With the school year well under way, chances are your kids are bringing home more than homework each day. Hand sanitizers and disinfecting wipes are likely on those teacher supply wish lists right now.
With nearly 22 million school days lost each year due to the common cold and flu (CDC) and as many as 2.7 million bacterial found per square inch on common school surfaces (NSF International), it’s no wonder that parents fret about the germs in their children’s classrooms.
Any steps we take to keep our children healthy ultimately save precious time and money spent on doctor’s visits and medications. While we can’t protect them from everything, cleaning those surfaces with a disinfectant is a great dose of prevention, don’t you agree?
My family strives to avoid harsh chemicals in our home. I make my own homemade cleaning solutions whenever possible. But sometimes convenience is worth a small expense. Disposable wipes are a welcome convenience in the classroom, too.
We received a nifty Back to School pack courtesy of My Blog Spark and Seventh Generation. Their disinfecting wipes kill 99.99% of germs naturally using the active ingredient thyme, a component of thyme oil which is derived from the herb thyme. I gladly let my kiddos try out the wipes, which have a surprisingly strong herbal scent.
Want to win a Back to School Pack for your family? Thanks to Seventh Generation and My Blog Spark, I have one to giveaway to a KingdomFirstMom.com reader. It includes a Seventh Generation backpack, two canisters of wipes, disinfecting multi-surface spray cleaner, facial tissue and paper towels.
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