SEP
16
2014

CleanSmart Disinfectants are on shelves for the first time in Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin! You can view a full list of locations carrying our 23 oz Daily Surface Cleaner and 16 oz Disinfectant Spray below. Both are approved by the EPA to kill 99.9% of germs, bacteria and viruses without any harmful chemicals or harsh fumes.

Image of CleanSmart Disinfectants on Shelf

Barnesville Grocery

Barnesville, MN

 

County Market

Hudson, WI
International Falls, MN

 

Dan’s Supermarket

Bismarck Arrowhead, ND
Bismarck North, ND
Bismarck South, ND
Bismarck West, ND

 

Ekness SuperValu

Crosby, MN

 

Gordy’s County Market

Eau Claire, WI
Rice Lake, WI

 

Hornbacher’s

Fargo Northpoint, ND
Fargo Southgate, ND
Fargo Village West, ND

 

Kessler’s

Aberdeen, SD

 

King’s County Market

Andover, MN
St. Francis, MN

 

Kowalski’s Market

Eden Prairie

 

Mackenthun’s Fine Food

Waconia, MN

 

Mount Royal Fine Foods

Duluth, MN

 

Ruebs SuperValu

Plentywood, MT

 

Service Food Market

Fergus Falls, MN

 

Super One Foods

Ashland, MN
Baxter, MN
Cloquet, MN
Crosby, MN
Duluth (Kenwood), MN
Duluth (Miller Hill), MN
Duluth (Pike Lake), MN
Duluth (Plaza), MN
Duluth (West), MN
Grand Forks, MN
Hibbing, MN
Roseau, MN
Superior (Harbor View), WI
Superior Oaks, WI
Two Harbors, MN
Virginia (North), MN
Virginia (South), MN

Learn more about the two products here. You can get more information on each location including individual addresses and phone numbers here.

SEP
10
2014

Images showing ways to protect against harmful germs

Germs are found just about everywhere you could possibly imagine including surfaces, the air, soil and water, and in our own bodies. Many of these germs are actually helpful. They provide nutrients, work to decompose trash, and assist in breaking down food in our bodies. Some however are not so good, and these unfortunately give all germs a pretty bad rep. Keep reading to learn about the three major types of germs and how to stay safe from the bad ones.

Viruses

Because viruses are not considered living, they need a home in living cells to grow and reproduce. To do this, they invade a ‘host,’ which can be anything living including animals, plants, and us! In this process, the host cells are slowly destroyed. This process leads to serious diseases such as influenza (the flu) and rhinovirus.

Bacteria

Unlike viruses, bacteria are able to live just about anywhere you can imagine. For the most part, bacterium helps us in our daily lives, however they can be just as dangerous as viruses. They reproduce inside the human body and can cause infections like pneumonia. They can also live in food, which causes the spread of E. Coli and is the primary reason properly cooking food is so important.

Fungi

Like bacteria, fungi can be very helpful and includes yeasts, mushrooms and less pleasant, mold. Because they don’t have mouths, some will absorb the nutrients they need through living organisms. This process can cause diseases such as Athlete’s Foot and Ringworm.

Most viruses, bacteria, and fungi are spread through breathing, coughing, and sneezing. We can also pickup the bad germs through infected objects such as doorknobs, surfaces, or shaking the hand of someone already infected.

Now that you know more about what germs are and what they do, how do you stop the bad ones? Luckily, the easiest way is through the simple good practices we all learned growing up. Washing hands throughout the day, using disinfectants to kill 99.9% of germs on surfaces, and getting regular immunizations can all dramatically decrease the chances of harmful infection.

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AUG
26
2014

CleanSmart Disinfectant Product Shot

For years, we’ve had to make a choice in the cleaning aisle. Many products do a great job at killing germs, but do so with harmful chemicals. The rest use gentler ingredients, but don’t eliminate germs at the same level. This has caused many moms to use the stronger products, but less often than they’d like because of the concerns attached.

Finally, you have a disinfectant that eliminates 99.9% of germs (everything that traditional cleaners kill) without the use of any harmful chemicals or harsh fragrances. With CleanSmart, there are no concerns if gotten on your clothing, and it’s EPA approved for use on food contact surfaces, you don’t even have to rinse after spraying! You can learn all about the new uses this creates for disinfecting here.

What this ultimately means is that you can disinfect without worry, and as often as you’d like. Because CleanSmart products destroy 99.9% of germs, viruses and bacteria while also gentle enough for rinse free use (even on a pacifier), you can finally feel good about the products you use to clean and kill germs. No longer do you need to rinse cutting boards again after sanitizing. No longer do you need gloves and windows open to clean. And no more worrying about germs on dropped pacifiers!

CleanSmart Household Disinfectants and Nursery Care products are available for shipping here. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for announcements when they hit shelves for the first time this fall.

