Anti-bacterial and odour-fighting spray for reusable masks
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If you’re among those Canadians who still mask up for whatever reason, whether by choice or as mandated — this is for you.
And if you opt for reusable, cloth masks you have, no doubt, at some point faced the stink of your own coffee breath or nasty reminders of that garlic-laden lunch bouncing back at you.
Here’s some news you can use.
PurLif, a three-person Toronto-based business which officially launched in 2021, created a hygiene spray to use daily to keep things fresh behind your mask.
The brand also offers essential oil sprays to, literally, clear the air while adding all the soothing elements that come with a dose of something like lavender or citrus.
The made-in-Canada spray contains Microsilver BG (an effective, natural antimicrobial) and it is cruelty-free and does not contain alcohol, sulphates or parabens.
There is the option to customize the hygiene spray scent with essential oils like lemon, lavender, orange or peppermint. Mix and match if that’s your thing or if you want something unscented, the original formula is for you.
Go here for advice from the Government of Canada’s public health experts — COVID-19 mask use: Advice for community settings
A recap on where to find masks cloth masks online
Stylish: Knix ($10) has a fun collection of masks in several colours and patterns, from tie-dye to lace print and flowered. Their FreshFix Air Masks are triple-layer and offer 99 per cent bacterial filtration. They’re designed to provide a secure seal.
Fun: Four colourful bandana-print style masks plus two lanyards ($24.99). These reusable, three-layer masks get great reviews from Amazon shoppers. The adjustable nose clip is said to create a snug fit and prevent glasses from fogging up
Fancy: Three-pack organic cotton face masks ($45). These check a lot of boxes. They are made with organic cotton, come with a pretty storage bag and every mask means a contribution of 15 per cent net profits goes to United Nations Women’s global programs to support and protect women on the frontlines of COVID-19. We approve.