Friday, April 10, 2015

Germs are just everywhere! - review and giveaway

I was provided with Dettol products for the purpose of this post.

It occurred to me the other day that my wallet must harbour so many unthinkable germs. 

Starting with my credit card, as promiscuous as it is. Just think about it. It gets put into so many different slots, that have 'had' other credit cards. God knows where those other cards have been. Even the buttons on ATMs and eftpos machines must be a bit grubby, I shudder. Then to think my card, which gets around, gets put back in my wallet, along with any change I have. 

Grossed you out yet?

What better allay against those germs, to have a bottle of hand sanitiser in your handbag. 

I always had one in my nappy bag, for those changes on the car seat, in the middle of nowhere or in a car park. I can totally vouch for taking a bottle when you go fishing too. There's nothing like not having any, and having to eat an apple or apply more sunscreen with smelly bait all over your fingers! 


I recently joined my local community garden. I am really excited about it and have been down there quite a bit. I've just created a garden bed and set myself up a garden caddy to take with me. I have a bottle of hand sanitiser included in there now.

The last time I was there, I dug a new patch, surrounded it with rocks, and put a bird bath in the middle of it. It was hard work, and I realised how unfit it am! The rewards though, far outweigh the work. I am so eager to see the gardens flourish. They have been let go, the last year.



I was a little grossed out when I used the toilet at the gardens. It is used by the blokes mostly, from the adjoining local Men's Shed. 

Men and toilets, left unsupervised, usually don't spell clean. 

I left a bottle of Dettol surface spray cleaner, so I could give it a quick clean when I am there. The kids use these loos too, I don't want them getting crook from a dirty dunny, and I am sure the fellas will appreciate a woman's touch someone giving it a clean. I might make a rod for my own back, but I don't mind, it's something small I can do to contribute to our community at the Hub. One thing I can guarantee when Summers singing away in the toilet when she goes, is that she's piling in the dunny paper. I sneakily left a couple of rolls as well, just to keep in good with the old fellas at the Shed, in case they get grumpy.



One product I received, to do this review, I am extremely impressed with is the surface cleaner wipes. They are freakin' awesome for quick cleaning jobs, like the toilet seat, door handles, taps and the rubbish bin lid. Rubbish bin lids can get gross really quickly, and it is nothing to grab one of these wipes, give it a good going over and then throw the wipe away. I wasn't leaving those anywhere, they are mine!

I don't often buy shower gels, I know my hubby is a sucker for nice personal hygiene products. He's a bit metro sexual like that. 

I loved the way the Citrus Splash shower gel felt on my skin, with it's added moisturiser. Not as harsh as the normal cheap soap I buy. It smells nice, and I really did feel cleaner during the day. I think having something like this to pamper myself, in the 10 minute flat shower I manage to squeeze in the morning before school drop off, makes me feel a bit special too.

Now to the most exciting bit, you can WIN a Dettol prize pack, delivered to your door. All you have to do talk to dirty to me. Let me know a situation where you were all grotty and no immediate way to wash yourself. Or you could tell me a time that hand sanitiser has saved your life. 

The best answer, that ultimately makes me spit my cuppa tea, wins!







Terms and conditions
1. Give away is only open to Australian residents.
2. There is one prize pack for one winner.
3. Competition starts at 6am, Friday 10th April, and ends at  6pm, Friday 17th April.
4. Winner is judged on skill of answer. Not a random draw. 
5. Prize pack contains 1 bottle surface cleaner spray, 1 instant hand sanitiser, 1 surface cleanser wipes, 1 citrus splash   shower gel.











Melting Moments

26 comments:

  1. When my twins were at soccer training one time my youngest toddler son was roaming around picking up sticks and stones and happily amusing himself until I realised the last "stone" he had picked up was actually dried dog poo! Eeeeew! Yuck! Yuck! YUCK! My poor son subsequently refused to get out of the car at the next couple of soccer training sessions! I think he was scarred by my reaction to him picking it up. Poor kid! I could have used some hand sanitiser on that day for sure!

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    1. Ha that's funny! My son had the same thing happen with cat poo. I may have laughed a little too much at him in that instance, because I think he was more miffed at me for laughing than him actually having poo on his hands!

