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Fresh Assist® Sponsors the DC Crohn’s Take Steps Walk

 

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The Crohn’s & Colitis Take Steps Walk is one of CCFA’s largest events committed to finding cures for digestive diseases. We had a great experience sponsoring the Richmond, VA walk in April, 2016, we are proud to sponsor the National Capital Area Walk coming up on June 11, 2016.

The walk is an incredible day for family, friends and the community to come together in celebration of all their hard work and dedication to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America mission to find a cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and to improve the quality of life for children and adults affected by these diseases.

Walk details:
Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016
Time: Registration at 4:00 PM and the walk begins at 5:30 PM
Where: Washington Monument Grounds (same location as 2015), located at the corner of 15th Street NW and Constitution Ave

To date, Take Steps has raised more than $60 million to fund mission-critical research and patient support programs.

Meet us on the Washington Monument Grounds and pick up a coupon and free sample of Fresh Assist® while supplies last.

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Fresh Assist® Back on the Radio!

This past Sunday, Fresh Assist® VP of Business Development, Eric Deskin, was interviewed by the hilarious Maureen Langan on KGO 810. Here is the interview if you missed it.

Thanks for having us Maureen!

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Fresh Assist® Sponsors the Richmond CCFA Take Steps Walk

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On Sunday, April 24, 2016th, the Richmond, VA chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America held their annual Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis walk. Along with Bon Secours Children Services, Dixon Hughes Goodman, McGuireWoods Consulting, and St Mary’s for Kids, we were proud to be gold level sponsors.

The weather was great and there were over 500 participants. Many stopped by our booth and we got to meet people in the Richmond area dealing with IBD related illnesses and those supporting loved ones struggling with the disease. We handed out many free samples of Fresh Assist® and received overwhelmingly positive response for our product. Thank you to all who stopped by, we enjoyed talking to you.

The Walk for Crohn’s & Colitis event will be held in more than 120 cities around the country this spring to raise money for critical research and patient support programs. Nationally, this event has raised over $60 million and .80 cents of each dollar raised goes directly to the programs.

If you were unable to attend this year, it’s not too late to support this great cause. Here is a link where you can donate: Donate Today!

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Why we changed our prices

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By now you may have heard about Fresh Assist®, the new way to Get Clean In Between™ after going number two. Just spray it on toilet paper, wipe and flush. It is cooling, soothing, portable and septic and plumbing safe. It won’t harm the municipal water treatment plants like the wet wipes are currently doing.

A New product category is tough

Fresh Assist® is a new product in a new product category and has been available for sale since mid December. Things have been going good, but since we are new to this process, we decided to get some expert advice. And who better to seek advice from than one of the nation’s leaders in consumer retail, Bed Bath & Beyond who operate over 1,000 stores in the US & Canada, selling a wide range of kitchen, bath health & beauty products.

When Bed Bath & Beyond talks you listen!

If Bed Bath & Beyond gives you a recommendation, you take it. They told us if we expect to get sales, we should lower our prices. We recently reduced our two-pack price to $12.99 and a single bottle to $6.99. You can purchase all our products on our website or on Amazon. We currently have two scents, Cooling Chamomile and Soothing Lavender. It comes in single, easy to carry 2 oz. bottles or a two-pack.

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How about a $2 coupon?

In addition to the new lower price, for a limited time, you can get $2 off any two-pack by using Coupon code TWOFRESH on Amazon or right here on our website. If you have bought Fresh Assist® in the past, this is a great time to stock up at a new lower price. If you haven’t purchased Fresh Assist®, why not give it a try!

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How to safely use a public toilet

Clean me!

Have you ever wondered how to safely use a public toilet? I know I have. It turns out that public toilet safety is a bit different than I thought.

For years I have covered the seat using toilet paper or seat covers, if available. I thought that was enough to avoid picking up germs. Sure there are hundreds of thousands of germs on the toilet seat. But unless you have an open cut or sore on your backside, it is not highly likely that the germ village on your toilet seat will invade your privates.

However, what most people do not know is that flushing a toilet sprays microscopic particles into the air! Yuck!! This inner toilet mist can coat everything including the parts of the stall that you come in contact with the most including the toilet paper roll. And touching things close to the toilet covered in spray can quickly spread to other things like the door latch.

So here is a quick list of do’s and don’t for public toilet safety:

Do:

  1. Cover the toilet seat with toilet paper or a seat cover or just wipe the seat off with toilet paper. Remember to discard the next available seat cover and any directly exposed toilet paper since those have been “misted” by the prior user.
  2. If you are a Fresh Assist user you can spray some on the seat and wipe it off with fresh toilet paper.
  3. Turn your back to the toilet or exit the stall immediately upon flushing to avoid the spray zone!
  4. Wash hands thoroughly with soap and the hottest water available.

Don’t:

  1. When flushing the toilet, don’t touch the flusher with your hands. Use some toilet paper to cover the handle. And never sit or stand directly over the bowl when flushing!!
  2. Don’t touch the door latch when exiting the stall. Use toilet paper to cover the latch.
  3. Try not to touch the sink handles with your bare hands. Remember, someone before you just touched the handle after exiting a stall and may have left contaminants. Use a paper towel or toilet paper to turn the water on and off.
  4. Don’t grab the door handle to exit the bathroom. Some people don’t wash at all so the bathroom door handle is the next thing they touch after doing their business. Use another paper towel to open the door.

