Product Type: Surf household products
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Small but very mighty....
Surf Small & Mighty Tropical
Member Name: xmum2threex
Surf Small & Mighty Tropical
Advantages: Works well
Disadvantages: Can be pricey
There are a few different scents available in this range, but I like to stick with the tropical version. This is by far my favourite, and I find it the scent holds on the clothes a little better. You can pick this up from anywhere between £3 and £4.50, but I do find it is often on offer at one of the supermarkets so it is best to shop around. The packaging is very simple, a bottle with a screw top lid that doubles as a measuring cup. It has flowers on the packaging, which I really like; it looks nice sitting in the kitchen without taking up a large amount of space.
The bottle is a 1 litre size with an estimated 28 washes in one bottle which I think is about right. I sometimes get a wash less, or a wash more depending how careful I am when I pour it, but usually it is correct. I like to add a little more of this if the clothes are really dirty, but for general day to day use I get good results from the recommended amount. To measure the correct amount out is very easy; simply use the cap for the bottle which is also a measuring cup. One cup full is enough for one wash, so you always know how much you need to add. The liquid is nice and thick so it pours easily without making a mess, but it does flow feely without sticking to the bottle. The cap does not get sticky or gunged up even towards the end of the bottle.
What I love about this is as soon as I open the bottle the scent hits me. It is very strong, and nearly over powering while in the bottle. The scent is really fresh, and fruity it smells absolutely amazing. It has a very floral scent which really is noticeable. When I take the clothes out the scent again is very evident. Without having to hold the clothes too close to my nose I can smell the floral scent instantly. This scent does lingerie on the clothes for a good while too, I find when I put the clothes on the scent is still very notable even after sitting in the draws.
When the clothes come out of the washing machine I find they are all really clean even on a low temperature washes. The clothes are really soft to touch, and feel nice while you are wearing them. I find the colours remain strong, without any running or reduction in the colour at all. I find it can remove some tough stains, but sometimes the clothes will need to go through a second wash if it is particularly difficult.
I have to be careful with washing powder, as I find changing between brands can cause my daughters eczema to flare up. We have never had any irritation with surf detergents, and this liquid is no exception, as it causes no irritation at all. My whites come up really well with this liquid detergent which I sometimes have a problem with from other brands.
I love using this product to wash my clothes. It is perfect to measure out, and provides a really clean finish I am looking for. It works well even on lower temperature washes, and the results are always great. It is nothing fancy, but it does give fantastic results while being quick and easy to use. It is a reasonable price for a product that works, but do shop around to find a deal as it works out a lot better.
Summary: A great washing detergent
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