      My youngest loves to collect sticks :)

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  2. One day Hayley went quiet and when I went looking for her she was sitting in the corner behind the couch {so I couldn't see her} and had stuck her fingers in her nappy and had painted her legs with her poo and WAS EATING IT off her fingers! I about died. I didn't know whether to laugh or vomit. Couldn't grab the baby wipes and a nappy fast enough. Pretty sure I was gagging the rest of the afternoon. Thankgod she hasn't done it again {so far}.

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    1. Oh no! The things they do and put us through!

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    2. Congratulations Toni. You are the winner. This is just gross haha. I have sent you an email :)

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  3. Not my dirty tale as such but after our first trip to the snow, I drove most of the way home with hubby and our three girls (1, 2 & 3 years old). As soon as I unpacked and settled everyone I headed for a nap. Only to be woken with OMG your mother doesn't need to see this.

    On arriving in the games room, it would seem that hubby also decided to take a nap and the girls wanted to continue their snow fight fun. Only with no snow around they improvised with 10 kilos of white flour. The sensible middle child tried to intervene and clean up the mess, with a bucket of water.

    The baby of the family was as white as a ghost and covered from head to toe and the games room looked like a white crime scene.

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  4. My daughter exploded into her nappies but I was too busy to notice..until it oozed out of the sides like mash and my daughter decided to stick some in her mouth.

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  5. My two kids always loved having a bath together, My daughter 2 years older had pooped in the bath. Her little brother thought it was a plastic to, so straight in the mouth! I sure hate pollywaffles to this day and my son has never been allowed to live it down!!! I could have used everything dettol that day. re bathing scooping out poos and re washing!! was not pretty lol

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  6. My hubby convinced me to go with our three young daughters on a camping trip a couple of years back. We headed to the high country in Victoria. It was absolutely freezing!! It was the coldest I had ever been in my life. For five days, I refused to change my kids or myself out of our clothes, even though we had a portable shower, I refused to use it as I couldn't bear the thought of stripping down. The kids were SO grubby, (no bath+ being outdoors in nature = filth!), and I had wipes and hand sanitiser that I used like a mad woman!!
    And no, I haven't gone on another camping trip since!!!

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  7. We call it number 3's. When poo goes everywhere and usually in a public place. I remember before we had kids we went out for a cultured breakfast with my cousin and her kids - her youngest had a number 3. I have never seen so much poo - even in his hair (how the hell does it get there!!!). Safe to say this bought my husband at least 6 months before we talked about kids again and we literally ran away from the café afterwards - as far away from a number 3 as possible.

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    1. Number threes are a delicate clean up operation. You can just about bet that it happens when you're out somewhere!

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  8. Since becoming a mum, I have become so obsessed in keeping clean and keeping germs at bay! I think it stems from having to have huge bottles of anti-bacterial hand gel all around our house when we first bought our premmie babies back home.

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  9. A month ago my daughter and I were having a sleepover at my friends house, our kids have been mates since birth. So we had a few drinkies while the kid ate a 'bit' of junk. I woke up at 10.30pm and my bedmate, my 7yo had hurled throughout my friend's bed, all over EVERYTHING, I think I saw actual clinkers fall to the floor. My friend can't do spew so I managed in her house, stripped chunks of sheets before putting in wash, saw to the bed, the shower, etc. Then finally an hour later got in the shower myself before disinfecting the entire place. This is more gross than funny. UGH x

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    1. ha ha 'actual clinkers'. nothing like spew all through the bed to ruin a nights sleep. It happened to me too. Izzy was lying facing me, on my arm, so my cleavage copped the brunt of the spew. I was so tired, but there's was no avoiding having to shower after cleaning it all up.

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  10. My oldest daughter about 7 at the time was invited to a party at a local park. Being the very protective mum I am I stayed with Miss 3 in tow. Miss 3 hadn't really shook the terrible 2's at this point and was well, being difficult and cranky. I was already at my wits end when I picked up up and put her on my hip only to realise albeit too late she had stepped in fresh dog poo which was now all over my jeans and my handbag. Not wanting to leave my youngest there alone at the park or pull her out early I make my way to the nearest tap and did my best cleaning job while dealing with a cranky toddler screaming laying on the ground beside me bringing all sorts of unwanted looks while trying to remove the poop discreetly. Needless to say water didnt do the best job. Rummage through my bag I managed to find hand sanitiser and scented moisturiser. Frantically rubbing them both on ym hands and pants failing miserably to mask the smell. Kind of like when your husband uses toilet spray and you go in behind him and think. Yeah you arent fooling anyone LOL.. Needless to say I kept my distance from the other mothers for the remainder of the party, I was shy anyway.

