Regaining independence in personal hygiene with FreshWipes

Struggling to Shower?  You’re not alone…FreshWipes can help you regain independence in the home and on the go.

If you have a disability or illness which makes it difficult for you to move around, you might have tried various ways to independently care for yourself so that you don’t have to rely on others as much.

Personal care is one of the areas in which many FreshWipes customers say they like to remain independent to guarantee privacy and maintain dignity.   However, if you’re struggling to get to the bathroom or shower, or are worried about slipping and falling, then you might be concerned about how to stay clean and fresh and remove body odour.


If you have been struggling in this area, you’ve probably tried many different ways to wash yourself including carrying around pots of water and flannels or using baby wipes.

There’s nothing wrong with either solution, but it can be tiresome to balance at a sink and use a flannel to wash, as well as the problem of keeping a large supply of freshly washed flannels on hand.  If you have arthritis or other joint problems in your hands, it can be hard work wringing out flannels and removing all soap lather afterwards.

FreshWipes customers have tried many brands of baby items in the past, but many are far too small, dry and thin to clean an adult’s body effectively and they often end up tearing or breaking. They also note that due to the small size, they end up using over 10 wipes and never really felt clean afterwards. 

Baby wipes also don’t contain anything to remove the bacteria that cause body odour. Body odour is caused by bacteria which are naturally present on the skin multiplying and releasing a smelly aroma.


FreshWipes body wipes are different. Sold in packs of 12 extra-large and biodegradable wipes measuring 12 by 8 inches, they are both wet enough and thick enough to ensure that one wipe gives a full body clean.

Simply take one antibacterial and coconut scented wipe out of the packet and use it to clean your body starting with the cleanest areas first and working your way down to the dirtiest or grubbiest areas last. FreshWipes are fully biodegradable, but must not be flushed as they are too big and thick, so please dispose of carefully in the bin or composter. You can safely use the wipes on your whole body, avoiding the eyes.

You can buy a pack at for only £4 including free delivery using code ABILITY20 to get 20% off your first order.  Alternatively call 01323 724258 and FreshWipes friendly staff can help you on the phone. 

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