December 3, 2007

Say Bye Bye to Germs with CleanWell

The "Happy Holiday" season brings with it symphonies of coughing, sneezing, nose blowing, sore throats, and that icky three letter "F" word, the flu.

I used to religiously Purell, (yes, the brand name became a verb in our household) my hands to fight the spread of germs, but the intense alcohol odor left me and the entire car or immediate area smelling like I just rolled out of a bar after downing six shots of whiskey.

I realize the high alcohol content is what makes Purell effective, but I have also come across the news that if a child ingests Purell, (not the normal pea sized amount needed to effectively clean their tiny hands...) but a relatively small amount, they may get alcohol poisoning.

CleanWell hand sanitizer is a product that literally saves the day. It is pure and natural and made from botanical sources. It contains no alcohol and no toxins, so it is safe for children. The folks at CleanWell use Ingenium in their products, which is comprised of essential plant oils that kill 99.99% of germs. The main component of Ingenium is Thyme, which has been used for thousands of years, across many cultures, for its antiseptic properties.

The earth saving component of opting for CleanWell is that:

"CleanWell hand sanitizer delivers a variety of environmental advantages, as the plants used in the main ingredient are rapidly renewable resources that are sustainably grown with no pesticides, irrigation, or fertilizer. Additionally there are no toxic byproducts resulting from the distillation process. Harvesting these plants provides jobs for people living in remote communities."

CleanWell is available at Target stores or online at The hand sanitizer would make a great stocking stuffer!

1 comment:

Steve Hengsperger said...

I'm sorry, plant-based does not equal non-toxic. Just look at all those natural cleaning products currently available that use natural ingredients consumers would rather avoid, such as petroleum distillates, some of which can cause cancer. And just because a cleaning product is biodegradable and made from plant-based sources doesn't mean that it is without potential adverse effects on health.

Plant-based ingredients included in some green cleaners include limonene (a citrus-based oil), pine oil, and the foaming agent coconut diethanolamide -- all of which can cause allergic dermatitis. And a recent study of natural and nontoxic consumer products found the suspected cancer-causing chemical 1,4-dioxane in roughly half of 100 tested products -- including several dishwashing liquids with words such as "Earth friendly" and "eco" in their brand names.