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    1. Oh no. People who don't clean up their dog poo give me the proverbial shits.

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  11. One day a friend brought her baby over to visit me and my kids. Didn't tell me until I was holding said baby that baby had been vomiting that morning. Baby then vomited on me. Mortified, and worried my own children would catch gastro, I tried to clean everything really well, but only had hand soap to do so. Urgh.

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  12. One day a friend brought her baby over to visit me and my kids. Didn't tell me until I was holding said baby that baby had been vomiting that morning. Baby then vomited on me. Mortified, and worried my own children would catch gastro, I tried to clean everything really well, but only had hand soap to do so. Urgh.

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  13. Dye-ing for a personal challenge I decided to enter the Swisse Colour run.
    Little did I know what to expect! Running a race through a spectrum of dust covered me in powered colour from top to toe......Even after using the cleaning stations a week later there were still patches of reds and blues left stained on my clothes and skin!

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    1. I'd been wondering about the colour run. There is one near me soon, and I was wondering how 'coloured' I would get.
      The girls face painted each other a few day ago, and after a bath and a scrub, they still had colour all in the creases of their face!

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  14. SEVERAL YEARS AGO WE HAD A FISHTANK CONTAINING A CRANKY OSCAR FISH NAMED 'FELIX' AND A BLUE-CLAW LOBSTER NAMED 'ZOIDBERG'. ONE DAY WE COULDN'T FIND ZOIDBERG ANYWHERE IN THE TANK, AND AFTER ENDLESS LOOKING AMONGST THE PEBBLES FOR REMNANTS OF HIM THINKING THAT FELIX HAD EATEN HIM WE GAVE-UP, MYSTIFIED AT HIS DISAPPEARANCE. OVER A WEEK LATER I WAS TIDYING UP MY SON'S TOYS IN THE LOUNGEROOM AND WAS SCOOPING THINGS FROM UNDERNEATH THE LOUNGE-SUITE WITH MY BARE HANDS, WHEN I GOT A WHIFF OF SOMETHING UNPLEASANT, WHICH WAS QUICKLY FOLLOWED BY THE FEEL OF SOMETHING GROSS. OUR LOBSTER HAD ESCAPED FROM THE TANK, (APPARENTLY THEY ARE KNOWN FOR CLIMBING UP AIR TUBES), AND WENT FOR A WANDER, ONLY TO COME TO AN UNTIMELY END UNDERNEATH OUR LOUNGE. TALK ABOUT FEELING GROSS AS I HELD ONTO THE REMAINS OF A STINKY, SHRIVELED UP BLUE-CLAW LOBSTER. THE IMMEDIATE DASH TO THE LAUNDRY TUB TO WASH AWAY THE MESS FELT LIKE THE LONGEST DISTANCE EVER!!! NEEDLESS TO SAY, THESE DAYS I'M MORE CAREFUL ABOUT WHAT I SCOOP OUT FROM WHERE!!

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    1. Ha! I love that you called your lobster Zoidberg!
      I can agree he wouldn't have smelled real good a couple weeks later!

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  15. Please, research over sanitising, (that's OVER sanitising, not being clean). You may be surprised at the research regarding increased incidence of allergies in children, increased resistance to antibiotic therapy and chemical absorption via the skin through overuse of antimicrobials. Hand sanitiser is fine if used correctly, but it doesn't take the place of soap and water. Just want your kids to be safe

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    1. There is by no means over sanitising going on with me, you can bet on that.
      I find hand sanitiser such an essential thing to have in my bag, especially when you come across a small town public dunny; with a basin, but no soap or hand drying facility. Especially when an international tourist has used it and left piddle all over the seat and I have to clean it with my bare hands with dunny paper before me and my kids use it! You can bet your sweet arse, I am glad I have some hand sanitiser on hand!

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  16. Thanks so much for sharing this. I have tried a few but not all of these products. I do like them. I'll be back when I can think of a witty comment to enter :)

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