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Ski Season

Off on a winter sports break? Keep sports equipment clean and germ-free

If you’re lucky enough to be planning a winter sports holiday, you’ll know there’s a seemingly endless list of clothes and kit that needs to be organised before you can hit the slopes.

For those who are new to skiing, the best option is often to rent equipment at your ski resort, to avoid the hassle and expense of investing in boots, helmets or goggles that may not be used again for years.

But while you might save on excess baggage fees and the inconvenience of being weighed down with equipment as you travel, renting can come with some unwelcome risks.

Equipment that looks clean – and may actually have been sprayed with deodorising and disinfecting solution – can in fact harbour infection. Fungal infections such as Athlete’s foot can linger in boots, and the bacteria that causes eye infections like conjunctivitis can remain in goggles.

To eliminate any risk of possible infection spoiling your holiday, why not take NatraSan Travel Buddy with you to the slopes? This handy spray has amazing anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, eliminating 99.9999% of germs in seconds. A quick spritz of NatraSan Travel Buddy in boots, goggles or helmets will kill any trace of these infections, allowing you to have fun on the slopes – and enjoy après ski to the full!

NatraSan – the perfect antiseptic

There’s always a danger of injury when skiing or snowboarding – even more so if you’re adventurous enough to try extreme winter sports such as ice climbing or heli-skiing.

NatraSan might not be able to solve a twisted ankle or a broken arm, but it’s perfect for treating minor injuries like cuts, grazes or wounds. Safe to use on children of any age, it helps to speed up the healing process and will prevent infection taking hold.

 NatraSan – harnessing the body’s natural power

So what exactly is NatraSan? The spray contains a stable form of hypochlorous acid, an antiseptic produced by the human body to kill harmful germs. Completely safe to humans, animals and the environment, hypochlorous acid is so mild it can even be used around the eyes and ears. Most importantly, it kills 99.9999 per cent of harmful bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeasts and moulds in seconds, whereas ordinary disinfecting products kill 99.9 per cent of bacteria. If this doesn’t sound like a huge numerical difference, a breakdown of the figures might change your mind: of 1 million bacteria, ordinary product such as bleach will leave 1,000 bacteria still alive; NatraSan will leave zero to 1 single bacterium alive.

EU-approved and rigorously safety-tested to 12 BSEN standards, NatraSan is a wonderfully effective product to keep in the home, at work – and in your suitcase as you embark on your travels.

To buy NatraSan Travel Buddy for your holiday this winter, please click here.