Purely Products Review & Giveaway

{This giveaway has closed. Congrats to Sable $18} I'm not the type of person you'd classify as a "germ-a-phobe," but I am sensitive to the amount of filth in the world. At the same time, I dislike carrying/using hand sanitizers and wipes, so I just don't do it. And sometimes we get sick. And I know we're exposed to far more than I even want to think about.

That's why I jumped at the chance to review the Pocket Purifier from Purely Products. What is it and how does it work?

Here's what the manufacturer has to say:
{The Pocket Purifier is a } Handheld germ eliminating light {that} uses UV (ultraviolet light) to sanitize surfaces (keyboards, cell phones, computer keyboards, kitchen countertops, sinks, public bathrooms & transportation, toys, pacifiers, bottoms/interior of purses & diaper bags, etc.) UV nanotechnology kills 99.9% of germs that cause colds & flu, plus e-coli, salmonella, mold, fungus, and MRSA (staph) without chemicals.

Imagine the uses for a product like this! I immediately used it on all of our door handles, light switches, shoes, shopping bags, phones, keyboards, and the cat's litter box. I took it to the store and used it on the shopping cart and bathroom faucet.

Here are my thoughts on the product:

The good
  • It was super easy to use.
  • It was cool. Moms in the store stopped me to see why I was "lasering" the shopping cart. I had fun running through the house and zapping every germy space.
  • I felt cleaner knowing I was doing some killing.
  • No chemicals were needed.
  • It fits easily in my bag.
  • It works with regular AA batteries.
  • It's also a flashlight.
The bad
  • I was missing a certain "proof". You know how when you wash a dirty toilet, you can "see" that it's been cleaned. I was missing evidence that the germs were killed. Since it uses UV light, I guess I could have tried to sunburn myself with it to prove it was working, but I wasn't willing to risk the burn.
  • It was a little heavy, though not unacceptably heavy. I will definitely bring it with us on any plane trips or doctor visits. In those cases, I think it's worth the effort.
  • I worried about burning my skin and eyes - or more likely my kids skin or eyes. They wanted to use it and knew they couldn't be trusted. UV light just kind of freaks me out.
The Pocket Purifier is $29.95 and is available from Purely Products. Purely products is focused on developing eco-friendly products for clean and healthy living for families. During this review, I was also able to try out one of their other helpful products, The Sunmate.
The Sunmate was an eye-opener for me! I had no idea how intense our northern sun really was. And I had no idea how much of it made it into our car! To my delight, the interior of our home was very well protected against the sun's harmful rays. It even encouraged my husband to use sunscreen (hooray!) on a day he thought "wasn't sunny enough."

One lucky Suburban Jungle reader will get the chance to try the Sunmate themselves - courtesy of Purely Products.

To Enter: Visit Purely Products and leave a comment about something you learned.

Extra Entries:
5 Extra Entries for blogging about this contest
3 Extra Entries for tweeting about this contest (1 extra for daily tweets)
1 Extra Entry for following @Purelyproducts on Twitter
1 Extra Entry for following @suburbanjung on Twitter
1 Extra Entry for being a public google friend connect follower
2 Extra Entries for coming with another location to use the germ killing Pocket purifier

*This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only. It will end on July 29, 2010 at 9:00 PM EST. The winner will be selected by random.org and notified by email. No compensation was received for this review/giveaway. I did receive complimentary products for reviewing purposes.

138 comments:

Anonymous said...

Some of the profits support diaperLove.

Trudy
onlyjustine at yahoo dot com

mverno said...

In 2008, diaperLove, the Knoxville, Tennessee faith-based charity (501c3 non-profit status applied for) was founded to fill the huge service gap to make diapers available to children in need
mverno@roadrunner.com

Frugal Science Gal said...

I learned about some of their other products and i love the ionic lifestyle negative ion generator!!

frugalsciencegal [at] gmail [dot] com

Frugal Science Gal said...

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Frugal Science Gal said...

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Love the MamaBuzz's summer sale with 25% coupon

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following @Purelyproducts on Twitter.

