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Dettol Antibacterial Laundry Cleanser 1.5 L - Spring Fresh Cotton, Pack of 4
|Price:||£12.00 (£3.00 / each)|
- Kills 99.9% of bacteria
- For hygienically clean laundry
- Dial down to 30 degree still kill bacteria
- Just add to wash
- Dermatologically tested
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When you need to wash fabrics at low temperatures or you have soiled items such as nappies to clean, detergents alone may not be enough to kill the germs in your laundry. Dettol has a number of products that you can use in addition to your detergent to help kill the germs.
Add Dettol Antibacterial Laundry Cleanser to your wash to kill 99.9% of bacteria, for hygienically clean laundry even at low temperatures. It works even at 15°C to get rid of the bacteria that survive and can be transmitted within the wash when you wash at low temperatures. Just add a couple of caps to the fabric softener drawer to guarantee hygienically clean laundry every time. Dettol Antibacterial Laundry Cleanser is available in Fresh Cotton and Soothing Lavender light fragrances.
Protecting your family wash
Dettol Antibacterial Laundry Cleanser kills 99.9% of bacteria, even when you wash at low temperatures, so you can be confident that your laundry is hygienically clean every time.
Bacteria in household laundry
If you wash your clothes at low temperatures you are not alone, with 96% of mothers claiming to regularly wash at 40°C. However, when you wash at temperatures below 60°C, bacteria can survive and transfer between garments in the wash. Experts refer to this as a 'bacterial soup', as germs can spread from contaminated items to other items in the wash, with as many as one million bacteria living in just two tablespoons of wash water.
There are practical steps you can take, however, to minimise the bacteria in your family's laundry while continuing to wash at low temperatures.
Washing your baby's laundry
A new baby brings so much joy, and also many questions about health and hygiene. A baby's immune system doesn't start producing antibodies to ward off illness and infection until they are around two to three months old. In these early days it's worth taking a few extra precautions to ensure that your baby's environment is as hygienically clean as possible.
One source of potentially harmful bacteria is the family laundry basket. These days, the vast majority of parents regularly do their household wash at 40°C. However, lab tests have shown that family laundry washed at 40°C contained only 14% less bacteria than dirty items that had not been washed at all.
65% of mothers say they wash all the family laundry together. Bacteria on baby clothes and beddings can survive and transfer to other items when you wash below 60°C, and tests have found traces of faecal matter on baby grows, baby blankets, and a bedtime cuddly toy after low-temperature washing in household machines.
Items that come into direct contact with a baby's body – baby grows, sheets, and blankets – are more likely to contain pathogens, while recent laboratory tests found unwashed baby bibs contained the highest levels of bacteria than any other item of unwashed baby laundry.
To ensure your baby's laundry is hygienically clean follow these simple tips:
- If you wash at low temperatures – below 60°C – ensure you add a laundry disinfectant to your wash to offer added protection against potentially harmful bacteria
- If you wash your baby's items together with your regular household laundry, add a laundry disinfectant to ensure your washing is hygienically clean
- If a member of the family or your baby is unwell, try to wash their clothes separately with a laundry disinfectant to minimise the risk of spreading any infection
- The higher the temperature, the better the germ kill; to keep your washing machine free from germs, put it on a 90°C cycle once a month and leave the door open after every use to prevent it from becoming a breeding ground for bacteria
Managing bacteria on children's clothes
Today, a reported 96% of mothers do their household laundry on a 40°C wash. However, washing below 60°C means bacteria can survive and transfer between garments in the wash.
Children's clothes and bedding pick up bacteria during everyday 'germy' moments – from exposure to coughs and sniffles in the playground, to toilet mishaps and bed wetting – yet 65% of mums say they wash their children's laundry together with their regular family wash.
Laboratory tests have shown that toddlers' pants, children's bed sheets, PE shorts, and school jumpers all contained traces of faecal matter after low-temperature washing in household washing machines. The tests also highlighted that school uniform and clothes worn by pre-school toddlers washed at 40°C harboured average levels of bacteria that were similar to unwashed, dirty items.
Whilst underclothes, sheets, and items worn close to the skin are most likely to be contaminated with pathogens, outerwear such as jumpers and blazers are most likely to harbour bacteria build-up which cannot be removed by low-temperature washing using a detergent alone.
