Washing your hands frequently will always be a must. The past year has shown us the importance of being cautious in your coming and going, as germs can spread easily within surfaces in the home and out. Whether you're worried about public spaces, the school year quickly approaching for your children, how to host guests, or heading back to the office—there are so many unknowns. What we are sure of is that feeling safe and at peace in your home is key. And it's about to get a lot easier to do that stylishly.
Enter Shimmy, the sleek hand sanitizer dispenser that will blend in with any aesthetic. The brand launched today, bringing functionality, style, sustainability, and cleanliness to your door. "I wish I could have had these products all along, but the experience of watching single-use plastic accumulate during COVID catalyzed this vision from an idea into reality," explains founder Ashley Wayman. "My hope for the launch is that we can begin the process of changing the story around hand sanitizer from one that's all about killing germs and being cold and sterile to one that's about enabling the life we love (mess and all!) without compromising our values."
Though washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds is the best way to say goodbye to germs, using hand sanitizer is a must-have step to your daily routine. The Shimmy actually complements the personal style of your home without requiring yellow caution tape warnings. Set the modern dispenser on a flat surface, like your vanity mirror, or wall-mount it next to the front door.
"Shimmy products can be styled to blend in when you want them to blend in, or stand out when you want them to be a focal point, providing a pop of color or a friendly 'hello," says Wayman.
The planet-friendly essential retails at $74 and is available in three neutral colorways and three fragrance options for the sanitizer. Your first unit will include your cartridge of sanitizer, but when you're all out, you can purchase the refill cartridges for $18. Each cartridge holds a 70% plant-based ethyl alcohol gel formulation that leaves hands feeling soft and not sticky. The hydrating Shimmy sanitizer lasts for over 500 doses, which cuts single-use plastic waste significantly. Notably, Shimmy Home is plastic and carbon neutral, as the brand partners with Climate Neutral and Plastic Bank to offset our carbon emissions and plastic footprint. Bonus: if you thrive on creativity, Wayman suggests sprucing the Shimmy's surface with vinyl wallpaper.
"It's so important to me that everyone can experience the joys of everyday life—messy hands, hugs, welcoming guests—while still being responsible and proud of their homes," Wayman says.
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