A Better Way to Kill Germs

We’ve probably never been more worried about killing germs. Yet, it seems we should be a little more concerned about how we’re killing them. Most people use hand sanitizers that are loaded with alcohol, and soaps that are brimming with the chemical Triclosan. Yes, those products work to kill germs, but they can also make your children sick. Unfortunately, alcohol-based hand sanitizers can poison children who ingest them, and it turns out that Triclosan may be a pretty nasty endocrine disruptor (you know, the stuff that makes children go through puberty well before their time). You thought you were protecting your family. Well, now you really can. CleanWell products are just as effective (they meet FDA and EPA standards for germ killing) and yet they’re not toxic to your family or the environment. They’re made with Ingenium, a patented formulation of naturally antimicrobial plant oils including oregano and thyme. And their home hand sanitizer kit couldn’t be more convenient (one hand wash for the bathroom or kitchen, two pocket hand sanitizer sprays, and two sets of pocket wipes to travel to work or school). As the CleanWell folks say, they’re 100% poison free and 100% green. Consider us 100% thrilled.

CleanWell

All-Natural Hand Sanitizers

A Better Way to Kill Germs

We’ve probably never been more worried about killing germs. Yet, it seems we should be a little more concerned about how we’re killing them. Most people use hand sanitizers that are loaded with alcohol, and soaps that are brimming with the chemical Triclosan. Yes, those products work to kill germs, but they can also make your children sick. Unfortunately, alcohol-based hand sanitizers can poison children who ingest them, and it turns out that Triclosan may be a pretty nasty endocrine disruptor (you know, the stuff that makes children go through puberty well before their time). You thought you were protecting your family. Well, now you really can. CleanWell products are just as effective (they meet FDA and EPA standards for germ killing) and yet they’re not toxic to your family or the environment. They’re made with Ingenium, a patented formulation of naturally antimicrobial plant oils including oregano and thyme. And their home hand sanitizer kit couldn’t be more convenient (one hand wash for the bathroom or kitchen, two pocket hand sanitizer sprays, and two sets of pocket wipes to travel to work or school). As the CleanWell folks say, they’re 100% poison free and 100% green. Consider us 100% thrilled.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Holly
    Holly

    CleanWell is excited to be featured today. From the start, we have had big aspirations at CleanWell. We know of no greater responsibility than safeguarding the health of our families and communities. We’ve proven this can be done without the use of harsh or toxic chemicals.

    We’ve developed a line of hand sanitizers and antibacterial soaps that have all the benefits you need with none of the risk. Our products are tough on germs but gentle on children, sensitive skin, and the environment.

    I will be checking in throughout the day to answer your questions and I look forward to your comments!

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    5/5/2009 12:17 PM

    @Holly I love the story about your products...I got a real education in the process. And, I love that you had the smarts, as a company, to create an easily removable label on the hand soaps. I'm sensitive about companies invading my home with branding....you give me a choice. But to tell you the truth, I might just leave your label on the soap exactly because you gave me a choice! And I want to help you succeed, of course.

  • claudia
    claudia
    5/5/2009 1:21 PM

    This sounds like a great line of products. Are they gentle enough for skin that is dry or chapped from overwashing? Alcohol-based sanitizers often sting my hands.

  • Nancy M.
    Nancy M.
    5/5/2009 2:06 PM

    Are these really as effective as a Purell though? Our school has those all over the place, and I heard on the news that we should be using alcohol-based products. But personally I hate seeing my kids pour alcohol on their hands.

  • Holly
    Holly – Special Guest
    5/5/2009 2:54 PM

    Hi Claudia-

    Thanks for your question. CleanWell hand sanitizer does not sting cuts like alcohol hand sanitizers.

  • Holly
    Holly – Special Guest
    5/5/2009 2:57 PM

    Hi Nancy - Our hand sanitizer is a safe and effective product proven in independent laboratory studies to perform as well as alcohol based products. So you can confidently use CleanWell just as you would an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

    We have many schools using our product - in fact an entire school district in New York recently rolled out our product to all their elementary classrooms (200+) because our product is as effective as alcohol but has no ingestion risk.

