Tuesday 26 July 2011

New Persil 2 in 1 with Comfort, Pass on the Love Picnic

Twinnie Rabits for my Twins!
For the last month or so I have been putting the new Persil 2 in 1 with Comfort through its paces, the Passion flower fragrance to be precise.  I can honestly say that I have probably used it for in excess of 50 washes, what with the recent moth problem, every piece of fabric in my house has been laundered and vacuum packed for safe keeping.

Let's not beat around the bush. So do I like it?  Yes I do, lots. As a child my Mum always used Persil so I grew up knowing it was a reputable brand and then when I went away to University the need to save money took over and I moved to supermarket own brands.  However I can honestly say I will now be swapping back as I love the idea of a great washing liquid being combined with the superb softening properties of comfort (I have always been a Comfort girl).

Another factor which appeals to me is the fact the liquid is small and mightly, meaning less packaging, less storage space, more can be transported at a time and generally that it is far more kind to the enironment.  I must say I had wondered when I first saw it advertised if the small amount could really work at the same level as the traditional liquid but it really does.

This summer Persil are celbrating the launch of their new product with the Pass on the Love campaign. They have tested their new 2 in 1 product washing soft toys and in the tests the toys come out softer when continuously washed with Persil 2 in 1 with comfort than the current leading brand.  Persil asked me to wash some of our old cuddly toys and I did this and I have to say they came out lovely.  You have to be careful though as I found many said surface wash only.
Persil also challenged me to host a Pass the Love pic-nic wherby my kids would meet with some other littlies and they would swap their old bears which had been washed in the Persil liquid, while we all enjoyed a picnic.  Sadly today, our friends called and said they could not come to our picnic as the dreaded chicken pox had arrived at their house, making two of their kids extremely grumpy and just wanting to cuddle up with Mummy.  Not ones to be deterred we had our picnic alone.  Just the three of us, oh and about 20 teddies as well.

The good thing for me is that instead of swapping teddies the girls have bagged up all their excess ones for Oxfam and we will be dropping those off along with some books and clothes which I have cleared out.  I love to drop to Oxfam, because as well as helping the charity with their work they offer a £5 off when you spend £35 at M&S if you take something in with an M&S label and let's face it well over 50% of everything in my house is from M&S!

So thank you Persil and Net Mums for setting me up with the opportunity to host our Pass on the Love picnic, we had a lovely day.

My quiet and shy one, Miss M instructed me to feed the dog a sausage!

Disclaimer: I was sent some persil  to use to wash some of our own cuddly toys, we also received a pic-nic pack for our Pass the Love Picnic and I have been recompensed for my time writing this review. I have not been instructed what to write and Netmums encourage me to be completely honest, which I always am.