Be sure and scroll to the bottom of the post to find out how you can enter the giveaway package valued at over $169!
Cold and flu season. I’ve talked about this before. Spring can not come fast enough right now.
My kids have now been sick on and off for an entire month. We’ve been at the pediatrician more times than I can count. While they have missed a few days of school each they are mostly OK enough to go… it’s just those coughs and runny noses that are lingering for far too long.
I am in no way a germaphobe. A bit of a hypochondriac at times maybe… but germs? I want my kids healthy but at the same time I always felt like a little bit of germs now will help them build up an immunity somewhere, right?
A couple of weeks ago I was introduced to Union Springs Wellness. This is a company who is dedicated to helping you rid your home of hidden dangers lurking in the form of bacteria and viruses.
Four of the six most dangerous, medically resistant germs are found in your home, according to a recent study by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
Viruses, bacteria, fungi and other pathogens cause human illnesses. They may be spread by direct or indirect contact with an infected person, by eating contaminated food or by contact with contaminated surfaces in public places or even at home.*
Not only that, but these germs have mutated over the years. Household and even professional cleaners have not kept pace. They’re only effective at keeping a surface clean for minutes to a couple hours.
Inside the box I found
- Germ Response Spray
- Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer
- Food Wash
- Surface Cleaner & Treatment Spray
- Surface Cleaner & Treatment Wipes
- Floor Wipes
- Fabric Refresher
- Laundry Protectant Additive
- NEW for 2012! Laundry Detergent
- NEW for 2012! Dishwashing Pacs
- NEW for 2012! Dishwashing Liquid
I am not the best at cleaning house. I always get it done eventually, but it doesn’t take all that long for the kids to throw it right back into chaos. Dirty floors, bathroom sinks they have wrecked… and so much more. In fact the top thing on my list for when I become totally famous someday? (After a new house that is…) Someone to come in and clean my house FOR ME.
Opening this big box of stuff last week had me thinking about everything that needed to be cleaned — along with when I would possibly have time to do it all. The first thing I did was pull out the laundry detergent, the laundry protectant additive, and the dishwashing pacs. I ran a load of laundry, the dishwasher, and then I sat down to read the 360 degrees of wellness catalog that came with the products.
It was not only interesting, but incredibly informative. Union Springs Wellness is the only company to provide 360 degree germ protection across the 3 primary modes of infection transmission:
1. Exposure to an infected person
2. Contact with contaminated surfaces
3. Consumption of contaminated foods
You know what really got me to thinking –the food wash. This is something I never thought was necessary. I wash all the fruits and veggies I bring into the house with water and that’s that. I thought that was enough. Union Springs has a video you can watch that shows the difference between washing with just water and soaking in the food wash.
This made such a difference that I was horrified. I tried it at home myself with apples. I washed one apple with just water and it seemed ok to me. Then I did another in the food wash. Th apple that I washed in the food wash was brighter, visibly cleaner, while the other was not as bright and I noticed it felt waxy in comparison. To think, I have been giving that to my kids! Did I mention you can even use the food wash on meats, poultry and fish? It’s certified Kosher and even maintains organic and vegan distinctions.
Over the next few days I used the surface cleaner and treatment spray, treatment wipes, floor wipes and fabric refresher. These products smell good. I liked that the house didn’t have the heavy chemical smell that is left behind after cleaning with my usual products.
I am now a big fan of these products. And my kids love the moisturizing hand sanitizer because it does not sting their hands like so many others we have used. (Word to the wise though, because it is alcohol free you probably shouldn’t leave it in your car if you live somewhere cold. I froze mine one day, but it did thaw right out and still works just fine!)
My favorite part of the Union Springs catalog is The Weekly Wellness Strategy where they outline a quick and easy way to clean your house little by little each day of the week – rather than trying to cram it all into one day like I do. Its actually been a big help to me as a busy mom on the go to refer to that. And it takes less time.
Enter to Win
5 Minutes for Mom has paired with Union Springs Wellness and we are giving away a package valued at over $169 for one of our readers! To enter, simply leave a comment telling us how Union Spring Products can help you out around the house.
This giveaway will end February 10th and a winner will be chosen by Random.org and announced in our weekly Around the Blogosphere post.
In addition to the website, you can also follow Union Springs on their facebook page.