Here are some tips to help make sure your family wash is as hygienically clean as possible:
- Family towels and flannels can be a breeding ground for bacteria, so wash them regularly and try not to share; perhaps let the children choose their own colour or design
- When washing at temperatures below 60°C, add a laundry disinfectant to your wash to offer added protection against potentially harmful pathogens and bacteria
- If you wash children's clothes along with your regular household wash, adding a laundry disinfectant can help to minimise the risk of cross-contamination
- If a member of the family or your child is unwell, try to wash their clothes and bedding separately with a laundry disinfectant to minimise the risk of spreading any infection
- To keep your washing machine free from germs, put it on a 90°C cycle once a month to give it a spring clean, and leave the door open after every use to prevent it from becoming a breeding ground for bacteria
Contains: <5% Non-Ionic Surfactants, Disinfectant, Parfum
Contains Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol and Hexyl Cinnamal
Per 100g Liquid contains 2.40 g Dialkyl (C8-10) Dimethylammonium Chloride / Benzyl-C12-18-Alkyldimethyl Chloride
This product is subject to specific safety warnings
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Top Customer Reviews
Keeps my not just clean but sanitised. I use along with the conditioner for extra softness and a lasting freshness but I really so notice the difference when I don't use the dettol antibacterial laundry cleanser for my clothes, especially on my 6 year old boy who also has eczema and would constantly itch.
Prior to having this I would wash everything on 60 degrees to kill bacteria but I don't need to do that anymore. I save energy and stop spoiling my clothes which in the long run saves me money.
Also I'll not 1 of these (1.5 L bottle) cost £4.50 at the cheapest in a supermarket. Getting 4 for £12.80 is definitely value for money.
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Late February 2015 my mother became very unwell very quickly, one minute she was fine and the next she was suffering with near constant vomiting and diarrhea.
Thankfully an out of hours doctor arrived very quickly and diagnosed her with the winter vomiting virus or norovirus.
My sister went and got her prescription and came back also with a bottle of Dettol sensitive laundry cleanser.
My mother was soiling herself and her bed frequently which lead to a wash load being done several times a day. Each was requiring a surprising 2 cap fulls of solution.
My mother suffers with very sensitive skin, she has always had sensitive skin but more recently it has become more acute due to her medication and I am glad to say that even with very frequent washes of bedding and nightwear at no point did she have any reaction to the Dettol cleanser.
Each and every wash came out 100% clean first time every time, never needing a second wash. Each wash was also noticeably fresher smelling than just using detergent on its own, despite the fact that the Dettol is fragrance free.
Our washing machine is desludged and descaled monthly, but despite that I can only assume the improved smell was the Dettol affecting the insides of the machine.
Everything washed while using the Dettol came out fine, even wool garments, although it was never used on delicates such as silk or cashmere etc, nothing was shrunk, marked, stained or faded.
The Dettol was used with every single wash and lasted around 2 weeks, which is pretty good considering it required 2 cap fulls, and for the first 5 days of use I was doing 4-5 wash loads a day.Read more ›
One small point, don't shake the bottle because it fills with bubbles making it difficult to pour into the cap.
This isn't a problem I remember from the past, and it affected mainly heavy cottons, so I ascribe it to modern eco machines with their low water usage and temperatures; enough odour causing bacteria on dirty clothes are surviving the wash cycle and then have plenty of time happily to multiply again as wet washing slowly dries before you put it on again.
Early days yet, but a month into using this product - with washing drying slowly indoors in the winter (in other words a damp bacterial paradise) - and the problem has vanished. Looks like this is set to become a regular buy. Although it's a shame one has to use extra chemicals to run an "eco" machine!
I found it odd that this product is poured into the fabric softener section of the washing machine, plus the thin watery consistency had me wondering if this cleanser could deliver an effective wash, let alone kill all the hidden creepy crawlies that possibly infest my duvet cover. I don't have the lab equipment to conclusively state that this product works. I can state though that its light smell is pleasant, plus it eases my mind considerably that I won't catch some weird cat virus.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I started using this as I like to wash my clothes on a lower temperature, both for the planet and my clothes. This product smells clean and fresh and the clothes also. Read morePublished 3 days ago by M and A Hepworth
Keeps your washing machine like new and clothes fresh. Had trouble with black mould in my old machine as dont use that frequently as not much washing, but no issue after I... Read morePublished 6 days ago by G. Martin
This makes a significant improvement to your laundry. Even on low temperatures it kills bacteria which can lead to sickness. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Simon
Great to wash little ones clothes. Used it until lil one was 1.5Published 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
This stuff really works. Modern eco washing machines don't use enough water to really rinse odours out of the washing. Works a treat on my work wear. Tried everything else.Published 9 days ago by Gareth
Handy bulk buy although delivery times may be a problem if required quicklyPublished 23 days ago by dog walker
This stuff is like magic - it removes all nasty niffs with the laundry ending up sweet-smelling no matter what it had gone through. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Anne
This product is absolutely terrible. Every load of laundry that I have used this product on went in fine and came out smelling strongly of bacteria - the entire load had a strong... Read morePublished 1 month ago by TaZmAn