Category: Articles & News
AUG
08
2014

CleanSmart Nursery Care Products

This week we announced the arrival of CleanSmart Nursery Care, a line of disinfectants that kill 99.9% of germs yet are gentle enough for rinse-free use on pacifiers. For years when moms wanted to disinfect, they had to use harsh chemicals that came with scary warning labels. Finally, you have a gentle cleaner with no harmful chemicals that is proven to kill the same germs as traditional cleaners. Keep reading to learn more about the three new products:

CleanSmart Pacifier Sanitizer

CleanSmart Nursery Care Pacifier Sanitizer

The FIRST EVER approved no-rinse pacifier sanitizer. Eliminates 99.9% of germs, just spray on your child’s pacifier, wait 60 seconds and they can put it right back in their mouths. No harmful chemicals, no chemical residue, just simple ingredients that dissolve back to simple saline water. Never be left without a clean pacifier.

CleanSmart Toy Disinfectant

CleanSmart Nursery Care Toy Sanitizer

A gentle toy disinfectant for worry free use in nurseries and anywhere else your baby plays. CleanSmart uses clean, simple ingredients plus innovative technology to kill 99.9% of the germs that gather on toys. No bleach, dyes or harmful chemicals means no chemical residue. Just spray and the little ones can go back to playing with no rinse required. Also great for rinse free use on cribs.

CleanSmart Nursery and High Chair Cleaner

CleanSmart Nursery Care Nursery and High Chair Cleaner

Rest assured when disinfecting where your baby eats, plays and sleeps. This playroom-friendly cleaner eliminates 99.9% of germs, with zero harmful chemicals, no harsh fumes and is chemical residue free. EPA approved for no rinse use, even on high chairs. Finally, a worry free spray to kill the tough germs that get your baby sick, without the use of harsh chemicals.

All three products are now available. Learn more about them here and purchase here.

Category: Articles & News
JUN
24
2014

sanitizedisinfect

You’re cleaning up after dinner. Scattering the counter is your family’s dishes, used napkins, and bits of food that didn’t quite make their intended goal. You load up the dishwasher and throw the napkins and scraps in the trash, then look at back at the countertop. You’ve heard the terms “cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting” throughout your life, but which one should you use right now? Which should you use after your little one was sick, or a play session with toys that spent more time in their mouth than out of it?

Keep reading to learn the differences between the three, and when each should be used.

Cleaning

Cleaning can be great for surfaces that are low risk for germs such as windows and floors. Cleaning products work to remove dirt, dust, soil, and germs but do not actually kill the germs. By working to remove microorganisms, there can be health benefits to cleaning, but not to the extent of sanitizing and disinfecting.

Sanitizing

Sanitizers are required to destroy 99.999% of bacteria in 30 seconds. The process kills germs on surfaces to make them safe for contact. Sanitizing is great for your kitchen counter after dinner, or your children’s toys. While sanitizing kills bacteria, it does not eliminate viruses or fungus.

Disinfecting

Disinfectants are able to destroy nearly all pathogenic organisms in 10 minutes. The process works great while someone in the family is sick, as it kills nearly all microorganisms. Sterilization takes this process one step further, and uses a stronger formula or longer contact time to eliminate all living microorganisms.

While cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting can all offer you benefits, when to use each is dependent on the level of germ killing required. CleanSmart’s Household Disinfectants and Nursery Care products are now available, all EPA approved to disinfect and kill 99.9% of germs with no rinsing required. You can purchase here.

Category: Articles & News
MAY
29
2014

CleanSmart Products EPA Approved

By CleanSmart @ 4:00 pm

epaapproved

We reached a milestone this week with EPA approval of a new technology in the use of Hypochlorous. With this approval, everyone at CleanSmart is most excited for the many benefits that will be brought into homes. Using Hypochlorous, CleanSmart products are remarkably different from what is currently available. They kill 99.9% of germs, yet are gentle enough to spray anywhere.

This approval opens up the door for products that:

  • Do not include harsh chemicals
  • Do not require rinsing after use
  • Are food contact safe
  • Break down to saline

Yet, kills E. coli, Salmonella, Staph, MRSa, Cold & Flu, Athlete’s Foot, and many other serious bacteria. This technology will allow us to create remarkable germ killing products different from everything else on the market.

 Keep your eyes on CleanSmart’s Facebook and Twitter pages for new product announcements over the coming months.
 
Category: Articles & News
MAY
22
2014

Minnesota will soon become the first state to ban the use of Triclosan in hygiene products. Gov. Mark Dayton signed the bill last Friday, which will effectively ban the antimicrobial by Jan. 1, 2017.

