It's up to us to 'Sanitise Wipe Repeat' Australia!

02 July 2020

It’s been an interesting year to date, but there's still a ways to go yet!

With all of the doom and gloom in the media, it's probably a good time for us to talk about the Elephant in the room. You know the one, COVID-19.

Now let's not beat around the bush, this is serious. It's up to all of us to make a difference. With our general habits around the house and when we're out in public, we can make a difference but keeping a few good practical and personal hygiene measures in place.

Some important information about McLintocks Vanilla Fresh.

Vanilla Fresh is an ethanol based sanitiser which has been tested against general pathogenic bacteria and proven to kill 99.9% of these pathogens. The product has not yet been laboratory tested against Coronavirus (COVID-19) so the total effectiveness in killing this virus on surfaces is really unknown. 
Having said that, ethanol at a concentration of greater than 60% is known to be able to knock out certain viruses and is known to be effective in attacking the envelope structure of Coronavirus (COVID-19), hence ethanol based hand sanitisers are very effective in reducing the spread of the virus.
Vanilla Fresh is not as concentrated as 60% but would potentially have some sanitising effect against the virus, as mentioned we have never had it tested for this but in theory, should have some effectiveness - to what extent we cannot clarify.


When you're at home...

Give your hard surfaces a once over and wipe with a clean moist cloth or sponge, soapy water and McLintocks Vanilla Fresh, including areas like door handles, remote controls and appliance faces. Basically anything we use and operate with our hands. Be sensible about it though, you don't want to put your TV remote control into a bucket of water to clean it, now do you? Just a wipe with a clean moist sponge rinsed in soapy water will do it. Don't forget computer keyboards carry a lot of bacteria too.

Wash your hands before and after eating. Wash your hands after you have used the toilet.
(Pandemic or no pandemic you should be doing this anyway) 

Clean your mobile phone, wallet, handbag and keys.


When you're out and about...

When you're out and about in public, use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser when you can't use soap wherever and whenever you have touched another surface.

Use your credit card to tap and go instead of using cash where possible.

Keep your distance from everyone, at least 1.5 metres is the general rule of thumb.

And then when you arrive home, wash your hands, and if you feel like you have washed them enough, wash them again!

Visit the Australian Government Department of Health guide for Good hygiene for COVID-19

Don't forget to download the COVIDSafe app!

If you have a story that you would like to share about how you use McLintocks Vanilla Fresh, we'd love to hear from you. CLICK HERE to send in your information.

cleaning Advice & Tips

First thing's first, turn the music up at home if you're cleaning or not!

Quick check - Active wear is a go! Shoes clean, hair sorted just in case of random visitors.

Essential cleaning items list -

McLintocks Vanilla Fresh
Dishwashing Detergent
Clean Sponges
Clean Cotton or Microfibre Cloths 
Soft Flat mop (for the floor)
Microfibre mop attachments
Vacuum Cleaner

McLintocks Vanilla Fresh is great for cleaning all around your home - 

Kitchen Cabinets
Cutting Boards
Baby High Chairs
Bench Tops (If your benchtop is stone we recommend you confirm suitability with the manufacturer)
Rubbish bins
Laundry Cabinets
Washing Machine
Hard Floors
Pet Beds

Essential items list when you're out -

Hand sanitiser
Disposable Gloves
Disposable Napkins
Disposable Face Mask

Don't forget to -

Wash your hands
Keep 1.5 metres apart
Download the COVIDSafe app