How to Use Persil

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How to Use Persil

Persil, a family of cleaning products invented in 1907, was the first washing powder sold commercially. Today Persil products are marketed throughout Europe and the Middle East. Specialty importers sell Persil in the US and Canada. All Persil products are for use on fabric, except for a dish-washing liquid available only in the UK. Choose from a variety of formulations and washing methods when you use Persil.

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Things you need

  • Persil Handwash
  • Persil Silk & Wool
  • Persil Colour Care
  • Persil Non-Bio
  • Persil Aloe Vera
  • Persil Bio
  • Persil with Freshness of Comfort
  • Persil Washing Up Liquid

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    Test delicate garments for colour fastness by making a paste with water and Persil Handwash. Apply a small amount to a hidden area of the garment. Let it sit overnight, then rinse off the paste. If the colour has faded, the item isn't colour-fast and should be washed separately.

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    Hand-wash delicates in Persil Handwash. Mix 100ml thoroughly in 1 litre of cool to lukewarm water. Wash each item and rinse. Don't soak garments.

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    Use Persil Silk & Wool in a washing machine to wash delicate wools. Set your washing machine to the delicate cycle. Check garment washing instructions to make sure they're machine washable. Persil Silk & Wool is pH-neutral.

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    Use Persil Colour Care on coloured fabrics in your regular wash cycle. This formula, available in liquigel, capsules, powder and gel tablets, includes colour protectors but cleans like a regular detergent.

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    Launder baby clothes in Persil Non-Bio. This product has been tested by dermatologists at the British Skin Foundation. It's available in tablets, as a powder, liquigel and capsules.

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    Use Persil Aloe Vera (Persil Non-Bio combined with aloe vera) if you or family members have delicate skin. Available in liquigel, powder, tablets and concentrate, this product has been tested by dermatologists.

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    Do regular wash in Persil's Bio formula. Most stains don't need pretreating.

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    Clean your laundry and add softness using Persil with Freshness of Comfort. It's available in tablets and concentrate.

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    Wash your dishes with Persil Washing Up Liquid. The liquid includes a degreaser suitable for pots and pans. The mild formula is easy on your hands.

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