Tricsolan is found in many toothpastes, cosmetics, dishwashing liquids, and antibacterial soaps. The FDA is currently in review to test if the ingredient provides any benefits over traditional soap, as well as its overall safety. The FDA has given the industry one year to prove that it’s not harmful. Though tests are not yet definitive, Triclosan has shown to negatively affect hormones, and may contribute to the development of drug-resistant bacteria. A University of Minnesota study has also found increasing levels of Triclosan within several lakes in the state. Some companies have already begun to decrease the use of the chemical within their products.

 All CleanSmart products are proudly produced without the use of Triclosan.

Category: Articles & News
MAY
15
2014

Spring cleaning can be a highly rejuvenating process. Keep reading for some creative tips to make your spring cleaning fun and effective.

Family

Get the whole family involved! The more people cleaning, the faster it will go and the more fun you’ll have. The kids can help with tasks like organizing their rooms, cleaning low surfaces, and sweeping.

donations

Start a donations box before you begin. Anything you come across while cleaning that you don’t use anymore, put it in the box! Organizing and decreasing the clutter first will also make for an easier cleaning.

chocolate

Make it into a game by giving yourself incentives. Are you a chocolate lover? Treat yourself to a bite for every 15 minutes you clean. In the middle of a show? Take a break and watch an episode for every room you clean.

squeegee

Get creative with your tools. You can use a squeegee to get water and large spills from the counter top in your kitchen or bathroom into the sink. Don’t own a duster? Use a clean paintbrush to get dust off your blinds.

medicine

Check the expiration dates of older products in your drug cabinet, bathroom, and kitchen. Spring cleaning is a great time to discard expired products.

othercleaning

Motivated by all this cleaning? Don’t stop with your home! Clean up your computer, your car, even yourself. A haircut, or manicure can make you feel anew.

 

CleanSmart Household Cleaning Products are launching Summer 2014! Stay tuned for more information on the products and where to buy in the next several weeks.
Category: Articles & News
MAY
01
2014

Our very own Tatum Marinkovich is on the cover of Herlife Magazine this month! In her feature, Tatum discusses raising her son who was born 16-weeks premature, and how it led to her role at Simple Science.

Her Life Cover Photo

 Here’s a selection from the article, sharing creative uses for CleanSmart:

Tatum’s work allows her to put her expertise behind a product that she feels is truly a game changer for any family. CleanSmart helps to provide a clean and healthy environment while keeping harsh chemicals out of the equation. Here are some ways to use CleanSmart that you’d never consider with traditional disinfectants:

  •  To sanitize a pacifier, spray, wait 30 seconds, and the pacifier can go back in the baby’s mouth. CleanSmart kills cold, flu and RSV.
  •  At the end of a bath, spray down the bath toys and they’ll be germ free for the next bath. CleanSmart helps control mold and mildew, too.
  •  Your kids can help you clean, no gloves and or ventilation needed. After use, CleanSmart breaks down into simple saline and leaves no chemical residue. CleanSmart eliminates MRSA and strep.
  •  When cooking raw meat, spray knives and cutting board and you don’t need to rinse again. CleanSmart destroys listeria, salmonella, and E. Coli.
  •  If CleanSmart gets on the food during preparation, it’s okay. Many grocery stores use the same active ingredient to keep product fresh.

Disinfectant products are heavily regulated by the EPA, and all statement made by Simple Science about the CleanSmart line have been substantiated by outside testing laboratories and approved by the EPA.

Click here to read the rest of the article.

 

Category: Articles & News
APR
16
2014

Why Hand Sanitizers Stay the Same

By CleanSmart @ 10:01 pm

Hand Sanitizer Bottle

There are two major challenges that stand in the way of launching an entirely new hand sanitizer. The first is the necessary investment in time and resources to create a new product. The second is the large monetary investment needed to approve and launch the product. With both of these challenges, the outcome is uncertain. There is always a risk that the chemistry will not succeed as hoped or that the product will fall short in the approval process. Because of this, most hand sanitizers have been produced with the same active ingredient for over fifty years: alcohol.

Alcohol based sanitizers are effective in doing exactly what they claim: they kill germs. Unfortunately these products also carry adverse side effects. They cause irritation to hands including drying and stinging to cuts and open sores. They can also be dangerous to kids whose hands spend a lot of time in their mouth. To combat the downsides of alcohol, some companies have used BZK as an active ingredient. Unfortunately, BZK also irritates skin and is the number one cause of dermatitis to the hands. Even with these downsides, both are already approved for use within hand sanitizers. As a result, they have been hand sanitizer’s easiest and most cost effective active ingredients.

Our founders saw the need for a product without the risks of what was readily available. Through a multi-million dollar investment over several years, we were fortunate enough to overcome the two major hurdles faced by all companies. Our goal with CleanSmart is not to eradicate alcohol-based hand sanitizers. For some, the disadvantages of the products are not a concern. Our goal is to give people a choice. We believe you should have access to a santizer without the fear that its use could cause any amount of harm to you or your family.

Click Here to see what other benefits our alcohol free hand sanitizers offer.

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