That’s a pretty awesome name isn’t it? Professor Scrubbington’s Emporium of Clean. I don’t remember kids’ toiletries being quite so funky when I was small. Wasn’t it just Matey or nothing? I did love a bit of Matey though, but who didn’t? I can smell it now.
Still, things move on, times change. Now it’s not enough just to rinse your kids under a cold tap once a week, you have to actually care about what you put on their skin. Apparently. Everything in Professor Scrubbington’s range is designed with this in mind, so the hand wash, body wash, shampoo and conditioner are all free from parabens and SLS.
(That’s Sodium Lauryl Sulphate for all you parents thinking ‘who? Weren’t they on X Factor?’ No, that’s JLS.)
It’s not just the products that are cool, the packaging that our goodies arrived in was pretty awesome too. I’ve saved the box in fact for when I have an unexpected third child – a son – and I need to make a crap birthday present look much better than it actually is. (Not that something from Professor Scrubbington’s would be a crap present of course, but you know what I mean.)
Belle’s best bit was that everything comes out as a foam, because let’s be honest, foam is fun isn’t it? You don’t hear of any Ibiza nightclubs holding ‘slighty runny gel shampoo parties’ now do you? No. Plus, as the Prof points out, foam is much easier to throw at your brother or sister in the bath. Top tip: you do need to give the bottles a good firm squeeze to activate the foam.
Next time you’re in the market for some toiletries or a gift idea, check out Professor Scrubbington’s Emporium of Clean.