  • Sara
    Sara – Grommet Team
    5/5/2009 3:03 PM

    Did you know that beer has 5% alcohol, wine has 12% alcohol and hand sanitizers have 60% alcohol?!?! They really are dangerous for little kids who have a tendency to put their hands in their mouths! I've had given up on hand sanitizers, but think this is a great find! I bet the natural oils are better for your skin as well.

  • Sally
    Sally
    5/6/2009 1:05 AM

    I think some of you are confusing ethanol alcohol (the kind you drink) with rubbing alcohol. Most hand sanitizers use rubbing alcohol and if they have any ethanol in them, methanol (a poison that can blind you in addition to being toxic) is usually added so that it tastes horrible and you won't drink it.

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    5/6/2009 8:03 AM

    Oops....an over-eager email for the next Grommet slipped out to some people...apologies. The CleanWell story will be up and running, and the products available as usual, on our site, until noon EST.

  • Holly
    Holly – Special Guest
    5/6/2009 8:32 AM

    Regarding alcohol hand sanitizer there is very good information on snopes.com.

    Two ounces of alcohol hand sanitizer are equivalent to 4 shots of alcohol and so alcohol hand sanitizer does pose an ingestion risk to young children.

  • Jeanne
    Jeanne – Grommet Team
    5/6/2009 9:35 AM

    The Today Show recently did a piece about the dangers of alcohol poisoning, featuring an interview with Dr. Larry Weiss, CleanWell co-founder. Great information all parents should be aware of!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    4/9/2010 2:59 PM

    Traditional hand sanitizers containing Triclosan are under new scrutiny. The FDA announced that it is taking a closer look at Triclosan and will be conducting its own scientific review. Triclosan is not effective and not safe, according to a report released this month by the National Resources Defense Council, which calls for the FDA to regulate it in household products.

    Read more: http://www.thedailygreen.com/triclosan-antibacterial-products-460410#ixzz0kdAfGwiZ

    CleanWell is alcohol free and Triclosan free yet has been proven to kill 99.9% of all harmful germs. CleanWell All-Natural Hand Sanitizers are the clear choice.

  • diabetes diet
    diabetes diet
    10/29/2010 2:37 AM

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  • diabetes diet
    diabetes diet
    10/29/2010 2:43 AM

    Very good entry. Anticipating the next.

  • Diabetes Diet
    Diabetes Diet
    10/29/2010 2:47 AM

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The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

CleanWell

All-Natural Hand Sanitizers

A Better Way to Kill Germs

We’ve probably never been more worried about killing germs. Yet, it seems we should be a little more concerned about how we’re killing them.

Most people use hand sanitizers that are loaded with alcohol, and soaps that are brimming with the chemical Triclosan. Yes, those products work to kill germs, but they can also make your children sick. Unfortunately, alcohol-based hand sanitizers can poison children who ingest them, and it turns out that Triclosan may be a pretty nasty endocrine disruptor (you know, the stuff
that makes children go through puberty well before their time).

You thought you were protecting your family. Well, now you really can.

CleanWell products are just as effective (they meet FDA and EPA standards for germ killing) and yet they’re not toxic to your family or the environment. They’re made with Ingenium, a patented formulation of naturally antimicrobial plant oils including oregano and thyme. And their home hand sanitizer kit couldn’t be more convenient (one hand wash for the bathroom or kitchen, two pocket hand sanitizer sprays, and two sets of pocket wipes to travel to work or school).

As the CleanWell folks say, they’re 100% poison free and 100% green.

Consider us 100% thrilled.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Holly
    Holly

    CleanWell is excited to be featured today. From the start, we have had big aspirations at CleanWell. We know of no greater responsibility than safeguarding the health of our families and communities. We’ve proven this can be done without the use of harsh or toxic chemicals.

    We’ve developed a line of hand sanitizers and antibacterial soaps that have all the benefits you need with none of the risk. Our products are tough on germs but gentle on children, sensitive skin, and the environment.

