Since becoming a mother of two my washing has literally exploded. I am not sure how because it doesn’t feel like its just doubled it feels like its tripled. I think the machine is literally on everyday, although this time of year its not too bad because it can be hung out on the line… most of the time.

We have used Persil for as long as I can remember, I think its because my mum always did. I trust the brand so I was interested to hear about new Persil Powergems launching this Summer. The claim is that the new gem format means that Persil Powergems are able to provide tripe action power to stain removal, care and long lasting freshness in a small concentrated dose. The magical gems contain 100% active ingredients and disperse in the drum throughout the entire wash, providing Persil’s ultimate washing experience.

So what did I think?

  • First of all I like the small size of the container our utility cupboard is not very big so I prefer smaller packets of things where possible
  • As soon as you open the pot you are hit by the fresh smell, it has the smell of clean thats the only way I can describe it….
  • The large green cap goes in the machine and has two lines on it, you need 32g for a standard load and 50g for a larger load (8kg).
  • As well as the green cap there is a white lid which has an easy to use twist and lock closure system.
  • It definitely lives up to the claim that its easy to use, quick pour and straight into the drum
  • The Powergems just dissolve in the wash
  • The result – well I love the smell when I open the door, even leaving the washing in the machine overnight all I could smell was the Persil Powergems clean smell!
  • I purposefully tired it on a light wash first and was super impressed with how the clothes came out, the whites felt a little whiter, the collars and cuffs a little cleaner and fabric a little softer

So back to Persil Powergems claims:

  1. Stain Removal – they contain to and half times more cleaning agents for oils and grease based stains and eight times more fabric shielding molecules to ensure the ultimate all round performance to your clothes – TICK, I could not find a stain on a single item of clothing
  2. Care – They do not use ingredients which leave residue on fabrics, meaning they stay as good as new for longer – TICK, the clothes did not feel starchy which I have noticed with other detergents
  3. Freshness – Persil Powergems uses fragrance release technology, meaning they remain on the fabric for longer. TICK – most definitely I can not wait to use it one our sheets to keep that just washed smell for longer.

We are Persil fans anyway, but I will definitely be buying these going forward. Especially since Kipper has an interesting way of eating pizza:

Persil Powergems come in Bio and Non Bio varieties and three sizes, 12 washes RRP £5.00, 19 washes RRP £8.00 and 30 washes RRP £11.00. You will be able to find them in your local supermarket.

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    • Melissa Manning Reply

      I bought persil powergems and was left very disappointed clothes did get clean but all my darks still have unresolved gem’s on them after a one hour wash at 60 dgs so I am now guessing it’s on my whites as well and just not visible overall very disappointed have to re rinse all my laundry

  1. I am genuinely grateful to you for sharing this post. I spotted this in my local supermarket a couple of days ago and wondered what they were. Now I’ve read your review, I will pick some up next time #BloggerClubUK x

  2. I saw an advert for these the other day, and was really intrigued to know if they were actually much better than ‘normal’ washing powder or liquid. Good to know that they do live up to the claims they’re making, I might have to try them for myself to see if I can rescue any of my son’s ‘white’ polo shirts from this school year before I just give up and start again with new ones in September! x #BloggerClubUK

  3. Interesting. I’ve never had a problem with washing powder. Looks like something that’s worth comparing. #BloggerClubUK

  4. I never found troubles in using ordinary detergent or washing powders, still, I need to compare. I hope Persil Powergems would suit my choice 🙂

  5. Not sure if I can get these in France but will take a look in the supermarket. Always good to know things that help with the enormous laundry pile

  6. I’m not sure if Persil sells here in the U.S. I haven’t seen them but they sound like a great investment. I use something similar from a popular brand that leaves the clothes smelling good for longer especially since I have to use a public laundry mat. These things come in handy! #bloggerclubuk

  7. I use Persil concentrated liquid so I guess these are the next step if they are totally dry. I had not heard of these before so will keep an eye out for them. #BloggerClubUK

  8. We have not tried persil but I’d like to give it a go. I guess since marrying John we have just tried lots of different brands but I want to find the one brand that we can stick to. The powergems looks so interesting and new to me!

  9. These look good, I haven’t seen them before and I have always used a powder so maybe its time for a change! 🙂


  10. Maybe give these a go although generally just use own brand as it’s so much cheaper #bloggerclubuk

  11. OOOO These look different. we use cloth nappies though & I would love to know if these are suitable. #bloggerclubUK

  12. I’ve always been a Fairy fan, well ever since the kids, but that’s just by default really and sometimes some stains aren’t coming out so I’m definitely up for trying Persil Powergems after reading your review. #BloggerClubUK

  13. It really is a great laundry detergent, isn’t it? I was so impressed after the 1st load came out perfectly clean without any stain remover (I used the non-bio one and went for a cooler wash than usual!). x

  14. This is a fabulous idea! I tend to spill the liquid soap as I’m attempting to place it into the washing machine. I like how tidy this is! Thank you for sharing it with us! x

  15. Neill Quirke Reply

    just used it brilliant not a stain on the washing and no bother to use

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