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Cleaner Hands, Fewer Germs, Healthier Kids.  Cleans Hands Over 3X Better Than Ordinary Washing. Endorsed by Pediatricians.
Cleaner Hands, Fewer Germs, Healthier Kids. Cleans Hands Over 3X Better Than Ordinary Washing. Endorsed by Pediatricians.
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INTRODUCING SCRUB BUGS ...

Invented by a Mom to help keep her kids healthier throughout the year, Scrub Bugs are creating an entirely new category of healthy hygiene for kids.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hands are the #1 carriers of sickness causing germs.  Despite this, kids don't actually wash their hands well enough to remove all the germs.  

Scrub Bugs to the rescue!!!  

Scrub Bugs make hand washing both more effective and more fun. They are the new critical component to every kid's hygiene routine.

Clean Hands Over 3X Better

Scrub Bugs are proven in independent lab tests to clean hands OVER 3X BETTER than ordinary hand washing - even in tricky places like between fingers, in grooves, and under nails.   

Develop Healthier Hand Washing Habits

Real life in-use tests prove that kids wash their hands more often, with more pressure, and for longer with Scrub Bugs.

THE SCRUB BUGS DIFFERENCE  ...

Inspired by the sponge and bristle brush that surgeons use to scrub-up before surgery, Scrub Bugs have an innovative hand washing surface that better lathers soap and creates a gentle yet targeted friction during scrubbing to help remove even the most stubborn germs. 

SCRUB BUGS ARE FUN AND EASY TO USE ...

OUR MISSION ...

Healthy, Happy, Hands-On Lives

Scrub Bugs strives to empower all kids to live happy, healthy, hands-on lives by improving hand washing effectiveness around the world. Effective hand washing is proven to save lives, reduce school absenteeism, and promote active engagement in life by helping to prevent diseases like colds, flu, diarrhea, and acute respiratory infections. 

OUR JOURNEY ... 

Scrub Bugs have been a labor of love for over two years now.  My “aha” moment came when watching my daughter brush her teeth.  Using a tool to brush her teeth made all the difference.  Why don’t we use a tool to clean our hands?  Surgeons – the best hand washers in the world – use a tool to help rid their hands of dirt and germs.  Why not kids?

Thousands of hand washes and hundreds of prototypes later the first Scrub Bug was born.     

I am so very fortunate to have an amazing team, test panel of active kids, and passionate parents who have dedicated their time (and their hands) to helping me develop a product that truly makes a difference.

In order to take the final step and launch Scrub Bugs into the world, I need your help in raising $25,000. This support will be used to optimize tooling and to help fund the first full run of production.        

YOUR REWARD ... 

Your support of Scrub Bugs will always be rewarded. Just pick the reward that's right for you.   

Risks and challenges

We are passionate about our mission and our product. Although challenges will most certainly arise along the way, we are confident we will overcome them when they do.

1. Our Experience:
The Scrub Bugs team has a great deal of experience in successfully bringing new products to market for both Fortune 500 companies and start-up ventures. We know there are ups and downs, but we also know there are always creative solutions to be found.

2. Research and Validation:
The consumer is our guiding light. We have spent 2 years watching kids wash their hands with our product. We have developed prototypes, tested them, listened to feedback, and optimized the design. We have also worked with an independent lab to measure and verify that Scrub Bugs truly make a significant difference.

3. Manufacturing: We have an amazing manufacturing partner. Tooling development and testing have begun and off tool samples have been produced. We have worked through all issues identified to date and are well prepared for the final tool optimization and a successful first full production run.

4. Personal Commitment: This product is our passion and we have invested a significant amount of time and money into bringing it to life. If we run into an issue, we will not give up. We will quickly communicate what it is and our plan to resolve it.

We are thankful to have backers like you as we continue on our mission to empower kids to live happy, healthy, hands-on lives.

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    BACK OUR MISSION - Empowering kids to live happy, healthy, hand-on lives is reward enough. Your support will be forever appreciated and a heartfelt thank you e-mail will follow.

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    ADOPT A SCRUB BUG -
    Get scrubbing by adopting a Scrub Bug for a little loved one in your life. It's a small price to pay for a lifetime of good hand washing habits. Includes U.S. shipping and handling.

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    BECOME A SCRUB BUG EARLY ADOPTER -
    Adopt a Scrub Bug for a little loved one in your life and receive it before anyone else. These special Scrub Bugs will be shipped from the first production trial run which means supplies will be limited. Includes U.S. shipping and handling.

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    GET A SCRUB BUG FAMILY PACK - Ensure all your little loved ones are equipped to stay healthier throughout the year by adopting Scrub Bugs for your entire family. This pack contains 3 Scrub Bugs along with 3 "Germs Bug Off" sticker sets. Includes U.S. shipping and handling.

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    BE THE FIRST ON THE BLOCK TO GET A SCRUB BUG FAMILY PACK -
    Empower your little loved ones to stay healthier throughout the year as soon as possible by being among the first to adopt Scrub Bugs for your entire family. This pack contains 3 Scrub Bugs along with 3 "Germs Bug Off" sticker sets. These special Scrub Bugs will be shipped from the first production trial run which means supplies will be limited. Includes U.S. shipping and handling.

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    GET A SCRUB BUG FAMILY AND FRIENDS PACK - Keep both your kids and their friends healthy by providing Scrub Bugs for the entire gang. This pack contains 10 Scrub Bugs along with 10 "Germs Bug Off" sticker sets. Includes U.S. shipping and handling.

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    PROVIDE SCRUB BUGS TO A SCHOOL OR DAYCARE CLASS - Keep the little ones you know learning and active by providing a school or daycare with up to 20 Scrub Bugs. You can either choose the organization or we can choose one for you and let you know where your Scrub Bugs were adopted. You can also have these shipped directly to you. Includes U.S. shipping and handling.

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    TAKE OVER AN ENTIRE SCHOOL GRADE OR DAYCARE WITH SCRUB BUGS - Keep the little ones you know learning and active by providing an entire school grade or daycare with up to 45 Scrub Bugs. You can either choose the organization or we can choose one for you and let you know where your Scrub Bugs were adopted. You can also have these shipped directly to you. Includes U.S. shipping and handling.

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    BECOME A LIFETIME SCRUB BUG SPONSOR - Empowering kids to live happy, healthy, hands-on lives is truly a mission worth supporting. Be listed on the Scrub Bugs site as a founding sponsor and be the first to receive all new products launched as well as key updates. Includes worldwide shipping and handling.

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