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iPod touch prices said...

following @suburbanjung on Twitter

Sable(atlmuzikfanzinc) said...
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Sable(atlmuzikfanzinc) said...

I learned that this company is a socially responsible.


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Sable(atlmuzikfanzinc) said...

tweeted about this giveaway

http://twitter.com/atlmuzikfanzinc/status/18657347006

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Sable(atlmuzikfanzinc) said...

2-tweeted about this giveaway

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Sable(atlmuzikfanzinc) said...

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Sable(atlmuzikfanzinc) said...

3-tweeted about this giveaway

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Sable(atlmuzikfanzinc) said...

following @suburbanjung on Twitter @atlmuzikfanzinc

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Sable(atlmuzikfanzinc) said...

GFC Follower Ms.Smith

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Sable(atlmuzikfanzinc) said...

Another location to use the germ killing Pocket purifier for a basketball.

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Sable(atlmuzikfanzinc) said...

2-Another location to use the germ killing Pocket purifier for a basketball.

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victoria99 said...

I learned about the Ionic Lifestyle and how when plugged in they disappear.

3Lilacs said...

I learned that have a compact fluorescent lightbulb that helps remove pet odor and dander...

3Lilacs said...

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3Lilacs said...

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3Lilacs said...

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3Lilacs said...

#4 Blog http://3Lilacs.blogspot.com

3Lilacs said...

#5 Blog http://3Lilacs.blogspot.com

3Lilacs said...

#1 tweet
http://twitter.com/3Lilacs/status/18679385235

3Lilacs said...

#2 tweet
http://twitter.com/3Lilacs/status/18679385235

3Lilacs said...

#3 tweet
http://twitter.com/3Lilacs/status/18679385235

3Lilacs said...

Follow Purelyproducts on twitter @3Lilacs

3Lilacs said...

follow suburbanjung on twitter @3Lilacs

3Lilacs said...

#1 You could use the germ killing Pocket purifier on a plane.

3Lilacs said...

21 You could use the germ killing Pocket purifier on a plane.

drmomof2 said...

I learned that the Pocket Purifier sanitizes surfaces and objects with the same UV-C light that sterilizes surgical instruments.

drmomof2 said...
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drmomof2 said...

I follow you on twitter @drmomoftwo (sorry, I made a typo on my last post on my twitter name!)

drmomof2 said...

I follow you on GFC

409cope said...

This company sells eco-friendly products and they feel we all have the responsibility for children who need our help.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

409cope said...

I follow Purelyproducts on twitter as 409cope.

409cope said...

I follow you on twitter as 409cope.

409cope said...

i follow through google friend.

409cope said...

This would be great to use on picnic tables.

409cope said...

I tweeted entry #1-http://twitter.com/409cope/status/18684384688

409cope said...

I tweted entry #2-http://twitter.com/409cope/status/18684384688

409cope said...

I tweeted entry #3-http://twitter.com/409cope/status/18684384688

pansy said...

They recycle. I absolutely need this for road trips.

The NEW Mommiez Blend said...

I learned that a significant percentage of all Purely Products sales at retail and online support diaperLove. I had never heard of DiaperLove and think it sounds like a great cause.

-Chelle

The NEW Mommiez Blend said...

A new place I would use it would be on my toothbrush!

1

-Chelle

The NEW Mommiez Blend said...

A new place I would use it would be on my toothbrush!

2

-Chelle

The NEW Mommiez Blend said...

I'm a GFC follower of course! :)


-Chelle

thishumanscondition said...

I learned that they donate a % of their profits to DiaperLove!
mcbrady 13 at hotmail dot com

thishumanscondition said...

I'm a GFC follower!
mcbrady 13 at hotmail dot com

thishumanscondition said...

Following Purely @chirpandtweet
mcbrady 13 at hotmail dot com

thishumanscondition said...

Following you @chirpandtweet
mcbrady 13 at hotmail dot com

thishumanscondition said...

I would also use it on restaurant high chairs. Yuck!
mcbrady 13 at hotmail dot com

thishumanscondition said...

