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Tackle Germs and Prevent Infections by Keeping Your Home Clean


Keeping germs at bay requires diligence and a lot of cleaning products. The problem is that many cleaners contain harsh ingredients that kill germs but can cause respiratory issues for children and people with asthma. Melaleuca’s Sol-U-Guard Botanical® Disinfectant offers a safer, plant-based solution to this problem.


Cold and Flu Season

Every year parents have to worry about their kids coming down with colds or the flu. While the flu is bad enough on its own, this year the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) is proving to be the worst problem yet.

When it comes to killing germs and maintaining a clean environment, the main source of transmission for many germs are surfaces and objects that get touched frequently by family members such as the TV remote, computer keyboards, microwave buttons, toilet seats, sink faucets, door knobs, and etc. You can’t even imagine how many germs live on these surfaces.

The good news is that the spread of viruses and bacteria is easily preventable in the home. Handwashing and regular disinfecting of household surfaces goes a long way towards preventing germs and bacteria from making you sick.

Washing your hands after using the restroom, before eating, and after touching door handles help stop germs from getting into your body. Keeping your home clean by disinfecting surfaces, sanitizing dishes and cookware in the dishwasher, and vacuuming rugs and carpets helps keep germs away and your family healthier.

The Problem with Harsh Cleaners

Disinfecting surfaces in the home requires cleaners that are capable of killing germs on contact. Many cleaners that are sold in stores contain harsh chemical ingredients like ammonia, chlorine bleach, and other quaternary ammonium compounds.

.Disinfectant wipes are often used incorrectly and are really unnecessary. They may look similar to baby wipes but are used to wipe down countertops, tables, toilet seats and more. While these may be handy to use, they contain the same chemical composition as spray cleaners and are really a waste of money.


These chemical products are hard on the lungs, especially for children and people with asthma. Disinfectants are also a major source of upper respiratory irritation for people with weakened immune systems from illness or disease. Both quaternary disinfectants and chlorine bleach are known triggers for asthma attacks.


So with all these problems should we even disinfect at all?

Yes, because safer, more effective solutions exist. Melaleuca’s Sol-U-Guard Botanical Disinfectant is one such solution to harsh chemical cleaners. It is the world’s first EPA-Registered botanical disinfectant. It was created in 2005, and is formulated to kill 99.9% of germs on multiple surfaces. While it is tough on germs, it’s gentle formulation using citric acids from citrus fruits and thyme oil is easy on the eyes, nose, and breathing tubes. .

How Does a cleaner like Sol-U-Guard Botanical Work?

It combines two substances that kill germs (citric acid and thyme oil ) because of their unique ability to clean and disinfect. This formula disrupts the bacteria cells causing them to die. The reason thyme oil is added is because the oil derived from the plant is called Thymus and is a powerful antimicrobial agent. This makes it a safer alternative to chemical disinfectants.

Sol-U-Guard Botanical Disinfectant is available in a concentrated spray as well as disinfecting wipes. Just spray on surfaces, wipe, and let dry. It is the best way to keep your home clean and safe from illness-causing germs and viruses anytime of the year.

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