I may have grossed some of you out, but now that we all know what really goes on in a bathroom stall, we can all stay a little cleaner and a little safer. Oh and remember to dump all the extra paper you used to get out of the bathroom safely!

And as for keeping your privates clean, try using Fresh Assist®. It is the new way to get clean and fresh. Just spray on TP, wipe and flush! It turns your TP into a wipe. Try it now in Soothing Lavender or Cooling Chamomile.

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Why I Started Fresh Assist®

We are getting great response to Fresh Assist® from those of you who have been so gracious to try our samples. But many are asking the same question, “What gave you the idea to create this product?”

Besides coming up with lots of crazy ideas, I was frustrated with the current products on the market used to clean your butt after a bowel movement.

Personal wipes are not environmentally friendly

My family started using baby wipes and personal wipes a few years ago. Wipes may flush, but they don’t break down in water and can cause serious damage to your plumbing or septic system. I recall having to uncouple my kids’ bathroom toilet from the floor more than once, take it outside and run a hose through it to flush out a stuck wet wipe or two. Instead of flushing, you can leave them in the trash, but that becomes unsightly as well as smelling up your bathroom!

I also noticed my backside was becoming irritated (not from being repeatedly kicked!) from using the wipes. Basically my skin became dry and sometimes there was blood. Now that’s scary because once you see blood in your stool you think your life is going to get a whole lot worse. Luckily after a visit to my friendly Colon & Rectal physician he verified it was just very dry skin and suggested I buy Balneol®, a hygienic cleansing lotion for your backside or a ladies lower front side (you know what I mean) that’s been around for years. It’s kind of expensive and it’s more of a liquid cream and not something you’d carry around with you. It is soothing when you use it.

So I was on a mission to create something better than wet wipes that was convenient, easy to use, portable, and helped keep your backside clean. It could not be harsh on my skin and I did not want it to smell like a household cleanser.

Only recently the stories came out about how the wet wipes are damaging the municipal sewer systems because they don’t disintegrate. That was the icing on the butt so to speak.

Product Testing was a huge success

I spent three years working on various concoctions, testing them on myself (some were more painful than others and I did have to visit the Colon doc again). I was about to give up a year ago, then the light bulb went off on a new formula and the beginnings of Fresh Assist® kicked in. My wife and I personally tested formulas until we got it just right. She even used it in her colonoscopy prep making the entire experience almost pleasant!

Friends and family who knew about our “experiment” asked for samples. Yes we gave them out as stocking stuffers last Christmas! The response was overwhelming. Everyone loved the product and the concept. We knew we were on to something.

After getting the formula working effectively, we needed to name the product. This may have been the most difficult part, but we landed on Fresh Assist® because it keeps your a#$ fresh! We hooked up with a very large product development company and they loved the idea and are producing it for us in one of their FDA approved processing facilities.

To be sure our butts weren’t lying, we also had the product tested in an FDA approved testing facility by 50 human subjects for any skin irritation. I’m pleased to report the product passed all tests and on a scale of 0-10 for skin irritation all tests scored a zero!

Fresh Assist® is a truly unique product

Fresh Assist® is unique because it’s a cleansing, soothing, non-irritating and proprietary product that you simply spray on toilet paper to improve the backside cleaning process and Get Clean in BetweenTM. It essentially turns your toilet paper into a wipe that can be safely flushed away. And that makes it clean for the environment too as it won’t cause damage to plumbing and septic systems and does not clog municipal sewage plants.

Fresh Assist will be available for sale online and in stores starting in December 2015. It comes in a 2 oz. bottle so it is easy to carry with you wherever you go and if you get it in time, a great stocking stuffer! Initially, it will come in Cooling Chamomile and Soothing Lavender scents, but we are back in the lab testing Refreshing Rosemary and a few other fantastic fragrances. Soon everyone can look forward to using Fresh Assist® to Get Clean in BetweenTM.

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What is Fresh Assist®?

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You know what it feels like, you have that uncomfortable feeling because you just couldn’t quite get yourself clean. We’ve all experienced it, maybe you couldn’t layoff that rich dessert or your medications are upsetting your stomach. Whatever the reason, you struggle to get that clean and fresh feeling.

Get Clean In Between

Now there’s an easy solution. Fresh Assist® is a new product that allows you to Get Clean In Between™, anytime, anywhere. Just spray it on toilet paper and wipe!

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to do the best cleaning job possible after a bowel movement (also called number 2). Just give your favorite toilet paper a few spritzes of Soothing Lavender or Cooling Chamomile, use your normal wipe process, repeat as necessary with a fresh batch of toilet paper and take care of your backside!

Your underwear (unless you go commando, then your pants), your toilet, septic system (if you have one) and your municipal sewer system will all be thankful.

Fresh Assist® is Plumbing and Septic Safe

Why not use an environmentally friendly product that helps get you at least 50% cleaner than using conventional toilet paper alone. Makes sense, right? There is nothing like always feeling clean and fresh!

Fresh Assist is friendly to the environment because it does not clog plumbing, or septic systems. Check out the damage caused by personal wipes, what a mess, stop doing that!

Use Fresh Assist® Wherever You Are

Fresh Assist® is perfect for your home bathrooms and to keep in a pocket book or travel bag. Use it at home or on the road whenever you and your kids want to feel fresh and Get Clean In Between™.

Fresh Assist® will initially be available in Soothing Lavender or Cooling Chamomile. You can get single bottles, a two pack or a variety two pack. Fresh Assist® will be available this fall but you can preorder on our website now if you want to be one of the first with a fresh and clean tush!

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