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Cheap washing powders, do they work?

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memoo Mon 27-Oct-08 17:40:44

I've always used persil but I'm looking for a cheaper alternative. Can anyone reccommend one that works but that is kind to kids with sensitive skin?

expatinscotland Mon 27-Oct-08 17:41:41

The Lidl non-bio powder is fab.

Also the bio liquid.

MatNanPlus Mon 27-Oct-08 17:42:46

2nd EPIS Lidl powder and liquid.

PenelopePitstops Mon 27-Oct-08 17:43:29

tesco and sainsbo have theoir own eco range which is cheap, and kind on skin (tablets)

i think its sainsbo that have their own sensitive range which is also good

memoo Mon 27-Oct-08 17:44:21

Thanks expat, will try that as I have a Lidl just around the corner

memoo Mon 27-Oct-08 17:44:41

crossed post, thanks guys

Sazisi Mon 27-Oct-08 17:44:59

I've been using Surf small & mighty liquid for the past week (it was on half-price offer which tempted me, but it's cheaper than Fairy etc at normal price) and I'm quite impressed.
Also used Marks & Spencer own brand washing powder and found that pretty good too

christiana Mon 27-Oct-08 17:48:09

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Sazisi Mon 27-Oct-08 17:48:50

Ooh, I'll have to try the Lidl one next

expatinscotland Mon 27-Oct-08 17:49:14

i should i add that i don't wash at 30 degrees.

40 degree minimum and 60 degrees for all bedding and towels.

traceybath Mon 27-Oct-08 17:49:26

I use the asda basic liquid - its about £1.50 for 2litres and is fab.

Gets rid of all stains and then i just use lenor for nice smell.

frogs Mon 27-Oct-08 17:49:31

Lidl non-bio here too. Comes in great big boxes and works well.

Eniddo Mon 27-Oct-08 17:50:19

persil non bio is crap if your dcs really do have sensitve skin

so tbh I would think you could use any old non bio

Ivvvvyygootscaaared444 Mon 27-Oct-08 17:55:04

in the which giude the top two washing powders where

aireal and asda own brand

they say not to use any type of liquid as its not ggod for your machine

frazzled74 Thu 30-Oct-08 15:09:09

my kids have sensitive skin and we use aldis own brand, its fab.

MadameCastafiore Thu 30-Oct-08 15:09:51

We use the Waitrose own brand non bio sensitive one and it is fab.

paranoidmother Thu 30-Oct-08 15:26:07

I would suggest changing to eco balls yoiu get about 180 washes to the 2 balls, I've managed to get more and it works out cheaper for you, the environment and also sensative skin. It also means you don't need fabric softerner or to carry large boxes of powder etc.

Ladyface Fri 31-Oct-08 21:06:31

I would recommend asda own brand - just recently switched after using ariel for years. It's about £2 cheaper.

LurkerOfTheUniverse Fri 31-Oct-08 21:31:05

Asda non-bio, which I'm sure is Fairy, it has the same blue specks in it

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