Hello, my name is Natalie, and I’m germophobic. I wash my hands (for the recommended 30 seconds) many, many times every day. I clean my cell phone more than I want to admit. I carry socks in my purse so I won’t ever find myself barefoot in an airport security line. You get the idea, and I’ll stop there before any of you become concerned about me. Thank goodness I was a tomboy for the first twelve years of my life, since my immune system clearly needs all the germs it collected back then.
These days, as you can imagine, hand sanitizer is very important to me. And when I say “very important”, I mean that there are days when, if forced to choose between hand sanitizer and food, I would choose hand sanitizer.
I am a big fan of Cleanwell (some of their products are scented with fragrances created by Mandy Aftel of Aftelier Perfumes). Their hand sanitizers dispense a fine, refreshing mist that is more like aromatherapy than “sanitization.” Certainly, it is 180 degrees from the typical experience of dumping sanitizer onto your hands and trying to rub it in while inhaling alcohol fumes (ahem, Purell) and fake florals (cough, Bath & Body Works).
My current favorite Cleanwell scent is spearmint lime, but I also keep a canister of the Orange Vanilla hand wipes in my office for cleaning my desk anytime a coworker touches it. (I’m kidding. No really, I am.*)
What I’m trying to say is this: well done, Cleanwell! It is a treat to use a product that is well designed, with both function and the experience in mind. I would, obviously, continue to use hand sanitizer even if the only thing available was Bath & Body Works Cherry Blossom “Pocket Bac”, but thank goodness I don’t have to.
*Okay, I’m not kidding.
Excessive amounts of Cleanwell cleaning products have been my own purchases. I am not affiliated with the brand in any way, except in that my consumption of their product has got to be helping their bottom line.
And by the way, the winner of the Six Scents giveaway is Susan. Shoot me an email!