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PitRok Naturally Antibacterial Handwash with Organic Lime

February 4, 2010

A skin friendly naturally antibacterial handwash with a burst of organic lime.

“Naturally antibacterial, effective against E.coli. Enterococcus and Staphylococcus aureus, (common household bacteria). Contains only plant derived cleansing and antibacterial agents for healthy skin”.

  • No SLS/SLES, propylene glycol, parabens, silicone or synthetic fragrance
  • Not tested on animals by or on behalf of Severn Delta Limited
  • Vegetarian and vegan
  • Suitable for all skin types

Although you can use this soap anywhere in the house, we decided to use it in the kitchen. There are so many soaps geared towards the bathroom, but much fewer for kitchen areas….and even fewer that are natural. The main bonus of this hand soap is that is uses citrus fruits for antibacterial properties rather than ingredients like triclosan.

This handwash is free from artificial fragrance (they use essential oils instead) so many hands weren’t left feeling tight and dry after use. It has a mild zingy citrus smell that washes away to leave only a slight scent on your hands (there’s nothing worse than having food that tastes of jasmine and pine cones!).

Rich and creamy handwashes are usually associated with being moisturising but Pitrok’s gel like handwash left my hands just as smooth and soft. Because it doesn’t contain any mineral oils or silicone it didn’t leave my hands with that slightly slimey feel.

Now onto the part everyone likes….the lather! This handwash produced a good amount of lather and a few small bubbles. It’s not as bubbly as brands like Imperial Leather because it doesn’t contain any SLS/SLES. Even though the lather was relatively bubble free it still removed dirt and grease from my hands easily.

Overall, this is a fantastic product that can be used in the kitchen or bathroom. It’s very mild so ideal for those with sensitive skin.

Summary

  • Pros: Gentle on the skin, smells lovely
  • Cons: None

Ingredients

Aqua, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Cocamidopropylbetaine, Decyl Glucoside, Xanthan gum, Citrus aurantifolia (Lime oil)*, Glycerin, Citrus grandis (Grapefruit) seed extract, Citrus grandis (Grapefruit) fruit extract, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) extract, Citrus Auranthium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic acid, Dehydroacetic acid, Citric acid, Limonene**.*Certified organic ingredient. **Ingredient of Certified organic lime

Our company testers were kindly supplied by Pitrok

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