Seven Top of the Class with The Independent Schools Magazine!

The ‘Choco-Orange’ handwash created by Seven for Global Handwash Day is still proving popular with youngsters with the news article below appearing in a recent edition of The Independent Schools magazine.

“Handwashing with soap and water has been proven to be one of the most cost-effective and proven ways to prevent infections worldwide”. So said Dr Val Curtis Director of the Hygiene Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, as she congratulated soap bosses who are creating a liquid handwash smelling of chocolate orange – in a bid to try to encourage children to wash their hands more.
Fragrance experts, Seven Scent Ltd, worked with a school and top anti-bacterial liquid handwash brand Carex, to create the handwash with a scent designed by children, for children. A nationwide survey named the choco-citrus combination as top of the class.
 The new handwash is planned for launch as a new product to be available in selected outlets from early 2011. Of 1200 youngsters polled, 82 per cent said they would like a handwash which smelled of their favourite scent; and almost three quarters of children claimed they would wash their hands more if they really liked the soap or handwash they were using. But one in ten admitted they had no idea that washing their hands could help to stop the spread of germs or diseases.
Neil Weaver, MD of Seven Scent, whose company is a member of the International Fragrance Association UK, said: “It is important that schools encourage children to wash their hands with handwash or soap as this is proven to help prevent the spread of diseases.”
Other popular handwash fragrances tested included: Strawberry Laces, Bubblegum and Pizza.
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