And I would use it on the steering wheel of my car. Seems like a germ magnet!
mcbrady 13 at hotmail dot com

victoria99 said...

I follow suburban jungle on twitter. I'm @victoria99999

victoria99 said...

I'm a follower of Purely Products. I'm @victoria99999

victoria99 said...

I'm a GFC.

intensev5 said...

I found out that they donate money to the diaperLove organization. Thanks for the chance to win:)

intensev5 said...

Another good place would be to use it on your work desk.

intensev5 said...

Another place would be my cell phone.

Jessica-MomForHim said...

They are having a 25% of sale right now, and if you order 2 products, you get free shipping!

Jessica-MomForHim said...

follow on google

Jessica-MomForHim said...

I didn't read all the entries, but the diaper bag and changing pads could really use this! Even car handles--the possibilities are endless!

Jessica-MomForHim said...

(entry #2)I didn't read all the entries, but the diaper bag and changing pads could really use this! Even car handles--the possibilities are endless!

3Lilacs said...

http://twitter.com/3Lilacs/status/18759103957

Renee G said...

I learned that the Healthy CFL purifies the air and boosts energy and mood while saving energy and reducing CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

Renee G said...

I follow as Renee G on GFC

rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

3Lilacs said...

http://twitter.com/3Lilacs/status/18838946803

spec@live.ca

409cope said...

daily tweet-http://twitter.com/409cope/status/18840409416

Sable(atlmuzikfanzinc) said...

daily tweet

http://twitter.com/atlmuzikfanzinc/status/18897480666

nightowl said...

I learned that the Pocket Purifier has a UV-C bulb effective for 9,000 hours.

nightowl said...

I follow @Purelyproducts on Twitter. @winsome6

nightowl said...

I follow @suburbanjung on Twitter. @winsome6

nightowl said...

#1 Tweet
http://twitter.com/winsome6/status/18909227767

nightowl said...

#2 Tweet
http://twitter.com/winsome6/status/18909227767

nightowl said...

#3 Tweet
http://twitter.com/winsome6/status/18909227767

3Lilacs said...

http://twitter.com/3Lilacs/status/18921004276

spec@live.ca

409cope said...

daily tweet-http://twitter.com/409cope/status/18952869339

The NEW Mommiez Blend said...

I blogged here:

http://thenewmommiezblend.blogspot.com/2010/07/feeling-lucky_19.html

1

-Chelle

The NEW Mommiez Blend said...

I blogged here:

http://thenewmommiezblend.blogspot.com/2010/07/feeling-lucky_19.html

2

-Chelle

The NEW Mommiez Blend said...

I blogged here:

http://thenewmommiezblend.blogspot.com/2010/07/feeling-lucky_19.html

3

-Chelle

The NEW Mommiez Blend said...

I blogged here:

http://thenewmommiezblend.blogspot.com/2010/07/feeling-lucky_19.html

4

-Chelle

The NEW Mommiez Blend said...

I blogged here:

http://thenewmommiezblend.blogspot.com/2010/07/feeling-lucky_19.html

5

-Chelle

3Lilacs said...

https://twitter.com/3Lilacs/status/18991220920

409cope said...

daily tweet-http://twitter.com/409cope/status/19028420460

3Lilacs said...

http://twitter.com/3Lilacs/status/19069513561

409cope said...

daily tweet-http://twitter.com/409cope/status/19215914513

3Lilacs said...

http://twitter.com/3Lilacs/status/19267711822

Jenn S. said...

I learned they have a Pet CFL lightbulb that helps with pet odor and dander.

409cope said...

daily tweet-http://twitter.com/409cope/status/19297457887

3Lilacs said...

http://twitter.com/3Lilacs/status/19344047111

3Lilacs said...

http://twitter.com/3Lilacs/status/19433567853

spec@live.ca

3Lilacs said...

https://twitter.com/3Lilacs/status/19496071309

spec@live.ca

amanda said...

I learned that Purely Products donates a percentage of all company sales to support diaperLove™, a non-profit organization founded to provide diapers and hygiene products to children in need.

macd9900 at gmail dot com

amanda said...

