Monday 18th November 2019,

Palmolive Divine Blends Dishwashing Liquid

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I love nice ‘smelling’ things.

I have three young kids and, no offence, they can be stinky at times 🙂 I love aromatherapy and often have my essential oils burning and I get a big bunch of oriental lilies for the house, every couple of weeks.

For the past few weeks I have been trying out Palmolive Divine Blends Vanilla & Berries dishwashing liquid. It smells great. What I like is that the smell is not too overpowering. Some dishwashing liquids smell soooo strong they are just too much.

The Palmolive Divine Blends Vanilla & Berries fragrance is subtle and makes washing up a slightly more enjoyable experience (which is a bonus). Not harping on about the fragrance but even though I love nice smelly things I also suffer from horrendous hayfever. It can be set off by certain perfumes, particularly those that are overpowering. Happy to report Palmolive Divine Blends Vanilla & Berries did not set off a chain of sneezing so it passed my ‘hayfever test’ with flying colours.

But dishwasing liquid can’t just smell good, it has to clean dishes.

I found the Palmolive Divine Blends dishwashing liquid very effective on tough greasy pots. My crock pot gets pretty messy and has that caked-on stuff that I usually save for the dishwasher to clean. I gave the crock pot a whirl in the Palmolive Divine Blends and was very impressed. I also washed up my frying pan and it seemed no match for the dishwashing liquid.

The great thing was I didn’t have to use much dishwashing liquid (a squirt – I know very technical right?) and it worked a treat, lasting the whole wash (didn’t fizzle out half way through washing up). Another thing worth a mention about the Palmolive Divine Blends dishwashing liquid was that it wasn’t too sudsy. I hate those liquids that seem to be all bubble and no power.

All-in-all this is a good choice when you are next picking a dishwashing liquid.

Smells good.

Cleans well.

Isn’t too sudsy, and the price?

Well that’s pretty good too. For a 700ml container of Palmolive Divine Blends Vanilla & Berries you’ll only pay $4.99.

What does Palmolive have to say about it’s Divine Blends range: A sweet treat for your senses, Palmolive Divine Blends is available in two complex and multi-layered fragrances, including; Violet & Apple Blossom and Vanilla & Berries. Along with its unique aromatic experience, Palmolive Divine Blends contains a rich formula, which cuts through hard to move grease with ease – leaving your dishes sparkling clean.





Competition is now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winners:  Casey. P, Rachel. K, Shelley. H

I have 3 x full size (700ml) Palmolive Divine Blends Vanilla & Berries dishwashing liquid to give away!

Palmolive Divine BlendsTo enter, comment below telling me what you look for in a dishwashing liquid? Is it smell? How well it works? How long it lasts?

Competition ends 4 April 2014. Full terms and conditions can be found here.










Disclaimer: I received complimentary product (1 x 700ml Palmolive Divine Blends Vanilla & Berries Dishwashing Liquid) to facilitate this review. However, Digital Parents Collective covered the administration fee to host the giveaway. As always, all opinions expressed are purely my own.


  1. Nicole W April 4, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    A detergent must smell beautifully fresh as well as cut through grease and baked on grime without me having to scrub too hard!

  2. Carolyn April 3, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    It has to work well, be a reasonable price and not dry my hands out.

  3. Charmaine Campbell April 3, 2014 at 11:48 am

    For me, Dishwashing liquid MUST smell lovely, it’s the only nice thing about doing dishes. Fruity fragrances are my favourite. Of course it must also cut through the grease, not leave a residue and be economical, one squirt should be enough!

  4. Candice E April 3, 2014 at 11:40 am

    I have to have a great dishwash detergent that cleans dishes properly. I hate when I’m half way through a sink full and there is no suds, just dirty water. I need a detergent that will last 1 lot of dishes!! This maybe my answer!!!

  5. Narelle Rock April 3, 2014 at 7:21 am

    I like a dishwashing liquid that you only need a small amount of to get a good result, cuts through the grease and grime, leaves your dishes sparkling clean and doesn’t dry out your hands after using.

  6. Nazik April 3, 2014 at 3:46 am

    Fresh inviting scent with enough suds to powerfully clean, while avoiding having to over-rinse, water-wasting gluey liquid residue.

  7. Tracy A April 3, 2014 at 12:31 am

    I want something that smells nice , doesn’t leave my hands feeling dry & that cuts through the grease & tea/coffee stains .

  8. Casey April 3, 2014 at 12:25 am

    Definately the smell…. Dishes is not the favourite choice of housework for me so at least I would like it to smell nice bit of therapy for me at the same time! Would also have to cut through the grease!

  9. Rachel Kriss-Newell April 3, 2014 at 12:19 am

    Bubbles, bubbles and more bubbles. If the hot water running into the sink creates a great flurry of fluffy bubbles I know the dishes are going to be cleaned well. And the bubbles also create a haven of play for our toddler after the dishes are done. You can’t beat that santa beard of bubbles for laughs.

  10. Narelle @CookCleanCraft March 31, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    I need a good amount of bubbles for a small squirt iof liquid and for the bubbles to last for the full sink of dishes. Being gentle on my skin is important too, since I get a bit of dermatitis on my wrist.

  11. Bec @ The Plumbette March 31, 2014 at 1:37 am

    I generally look for price and size of the bottle. I don’t like citrus smelling dishwashing liquids so I buy more floral scented ones. Washing the dishes is such a chore, using a nice product like this one would certainly make it a much bearable experience.

  12. Shell March 30, 2014 at 6:15 am

    for me it is how well it cuts through the grease from pots and pans, it it can handle that, it can handle plates

  13. Merryl March 29, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    One squirt has to clean a sink full of dishes. I don’t want the whole kitchen to be filled with soap suds and I don’t want to have to keep adding detergent. I want my dishes to be squeaky clean with no greasy bits left on them. I like the detergent to smell nice, but only if it also cleans everything properly. This new Palmolive dishwashing liquid sounds perfect!

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