FreshX FAQs

Are wet wipes bad for the environment?

Over 1 billion wet wipes are flushed down our toilets every year, ending up in our waterways where they meet up with fats, oils and grease and form fatbergs which cost us millions of pounds to remove. Those that do manage to escape end up in our oceans where they will gradually decompose over hundreds of years forming microplastic and ending up in our marine life. Yet almost all the wet wipe brands advertise their products as ‘flushable’….well anything is flushable even your mobile phone is flushable but its not good for the environment, same as wet wipes.

Why should I use FreshX Tissue Spritz?

Using dry tissues causes microscopic cuts to your skin, allowing germs and bacteria into your body. Its like rubbing rough dry tissue onto sensitive skin. FreshX Tissue Spritz turns ordinary toilet tissue into a soothing fresh wipe by lightly moisturising the tissue helping it to glide across your skin, leaving you clean and confident. Its dermatologically tested and packed with natural botanicals including aloe vera and vitamin E for soothing, nourishing and moisturising, vitamin B5 for its anti-inflammatory properties and green tea, cucumber extracts and coconut oil for cleansing and freshness.

Why is the FreshX bottle made from plastic?

We can’t use the glass bottles as not only is it breakable but it has a heavy environmental footprint. We are also unable to use compostable bottles as the shelf life is too short, the environmental advantages have not been proven and the infrastructure for handling them is not yet fully available. We are constantly looking into alternatives and are working with our suppliers to find a material which will not compromise our product or the environment. However, every FreshX bottle is made from PETE1 recyclable plastic which makes for a greener, cleaner, environment.

Will FreshX block the sewers and drains?

No, FreshX is absorbed by the toilet tissue. It doesn’t affect its absorbency nor cause it to solidify. The toilet tissue breaks down quickly, as normal, in the sewer system. Wet wipes which claim to be flushable contain plastics which are not biodegradable and will take hundreds of years to break down into smaller pieces of plastic which end up in our food chains. They combine with fats and grease to form fatbergs which cost water companies millions of pounds to remove. Even wet wipes disposed in landfills will take hundreds of years to break down.

Has FreshX been tested on animals?

No, FreshX has not been tested on animals.

Is FreshX suitable to use on sensitive skin?

Yes, FreshX has been dermatologically tested and is safe to use on sensitive skin unless you are known to be allergic to any of the ingredients it contains.

Does FreshX harm marine life?

No, FreshX doesn’t contain any ingredients known to harm marine life.

Is FreshX free from ingredient NASTIES?

Yes, FreshX is free from sulphites, alcohol, parabens and phenoxyethanol (a main ingredient in most wet wipes).

Is FreshX suitable to use on your face?

Yes, FreshX has been dermatologically tested and is safe to use on sensitive skin unless you are known to be allergic to any of the ingredients it contains.

Wipes FAQs

How should I wash my wipes?

Microfibre wipe – up to 40 degree wash, no fabric softener as it will affect the absorbency of the wipes, tumble dry as normal. Bamboo Cotton – up to 40 degree wash, tumble dry on a low setting. Use laundry bag provided. Bamboo – up to 40 degree wash, tumble dry as normal. Use laundry bag provided.

Can these be used for teething infants?

Our wipes not intended as a teething soother as such but all our cloths are great for wiping away dribble, in particular our microfibre. It can be comforting for little ones to have something small and soft to carry around that they can use to wipe their face.

How are the microfibre wipes different to cleaning cloths?

Little Gubbins microfibre wipes are much thicker than your average cleaning cloth making them softer for little hands and faces. They have been fully tested to meet EU standards and are certified to contain no AZO dyes, so are completely safe. We have also crafted these wipes with little ones in mind so they are the perfect size and easy to handle, unlike cleaning cloths which are often much larger in size. And we can’t forget the nice colours too.

Can these wipes go in the tumble dryer?

Yes, they tumble dry nicely, but you might experience a small degree of shrinkage over time. We recommend you tumble dry the microfibre wipes in the laundry bag provided to prevent them from sticking to our garments. For the bamboo cotton wipe, we recommend you tumble on a low setting.

Why can't the microfibre wipe be used for poo?

One of the great things about microfibre is the super high thread count which not only makes it soft but also really good at trapping fibres, which is why we wouldn’t recommend these for cleaning poo. If you are using for little hands and faces we wouldn’t like to think that any dirty particles would be left in the fibres.For wiping dirty bums we recommend our Bamboo Cotton wipe which contains natural antibacterial properties and will wash away dirty particles easily.

What are your wipes made of?

Bamboo Cotton: 70% bamboo, 30% cottonBamboo: 100% bambooMicrofibre:  80% polyester and 20% polyamide

Can these be used for drying hands?

Yes absolutely! All our wipes are great for drying hands, they are smaller than a towel size at 20 x 20cm but for little hands these are great. Our microfibre wipe is the best for hand drying due to them being super absorbent, plus with 4 colours in each pack you can give each child a different colour – great for childminders.

Can you use your microfibre as make up remover wipes?

Yes absolutely. Microfibre is simply the best material for attracting and removing dirty particles which makes them perfect for removing makeup. They are super soft on your skin and don’t even require any products – just add a little bit of warm water.