August 3, 2011

Hand Washing Fun for Kids: Itzazu Kidz® Chases the Germs Away

ORMOND BEACH, Fla., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As summer draws to a close, two unanticipated seasons are just around the corner: school and flu. While kids may dread school, parents and teachers also dread the thought of "sick day" and "flu shots." The cure? Tropical Seas' Itzazu Kidz® biodegradable hand soaps and sanitizers are a fun, effective way to teach kids how to stay healthier and avoid passing germs around the school yard.

Schools can be a feeding ground for bacteria and viruses. While 4 million children in the U.S. catch the flu every year, over $3 billion is spent on medical costs and parents' work absences. Around the country, classrooms are prepared with posters on proper hand washing techniques and lesson plans to teach children proper hand hygiene to avoid spreading disease.

Parents and teachers alike can also teach children to wash their hands properly in the right amount of time through Itzazu's colorful "Chase the Bead" method. Itzazu soaps come in four colors that contain color beads, and as children scrub their hands the beads burst to change the color of the suds. Much like an experiment, kids are more amused and likely to wash longer as they see the color transformation. Along with this kid-friendly system, Itzazu hand sanitizers kill 99.9% of five bacteria on contact. These sanitizers, as well as the soap, are environmentally friendly and non-toxic.

As an additional bonus for parents and teachers alike, provides interactive resources to teach children germ-free techniques while being engaged in a fun way.

So while kids are having fun chasing these beads around their hands, germs picked up throughout the days are being scrubbed away. Not only do they have fun, but everyone is healthier too. For more information on Itzazu Kidz® please go to and watch a video of the washing method on YouTube.

About Itzazu Kids® and Tropical Seas®

Based in Ormond Beach, Florida, privately held Tropical Seas manufacturers and distributes a comprehensive line of reef safe suncare, bath and body products, kid's care and first aid remedies. Registered trademarks include Itzazu®, O2 Renew® System, Bimini Bronze®, Reef Safe(TM) SunCare by Beach Buff®, Tropical Seas® Bath & Body and Native Tan® Sun care brand. The company is registered as an OTC Drug establishment and is inspected regularly by the FDA and Florida HRS. For more information, visit and

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