Distinctive elegance

Less is more when it comes to an elegant home Most of us have too many ornaments and accessories, bottles in the bathroom, and a gluttony of laundry products in the utility. De-cluttering and cutting right back on visible items, makes a huge difference to the overall feeling in your home? Give it a try and sweep round the bathroom first, so that there is only one soap, one shampoo, and one conditioner visible. Nothing…

How to Create A Functional and Stylish Laundry Room

Laundry is simply a part of life. While this chore might not be your favourite part of your week, it’s essential. So a carefully laid out laundry room, (no matter the size) can make washing, drying, and folding a simpler task. Plus a well-designed laundry room allows you to complete these tasks more efficiently–all in a space that you love being in. Follow these tips to re-design your laundry room into a functional space that showcases…

Have you got Moths in your wardrobe?

It’s a nice distraction, under current virus conditions, to think of more trivial day to day laundry probs and apart from everyone’s mounting laundry baskets, the biggest laundry woe at the moment, (more often in the city than the country) is Moth activity. So if you are contemplating a few weeks of self isolating this could be a clearing and sorting activity to keep you busy. Spring sees insect life re-emerge, and the dark corner…

How to find a shirt that fits perfectly

So it sounds obvious to go to a store and try some on. But, unless you are visiting an expensive mens outfitters and getting a professional to measure you, many men have trouble finding a shirt that fits or they buy the size they have always bought. A well fitting shirt makes a huge difference to how groomed you look and feel, so it is worth taking the time to learn about this properly. Your…

Why Use a High Quality Handmade Soap that is Chemical Free?

High Quality Handmade Soap that is Chemical Free, MI-Free There are good reasons to switch to a high quality handmade soap, not only for the wellbeing of your skin and care for your body, but also on an environmental level. We look at the key factors of why switching to a luxury handmade soap In fact, the majority of liquid soaps contain an ingredient called Methylisothiazolinone, also known as the easier pronounceable MIT. Products that don’t…

As the heat wave hitting the UK continues, more and more people are struggling with unpleasant side effects!

Sweating is uncomfortable. And when it is this hot, whatever clothes you wear are likely to be feeling grubby and sticky within just a few hours of putting them on.  So if you don’t work in a building with air conditioning. Or have somewhere to change and shower part way through the day, what can you do to feel fresh and prevent those nasty armpit sweat stains from ruining your clothes? Well understanding that isn’t…

5 Womenswear Spring/Summer 2019 Trends

As spring is almost around the corner, it’s about time you investigated this year’s hottest trends when it comes to the fashion industry! All you need to do is to keep on reading, because we’ve come up with a list of five such trends just for you. Just check it out and get ready for the upcoming season! Cycling shorts matched with a blazer? Why not! Yes, we agree that this combo is everything but...

Men’s Guide to Spring/Summer 2018 Fashion Trends

In case you didn’t know, dressing well is much more than just keeping up with the latest fashion trends at all costs. However, there are a lot of amazing and wearable trends these days that deserve your undivided attention, so stay with us and keep on reading if you want to learn more about these. There are six of them, so check them out and enjoy! Vertical stripes are all the rage… Speaking of this…

Men’s Guide to Dressing Well in 2018

Dressing Well New season, new decisions and hopefully they’re good ones. Each new year presents us with a clean slate, an opportunity to be even better than we were last year or the one before that. Among many items on your ‘2018 list’ dedicated to self-improvement, dressing well should definitely be somewhere, if not at the very top of the list. The way you’re put together and present yourself speaks volumes about who you are…

Renting a guest bedroom – laundry and other considerations…

Are you considering renting a property or a room, via Airbnb or another platform? There are a growing number of people who are buying property to let for holiday use or converting spare rooms to guest bedrooms. After all, if you have rooms that are sitting empty why not generate an alternative revenue stream if you can. However, most of us have little or no experience of running a guest house or b&b. So, whether…

Washing Powder versus liquid detergent

Washing powder is a powdered form of soap designed specifically for the purpose of cleaning fabric. Well that sounds obvious doesnt it, and easy to understand. The term washing powder is universally applied to powdered detergent. Like a liquid detergent, powdered detergent is added to water for the purpose of cleaning the fabrics. These days thankfully most washing takes place in a washing machine though in some parts of the world it is still common…

Laundry help?

