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Alcohol and Kids don’t mix

17th September 2020

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Alcohol and Kids don’t mix


From the start of the COVID-19 crisis, we became aware from our own families and our customers of just how harsh most hand sanitisers are on everyone’s skin but especially our kids.  Washing your hands properly with soap and water is still the best way to make sure that your hands are bug-free (especially for under 3 year olds), but we know that’s not always practical when you are in a rush to get onto the next activity.

We were determined there had to be a better option that whilst still highly effective against coronavirus and other nasty bugs, would also be a kinder, gentler, friendlier product suitable for young skin that children could use independently and willingly, especially as they start to return to school and nursery.

Thankfully we found a magic ingredient (BZK – better known to our clever Scrubbingtons lab-coated folk as Benzalkonium Chloride) which is the active ingredient in our Bug Off sanitiser.  It has been killing nasty bugs for decades and is contained in lots of products that have been approved as being effective against a range of nasty bacteria and viruses including coronavirus by a number of governments such as Singapore and Canada.


Try our new Bug Off Sanitiser using the code EXPO20 for 20 % off your first order.


Our Bug Off foam hand sanitiser has been specifically developed for children with no harsh alcohol. It is designed to keep younger skin safe without stinging or leaving kids with chapped hands.  It is proven to be just as effective as alcohol-based products, tested to kill 99.9% of bacteria, without the harsh effects of alcohol. Bug off is non-flammable and the foam means it is more economical to use.

The Bug Off foam is less messy than liquid and stays on the hands for 4 hours, unlike slippery alcohol based sanitisers that quickly evaporate off the skin. It is packed full of natural ingredients such as cranberry and pomegranate so actually smells nice too!

Have a read of our new blog to hear all about how and why we decided to launch our own sanitiser product for kids ► http://bit.ly/ScrubsNewhandsanitiser

In recent product research carried out with parents, the main benefit highlighted after use of the hand sanitiser was that it was more caring on skin and reduced soreness of hands.

The 200ml bottle with pump is ideal for classrooms and will be popular with staff and parents too.


Hand Wash – Scrub Up

We have also developed a hand soap especially for sensitive skin suitable for all children. The foam means it is less messy at sinks and there is less waste. It is 98% natural and contains Aloe Vera to moisturise the skin.

Refills packs are also available to help reduce waste and save money

All our products are produced in the UK using bottles made from 50 % recycled plastic because we’re committed to scrubbing up kids and then planet

Please see our website www.scrubbingtons.com for more details.

If you would like any further information and special reduced prices for nurseries please contact : katie@scrubbingtons.com


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