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You’ve had a long day and need to soothe your sore & achy muscles. There’s one thing you’ve looked forward to all day – a nice hot soak in the tub.
No matter how sore you are, it’s the one thing that always soothes those muscles and relaxes your whole body – it’s your time for peace.
It’s all planned out: you’ll sprinkle some bath salts, add a few drops of that new essential oil blend you got at the farmer’s market, dim the lights, and just enjoy the peace and quiet. It will be perfect….
Until you open the bathroom door.
The bathtub is one place mold grows almost instantly after cleaning. Germs and bacteria love a warm & wet environment and will quickly takeover, leaving a thick sludgy film on the bottom of the tub.
You want to get in and relax, not worry about getting sick!
What Germs Are Hanging Out In Your Tub?
As mentioned before, germs LOVE warm wet environments just as much as we do, if not more so! That type of environment gives them all they need to grow and multiply.
The germs hanging out in your dirty tub include:
- Athletes Foot fungi
- Group A Strep (including flesh eating bacteria)
*Note: When you flush your toilet with the lid up, germs/bacteria become aerosolized into little droplets in the air and can travel up to 6 feet away. This means toilet germs may end up in your tub too. Many of these toilet germs are found all over bathroom surfaces.
Athlete’s Foot is a dermatophytic fungus that is a skin infection. It often occurs in athletes, or people who have their feet in tight fitting shoes. The feet sweat and because they are in a tight fitting shoe their sweaty feet stay sweaty and over time the infection can occur. It causes an itchy scaly rash.
Mold/Mildew– They really love warm and humid environments and can cause respiratory problems that can be mild to severe. They are especially problematic for those with asthma.
Shigella, E.Coli, Salmonella, and Campylobacter are called enteric pathogens. They come from contaminated foods, and can cause many symptoms, especially diarrhea and bloody stools. They can even be deadly.
MRSA is a dangerous staph infection that can cause swollen, painful red bumps on the skin.
Those bumps can quickly become like pus filled boils that can go deep into the skin causing life threatening illnesses in your joints, bones, lungs, and organs.
Norovirus is a gastrointestinal virus that causes sudden and severe vomiting and diarrhea. It can stay on surfaces for up to 1 week!
Group A Strep can cause anything from a mild illness, such as sore throat, or strep throat, to the deadly flesh eating infection (necrotizing fasciitis).
Health Effects Caused By Not Cleaning These Germs Away Properly:
- Itchy, scaly feet
- Strep Throat
- Skin Rashes
- Severe Diarrhea
- Breathing/Respiratory Issues
You Don’t Need Toxic Chemicals To Clean Your Tub
Before you go and grab a big bottle of bleach off the shelf at the store, it isn’t necessary and using it is just as dangerous to your health as the bacteria you’re trying to kill.
You can safely clean your grout and tile using Non-Toxic ingredients! Your grout will be clean and you will have done it without making yourself or your family sick!
What You Do Need to Clean Your Tub
The most important ingredient you need to naturally sanitize that grout and make it look good as new is Truly Free™ Oxyboost!
As soon as water hits Oxyboost, it starts fizzing and working to lift those nasty bacteria/mold/fungus off and so you can scrub them away!
It is strong enough to remove the bad stuff, and yet is still environmentally friendly and Non-Toxic. This means it’s a win-win for you and your family!
Ready to scrub that tub? Follow the recipe below for a sparkling clean tub!
- Hot Water
- 3-5 Scoops of Oxyboost
- Eco Cloth or Eco Sponge
- Wet tub/shower with Hot water
- Sprinkle Oxyboost onto wet surface
- Let sit 20-30 minutes
- Wipe with Eco-Cloth or Eco-Sponge
- Rinse with Hot water and Enjoy!
The Truly Free™ Eco-Cloth is great for wiping away the dirt and grime. Best of all, it’s reusable! You can even put it in the washing machine and dryer! Plus it’s made from 100% non-toxic plant based viscose!
The Truly Free™ Eco-Sponge works well for any areas that you need to scrub a little. It won’t scratch surfaces but does a great job scrubbing. It’s a luffa sponge made from 100% squash so it’s totally Non-Toxic and it’s also reusable! You can even sanitize it by putting it in the dishwasher or wetting and placing it in the microwave for 30 seconds!
CONGRATULATIONS! Your tub is germ free and ready for you to enjoy a nice soak!
Now that you have that tub sparkling clean, you just need to maintain it. To keep it looking good and bacteria free, we recommend cleaning it regularly.
If it’s also a shower, spray the shower daily after use, with a Non-Toxic TrulyFree™ Bathroom Cleaner to prevent build-up.
If it’s just a tub, spray and wipe down after use. This helps to prevent the build-up and then you can use the tub cleaner recipe as needed when the tub is needing a deeper clean or looking dingy.
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Whatever job you need to tackle, we are ready to help you be a home-keeping hero!
All TrulyFree™ products are non-toxic and biodegradable. The first time you purchase a product that requires a jug/bottle/cover, you will receive the container for free. After that you will automatically only receive refills.
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