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I’m now 6 months into motherhood, and while it’s been relatively easy going up until now, it suddenly feels like everything is dashing at 60 miles an hour and it’s hard! We’re on the weaning road and one thing is for certain, the mess is real. Baby C is currently going through about 4 bibs a day and countless clothes. We’re trying to do a little baby led weaning mixed with jars and pouches. So you can imagine when we give him some fruit to munch on it’s game over for whatever outfit he is wearing! We’ve already thrown a few bits away because the stains just didn’t come out. Especially raspberry! So I was intrigued to try the new Persil Powergems laundry detergent to see how it measured up against mushed up baby food.
10 years of research has gone into this new detergent and is supposed to offer that magical triple action. Stain removal, clothing care and freshness iall n one small concentrated dose. Well, I had a tough test to put them through! Using one of Baby C’s white vests after his first try of spaghetti bolognese. Ha! I almost thought it was too much of a tough clean to even test. I almost felt UNFAIR testing the new Persil Powergems on such a stained vest. But, at least I would really see how good it REALLY was because I know that NO other washing product would get that out. Not unless I used a detergent and a stain remover – possibly a couple of washes too! So I gave it a try on his little vest and this is the result.
Amazing! I was actually genuinely surprised, so surprised I made my mum look at the difference too and even she was impressed. The stain was almost completely gone. There was a tiny shadow f it left on the neckline, but this was rubbed in baby spaghetti bolognese on a white vest. The fact the orange has come out is a miracle in itself to be honest! We tried it on some colourful vests too and the same thing happened. All without ruining the colour.
Having a 6-month-old baby I was also concerned about it being OK against his skin. We’re told so many messages when you’re a new mum it’s hard to not be a little apprehensive. But we’ve basically used the entire tub on all of our washing now and it’s been absolutely fine. No concerns against the skin for me, which is great. It also seems great on the clothes too. Considering baby vests and bibs get washed so often, they haven’t bubbled and the colours haven’t worn out so definitely happy with that outcome.
In terms of freshness I usually put a softener in with my washing mainly because I like the fresh smell. I didn’t with the Persil Powergems because I wanted to test the fragrance for itself. It’s definitely lovely and fresh. Plus, the clothes were pretty soft too, which was definitely a surprise. What I liked bout this was when I put the vest on Cameo the next day, it still smelt fresh. As though it had just come out of the washing machine. Always a good sign.
As for the Powergems themselves, they are like bit of confetti, which is something I’ve never seen in washing detergents before. It did make me feel like being more careful with my dosage because you feel like you’re using a lot as you see them flutter into the lid! I was a bit apprehensive when I followed the dosage advice. It just didn’t seem enough! The Powergems were so little and light! But quite clearly a little goes a long way with this stuff.
If you’re someone that has problems with stains, washes a lot of coloured clothing or someone that uses lots of products in one wash then Persil Powergems is definite for you. If you’re a mum and looking for something to really get those clothes clean, I’d happily recommend this as it’s been find against Baby C’s skin.