|I received this product for review from Influenster.|
I'm a member of Influenster, which is a site that sends out products for review and hopes that you use your social media influence to promote whatever you get. As a part of that, I received two bottles of Palmolive Soft Touch dish soap (the Vitamin E and Aloe varieties, though they also have a Coconut Butter one that sounds nice).
I didn't remember to take a picture of the box it came in (I win at social media. Woo!), but these are the bottles I received.
There were a lot of reports of people's bottles arriving damaged, but mine were ok. The aloe one leaked in the box, but it was fine after a good rinsing. I gave the alone one to my mom because I'll never get through that much dish soap. She liked it and said it made her hands soft.
Before we go on, I need to justify myself a bit. You see, every once in a while I go through a
passive-aggressive husband-encouraging phase. He is, uh, not the best at helping with housework and doing "his" chores (the quotation marks are because the idea of him actually doing the housework he agreed to do many moons ago is completely ludicrous). When I get in a snit motivated, I'll try to force encourage him to DO THE MOTHER-LOVING DISHES ALREADY help out by letting the dishes pile up. That's where we were when I took this picture right before I finally caved acted like a grown up and did the dishes.
|I'm repulsive. I get it. (I've also used the Palmolive several times since then to do the dishes because no one else will.)|
Despite the daunting task in front of it, the Palmolive Soft Touch performed well. I thought it did a great job of cleaning and de-greasing. It actually took the char marks off the plate that was the victim of B's brilliant idea of microwaving chicken nuggets for EIGHT MINUTES. It was nice to my hands, too. They weren't as dry at the end of my dish washing marathon as they normally get. The only thing I really didn't like about it was the scent. It was too...floral-y or something for me. The word "cloying" keeps coming to mind. I'm kinda sensitive to smells, though, so it might not be an issue for anyone else.
Overall, I give the Palmolive Soft Touch an A-. It works well, but I did NOT like the smell. It's a nice, skin-friendly alternative to other dish soaps. I recommend it.