This week we have been putting the new Dettol Laundry Cleanser to the test. To be honest I had never thought of using a laundry cleanser in with the washing before. I suppose you just assume that as long as the cycle is on a hot wash it would naturally kill the germs. However, this is not always the case.
Looking at previous research, when you wash your laundry at 60°C or below it can leave bacteria behind and transfer from one item to another. Dettol Antibacterial Laundry Cleanser kills 99.9% of bacteria in every wash. Even at temperatures as low as 15°C.
It is dermatologically tested and is also safe to use on your little ones bedding and clothes.
Now I would imagine that towels can harbour a lot of germs so instead of washing ours on a hot cycle, I went for a simple 30°C and added the recommended 2 cupfuls of cleanser to my fabric softener drawer and let it do its job.
The fragrance was Fresh Cotton which was quite pleasant. Being an anti-bacterial cleanser I was expecting it to smell quite clinical but it had a nice refreshing smell that left my towels clean and germ-free. There is also a choice of Lavender too.
Being a Mom herself DR Pixie Mckenna (Who you may have seen on Embarrassing Bodies) backs this cleanser 100% especially on things like babies favourite blankets where germs can thrive. So it seems this is a very useful thing to use alongside your laundry routine when using low temperatures.
It is ideal to use on things such as – bedding, socks, underwear, towels and so on.
You can purchase this to try for yourself at the majority of major retailers for an RRP of £4.59 for a 1.5L bottle.
Why not take a look over at Dettol’s website here for more information.
*I received this product in return for this review, all thoughts and opinions are my own*