Andrex Washlets

I don’t tend to discuss toilet habits on here; I usually leave that to the mummy bloggers. Quite an unusual little packaged arrived for me from Andrex last week, and what I thought was an innovation in skin care wipes for the face was in fact an innovation for the bum. Yes ladies and gents, we’re talking toilet tissue. Not just any toilet tissue, mind, but wet and flushable toilet tissue. Andrex have re-launched their toilet wipes and are trying to change the way we think about hygiene by encouraging us to go wet. This is all sounding rather dodgy…

The campaign focuses around ‘changing what you mean by clean’ and has controversial (but rather lovely) presenter and journalist Dawn Porter at the forefront. They say that you wouldn’t wash up your dishes with a dry cloth, so why would you use a dry tissue after going to the loo? Well, mostly because that’s what Andrex have been selling me for the last 29 years, but that’s besides the point. Being a festival goer, I’ve relied on baby wipes instead of showers for the best part of summer since 2005, so this isn’t hugely revolutionary to me, but it is a concept that takes some time to get used to for ‘daily use’.

The tissues come in little packs of 100 which you can leave by the loo. They feel very smooth, smell very fresh and are PH neutral/dermatologically tested so your lady bits are in safe (ahem) hands. They’re not on the huge size so you could do with a couple at a time, meaning this does become an expensive and faffy alternative to loo roll on the whole. It does, however, provide an interesting alternative for when you’re out on the go, at certain times of the month or need to freshen up quickly. Before I start sharing too much I’m going to stop, but you can find more information about the campaign and Dawn’s involvement on their Facebook page.

Would you swap the quilted stuff for a wet washlet?!

Available now for around £1.88 for a pack of 100.



  1. Emily Alice
    January 15, 2012 / 11:49 am

    We've been using these (or something similar) for ages, much better than just using toilet roll and I feel much cleaner. My mum thinks they're a gimmick though!

  2. Lipstick
    January 15, 2012 / 12:19 pm

    Hmm, I think this is one for travelling, like you suggest at festivals etc.

  3. Beauty Daze
    January 15, 2012 / 1:58 pm

    I've used the kiddie ones before & I do think they're odd but you feel a lot cleaner. Something like the Andrex ones would be really good to stick in your bag though for all those times you end up in a tissue free toilet. Steph xx

  4. Patricia
    January 15, 2012 / 1:59 pm

    my family and me have been using these (not these exact ones) for ages and i love them. can't use normal toilet rolls only anymore! i feel dirty otherwise!

  5. MummyHaggis
    January 17, 2012 / 6:40 pm

    Isn't this just like flushing baby wipes down the loo- which is the main cause of plumbing trouble, esp with old plumbing? How long does this stuff take to biodegrade cos TP starts falling apart immediately. Yet more plastic packaging and single use items. Grrrr

  6. Anonymous
    September 2, 2012 / 4:12 pm

    These are biodegradable – you can see the difference if you try and tear a babywipe – they just stretch as they've got loads of plastic in them – you can see these Washlets are made of paper.

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