“Mum, there will be a parcel arriving, addressed to me, but it is actually for you” said Liz. I was excited - but concerned she is spending her money on me. Needn’t have worried – this was a prize she’d won, and was passing on to me! A Limited Edition Dettol Handwash. I ranted about this product a couple of years ago. But hey, I am not going to turn down a freebie- so thanks Liz!
It arrived somewhat over packaged, with an explanatory letter and a lot of bubble wrap.
Once I had cut through the plastic and got the gadget out, I read through the instructions.
You have the option of the fancy Jubilee Union Jack Cover, or you can slide it off for a discreet white finish. I wish the label was only on one side of the bottle. I may peel it off! [Please note, switch the gadget off before you attempt to move it- I forgot and therefore got blobs of soap on the worktop!]
It does have quite a large ‘footprint’ – and I can see that Liz would not have space in her kitchen [it is now standing on my windowsill in place of the previous ‘ordinary’ liquid soap container]
Bob described it as ‘spectacularly ugly’, and I think it is quite large. The cucumber fragranced soap is quite pleasant though. It will be interesting to see
- how long the batteries last
- how long the soap lasts
The refill holds 250ml and currently costs around £3 [as opposed to 59p for 500ml of Aldi handwash or 38p for 500ml of Sainsbury’s Basics – which I don’t like very much] Maybe I will be able to top up the empty container with cheaper liquid? The ‘Jubilee’ dispenser is available on offer for £8 in Morrisons – but if you just want a plain white one, they are currently half price [£5.99] in Sainsbury’s.
It’s a long way from the bar of red Lifebuoy that used to sit by my Nan’s sink when I was a child.
And Grandad used to joke “Can I stroke your Palmolive?”
and she would reply “Not on your Lifebuoy!”