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Arg! Have been washing clothes with dishwasher tabs!

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Mitzicoco Thu 04-Jul-19 15:49:13

That is is. I have, for the last two weeks, been putting those liquid looking Fairy capsules into the washing machine to wash the family's clothes. Oddly, they seem to do quite a good job. But gracious me, talk about a mummy fail!

SpoonBlender Thu 04-Jul-19 15:59:09

It's all detergent, no huge deal. Dishwasher stuff is not formulated with skin contact in mind though, so if anyone starts rashing up rewash the clothes with extra rinses.

Mitzicoco Thu 04-Jul-19 16:00:56

eek! Good point, I should probably re-wash the clothes.

Bluerussian Thu 04-Jul-19 17:10:10

I did that once :-). Didn't seem to hurt.

Also did something else whilst away in a hotel for a couple of nights; I used minge wipes on my face by mistake! Also didn't seem to make much difference but I was horrified when I realised my mistake.

Mitzicoco Thu 04-Jul-19 18:17:59


kmammamalto Thu 04-Jul-19 19:00:29


Mitzicoco Thu 04-Jul-19 19:26:40

To be fair, a minge wipe is probably kinder to your skin than a face wipe?!grin

SpoonBlender Thu 04-Jul-19 22:44:52

I'd certainly hope so!

SilverDapple Thu 04-Jul-19 22:46:04

This has really made me smile grin

dimsum123 Thu 04-Jul-19 22:48:39

I once used a bar of Vanish to wash my face!

Jeffjefftyjeff Thu 04-Jul-19 22:53:55

Once, when very jet lagged, I used insect repellent (foreign, came in a red tube) to brush my teeth. I do not recommend this.

Greenolivesorblackolives Thu 04-Jul-19 22:54:34

I made meatballs for tea tonight. Went to serve it up and realised I’d not put the meatballs in with the sauce to cook. They were still in the fridge.

Mitzicoco Thu 04-Jul-19 23:03:39

I'm glad it's not just me who does this sort of thing!

Heaviestdirtyestsoul Thu 04-Jul-19 23:06:56

We had friends over for a bbq and drinks, one female kept squirming in her seat and finally beckoned me inside to ask what brand my moist toilet wipes were. She pointed to the flash cleaning wipes, sat out the way behind the sink pedestal nowhere near the toilet roll and toilet wipes- I turned the shower on for her and handed her a towel and some sudocrem 🤣

Poppins2016 Thu 04-Jul-19 23:10:51

We ran out of dishwasher tablets the other day, so I used Persil laundry powder instead. Worked perfectly and blew my DHs mind. grinhalo

As a PP said, you basically substituted a detergent for a detergent... I wouldn't worry! smile

hinely Thu 04-Jul-19 23:13:55

Dw tabs are not formulated for skin contact but are for swallowing! I'd imagine they're weaker than clothes washing powder/liquid.

Itellpeopletogoogleit Thu 04-Jul-19 23:25:27

A friend of mine thought the toilet cleaning spray in the shopping centre loos was hand sanitizer

Sunshine1235 Thu 04-Jul-19 23:26:02

I once sprayed foot deodeuriser on my hair thinking it was dry hair spray

Rainbowknickers Thu 04-Jul-19 23:33:31

My dad once used oven cleaner instead of hairspray it blistered!
I used 2 types of fabric conditioner by mistake instead of washing liquid/fabric conditioner for 3 years!

Bluerussian Fri 05-Jul-19 03:00:31

Mitzicoco Thu 04-Jul-19 19:26:40
To be fair, a minge wipe is probably kinder to your skin than a face wipe?!grin

Hee hee hee, my face was certainly soft and fragrant on my return home.

It wasn't until I got home and unpacked that I realised my mistake. The packets I'd bought for both looked so alike!

Monty27 Fri 05-Jul-19 04:15:33

I bought a lovely chicken in m&s. BBQ sauce marinade yum. Went to dish it up for dinner with salads etc and realised it was uncooked.
Anyway if you haven't had skin issues so far it's probably fine smile

BreakfastAtSquiffanys Fri 05-Jul-19 04:23:27

I was given one of those "can't think what to buy you for Christmas" gift sets of shower cream and body lotion.
I decided to slather on some lotion just before bed, and thought "this is very thick lotion but it will sink in overnight". Next morning it was still tacky on my skin and when I put on my glasses I realised that I'd moisturised with shower creme.

RonnieOnions Fri 05-Jul-19 04:24:55

I’ve taken my eye makeup off with nail varnish remover!

Mitzicoco Fri 05-Jul-19 07:02:17

These have made me laugh! Thank you!

Loyaultemelie Fri 05-Jul-19 09:27:51

I have washed clothes in dishwasher tablets
Washed dishes in clothes tablets
Used baby wipes as makeup wipes, although now use reusable so that actually works!
Cooked (well destroyed) iceberg lettuce instead of cabbage, chronic migraines make you daft!

My finest hour was as a teenager when my dewberry body spray didn't spray so I looked at it close to my eye and it sprayed. (No migraines then just daft)

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