Cornwall LivingIssue #102

In safe hands

Fighting germs with fragrance – we experience the sweet smell of safety with ThermoGel.

Good hand hygiene has always been considered one of the best ways to stop the spread of germs, and never more so than in recent months. Battling the spread of Covid-19 relies heavily on hand washing, but what if you are out and about and don’t have instant access to soap and running water? An alcohol based hand gel is the next best thing, and provided it contains in excess of 60% of the good stuff it can be very effective against germs. Now that summer’s over and the cold and flu season is just around the corner, having a high-quality sanitiser to hand couldn’t be more important.

So what is the science behind the sanitiser? The alcohol (sometimes referred to as ethanol) attacks viruses and other disease-causing pathogens by damaging their cell structures. The Coronavirus is an enveloped virus surrounded by a fat layer. Such lipid membrane viruses — like the Coronavirus — can be killed using alcohol-based disinfectants and hand sanitiser as they
break down the membrane or the layer of fat, leaving the virus unable to infect an individual. 

However, if some sanitisers cause the skin on your hands to become dry (this is the effect of the alcohol) and the strong clinical smell is off-putting, then ThermoGel’s new Luxury Range of hand sanitisers are here to save the day. At a time where our day-to-day experiences have changed dramatically, with many of us working from home, what could be nicer than the sweet smell of essential oils on your hands as you type? Not only do these oils nourish your skin, they also have an aromatherapy effect. So whether it’s a calming combination of lavender and tea tree or the uplifting aroma of grapefruit and eucalyptus, there is a fragrance for every mood. The handy sized bottles are perfect for keeping on your desk or slipping into your bag for an out-and-about squirt of sweet smelling safety.  

ThermoGel, created by the Bodmin-based supplier of hand sanitiser and surface disinfection chemicals, is available in these small, single units as well as larger bulk quantities. All products contain 70% alcohol that kills 99.99% of germs, so your hands will remain safe and soft at the same time. The Luxury Range contains the highest quality, 100% essential oils, all with the added benefit of no added chemicals or ingredients. ThermoGel hand sanitiser is available in gel or liquid form and has undergone UK testing to standard EN1500, which is an essential trust mark when purchasing hand sanitiser. Their fast dispatch and delivery through trusted couriers, means that once you place your order, it will be with you in a matter
of days.

Keeping the environment in mind, and working to reduce plastic waste, ThermoGel’s hand sanitiser is available in a bulk 25-litre drum. This can then be decanted into smaller containers, also availed from ThermoGel, and distributed as needed. A great way to stop that build-up of single-use empty bottles and to help reduce your overall plastic waste. 

Then there’s ThermoGel’s newly-developed a range of free-standing, table- and wall-mounted dispenser units, offering a robust and durable solution for businesses looking to supply their staff and customers with Sanitisation Stations. Capable of holding up to five litres of hand sanitiser, the ThermoGel SaniTower removes the stress and constant management of your hand sanitisation provision, providing you instead with a touch-free, tidy, and low maintenance method of hand washing. 

Part of the ThermoProtect Group, ThermoGel now sits proudly in the stable of companies that include ThermoFoam, which supplies spray foams for residential, construction, agricultural and commercial projects throughout the UK, and ThermoHome, the home insulation division that covers roof, loft, underfloor and cavity wall insulation. A great example of an agile company diversifying in trying times.

Why not take sanitising to the next level and use it as a brand extension for your business! ThermoGel can help clients create their own-label hand sanitisers to keep their business name prominent, while keeping customers safe. Call the team or visit the website for more information.

18 Callywith Gat, Bodmin PL31 2RQ
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