We have a not quite five year old in our house. She loves rock collecting, cat snuggling, any craft that involves glitter and she loves helping mom cook. It’s probably not surprising that there is a lot of hand washing going on in our home. It’s something that we have instilled in her from a young age and, thankfully, daycare is also pretty good with encouraging lots of hand washing as well. As much as we encourage hand washing, and proper hand washing technique – let’s be honest – four year olds aren’t always the best at it. When she was younger it was actually easier because she didn’t object to me or her dad helping her. But now we’ve got little miss independent on our hands and she insists on doing everything herself. And this is good. I know. We need to encourage that independence. But when she comes out of the washroom with her hands just as filthy as when she went in, only slightly damp now, well it can be a bit frustrating. And then there is the mess. Of course when my hands are covered in food or anything remotely germy I will pump the soap dispenser with the other hand (if it’s clean) or maybe use my wrist or arm so I don’t get whatever it is on my hands all over the soap bottle. That’s a lot to ask for a four year old. Even if she remembered to do it, it’s still physically awkward for her. So we have just got into the habit of going into the washroom and cleaning up after her cleaning up!
And then we discovered something new. I’m actually not sure why it took us so long to be honest. We already have a motion activated light in the washroom so dirty hands don’t have to touch it so it makes perfect sense to have a motion activated soap dispenser too. I knew that such systems existed but there are a couple of things holding me back. First, I assumed that a hands free system would be pretty pricey. And second, my daughter has extremely sensitive skin. She can’t even use the soap in the dispensers at daycare because it literally burns her skin. But we recently had the opportunity to try out the Lysol® No-Touch™ Hand Soap System and were pleasantly surprised.
With a retail price of about $14.99, this system is quite reasonably priced and the refills are about the same price you would pay for a regular bottle of soap. And with its new and improved formula with a moisturizing collagen complex we get the same germ fighting properties we need without the harsh, drying properties of other soap products.
The most important thing is that my daughter loves to use it! Of course I’m not surprised. She always loves the hands free paper towel dispensers that you find in restaurants. It’s really a fun, and much less messy, way of getting little ones to wash their hands. We sampled the Lemon & Verbena scent and we all love the citrus, with just a touch of floral, fragrance. It’s not over powering, which is important for someone like me with a sensitivity to fragrance. The Lysol® No-Touch™ Antibacterial Hand Soap refills also come in Aloe & Vitamin E, Cucumber & Watermelon, Cranberry and Cocoa & Brown Sugar. I have to tell you every one of these varieties sounds great to me and I’m looking forward to trying them all. Right now you can try out the Lysol® No-Touch™ Hand Soap System for free with their mail in rebate offer! Get your rebate coupon here.
The Lysol® No-Touch™ Hand Soap System is a fun and practical way to encourage hand washing in any home with kids but even if you don’t have little ones at home, having a hands free soap dispenser is still a great way to help stop the spread of germs by eliminating the need to touch a soap bottle or even a bar of soap with dirty hands. And of course because it’s from Lysol® you can trust that even though it’s soft on your skin it’s still hard on germs!
Although this post has been generously sponsored by Lysol®, the opinions and language are my own, and in no way do they reflect Lysol®.