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Save water around the house with these water-wise products

A couple of weeks ago I was sent a whole bunch of water-wise cleaning goodies to try out and review. Some were for the bathroom and kitchen, others for the body and for sports equipment, but all of which I was excited to try out. 

I am going to give you a little review of each product, including if they worked or not and, most importantly, if I would recommend/purchase them in the future.

Confession time: I love cleaning products. We have a cupboard full of everything from bleach to polish, and everything in between! 

We do a full clean – that’s from floor to ceiling – once a week, and tidy up here and there throughout the week to keep the house in order.

Due to weird working hours and full days, it’s hard to do a full clean more than once a week, but we do sacrifice a couple of hours during our weekend to do a nice deep clean.

We also have three hairy fur babies, which means that even when we do clean, it doesn’t stay that way for very long, so tidying up during the week here and there is a must.

However, whenever we go to the supermarket or even when I am browsing online, I am always looking for new products to try out so, naturally, I jumped at the chance to give this amazing range a trial.

Note: This is going to be a long blog post, so buckle up! 

Bronocide™ Hand sanitiser foam

I am very fussy when it comes to hand sanitiser, for lots of reasons. But the one reason that stands out the most for me is how sticky they can be, making your hands feel worse than they did before. Ick!

However, after trying out the Bronocide™ Hand sanitiser foam, I can report the following:

  1. It’s not sticky,
  2. The pump dispenses the perfect amount of product,
  3. The liquid dries relatively quickly,
  4. It’s compact, and
  5. It smells amazing but doesn’t leave a gross lingering after-smell!

Information: 

  1. Incorporates skin protection,
  2. Lasting biocidal action,
  3. No water needed.

Ingredients: Dichlorobenzyl alcohol, bromonitropropane diol and isopropyl alcohol.

Those are all good enough points for me to want to buy this product in the future, and I have already recommended it to anyone looking for a new hand sanitiser to pop in their bag or pocket when they need it.

I use mine all the time at work, at home and when I am out and about. I have had it in my bag since I received it to try it out and, when it’s finished, I will be going back to restock!

Asteripharm Sports dry foam cleaner

I have been looking for the perfect product to use in between washes for my roller derby gear, but other than mixing my very own sanitising spray (or spending a fortune on tiny bottles of sanitiser) I have had absolutely no luck. That’s until I had the opportunity to try out Ateripharm’s Sports Dry Foam Cleaner.

Housed in a handy spray bottle, the product produces a nice thick foam that penetrates your gear and makes it smell brand new. You are then meant to rub this foam into the targeted areas of your sports gear and wipe away with a cloth or paper towel, then let it dry before using your gear again.

Once tested, I can report:

  1. The spray bottle dispenses a fair amount of foam in one action so be careful,
  2. The foam soaks into gear/material quickly,
  3. My sports gear took a while to dry completely, so I don’t recommend using the product on the same day you need to use your gear, especially in winter, and
  4. It smells amazing.

Overall, my gear smells so freaking good (even better than when it comes out the washing machine) and the product had no reaction on my skin whatsoever. I was a little scared at first that, because my gear wasn’t dry when I had to go to practice, I might form a rash or something – mixing the product with my sweat – but I was pleasantly surprised.

Asteripharm Surface Spray

There is nothing, and I mean nothing, like a good surface spray for the kitchen and bathroom.

When I say ‘good’, I mean that it smells good, penetrates those gross spills and splashes, and leaves each and every surface sparkly clean.

What’s great about the Asteripharm Surface Spray is that:

  1. It comes in a good quality bottle with a nozzle that actually distributes the product well instead of it dribbling everywhere (I honestly hate that so much),
  2. The product (after it’s 2-minute soaking period) dissolves sticky spots and stubborn grime making it easy to wipe off in one swoop with a kitchen towel or a damp cloth, and
  3. It smells quite ‘surgical’ (which I love, but I am sure won’t be to everyone’s taste) making your kitchen smell super clean and ready for you to cook up a storm.

Information: 

  1. Clinically proven: bactericidal, fungicidal, sporicidal, viucidal,
  2. Safe to use on all surfaces,
  3. Ready for use,
  4. Non-toxic,
  5. Non-staining.

Ingredients: Dichlorobenzyl alcohol, bromonitropropane diol and isopropyl alcohol.

Asteripharm Surface wipes

Guys, wipes must be one of the best inventions ever. I mean, it’s one product that does two jobs! Not only that, but they can solve almost any disgustingly sticky, wet, messy situation no matter where you are. Am I right?!

