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Hygiene Dishwashing Liquid - What's The Difference?

Keeping your dishes clean is one thing, but ensuring they are hygienically clean and sparkling is quite another. How do you know which is the right dishwashing liquid to choose for your home’s needs and why should you consider a hygiene wash?


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Hygiene Dishwashing Liquid

Keeping your dishes clean is one thing, but ensuring they are hygienically clean and sparkling is quite another. How do you know which is the right dishwashing liquid to choose for your home’s needs and why should you consider a hygiene wash?

Let’s learn about what a hygiene dishwashing liquid is. Is there any difference between a hygiene dishwash liquid and regular dishwashing liquid ingredients? We’ll also showcase the Surf range of dishwashing liquids from their new Total Hygiene range and take you through the features that we think you’ll love.

What Is a Hygiene Dishwashing Liquid?

As its name suggests, a hygiene dishwashing liquid is formulated to add an extra dimension of antibacterial properties to the dishwashing liquid formulation. When it comes to Surf Dishwashing Liquid, it has been specifically formulated to break down grease and dirt and has added lemon and mint for a more hygienically clean and sparkling finish.

What Is the Difference Between Hygiene Dishwashing Liquid and Regular Liquid?

The Surf Total Hygiene range of dishwashing liquids have been scientifically formulated to sanitise and protect your home, offering hygienic properties that go above and beyond regular dishwashing liquids.

Regular dishwashing liquid ingredients offer excellent cleaning and degreasing properties, but the Surf hygienic dishwashing liquid is formulated to cut through grease and clean away germs leaving your dishes hygienically clean.

Surf Dishwashing Liquid’s Total Hygiene Range

The Surf Total Hygiene range is the perfect solution for getting your dishes clean. It’s made with ingredients that are safe to use and work well to remove dirt, grease, and food residue.

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The Surf range is available from most local retailers in a 750ml bottle and in 1.5l packaging too.

How to Use a Hygiene Dishwashing Liquid?

Keen to know how to use a hygiene dishwashing liquid in your home? Can you use it to wash things other than dishes? Here’s more:

How to Use Hygiene Dishwash Liquid for Washing Dishes?

Hygiene dishwashing liquids like the Surf Total Hygiene range can be used just like regular dishwashing liquid. Fill your sink with warm to hot water (be careful that it isn’t too hot) and add a teaspoon or two of dishwashing liquid. Mix it in and allow it to foam up well. We don’t recommend using this kind of dishwashing liquid in a dishwasher though, so best not to try that.

How to use Hygiene Dishwash to Wash Household or Personal Items:?

  • You can use a hygiene dishwashing liquid to clean particularly dirty hands like those that have been soiled by grease, mud, oil, and paint. Simply add two drops of liquid to your hands with a teaspoon of sugar and rub your hands gently together. Then wash your hands thoroughly under warm, running water.

  • We don’t recommend using dishwashing liquid like Surf to wash clothing or pets.

  • You can use dishwashing liquid to make playtime for the kids awesome by making bubbles for the kids.

  • You can also use a dishwashing liquid to pre-treat laundry stains. Add a small amount of dishwashing detergent to the laundry stain and gently rub the fabric together to evenly spread the soap and allow it to sit for a few minutes before washing.

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Frequently Asked Questions on Hygiene Dishwashing Liquid

Can I Put Liquid Dish Soap In The Dishwasher?

It’s not advisable because it will create too much foam which could block the filters and pipes of the dishwasher. Dishwashing liquid is formulated to be used for hand washing dishes in the sink.

Can I Use Dishwashing Liquid To Wash My Pet?

Please don’t. It could leave your pet’s skin very itchy, and they could even develop an allergic reaction to it. Best to use a pet-friendly shampoo for washing your furry friend.

What Is The Difference Between Detergent And Dishwashing Liquid?

Detergent generally refers to laundry liquids that are formulated to wash clothing, whereas dishwashing liquid is formulated to wash greasy, oily dishes.

Is Dishwashing Liquid The Same As Hand Soap?

No. Even though dishwashing liquid can be used to wash very soiled or dirty hands, for every day hand washing it’s best to use a hand soap that is meant for hand washing.

Will Dishwashing Liquid Kill Plants?

Most likely. The ingredients in dishwashing liquid might not agree with delicate plant biome and upset their balance. Rather don’t throw your dirty dish water out onto your grass or plant beds.

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