Holiday Horrors – Don't let sickness and diarrhoea ruin your travel plans


Travelling can expose us all to a variety of different germs, and sometimes more than our body is used to. Hotel rooms, guest houses and caravans can be full of bacteria if they are not cleaned adequately between guests. Scientists have discovered that people with colds can spread the virus to almost everything they touch, even if they stay for just one night.

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With high volumes of travellers passing through airports, and hundreds or thousands of people staying within close proximity in popular summer holiday resorts, bacteria that cause coughs, colds, sore throats, sickness and diarrhoea can spread like lightening. Bacteria can live for days on surfaces and clothing, and is easily contracted if the face, nose or mouth is touched. Not washing hands properly can have unpleasant consequences.

Sickness bugs can be caused by many different organisms including bacteria such as E. coli and Salmonella, parasites such as Giardia, and viruses such as norovirus – highly contagious and travels fast among a large number of people in a small area. All these organisms are spread through the faecal/oral route (eating/drinking contaminated food/water or contact between the mouth and dirty hands, cups, plates etc). Sickness and diarrhoea can ruin a holiday that people have looked forward to and worked hard for all year. Extreme outbreaks of norovirus have also seen hotels close their doors and cancel guest holidays.

Travel Math tested frequently touched surfaces in nine hotel rooms and discovered some horrifying results. Results are displayed in colony-forming units (CFUs) – the number of viable bacteria cells within a sample.

1. Bathroom Work surface – 1,288,817 CFU/sq. in.

2. Remote Control – 1,211,687 CFU/sq. in.

3. Desk – 604,907 CFU/sq. in.

4. Phone –4,252 CFU/sq. in.

When water is not available, or questionable in quality, often the only solution is alcohol based sanitisers or wipes, which have their own drawbacks. However now there is a solution for the perfect healthy travelling companion. Aquaint, is a breakthrough completely natural sanitiser to keep you healthy and fighting fit during your stay, and works in exactly the same way our body does to kill bacteria instantly, with a NATURAL ACID (Hypochlorous Acid) that is produced in the human body to fight bacteria and germs, providing its anti-bacterial properties. Once the germs have been killed, Aquaint becomes just natural water, so safe it can be ingested. Many overseas destinations often do not have the same cleanliness and hygiene standards as we are used to in the UK so bacteria can be even more plentiful. Travellers and holidaymakers should also be wary of water cleanliness abroad. Water standards differ country to country and can be highly contaminated in some locations. Therefore, fruits and vegetables can be unsafe to eat if thay have been washed in local water supplies. As Aquaint is 100% natural, Passed official UK Drinking Water tests and safe to ingest, it is brilliant for cleaning fruit and vegetables where water supply may not be safe to drink. The handy 50ml size is perfect for traveling so pop it in your beach bag and avoid nasty stomach bugs during your travels.

                                                                        Minimize risk of getting ill on holiday with Aquaint


Aquaint, 100% natural sanitising water, can keep you safe on your Summer travels this year. Aquaint is completely unique – as its only two ingredients are water and natural acid (Hypochlorous Acid) that is found in the human body to fight bacteria and germs. The sanitiser mimics the body's immune system so it is completely 

safe even when ingested, yet is powerful enough to kill 99.9% of bacteria including E Coli and Norovirus.

Aquaint is an excellent multi-tasker that can be used for far more than just sanitizing hands. This is your holiday 'must have' and will keep bugs at bay during your stay. Use it to clean absolutely anything in your hotel room, restaurant table, sun loungers, hands, face – anything that you come into contact with. As Aquaint is safe enough to drink, it can be used to clean fruit and vegetables, giving travellers that extra piece of mind and keeping them healthy on holiday.

Whereas the harsh chemicals and toxics founds in alcohol-based sanitizers can dry and crack the skin, leaving hands sore and more exposed to germs with frequent use, AQUAINT can be used as often as needed during the day without affecting the skin's natural pH level.

Since the product went on sale in the UK, its makers have been inundated with positive comments from customers, healthcare professionals and allergy sufferers who now regularly use the spray in their own homes and surgeries.

It can be used anywhere at anytime and, whilst most popular as a cleanser, the spray has been known to be very effective on cold sores and can even be used as a mouth freshener to combat the bacteria that causes bad breath.

What makes it different?

 No alcohol, fragrances, preservatives or harmful chemicals such as Triclosan, Benzalkonium Chloride (BAC), Triethanolamine, Parabens, Phthalates, Sodium Laurel Sulphate (SLS)
 Won't dry out or irritate the skin
 Doesn't need to be rinsed off
 Gentle, powerful and extremely safe
 Harmless if swallowed yet powerful enough to destroy even the most dangerous of germs and bacteria including E. Coli and Norovirus
 Multiple uses at home, out and about and whilst travelling
 Can be used by children without adult supervision
 As safe as drinking water

Where can it be used?

 On hands and skin (for all members of the family from birth)
 On hard and soft surfaces, e.g. cutlery, tables, toilet seats, toys
 To clean make-up brushes and equipment
 On surfaces that come into contact with the mouth e.g: toothbrushes, soothers, feeding bottles and even food (e.g. fruit, meat, fish etc.)
 Where water is not easily or readily available to clean items


 Endorsed by Allergy UK as an allergy friendly product
 Passed official UK Drinking Water tests, making it the safest sanitizer available on the high street, so safe that children can use

Where can you buy Aquaint?

Aquaint can be purchased in Boots, Mothercare, Ocado, Babies R Us, NCT, Amazon, Jojo Maman Bebe, Vital Baby and online at
Available in 50ml (perfect for airplane carry-on), £2.49 and 500ml, £4.99