Cloth nappy detergent index (UK)

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Ariel Original Washing Liquid

At a glance:

  • Liquid
  • Top rated
  • Enzymes

Recommended for:

  • Medium water
  • Hard water
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Premium detergent. Contains phosphates. Gives an excellent clean on par with powder.

Sudsy in soft water.


≥40℃ Warm or hot wash

UK detergent doses vary depending on water hardness and machine size. More information.

Ariel Original Washing Powder

At a glance:

  • Powder
  • Top rated
  • Enzymes

Recommended for:

  • Soft water
  • Medium water
  • Hard water
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Premium detergent. Contains added wash boosters (sodium percarbonate). Leaves nappies stain-free and beautifully clean.

Incredibly reliable in soft water.


≥40℃ Warm or hot wash

UK detergent doses vary depending on water hardness and machine size. More information.

Fairy Non Bio Laundry Powder

At a glance:

  • Powder
  • Top rated

Recommended for:

  • Soft water
  • Medium water
  • Hard water
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Hot (60ºC) wash only. Contains perfumes so not “sensitive safe”. Phosphate-free.


60℃ Hot wash

UK detergent doses vary depending on water hardness and machine size. More information.

Fairy Non-Bio Liquid

At a glance:

  • Liquid
  • Top rated

Recommended for:

  • Medium water
  • Hard water
More

Gets very sudsy in soft water, reducing dosage lead to nappies not getting clean.

Works fine in hard – moderate water, use powder for soft water.


60℃ Hot wash

UK detergent doses vary depending on water hardness and machine size. More information.

Persil (UK) Bio Laundry Powder

At a glance:

  • Powder
  • Enzymes

Recommended for:

  • Soft water
  • Medium water
  • Hard water
More

Persil (UK) Bio powder is suitable for most water hardness. A significant amount is required to work well in harder water.

 


≥40℃ Warm or hot wash

UK detergent doses vary depending on water hardness and machine size. More information.


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