So as you might know, I am a member of the Netmums Blogging Network. Basically, we review all sorts of different stuff and this time it’s the hypoallergenic washing powder tablets, Simply Pure.
In a timely manner, the delivery of said washing powder tabs coincided with our return from holiday and the EU washing mountain that had accumulated on my landing. So I got my review head on, and dived in.
First up: the packaging is quite nice. The label is pink with a cute baby, which might actually have inhibited me from picking up the product off the shelves as my youngest ‘baby’ is actually 12. Still, as a sufferer of itchy, scaly skin, he was actually the one to benefit most from this product. Having looked at their website, I notice that they do a ‘sensitive’ one too, which I might try next.
The pot contains 30 little white squishy tablets (two tabs is about average for a load of washing, unless it’s heavily soiled or you live in a hard water area) which don’t seem to have any smell, but magically make your washing actually smell quite clean – how does that work?
I was pleased with the cleaning results on a low temperature and equally impressed with the credentials listed on the pack. Not only are they eco-friendly (a must for me), they’re 100% biodegradable, phosphate free, dermatalogically tested and approved by a raft of organisations including the National Eczema Society and the Vegan Society (? I didn’t taste one) as well as being awarded the European Eco Label by Defra.
The pot comes in at a pretty reasonable £2.89 (you can buy online at simplywashing.com and I notice that if you buy over £17 worth of product, delivery is free – oh, and there are load of other products too).
All good. Initially I thought I might not like a fragrance-free product, but surprisingly it doesn’t matter at all. I liked the fact that you just chuck the little tablets into the machine, and the youngest was itch-free. I was also very impressed with Simply’s eco credentials and thought they were good value for money.
Would I buy them again? Absolutely.
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