Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Grime Boss Heavy Duty Wipes Review

An E-Mail landed in my inbox recently with the magic words 'Create and Craft' mentioned, which as a creative caught my eye. I know on the surface some of you blog readers may wonder why I took up the opportunity  to review a packet of hand wipes, but bare with me here, as I think the tools and accessories can be just as important as the pretty things some times.

I was kindly send 2 packs of Grime Boss Heavy Duty Hand Wipes to try. As someone currently doing some online learning in the world of branding, looking at the pack and the logo etc. when they arrived, they looked like they meant business.

The wipes are sold in packs of 10, 30 and 60 and are designed to cleanse and moisturise the skin - one side has a rougher texture for cleaning, the other is softer to protect the skin. There's a formula embedded in the wipes which includes Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, and a citrus fragrance. Although I don't always think about it with something like wipes, I was reassured to note they've not used any harsh chemicals in the wipes.

The packet clearly explains all the different grime, residue, dirt, and grease the wipes can be used to remove, such as oil, glue, paint - so you can use these whether you are a crafter, cleaning your car, decorating, gardening - or buy some for work if you are in the trades.

I'm also a bit of a rule breaker and use wipes not just on my hands, but sometimes clothes, and my bike as well. I tried out the Grime Boss ones after a messy glue session, when I'd been painting an upcycled shelf, and on my bike when I was cleaning up some grease.

One mistake I did make was just pulling out the wipes each time not really thinking - when they are plenty big enough to cut up if I only need them for small jobs. For my bike though - the whole wipe was ideal - I go through a lot of wipes normally as I don't want to wipe dirt over dirt - but the Grime Boss had plenty of wipe to use up and was more effective.

I normally just use warm water and sometimes soap cleaning my hands though, and this takes ages - and I don't think normal wipes would be a lot better. This wipe really helped get under the glue to get it off my hands instead of softening and moving it about.

I didn't think I'd get excited about a packet of wipes but these ones did really work well, and I'd look into buying more when they run out. Worth cutting up to make them go even further than they already do as well.

Pricing - Pack of 10 £2.99, pack of 30 £4.99, and pack of 60 £8.99

Stockists include Create and Craft and Homebase. Visit the Grime Boss website for more information.

* I was kindly sent these products free to review but all opinions are my own.

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