The saying “great ideas and products are born out of need or challenges” rings true for Stellarcleenz and Silver Spritz. Our AHA moment came about in just this way. About a year ago our founder got very ill from a bacterial infection that was traced back to an evening at a popular restaurant. Although not conclusive, the findings indicated germs were picked up from the table, the plate rim, or condiment bottles, not food poisoning. Post recovering, she shortly thereafter was checking out at a chain drugstore in town where she encountered another concerning event. The cashier – who was at least thoughtful enough to turn away when he sneezed – returned and said, “I can’t believe I’m getting the flu so early”. He then proceeded to grab the neck of her water bottle and put it in her bag. Being a believer in natural and safe wellness innovations, she was somewhat familiar with the anti-microbial benefits of silver. As someone fortunate to be very healthy, her restaurant ailment and the drug store episode heightened and prioritized her further investigation into silver’s anti-bacterial attributes. It was out of this pursuit and close to a year of scientific study and development, that Stellarcleenz was born.
More about Silver -- our benefits and features
It’s a well-known fact that over the past six thousand years, many civilizations have recognized the healing properties of silver, starting with the Macedonian culture. They even used it in wound care. The documented traditional medicinal uses of silver started to disappear as antibiotics were introduced and the pharmaceutical industries started to evolve and flourish. Silver is a time-tested solution to many of life’s daily ailments. Pure silver kills 99% of germs, fungi and viruses as well as bacteria that can cause odors.
What is unique and distinct about Stellarcleenz is even more timely today as bacteria and viruses are “smart” and becoming more pervasive. Many of the chemical and alcohol based anti-microbial products on the market build up resistance after repeated use, as well as dry and crack skin exposing one’s body to vulnerable gate- ways into internal systems.
Advantages and benefits of Stellarcleenz compared to other anti-microbial gels, sprays and disinfectant wipes on the market are manifold. Most anti-microbial products contain a minimum of 62% alcohol/ethanol or they are not effective as bacteria, fungi or virus killers. (This equals a 120 proof drink, which mom’s also intensely dislike for their kids). Alcohol and chemicals can also destroy the good “beneficial” bacteria our bodies need that lies under the skin’s oily layer. Stellarcleenz are made of 99% pure silver and are NOT Nano plated technology (“Nano”, to many, sounds futuristic, but it is not a plus for people or the environment in this application). Stellarcleenz contain no alcohol, chemicals or toxins and not only are safe; they are portable and easy to stash compactly anywhere. They are natural and have lasting re-usability making them more economical than many a gel squirt or single-use disposable wipe. And they are especially discreet to use in social situations and on business occasions. What is a “stellar” differentiator is, in addition to hands and all other parts of the skin and body, Stellarcleenz are additionally highly effective on surfaces and electronic devices.
How Stellarcleenz are Made
Silver, a precious metal, is a naturally occurring element and contains no added artificial chemicals. Stellarcleenz are carefully made using an ionic technology in a bath process where 99.99% pure silver is plated to a very thin fiber; it will not wash out. Stellarcleenz have been laboratory tested for over 10,000 wipes and more than 500 washes under scientific protocols without reduction in the silver’s anti-microbial effects. Care of them is easy and washing is optional.
It’s important to be aware that skin is the largest organ of absorption in the body. Many of us care about what we eat, but often pay little or no attention to what we touch or put on our skin.
Just a sampling of common germs/bacteria - Per Square Inch (on average)
And the list goes on – gas station pumps, casinos (especially chips, cards, slot levers), stadium, museum and public wash room handles, gym equipment, yoga mats, lockers, cruise ships, escalators in malls and airports, school desks and auditoriums, movie theatres…). We imagine you have many others on your list as well.
We’re not germaphobes at Stellarcleenz. That said, as we have become more aware of, and some of us personally impacted by, the ever expanding life of pesky and harmful germs and viruses, we were inspired to create a natural, safe and effective product alternative to chemically based options and share Stellarcleenz with you and the world. We hope you enjoy them – and use yours often and everywhere!