Monday, August 24, 2009

Clean and Green

Even without the swine flu scare, one should always be extra careful when it comes to places (and items) that are prone to bacteria and germ growth. It seems washing your hands with soap and water is not enough. Hospitals highly recommend 70% solution of alcohol to clean your hands and kill bacteria.

But what to do when you’re in an area full that’s prone to make you sweat like at the gym doing your workouts, yoga or pilates? As you all know, sweat attracts dirt, which brings with it bacteria. Young entrepreneur Sydney C. Go saw the need fill in this demand, and put up Sevà Service just for this goal: “Ever since I can remember, during trips abroad with my family, I see myself drawn to cleaning agents. Perhaps, it has something to do with me being OC (Obsessive-Compulsive). I’ve always wanted to have a clean and green lifestyle, and figured it had to start with me.”

Sevà Service is a pretty young company, which started late 2008 with its star product, the Mat and Towel Refresher. It was initially used on mats, towels, and clothing before, during and after workouts or any activity that involves heavy sweating. But Go realized that there’s so much more you can do with her star product: “It’s a multi-tasking lifestyle product. It’s not just for people who do a certain sport, or exercise. It’s for a lifestyle you have chosen—so it blends with your needs, making life so much cleaner. It is also something you choose to adapt. From men to women, to children, Sevà understands your needs and is constantly coming up with products to fit varied lifestyles.”

With the overwhelming response of the public to Go’s Mat and Towel Refresher, she was inspired to come up with another product: the Sevà Athletic Wear Wash that was just launched earlier this week. It’s perfect for washing your sports gear as it banishes odor, eliminates stains and is color-safe, too! The Spring Bouquet scent is an added plus; and can be used for both hand and machine washes that makes this anti-bacterial wash a must-have for every household.

Oh, and did we mention that both products are environment-friendly and non-toxic? Sevà uses plant-derived ingredients to make sure its safe on skin, even for babies!

Sevà Mat and Towel Refresher, P350

To use: Just spray on the area you want, and leave it to air dry after each washing. You may spray on mats and towels before and after each use. For clothing: spray before you wear your clothes, before you do your daily exercise. You can also use it to spray on your body as an energizing booster (has a zesty lemon scent) when needed.

Sevà Atheltic Wear Wash, 300ml pouch for P 195; and 600ml pouch for P 295

To use: HAND WASH: Mix 10ml SEVA Athletic Wear Wash with 30ml water. Wash soiled garments. Let it sit for a time, then rinse. Lay garment flat away from direct sunlight. MACHINE WASH: Mix 30ml SEVA Athletic Wear Wash with 60ml water. Combine garments with other load. Rinse. Lay garment flat away from direct sunlight.

Tip: Best to keep the athletic wear in a mesh bag to prevent pilling (rubbing of fabric with other fabric).

* Sevà Mat and Towel Refresher is available at Aura Athletica in Power Plant Mall, Certified Calm at Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Pulse Yoga Studio Greenhills and Makati, Sundar Bikram Yoga in Connecticut. Sevà Athletic Wear Wash is available at Aura Athletica and Moana in Power Plant Mall.

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