Foaming Kids Hand Sanitiser especially designed for children to safely remove any nasty bacteria whilst moisturising young skin.

Scrubbingtons Bug Off gentle hand sanitiser is perfect for using at home, in school and on the go! 
  • Kills 99.9% of bacteria
  • Alcohol Free
  • Foaming
  • Moisturises young skin
  • Suitable for kids age 3+
  • Not tested on animals
  • Perfect for schools
  • Made in the UK

The Ideal Hand Sanitiser for Schools

    Scrubbingtons foaming kids hand sanitiser Bug Off is made from gentle ingredients just like our other products, making it the perfect option for schools. Our hand sanitiser for children is proven to kill a whole host of nasty bugs and it manages to do so whilst still moisturising young skin.

    With two sizes available, our 200ml bottle of Bug Off is perfect for daily use in the classroom and at home, while our 50ml bottle is ideal for popping into school bags and carrying on the go. Plus you can refill both bottle with our 200ml Refill Pouch.

    Our bottles are made from 50% recycled plastic (we’re working on the rest)!


    Gentle Child Friendly Hand Sanitiser

    From the start of the COVID-19 crisis, we became aware from our own families and our customers of just how harsh most hand sanitisers are on everyone’s skin but especially our kids. Washing your hands properly with soap and water is still the best way to make sure that your hands are bug-free, but we know that’s not always practical when you are out and about or in a rush.


    We were determined there had to be a better option for kids that whilst still highly effective against coronavirus and other nasty bugs, would also be a kinder, gentler, friendlier product suitable for young skin that children could use independently and willingly, especially as they start to return to school and nursery.


    Gentle Hand Sanitiser for Kids - 100% Alcohol free

    Whilst the government’s advice is to use a 60%+ alcohol-based sanitiser, we’ve always felt instinctively a bit uncomfortable asking our children to effectively coat their hands in neat vodka!


    It turns out our instincts were right, as a YouGov survey indicates the concerns that parents have - whilst we get the 60%+ alcohol content is a simple message for a government to put out in the midst of a crisis, things are a bit more complex and we discovered that such a high alcohol content in hand gel is really not suitable for children for a number of reasons.


    Why alcohol-based hand gels are not suitable for children:

    • It dries young skin out making it crack – which as well as being sore and uncomfortable also increases the risk of infection getting in via the wounds.
    • Alcohol is toxic and young skin is not always an effective enough barrier to prevent absorption.
    • There are cases of children ingesting the product causing inebriation and even becoming addicted. The Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health & Environment reports that 2-3 teaspoons of a sanitiser at this alcohol level can leave a child inebriated.
    • It’s flammable and there are reported cases of hand sanitisers igniting in certain circumstances e.g. in a hot car or from static friction caused by man-made clothing materials.
    • Whilst effective in killing germs very quickly, its effects are very short-term – as soon as the alcohol has evaporated, you’re no longer protected.

        A gentle alternative to alcohol-based hand gels


        Hurrah for BZK! (better known to our clever Scrubbingtons lab-coated folk as Benzalkonium Chloride)


        Thankfully we found this magic ingredient which is the active ingredient in our Bug Off kids sanitiser as an effective alternative to alcohol-based hand sanitiser. BZK has been killing nasty bugs for decades and is contained in lots of products that have been approved as being effective against a range of nasty bacteria and viruses including coronavirus by a number of governments such as Singapore and Canada.


        Even better, it is so effective that it is only needed in a very low concentration (less than 1%) to do its bug blasting thing, while still being child-friendly, which means we’ve been able to pack our sanitiser full of lovely gentle ingredients such as cranberry and pomegranate that have antiseptic and moisturising properties, perfect for young developing skin.


        BZK is a common ingredient in contact lens solutions so you can even rub your eyes after using it without worrying. Furthermore, it is effective for several hours after it’s been applied so it will continue to protect even when it’s dried on your skin.