Best practice for laundry and getting great results from your washing machine. Newcomers to laundry, (and this refers to both sexes) tend to like to throw everything in together and tend to think ‘more is better’ in terms of ‘over filling’ the washing machine jammed full of clothing. And, also using ‘more detergent’ than necessary if washing a big load. This blog will hopefully explain why it is not a great idea to do the…

What should I wear for an Interview?

What should I wear for an Interview? As Universities’ academic year closes, it means only one thing – lots of young people will be applying for jobs.  So if you’ve sent off your CV, application, and what you thought to be a fantastic covering letter boasting about how excellent you are, next thing you know, the phone rings and you’re invited for an interview. Great, now you go into a flat spin as you have to…

Best masculine detergent

Best Masculine detergent is Distinctive washing powder. But don’t just take our word for it. After being benchmarked as the fragrance to be beaten in laundry, by leading French fragrance house Givaudan, we think Distinctive masculine detergent is still the best scent in laundry. It is a laundry detergent that smells like an expensive cologne or aftershave and wouldnt be out of place alongside designer brands as a fragrance. We get a lot of feedback…

Help I’ve shrunk a woollen jumper

Help I’ve shrunk a woollen jumper? I hear you call! Well lets face it we’ve all been there at some point and your first washing accident always feels horrendous. You were either in a hurry, pressed the wrong button, and washed a garment too hot. Or forgot that it was in there when you bundled the jeans and other coloured cotton items in and pressed a setting for colour fast cotton instead of hand wash…

What difference does hard or soft water make for laundry?

So, what difference does hard or soft water make for laundry? Well it does make quite a difference, and its why laundry detergents all have the dosing on the back of the packs as a table, to indicate the amount of detergent needed for hard, medium and soft water. You can end up using as much as a third more detergent to get the same wash results if you live in a hard water area…

How To Clean Your Washing Machine

Your washing machine and bacteria; what do they have in common?…. Oxygen, Moisture and Warm Temperatures – the perfect nesting ground for bacteria to multiply. In just 7 hours one bacterium can multiply to produce 2,097,152 bacteria. As well as this, your washing machine endures the residues of the gunk from overuse of washing solutions as well as fabric softeners that haven’t been dissolved or properly washed away. Like us, washing machines need a little…

Who takes an Iron on holiday?

We don’t do you? Distinctive customers have particularly high standards when it comes to laundry and for years and years would have fallen into the category of travellers who went prepared with a small travel iron with them where-ever they went. However, with todays modern fabrics, (crease resistant properties) many garments can be left to hang after washing and won’t need any ironing at all.  And, the fact that most hotels will have an iron,…

Laundry basics – off to University or setting up home for the first time!

It is approaching that time of year when thousands of students are starting university, many having to grasp laundry basics and setting up home for the first time. Crash courses in operating a washing machine, separating different coloured garments, will be offered by parents nationwide as they prepare their teenagers for independent living. We have all at some time mixed the wrong colours together and acquired undies in a delicate shade of pink or grey…

What’s the right way to iron a shirt?

'What's the right way to iron a shirt?' Distinctive customers ask. When it comes to ironing a pile of shirts do you waste hours slaving away trying to get those dreaded creases out, when instead you could be tucked up on the sofa enjoying your favourite TV series with a glass of what you enjoy? I definitely know what I’d rather be doing! According to the website www.realmenrealstyle.com, ironing clothes is essential, as otherwise it...

My washing smells mouldy…

Help… my washing smells mouldy!.. I hear you cry. It’s one of the things people are plagued with and often ping Distinctive to chat about.  Lets face it if you are doing laundry and it smells – it can feel a rather embarrassing question to ask friends about. So what do we reply? Well –  the first thing to check is your washing machine! We remember to clean the dishwasher… but for some reason, we…

Relaxing new fragrance from Distinctive Wash!

