School has started, flu season is on the way (sorry, guys!), and germs are everywhere (did you read Cindy’s Shopping Carts of Death post some time ago? Yuck!). How would you like a way to keep those nasty bugs at bay WITHOUT using chemicals found in most conventional antibacterial gels, sprays and wipes? I was recently introduced to a line of products called CleanWell. They use a patented formulation of all natural thyme oil (yeah, like the stuff you cook with), and the amazing stuff KILLS GERMS!!! Did you know that thyme has been used as an antiseptic for thousands of years in Roman, Greek, and Indian cultures? It’s about time we get on board!
If you’ve read any of my other reviews, you may know that I’m a big fan of products that fit my green-living lifestyle. In general, I really try to limit my family’s exposure to household chemicals. I was particularly eager to try out CleanWell disinfecting products with my kids. My Alyssa, whose school uses the alcohol-based hand sanitizers a lot, has developed peeling on the palms of her hands during the winter months – the drying nature of the alcohol is just too much for her sensitive skin. It’s not pretty, and sure doesn’t feel very good. If they worked well , the CleanWell products could be a home run in my book.
Our Review of CleanWell All Natural Sanitizers
We were given several of the spray hand sanitizers and the hand and face disinfecting wipes to try out. Here’s what we think:
My girls (and I) love the pocket-sized spray sanitizer. We tried both the original, and the orange vanilla scent, with the later being our favorite. One small container contains 225 sprays – that’s power in a petite size!
We had no peeling hands with this product, and no sticky feeling after using it. Just clean feeling hands. Thrilled, I added one to Alyssa’s school backpack and my purse. 🙂 The spray sanitizer also comes in a larger 4 oz size that delivers at least 900 sprays. This would be great to keep in the bathroom or kitchen.
The Disinfecting Wipes for Hands and Face work very well. The wipes are nice sized, and are sturdy. Another plus is that the wipes are biodegradable – less waste is always good in my book. I actually used the wipes quite a bit to clean my kitchen counters and kept a tube in my car for messy hands as well. The natural thyme smell is a little stronger in the wipes than in the sprays. To me, the light herbal thyme smell is fine. To test the scent on other folks, I brought the wipes out at a little play date we had with some of my four year old’s friends and their moms. The vast majority of moms and kids liked the smell of the wipes. They were impressed that the wipes were an all-natural way to get germ free hands!
CleanWell Product Pluses
- Made of all natural thyme oil
- Free of alcohol and other yucky chemicals like triclosan and benzalkonium chloride
- Easy on those with sensitive skin
- CleanWell is kid safe posing no ingestion risk
- Active ingredients are biodegradable
- Never tested on animals
Buy CleanWell All Natural Sanitizing Products
You can purchase CleanWell products at Target, Whole Foods, and on Amazon.com.
This was not a paid post. My own opinions were used based on my perceptions and experience. Thank you to CleanWell who provided the products for review.