        Alcohol Free

        Kills 99.9% of bacteria

        So pleased to have found an alcohol free hand sanitiser for kids, it's so much nicer on their skin (and mine!) - definitely going in their school bags


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        Scrubbingtons Hand Sanitiser - Bug off - 200ml Bottle and 2 x 200ml Refill Pouch
        1 Bottle + 2 Refills
        Supersize Bundle - Scrubbingtons Hand Sanitiser - Bug off - 2 x 200ml Bottle and 4 x 200ml Refill Pouch

        2 bottles + 4 Refills

        On the Go bundle - Hand Sanitiser - 200ml Bottle + 50ml Travel Bottle + 2 x 200ml Refill Pouch
        On the go Bundle
        Three of a Kind - Bug Off 3 x Refill Pouch
        3 Refills
        Scrubbingtons Hand Sanitiser - Bug off - 50ml
        1 Bottle 50ml
        Scrubbingtons Hand Sanitiser - Bug off - 200ml

        1 Bottle 200ml

        Bug Off – Refill Pouch
        1 Refill
        Hand Sanitiser for Children - Bug Off - 500ml

        1 Bottle 500ml




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        Customer Reviews

        Based on 41 reviews
        Lucy Cowgill

        Scrubbingtons Hand Sanitiser - Bug off - 50ml

        Shelagh turner

        I love all of the scrubbingtons products and I especially like Bug off its so easy to use to handy to put into my handbag and isnt harsh like so many other hand sanitizers its really brilliant and I love the smell thank you scrubbingtons

        Genevieve Owen
        Gentle on little hands

        This is my 2nd bulk purchase. I love that these are small enough to fit in the school bag, my handbag and coat pocket, but last for months. Gentle on little hands, but still powerful enough to kills bugs. Pleasant fragrance and non-sticky too. Can recommend.

        Trefor Evans

        My daughter loves it , so much better for her skin, instead of the low standard sanitizer at school , well done Scrubingtons

        Rhea P

        My kids love using this. And so do I!



        Helps replenish moisture in the skin as our body comprises 65% to 70% of water

        Aloe Vera

        With its gentle soothing and moisturising properties this is a wonder ingredient

        Lemon Grass

        A naturally occurring ingredient found in essential oils and part of our lovely fragrance

        Ingredient What it does
        Aqua (Water) It's water of course, even your younger brother knew that!
        Coco-Glucoside This is made from lovely coconut oil and fruit sugars, it makes our Bug Off hand sanitiser all lovely and foamy and it doesn’t land on your head!
        Disodium EDTA Helps to make our foam extra foamtastic
        Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder It is the extract of the wonderful Aloe Vera plant. With its gentle soothing and moisturising properties and it is a botanical wonder ingredient
        Didecyldimonium Chloride This is Benzalkonium Chloride’s wingman in helping to blast nasty bugs like bacteria, fungus and protein enveloped viruses like Coronavirus
        Parfum (Fragrance) Our lovely fresh fragrance of fresh cut grass
        Cetrimonium Bromide An organic salt – a pinch of which helps to make our hand sanitiser even more antiseptic
        Panthenol Is derived from Vitamin B5 and used as a moisturiser
        Benzalkonium Chloride This is the king of bug zappers – just a tiny amount 0.1% kills 99.9% of bacteria as well as other nasty bugs such as coronavirus
        Linalool Found in over 200 species of plant it has a light floral fragrance
        Citronellol This is a naturally occurring ingredient found in essential oils and is part of our gorgeous fragrance
        Eugenol It is part of our wonderful fragrance and is derived from clove oil (cloves are put in everything at Christmas by Grandmas). It also has natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties
        Geraniol This is found in the essential oils of many plants including rose oil and lavender.  It is a more gentle bug killer that also helps to soothe skin

        We Love Foam

        Foam is brilliant for kids to use themselves, and it’s better for our planet too

        Sticks to small hands

        Less waste

        Easy for kids use themselves

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