“ Brand: Tesco / Subcategory: Bathroom Care / Type: Tissue / Category: Cleaning Products & Utensils > Wipes, Towels, Tissues „
We haven't got a specific brand of loo roll that we buy every time, Andrex is in the bathroom quite a lot but this time we've got this Aloe Vera Luxury Soft toilet paper from Tesco.
It's very good, a bit pricey for an own brand product I think because 4 rolls was £2.18 but it feels like a proper high quality toilet roll so worth the money in my opinion.
The rolls are fat when you open the pack and when you unravel some tissue you'll see it's a lot thicker than the next brand down in Tesco. The loo roll is 3 ply so that means you've got 3 thin sheets making up each thick one.
I'm not going to go into no detail but it's fine to use in the bathroom. The tissue doesn't break up or dissolve and is strong enough that you're not going to be poking your fingers through it at dodgy moments! lol
The loo roll is proper soft, I reckon it's as soft as Andrex and deffo cheaper! I was worried that the Aloe Vera was going to make the sheets of toilet roll feel a bit slimey because we had another brand recently that had a horrible shiney feel but this Tesco one is OK and the aloe vera just makes it feel softer and kinder to my skin.
I quite often use toilet roll to take my make up off and this one feels gorgeous on the skin on my face. It's deffo softer than other brands I've used and you can tell a big difference when you use it on your face instead of your bum! lol
I think this is wicked loo roll and will deffo buy it again. The price puts me off a bit because in the shop by me you can buy 4 good quality no-name loo rolls for £1.00. They're not as soft as these but are wicked for the money.
The good thing about these aloe vera ones is that they last for ages. Because of them being thick and strong you don't need to use as many sheets each time. We get through shedloads of loo rolls in our house mainly because my little sister uses loads too many sheets when she goes to the toilet. These 4 rolls lasted at least an extra 2 days compared to the ones we normally buy for £1.00 that I was just telling you about.
Be kind to your bum. I am one that would use any toilet roll the cheaper the better for me because it just gets flushed away. However my partner likes to have something soft on his bottom so I started buying velvet or andrex quilted range that was working out so expensive because I could go through 4 rolls a week with them it didnt seem as if there was alot of paper on the rolls the thicker the paper was.
One day we had run out of toilet roll and I was driving past tescos so I popped it to get some and I saw the aloe vera tescos own it was cheap and seemed to be thick so I thought I would give it a try. I must say this has gone down very well with the family I have had no complaints that it has scratched them and that the aloe vera that is caught up in these rolls make it that little bit kinder on the more delicate areas. It does not break up in your hands as you are using it and if you have a cold and have to use it on your nose it doesnt make it sore which is nice.
I have also used the asda brand of this type of tissue and theirs is as good because I shop at asda I buy mine from their now and the price is as good in either store at 1.59 a pack you cant grumble. It is also environmentally friendly which we are all starting to take part in at home recycling household items so this is a good teaching lesson for my children too.
I would advise anyone who suffers from a delicate bottom to try this and be kind to it you do not have to pay over the odds for a great toilet tissue.
Bog standard or that little bit of luxury?
Gone are the days of crunchy stiff toilet paper like Izal - thank goodness! Most people like something soft to use on their delicate areas after going to the toilet, but what a choice there is and some are scratchy, some dissolve on contact with moisture so what is the best?
I always used to buy a huge packet of quilted paper from Costco but as we didn't renew our membership I had to buy some from the supermarket so have been trying out different products.
Sometimes the best known brand names are the best but, on other occasions the supermarket brand is just as good and much cheaper and that is why I decided to try Tesco Soft Aloe Vera.
In case you haven't heard of Aloe Vera or don't know much about it then I'll let you into a secret! A lot of people are still undecided about the values as some seem to contradict others but it is believed that aloe vera extracts have antibacterial and antifungal activities and is known as the the medecinal aloe. The cosmetic and alternative medicine industries regularly make claims regarding the soothing, moisturising and healing properties, so we are led to presume that it will be kind to our skin. Tesco tell us that the luxury soft embossed paper has been enriched with a lotion made from aloe vera for a luxurious softness.
Tesco also claims that it has been found to be as soft, strong and long as a leading brand according to consumer tests. My packet had 9 rolls and each roll has an average of 200 sheets per roll, each sheet being 124 x 110 mm. The plastic wrapper is a pretty green colour with writing in a dark grey with a silvery highlight, and a small picture of an aloe plant.
I was interested to see that the front of the packet said that it was "helping you to protect the world's forests" and had a FSC sign. OK, hands up who knows what that means? I didn't but decided to find out! It's amazing that toilet paper can prove to be so interesting! FSC stands for the Forestry Stewardship Council and if you're not sure if your toilet tissue or other paper products you use are forest friendly by using recycled paper or paper certified by the Forest stewardship council then check out http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/forests/tissue-guide?page=5 and be prepared to be surprised! Tesco is one of the good guys!
What does it look like? It has a pretty embossed pattern with small diamonds with dotty edges and most are filled with even smaller dots but others are plain and have a flower embossed. It is a 2 ply tissue and the back sheet is plain. It isn't the whitest toilet paper I've seen but it is OK and not the smoothest to touch when I crush it in my hand (before I used it!) but it is soft and I've used it to blow my nose and my nose hasn't seemed the worse for the experience! It rips off quite well, I hate paper that rips the next piece.
Using it? It does what it is made for and you don't need a strip a mile long!
I'll share with you a conversation heard recently when I visited public toilets at a near by shopping centre. Little girl to Mummy - "Mummy why are you ripping off so much paper?" "It's not as nice as our paper, so I'm using more darling." "Mummy but you know it's one for a wee and two for a poo!" "Rachel will you be QUIET!"
Well maybe Rachel's mummy uses Tesco aloe vera as I would say she's got it just right! So a roll lasts well, and doesn't block the toilet as you need to use loads to perform the necessary.
Lastly the price £4.50 for 9 rolls of £2.08 for a 4 roll pack.
And now a little rhyme to sum up...
Toilet Paper that's kind to trees
And handy when you're about to sneeze.
Necessary when you've been to the loo
Whether it's a wee or even a poo.
Use it for blotting luscious lips
Or even wiping up stray drips.
Covered with Aloe vera to care for your skin,
You can flush it down the loo or drop it in the bin.
Thank you Mr Tesco for taking care of us
A job well done with the minimum of fuss.