Port Talbot and the pack I bought was a multi-pack of nine for the bargain price of £2.88 on offer from £3.99!
The plastic packaging is really pretty with big white daisies all over it and with a cute cartoon ant showing a peek of the product through a clear piece in the wrapper.
The write up on the back says there is an average of 160 sheets per roll and each has 3 ply layers of softness built in.
Chamomile scented balm in included in each roll too to give a hint of freshness and gentleness on the required area...
But of course you have to test such toilet tissues to see if they are good quality or just appealing because of the delicate blue outlined flowers printed on each sheet with a little yellow button centre.
When I tried them out they were really soft and were quite thick in texture - the main thing is they didn't break when wet which a lot of cheaper toilet tissues can do, yuk!
The fragrance is only mild but the tissue does feel lovely and fluffy and for under 25p each roll I think I found a bargain even if I do say so myself! Because they are decent quality each roll lasted just the same as the famous brands we normally use so were economical too.
I really liked them so think they are worth five stars definitely! :)
Once upon a time there lived a maiden who had the peachiest bum in all the land. So fine was this behind that she was renamed Regina, Queen of the Peaches. News of these royal peaches spread like hot buttered crumpets and soon Regina became the bottom of fame. What you've never heard of her? Well let me tell you more.
Take Your Throne Queen Peach
Regina is the queen of toilet tissues, suitable for beautiful (or even not so beautiful) bottoms everywhere. Regina is soft and thick and covered in camomile daisies. You'll be hard pressed to make holes in the tissue however hard you wipe your pretty little peaches. For queens on their thrones, even just one sheet (yes just the one) is enough to wipe the wee drops away. You will never need three sheets at once even at those times of the month (look away boys). And if you overdid the vindaloo last night, you'll still be just fine with two sheets at a time... oh listen it's all coming out in a rhyme.
Regina, queen of tissues for your pretty peach
Take your throne, compose a rhyme, sat on your royal seat
Do your stuff in rapid haste or take a good long while
Then clean yourself with regina roll and make your peaches smile.
Diamond patterned sheets complete with wild flowers
Why not play noughts and crosses to while away the hours
When it comes to clean your bum, tumtetum tetumtetum
You'll find Regina does it well and how lovely you now smell*.
(*your bathroom may however stink especially if you had curry last night)
Butt It's Not for Boys..?
Regina toilet tissue is really a little bit girly but boys you can use it too, (embrace your feminine side). In fact it's probably good for males because they use so much of it (let's not ask any questions here for the sake male pride) but how I would love a male reviewer to give the lowdown on toilet roll uses). Who will rise to this quest? Come along prince Charmin (is he the perfect match for Queen Regina with his little teddy embedded tissue or a profound love rival)?
In our royal household, the young princes have made no mention of this new tissue in their bathroom and as for the young princesses well they haven't either but since when was toilet paper / bum wad/ bog roll ever the subject of chit chat around the kitchen table? The King of the throne said it was fine but probably didn't come with many sheets on the roll seeing as it was thicker than normal. Ah yes he is right there are only 160 sheets per roll whereas you get 200 with Triple Velvet. But if you can get away with using only one sheet for some wipes then you can probably make it last just as long. Well in our household that'll be all of a day.
Regina toilet tissue is three ply which accounts for its strength and thickness. The top layer has a nice diamond pattern (noughts and crosses anyone?) and the daisies; the other two layers are stuck fast which means that it doesn't easily get in a muddle when you unroll it. Regina is also soft for your peaches because it is enriched with camomile balm which has the mere hint of a nice enough fragrance but certainly won't act as an air freshener.
This toilet paper is not your bog standard stuff. It is thick and soft and strong, a slightly shorter roll length than some other brands but you really don't need to use much to get the job done. One sheet for number ones and as many as you need for number twos. Regina toilet tissue is white with little daisies on and comes in a pack of four rolls. Do you want little daisies on your bathroom tissue? Who cares when they're on offer at £1.32 at Sainsbury's? And if you buy them and don't like them, you can send your till receipt and get your money back or alternatively if you do approve, send your receipt and get 4 x £1 vouchers off future packs. You can find it in most larger major supermarkets but the current offer may be limited to Sainsbury's
So if you like puppies, stick to your Andrex but if you are like to roll in daisy meadows and dream of princes and perfect peaches, then stop daydreaming and get yourself down to the supermarket and buy some. Job done, and that's a big relief.
Thanks for reading.