GFC Follower (amanda D.)

macd9900 at gmail dot com

3Lilacs said...

https://twitter.com/3Lilacs/status/19578561190

3Lilacs said...

http://twitter.com/3Lilacs/status/19662755443

AmandaStarr said...

I learned that a portion of all proceeds go to DiaperLove.

AmandaStarr said...

I follow you on GFC. (AmandaStarr)

AmandaStarr said...

I follow you on Twitter. @AmandaStarr

AmandaStarr said...

I follow Purely products on Twitter. @AmandaStarr

washingtonson said...

Main entry: I learned Desktops have almost 21,000 germs per square inch, phones more than 25,000 per square inch (compared to only 49 per square inch on toilet seats). Pocket Purifier™ has a built-in germicidal UV-C lightbulb that deactivates the DNA of bacteria, viruses and other pathogens, destroying their ability to multiply.
wthomas013@gmail.com

washingtonson said...

Tweeted about the giveaway (http://twitter.com/washingtonson)

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3Lilacs said...

http://twitter.com/3Lilacs/status/19747260656

idahomom said...

Healthy CFL lightbulb looks very interesting.

rah267 said...

higgs.rachel at gmail.com
I like healthy CFL

missrantsypants said...

The Sunmate was named best beach tech by Shape in 2009.




clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

tina reynolds said...

they donate to diaperlove thanks for the chance

tina reynolds said...

i follow/subscribe to your blog

FDP 4 Life said...

i learned that purely products says they have responsible products for responsible living
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

FDP 4 Life said...

follower
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FDP 4 Life said...

follower on twitter @fdp4life
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3Lilacs said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/3Lilacs/status/19831461233

Brandi H said...

I learned about their Pet CFL lightbulb that removes smoke, pet dander, dust mites, pollen, etc. from the air. I watched the video, & all i can think is: omg, WHERE DOES IT GO???!!!??

Brandi8787 AT hotmail DOT com

Chrystal said...

I learned that they are eco-friendly.

chrystaljns @ gmail dot com

Chrystal said...

Follow you on Twitter- @chryskay

chrystaljns @ gmail dot com

Chrystal said...

Follow Purely Products on Twitter- @chryskay

chrystaljns @ gmail dot com

Chrystal said...

Follow publicly via Google Friend Connect

chrystaljns @ gmail dot com

Chrystal said...

#1-Tweeted-
http://twitter.com/chryskay/status/19849308560

chrystaljns @ gmail dot com

Chrystal said...

#2-Tweeted-
http://twitter.com/chryskay/status/19849308560

chrystaljns @ gmail dot com

Chrystal said...

#3-Tweeted-
http://twitter.com/chryskay/status/19849308560

chrystaljns @ gmail dot com

MAC Mom said...

I learned that the UV-C bulb effective for 9,000 hours and you can order replacement bulbs.
Jesskaufman at hotmail dot com

MAC Mom said...

i follow on twitter @ Macmomof3

MAC Mom said...

I follow your blog (Mac mom)

MAC Mom said...

I would use it on my son's car seat and the steering wheel.
Jesskaufman at hotmail dot com

MAC Mom said...

#2
Car Seat & steering Wheel
Jesskaufman at hotmail dot com

Ardy22 said...

I learned that they will recycle their product for free if you send the products back to them !

ardy22 at earthlink dot net

Ardy22 said...

tweet 1

http://twitter.com/Ardy22/status/19867291660
ardy22 at earthlink dot net

Ardy22 said...

tweet 2

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Ardy22 said...

tweet 3

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Ardy22 said...

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Ardy22 said...

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Ardy22 said...

It would come in useful to clean the steering wheel in your car. I am sure it has lots of germs

no.1

ardy22 at earthlink dot net

Ardy22 said...

It would come in useful to clean the steering wheel in your car. I am sure it has lots of germs

no.2

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3Lilacs said...

http://twitter.com/3Lilacs/status/19909003796

spec@live.ca

mary said...

Thanks for the linky this will really help me out.

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