    I will be checking in throughout the day to answer your questions and I look forward to your comments!

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    5/5/2009 12:17 PM

    @Holly I love the story about your products...I got a real education in the process. And, I love that you had the smarts, as a company, to create an easily removable label on the hand soaps. I'm sensitive about companies invading my home with branding....you give me a choice. But to tell you the truth, I might just leave your label on the soap exactly because you gave me a choice! And I want to help you succeed, of course.

  • claudia
    claudia
    5/5/2009 1:21 PM

    This sounds like a great line of products. Are they gentle enough for skin that is dry or chapped from overwashing? Alcohol-based sanitizers often sting my hands.

  • Nancy M.
    Nancy M.
    5/5/2009 2:06 PM

    Are these really as effective as a Purell though? Our school has those all over the place, and I heard on the news that we should be using alcohol-based products. But personally I hate seeing my kids pour alcohol on their hands.

  • Holly
    Holly – Special Guest
    5/5/2009 2:54 PM

    Hi Claudia-

    Thanks for your question. CleanWell hand sanitizer does not sting cuts like alcohol hand sanitizers.

  • Holly
    Holly – Special Guest
    5/5/2009 2:57 PM

    Hi Nancy - Our hand sanitizer is a safe and effective product proven in independent laboratory studies to perform as well as alcohol based products. So you can confidently use CleanWell just as you would an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

    We have many schools using our product - in fact an entire school district in New York recently rolled out our product to all their elementary classrooms (200+) because our product is as effective as alcohol but has no ingestion risk.

  • Sara
    Sara – Grommet Team
    5/5/2009 3:03 PM

    Did you know that beer has 5% alcohol, wine has 12% alcohol and hand sanitizers have 60% alcohol?!?! They really are dangerous for little kids who have a tendency to put their hands in their mouths! I've had given up on hand sanitizers, but think this is a great find! I bet the natural oils are better for your skin as well.

  • Sally
    Sally
    5/6/2009 1:05 AM

    I think some of you are confusing ethanol alcohol (the kind you drink) with rubbing alcohol. Most hand sanitizers use rubbing alcohol and if they have any ethanol in them, methanol (a poison that can blind you in addition to being toxic) is usually added so that it tastes horrible and you won't drink it.

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    5/6/2009 8:03 AM

    Oops....an over-eager email for the next Grommet slipped out to some people...apologies. The CleanWell story will be up and running, and the products available as usual, on our site, until noon EST.

  • Holly
    Holly – Special Guest
    5/6/2009 8:32 AM

    Regarding alcohol hand sanitizer there is very good information on snopes.com.

    Two ounces of alcohol hand sanitizer are equivalent to 4 shots of alcohol and so alcohol hand sanitizer does pose an ingestion risk to young children.

  • Jeanne
    Jeanne – Grommet Team
    5/6/2009 9:35 AM

    The Today Show recently did a piece about the dangers of alcohol poisoning, featuring an interview with Dr. Larry Weiss, CleanWell co-founder. Great information all parents should be aware of!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    4/9/2010 2:59 PM

    Traditional hand sanitizers containing Triclosan are under new scrutiny. The FDA announced that it is taking a closer look at Triclosan and will be conducting its own scientific review. Triclosan is not effective and not safe, according to a report released this month by the National Resources Defense Council, which calls for the FDA to regulate it in household products.

    Read more: http://www.thedailygreen.com/triclosan-antibacterial-products-460410#ixzz0kdAfGwiZ

    CleanWell is alcohol free and Triclosan free yet has been proven to kill 99.9% of all harmful germs. CleanWell All-Natural Hand Sanitizers are the clear choice.

  • diabetes diet
    diabetes diet
    10/29/2010 2:37 AM

    Really am grateful what you're creating here!

  • diabetes diet
    diabetes diet
    10/29/2010 2:43 AM

    Very good entry. Anticipating the next.

  • Diabetes Diet
    Diabetes Diet
    10/29/2010 2:47 AM

    I very much love what you're doing here!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.