My Obsession with LYSOL®...
Written by Role Mommy's Danielle Feigenbaum
Hello, my name is Danielle and I'm a germaphobe. "Hello Danielle." Admitting you have a problem is the first step in recovery, right? Although, I'm not entirely sure I want to recover... thanks to my best friend, LYSOL®. When I was asked to join the No Flu Club with Lysol I thought to myself, sign me up and can I be the President?! This is perfect timing, with the crazy weather we have had (8 degrees to 50 degrees to snow and ice storms) it's only natural that my 6 year old son would catch a cold. Listen, we all get sick, but I have some tips to help you get sick less often and not spread it throughout your household. Just because one family member has a cold or the flu, doesn't mean the rest of the family needs to catch it! My secret weapon? LYSOL®!
I was super excited to receive a package with three great Lysol® products to add to my collection.
-Lysol® Power & Free Multi-Purpose Wipes: No bleach harshness or harsh chemical residue. Hydrogen Peroxide formula releases micro bubbles that penetrate to dissolve grease and tough messes. My favorite part? Kills 99.9% of viruses & bacteria including Influenza A Virus (H1N1), Staphylococcus aureus, Rhinovirus Type 37 and Salmonella enterica. You can use the wipes so many different places around the house where germs are present... including: counter tops, sinks, door knobs, light switches, telephones, bathtub, toilet seats, glazed ceramic tiles, cabinets, shower door, vanity tops and chrome fixtures. I walked around with these wipes cleaning everything my son touched, and I'm happy to say his cold is almost gone and nobody else in the family has a cold! Woo hoo!
-Lysol® Disinfectant Spray: This is my go-to product... it kills 99.9% of Viruses and Bacteria1Coronavirus, Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Salmonella enterica, Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 and 2. It also kills 99.9% of mold and mildew and you can spray it on hard and soft surfaces all around the house. Right after my kids leave for school I spray down their rooms, who knows what they are bringing home... how many times will I get a letter from the school nurse about someone in their class having strep throat or the flu or something else?
-Lysol® Touch of Foam: Foaming Hand Soap: New Lysol® Touch of Foam foaming hand soap with dual effect is soft on skin and hard on germs. This is very important to me, especially during the winter months, my hands are SO dry. You have to wash your hands a lot and it's so nice to have a soap that moisturizes and kills germs! The thick, rich, creamy lather works on contact to kill 99.9% of germs, while moisturizer enriched micro-bubbles leave skin feeling soft and comfortable after every wash and you don't need a lot, one little pump of soap results in very clean, soft hands.
Through its Mission for Health, Lysol® engages communities across the country to promote hygiene practices and instill healthy habits. Together with its healthcare professional and education partners, such as the National Education Association (NEA) and the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA), Lysol® spreads healthy habits directly into schools and homes.
"Many people do not realize that cleaning is not synonymous with disinfecting and that they
need to use disinfectant products to remove cold and flu viruses from hard surfaces," said Dr. Philip Tierno, microbiologist, immunologist, and member of The Global Hygiene Council. "Eighty percent of all infections are transmitted by direct and indirect contact, so by understanding how germs are transmitted and how that transmission can be interrupted,
families have a much better chance of warding off the flu."
Here are some wonderful tips to help you stay healthy! In addition to routinely cleaning and disinfecting commonly touched surface areas, the CDC recommends the following effective tips to help families stay healthy during peak flu activity:
-Get vaccinated with a seasonal flu shot - the most important step in preventing cold
-Help prevent the spread of flu germs by practicing proper cough and sneeze etiquette,
staying away from sick people, and staying home if you get sick.
-Wash your hands with soap and water often, or use hand sanitizer if you do not have
access to a sink.
I'm okay with being a germaphobe, since I don't think it rules my life, it's just a part of it. I try not to make my kids crazy, although I have to be honest, it warms my heart when my daughter uses a paper towel to open the door in public restrooms. I'm telling you from personal experience, Lysol® helps to keep you and your loved ones healthy and it keeps the germs away. So do your part in the fight against cold and flu season, arm yourself with Lysol® products and stay healthy!
Discloser: I was sent three Lysol products, all opinions are entirely my own.