Keeping little (and big) hands clean the natural way
Anyone who has kids, or is around them on a daily basis, knows how messy little people they can be. It’s almost like they have this magnetic attraction to anything that carries germs. And did I mention that kids love to put things in their mouths, especially their hands? That is why as a mom I try to do my best job of keeping my kids as germ free as possible.
There are some scary viruses out there and it’s my job to keep my kids safe from them. I even send hand sanitizer with my son to school. Yes they have a sink and should be washing their hands with warm soapy water, but you can’t always rely on that. As a former teacher I know that not one single school I’ve ever been in has hot water. This year my son told me he wasn’t required to wash his hands before snacks. I pleaded with him to go to the sink even though it wasn’t required, but I also sent him off with some sanitizer he could stash in his desk. I figure he’s more likely to use the sanitizer than be the only one washing his hands.
Luckily the good people from CleanWell feel as strongly about germs as I do. CleanWell was founded by a doctor who made it his mission to prevent illness before it happens. They have created products that not only kill germs, but are also safe and effective in doing so.
CleanWell products are a safe green alternative to the harsh sanitizers found on the market today. They use a natural thyme oil in place of harmful chemicals that can not only be dangerous to us, but also the environment.
Oh, and remember that thing I mentioned about hands and mouths? All CleanWell sanitizers are kid safe and pose no ingestion risk. Additionally, all the formulas are triclosan, benzalkonium chloride, and alcohol free.
I tested two of CleanWell’s products, including the hand sanitizer wipes in orange vanilla (2 canister pack $8.99). I love the convenience of the wipes and keep those in my car console. We use those before eating anything on the road and also as soon as we get back in the car after shopping.
I also the hand sanitizer spray in the original citrus herb scent (Six 1oz sprays $16.99). This little spray bottle went directly into my purse. The small size (and multiple bottles in a pack) means this spray was made for on the go sanitizing. I use it to spray down the shopping cart handle and take it with me wherever I go.
I will say the natural thyme scent in these formulas does take some adjustment time. It’s a fairly strong smell that seems to linger on your hands. I had a hard time smelling the orange vanilla in these and really just smelled the thyme. If strong smells, or thyme, are not your thing, these might not agree with you.
But to each their own; my son isn’t in love with the smell of these, but my daughter doesn’t seem to mind them. As a mom of two keeping them healthy is my number one job. Thanks to CleanWell my job just got a little easier.
• Safe, gentle, actually ingestible formulas (not that we recommend eating it!)
• Easy to use and very portable.
• All CleanWell products are certified cruelty-free.
• Must like thyme; it’s the main, lingering scent.
Readers and testers – are you obsessed with germs too? Has CleanWell helped you live well and germ free? Check the comments for the wht teams thoughts on these hand sanitizers.[ratings]
Tiffany is a wife, mother of two and photographer. Check out her Austin based, gorgeous family photography at tiffanyhicks.com.
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