But, what I really love about these wipes are that they are so darn handy in the kitchen and bathroom! They live on our countertops and I can literally whip one out whenever I need it to mop up a nasty spill.

Information: 

  1. 120 wipes in a bag,
  2. Non-toxic and non-staining,
  3. Lasting biocidal action,
  4. Use them on all surfaces,
  5. They come in a handy zip-lock bag which ensures that they don’t dry out.

Ingredients: bronocide, water, alcohol and perfume.

What I found:

  1. They have perforated lines making it easy to rip one or two off from the roll,
  2. Again, these smell quite ‘surgical’, but they smell so clean it’s hard not to love them,
  3. The wipes are made from sturdy material, meaning they do no rip very easy during use,
  4. and they are super handy when doing a quick clean up after breakfast, lunch and dinner prep.

I have also used them to wipe down the shower tiles, as well as mop up a mess or two on the floor!

Asteripharm Body wipes

Okay, I know what you’re thinking: “body wipes, seriously?”. But, with on-going water restrictions and the need to continue to save water, I say: “why the hell not?”.

I’m not talking about going for a run, getting home and the wiping myself down with a body wipe, I am talking about when you’ve been at home all day and done pretty much nothing and giving yourself a wipe down instead of getting in the shower. I mean, we do it with a damp facecloth, so why can’t we do it with a wipe?

Asteripharm’s Body Wipes have all the ingredients needed to make sure you’re squeaky clean, and, in my opinion, are just as good using soap and water on a face cloth.

I am not saying use them every day, but I am saying that I have used them a couple of times a week over the last few weeks and I have felt refreshed and clean afterwards.

Plus, they would be an amazing addition to anyone’s camping gear! I could see myself using them when we go camping in winter because, let’s face it, the last thing I want to do is get wet and cold in the middle of freaking nowhere.

Information:

  1. 80 wipes in a bag,
  2. Alcohol-free,
  3. Handy ziplock bag.

Ingredients: Bronocide, water, perfume.

Asteripharm Hand wipes

Last, but certainly not least, Asteripharm Hand Wipes are probably one of my fave products out of the lot. Why? Because, when you eat and drink in the car like I do, you need something to not only wipe your hands with, but your face, the seat, possibly the steering wheel and even the radio knob. Oops.

Anyway, these babies have found a home in our car, and are being used almost daily. Again, they come in a resealable zip-lock bag and come in a roll of 120 wipes, meaning there are loads to go around and can be sealed to ensure they do not go dry.

Infomation:

  1. 120 wipes in a bag,
  2. Alcohol-free,
  3. Handy ziplock bag.

Ingredients: Bronocide, water, perfume.

What I found:

  1. The perfect size for your hands,
  2. Perforation lines for easy tearing,
  3. Smell amazing (it’s not that ‘hospital’ smell again because these wipes do not contain alcohol. Alcohol will dry out skin, so it’s not a great ingredient to have when it comes to wipes for body parts. But rather a more perfume scent that is gentle on your skin.),
  4. They remove even the grosses of stains and marks (think lipstick and sticky foods),
  5. They are perfect to keep in the car, and
  6. They include all the ingredients needed to make sure there are no spread of germs and bacteria.

What’s more, they are safe for all ages to use. Meaning you can even wipe your kids’ hands once they are done eating or doing something messy!

Final thoughts

So, there you have it. The overall consensus in our house is that each of the products are pretty darn amazing and we would buy them in the future.

We love the way they smell and how they perform, and use some of them daily to keep both ourselves and our home in check.

Each one has their own role to play, and we are reaching for them more now than we are for the original products we used before they came along.

If you want to invest in a couple of these products for yourself, contact Two Oceans Marketing. They will sort you and your home out in no time.

Note: Better/more images to come. I lost all the images on my memory card. 

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2 Comments

  • Reply Diana Studer

    I am concerned about adding more plastic to our landfill problem. No wipes here thanks.

    May 23, 2018 at 11:38 pm
    • Reply Claire Henderson

      That’s a very good point, Diana. I actually meant to touch on that in this post! Any plastic either gets recycled or, if it can’t be recycled, it’s put into 2l soda bottles along with other plastic and other non-biodegradable waste until full, creating EcoBricks. Once filled, they are dropped off at one of the drop off stations. You can find out more, here: https://www.aquarium.co.za/blog/entry/how-to-make-ecobricks-reducing-waste-at-home.

      May 24, 2018 at 11:13 am

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