Washing your BFF (Best Friend Forever)

My son received a beautiful and snuggly blue bear when he was born almost 8 years ago.  He was appropriately named “Blue Bear” and became a life long friend to my son.  Blue Bear has been a night-time companion, confidant, and ghost-buster.  He goes to most sleep-overs, has been a hit at many show-and-tells and pajama days at school, and he has occasionally managed to escape to the park for play dates.   As you can appreciate, he has had several baths (each under close supervision by my son) and I thought I’d take a few minutes to demonstrate how your child’s BFF can easily be laundered with Eucalan.


1st:  Pour a teaspoon of Eucalan into a basin and add tepid water.


BFF sink

2nd:  Add bear and submerse into the water and bubbles.


BFF soak

3rd: Allow bear to soak for 10-15 minutes to soften dirt and grime.


BFF sitting

4th:  I then took a soft tooth brush and gently brushed in small circles all over Blue Bear.  I even put some Eucalan full strength on the tooth brush and worked away at Blue Bear’s nose and tummy which were particularly dirty.


5:  Put bear in washing machine and turn dial to spin.  Spin water out.  Alternatively, remove bear from water and squeeze out excess.  Roll in clean dry towel to get out even more water.


6: I chose to hang Blue Bear to dry and then fluffed him briefly in the dryer afterwards.


BFF drying


Although Blue Bear will never be “good as new”.  His gentle baths in Eucalan will keep him soft and as clean as possible, extending the life span of my son’s beloved BFF. 


We’d love to hear about your BFF laundering stories.  Include a picture if you have one!


– Submitted by Tabatha

Does this get your attention?

After many requests from retailers over the years we've come out with our new Point Of Purchase display.  We're very proud of our newest edition and will start rolling them out to stores early this summer.  It's an attractive countertop unit and holds an assortment of our entire line of Eucalan products – including No Rinse Delicate Wash in all scents and sizes and On The Go Clothing Care which consists of our stain treating towelettes and "peel & pat" lint remover sheets.  Actually, we think it's quite pretty!  The graphics are soft and soothing and when the POP is fully stocked it looks so lovely.  We're encouraging retailers to carry the full line of Eucalan because many stores carry only certain sizes or scents – whatever is their personal favourite.  Sometimes it takes a customer to request something specific in order for the store to consider carrying anything else.  Now we'll be seeing a wider assortment available in more stores and the POP is expected to draw more attention to the product.

Recently we placed two prototypes in local stores.  Tabatha was in fine form setting up the POP's which is good since I brought along my camera!  First stop is John M. Hall in Paris, Ontario.  They're our local linen store and a big attraction for visitors to our beautiful town.  Hall's is in a great old building with creaky wooden floors and a great view of the Grand River from the back of the store.

JMH sign 

Isn't this an awesome door?!

JMH door 

Tabatha hard at work…

JMH starting 

JMH singles 

JMH finished 

Next we're off to Nina-Brie in neighbouring Brantford.  This is the place for fine ladies fashions.  Actually it's where I purchased my first Linda Lundstrom LaParka about 14 years ago!  It's a gorgeous periwinkle blue and looks like new thanks to caring for it with Eucalan.

NB sign 

There seems to be a theme here…Tabatha's hard at work and I'm…taking pictures…

NB Tab 

…and shopping…

NB clothes 

Et voila!  The finished display…

NB pop