Blogger Katie tells all… new Relaxing fragrance from Distinctive Wash   Before I tried Distinctive washing powder I was sceptical about how good it was going to be. It claimed to be “superior” with a “magic ingredient that fixes the fragrance for longer” and had “calming scents”, this particularly appealed to me because I often have trouble getting to sleep, but actions speak louder than words so I put it to the test…   Step…

Washing temperatures – Should I wash Hot or Not?

Washing temperatures and the question should I wash Hot or Not? can seem a daunting muddle.  But on the whole, in the modern age, it’s mostly a no to hot washing I’m afraid… We all know washing hot is great for sterilising!  And on hardy fabrics, like 100% cotton, a hot wash will really do no harm.  But therein lies the problem, modern fabrics designed to need less ironing, skim the body and hang beautifully…

Detergent For Men? so… who buys masculine fragranced detergent – you might be suprised?

Distinctive washing powder  launched the worlds first ‘Detergent For Men,’ Distinctive washing powder for men at the end of 2011. In 2011 the gap in the detergent aisle became no more. For the first time ever there was now a choice, away from traditional female scents and baby cute packages designed for mums and babies. Distinctive washing powder launched the worlds first  masculine smelling product for the laundry aisle. However, whilst the initial customers were…

Ironing Tips: A Mans Guide to ironing and choosing an iron!

It’s a well known fact that people don’t like ironing – it’s one of the most hated household chores and a recent survey showed that about 50% of respondents said they didn’t like it doing it. The same survey revealed that less than 10% of men do the ironing (we’ve got more important things to do). So if you’re one of those 10%, here is your ultimate ironing tips cheat sheet on irons and ironing….

Be Distinctive, Gay date preparation tips

Be Distinctive, Gay date preparation tips by www.gaymendates.co.uk which we loved and thought we’d share…. There is nothing quite as nerve-wracking, exciting and distracting than the build-up to your first date with a new guy. In this day and age it is not exactly easy to meet gay men – or anyone for that matter, so the first date with a new guy is going to get your heart pumping for sure. It doesn’t matter…

Should I use a fabric softener?

Technical Laundry experts and fabric care professionals do not like Fabric Softeners, but consumers have traditionally bought separate washing powders and fabric softeners for washing. As an industry the combined value in the US alone is around $11 billion dollars. so it is no wonder that manufacturers and retailers want customers to keep buying. Hopefully this piece will provide information for you to make your own mind up about whether you should use a fabric…

Louise from @Distinctivewash meets Will King, King of Shaves.

Louise from DistinctiveWash, meets Will King, King of Shaves. Will King founder of King of Shaves offered to meet Louise from @Distinctivewash after sending a tweet suggesting that Distinctive could be another Wingman brand.  So the meeting was set on the 20th December for Home House in London – the exclusive members club whose member list includes pretty much everyone on London’s business and celebrity ‘A’ list. “The Opportunity to gain counsel from another successful brand…

The difference between a biological and a non biological detergent?

The difference between a biological and a non-biological detergent! It seems as though everyone is confused about “The difference between a biological and a non-biological detergent?” Some people insisting online that biological powders contain optical brighteners… what? and some that non-bios are better for the environment? Whilst other forum posts report bio formulas are more environmentally friendly, and that non bio’s the only safe washing formula for sensitive skin and so on… Muddled? well, we’re…

Scensational seduction

We inhabit a magical world of intoxicating fragrance fuelled with scensational seductions. At any time of the day we are enveloped in a fragrant cloud, stimulating feelings, long lost memories, arousing passion and changing the way we react.

Do you know your washing symbols?

When it comes to washing our clothes, most of us do not have a clue what the little symbols actually mean—so we thought we’d give you a little heads up.   With Distinctive you will only ever have to wash at 30/40 degrees but you might still want to glance at labels occasionally as the spin speed could still damage your fabric. Washing symbols Do not bleach your clothes (just add a scoop of something…