Tis the season – yes, the holiday season, but also the flu and cold season (and with the H1N1 concerns, it’s impossible to avoid hearing about it this year).
We are all being more diligent about washing hands and ensuring the kids do the same. Many of us carry around small bottles of disinfectant/antibacterial lotion for on-the-go. Even though I have switched my household cleaners, bath products etc. to natural, non-toxic, non-chemically choices, I will be the first to slap on an antibacterial hand sanitizer when at a store etc. But I never like putting it on the kids. My son still puts his hands in his mouth all the time so while necessary sometimes, it wasn’t ideal.
Then I started hearing buzz about CleanWell – a natural, non-toxic antibacterial product that comes in spray form (a huge benefit with kids!). It peaked my interest. It’s made without alcohol, harsh chemicals and instead from plants that kill germs.
I was especially happy when Gwen from Nayla Natural Care (on Twitter @NaylaNatural) contacted me to test out the product and do a giveaway on my blog (more on that later). Perfect!
So for the past couple of weeks, I’ve been carrying around CleanWell in my purse and car. Here’s what I think:
What I like about it:
-All natural, non-toxic – no chemicals
-Is sprayed on, much easier with children
-Sprays on light, non-greasy, non-sticky
-Small bottle easy for keeping in your purse, car, diaper bag etc.
It comes in two scents: Citrus Herb and Orange Vanilla. Both are very mild which means they aren’t offensive. While I personally love the smell of the Bath and Body Works antibacterial lotion, the CleanWell is still a lot better than that alcohol smell many have. I like that it’s mild, but still light and fresh.
This product is biodegradable, so it’s environmentally friendly as well as people friendly!
Ultimately, I have no real ‘test’ to determine it’s effectiveness, but I do trust the claims and the power of the natural germ fighting capabilities of certain plants. There’s some great information on the CleanWell website. I love that it’s non-toxic and I feel much better spraying it on my son’s hands now.
I’ll definitely buy more when it runs out, though each bottle is good for 200 sprays (2 sprays usually is more than enough each use I find). Nayla Natural Care is selling each bottle for $6.49 – get it while it’s in stock!
And now, the Giveaway…
Gwen and Nayla Natural Care has been kind enough to offer you a chance to win a $50 Nayla Natural Care gift certificate for my Canadian Readers (but there is a little something for my US friends – read on)
About the contest:
For a chance to win, you must: Visit the Nayla Natural Care website and leave a comment below telling me what products you might buy if you won the $50. (one entry per person. Please ensure an email/way of contacting you is available)
Though it’s not part of the contest, I do encourage you to visit the Nayla Natural Care Facebook page and become a fan to keep on top of new products coming in (and possibly future giveaways!).
For US and Canadian readers: From now until December 20th, enter the code ‘momsense’ for a 10% discount off of your online order (not including gift certificates). YAY! Thanks Gwen!
Contest closes on Thursday, November 26 at 9 pm EST. Winner will be drawn using Random.org
Note to Ottawa residents: Nayla Natural Care will be teaming with a few other stores in Ottawa for a Holiday Open House on November 28th. Come check it out (and if you are the winner, spend your money! 😉