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Essential Bath® Cleansing Washcloths

While providing a soothing bathing experience, Essential Bath nourishes and cleanses skin. Our medium weight washcloths are rinse-free and gentle on the skin. There's no need for additional bathing products because each of our cloths is enriched with our unique cleansers and the moisturizers aloe and vitamin E. For added comfort and warmth, simply warm Essential Bath in your microwave.

  • 8 medium-weight washcloths/pack (8" x 8")
  • Rinse-free cleansing & moisturizing
  • Can be warmed in microwave
  • Latex-free
  • #1 Pre-packaged bathing product trusted in US hospitals
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    Clean, Healthy Skin, No Hassles

    Essential Bath provides the ultimate comfort for bathing with the added benefit of eliminating all other products, including water! There's no more need for soap, water, washcloths or even moisturizers. Unlike washcloths, which can be rough and harsh, Essential Bath pre-moistened cloths are ultra-soft, yet thick, and are gentle on even sensitive skin. Regular soaps and water can dry skin, but each cloth of Essential Bath comes soaked in a unique blend of mild, rinse-free cleansers and skin-protecting moisturizers like aloe and vitamin E, leaving skin softer, healthier and smooth to the touch. Our unique formula is hypoallergenic, dermatologist-tested, and pH-balanced for healthy skin.

    Each package of Essential Bath products contains 8 cloths, one for each area of the body. Indulge in a comforting bath while cleansing and moisturizing skin.

    Soothing Warmth in Seconds

    Giving a relaxing, soothing and warm bath is easier than ever, just put Essential Bath packages in the microwave! Unlike basin water, which starts cooling immediately, Essential Bath's insulated package keeps cloths warm throughout the bathing process.

    Ultra-Soft and Durable Washcloths

    You don't have to worry about Essential Bath washcloths not holding up during bathing. Our washcloths have superior strength and durability while being softer than the average laundered washcloth. Essential Bath provides a stronger and easier alternative to ordinary thin, flimsy wipes that can tear during bathing.

    Don't Catch the Basin Bug

    If you've spent the night in the hospital, you've probably used an unassuming pale pink, yellow, or blue bath basin. What you may not know about these basins is that they can easily become contaminated with bacteria and can lead to infection.

    Prepackaged bathing helps eliminate the basin and its associated contamination risks. In fact, 95% of hospital nurses surveyed agreed that prepackaged bathing is a cleaner and potentially safer method than basin bathing1. A separate survey found that 86% of infection control professionals recognize that the bath basin is a potential safety risk1. One published medical study took samples from 1,103 basins in 88 hospitals and found that 100% of the participating hospitals had basins that tested positive for bacteria2. Here are some of the bacteria they found:

    • Staphylococcus, the bacteria associated with Staph infections
    • VRE, a bacteria resistant to several antibiotics
    • MRSA, also known as the"superbug"3
    Contact with these bacteria can lead to serious infections. Comfort and Essential Bath ? washcloths eliminate the contamination risk by eliminating the need for basins. Each Essential Bath cloth provides high quality, pre-moistened cloths. Now you can bathe in the comfort of your own home.

    Hassle-Free Bathing

    when using Essential Bath, you don't need multiple bathing supplies or the need for a water source, which eliminates the risk of getting someone with limited mobility into a tub or shower. Essential Bath eliminates the need for soap, water, washcloths and moisturizers

    What is pH-balanced?

    The pH scale ranges from 0-14 and measures how acidic or basic a substance is. Normal, healthy skin has a pH between 4.5 to 5.5. Most deodorant bar soaps have a pH between 9.5 to 12.0, a difference in pH that can be harsh on the skin, leaving it dry and altering the skin pH level. All Essential Bath? products have pH levels between 4.7 to 4.9, well within the range of healthy skin.

    What is Skin Check??

    Skin Check is a peel off guide that comes on every package of Sage Essential Bath? products to help monitor and report changes in skin condition. It was originally designed to improve communication in hospitals, but can be used by caretakers at any level to promote routine skin care.

    Essential Bath Washcloths vs. ordinary wipes

    Essential Bath Cleansing Washcloths Ordinary wipes Comfort Bath Washcloths
    Essential Bath Washcloths
    Ordinary Wipes
    Ordinary flimsy wipes

    Replaces full body bath



    ? ?

    Thick washcloth




    Stays warm during the entire bathing process


    Clinically tested


    Warm and comforting


    Easy 1-step bathing

    Purified water (aqua), methylpropanediol, glycerin, tetrasodium glutamate diacetate, decyl glucoside, phenoxyethanol, polysorbate 20, citric acid, benzoic acid, dehydroacetic acid, ethylhexylglycerin, simethicone, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), aloe barbadensis leaf, fragrance (parfum).

    Cellulose Fiber/
    Polyester (PET) Fiber
    8 x 8 inches

    • Peel open label without removing.
    • Skin Check? Guide may be set aside for later use.
    • Warm package no longer than 30 seconds.
    • Since microwave wattage varies, adjust heating time accordingly.
    • Reseal label to retain warmth.
    • Discard immediately if washcloths are dry.
    • May also be used at room temperature or warmed in a Comfort Personal Cleansing Warmer.
    If there is any indication washcloths are excessively hot, do not use. Remember, gloves diminish your sensitivity to heat. Closely monitor heat level with infants, unresponsive or skin-sensitive individuals.

    Use one washcloth for each area of the body then discard. Package for individual use only. DO NOT FLUSH CLOTHS IN TOILET.
    1. Face, Neck, Chest
    2. Right Arm/Axilla
    3. Left Arm/Axilla
    4. Perineum

    5. Right Leg
    6. Left Leg
    7. Back
    8. Buttocks
    Bathing Diagram

    Basin Baths (Sponge Baths) - Potentially Harmful

    The basin bath (sponge bath) is a common bathing practice performed both in hospitals and the home. But a recent study shows that 98% of basins tested at several sites were contaminated with bacteria, including the "superbug" MRSA. 1

    Skin Check? Promotes Communication

    Our Skin Check Guide makes it easy to monitor and report any changes in patient skin condition, improving communication between all levels of caregivers and promotes routine skin care.

    References: 1. Results from survey conducted at APIC 2010. Data on file. 2. Marchaim D, et al., Hospital bath basins are frequently contaminated with multi-drug resistant human pathogens. Poster presented at SHEA 21st Annual Scientific Meeting, April 2011. 3. Johnson D, Lineweaver, Maze L, Patients' bath basins as potential sources of infection: a multicenter sampling study, AJCC, Vol 18, No 1, Jan 2009.

    Overall Customer Rating of 91 Reviews:
    St. Louis

    This cleansing product is pH balanced.

    • Quality
    This product is easy to use, no rinsing needed. No skin irritation.

    Very pleased.

    Thank you .


    Roanoke, VA

    Personal Cleanliness

    • microwaveable
    • re sealable pkg.
    • very convenient
    • none found yet
    This product helps create that "clean and fresh" feeling and can be used any time or place. Great for when you just need to get a little sweat off your face and arms after a small task or you can't get your legs high enough to safely take a complete shower. If your looking for that something to use occasionally or on a regular basis, I highly recommend you trying this. Not too expensive, works great, can be microwaved and the package re seals to keep remaining cloths fresh.



    • Cleans well does what it says on the pac
    • Make cloth thinner to be more manageable
    As a caregiver using the bathing cloths on the individual that I serve. These cloths effectively clean and picks up the dead skin cells every well. This is Amazing! If I could think of any con I would say maybe make a more thinner not too thin cloth so it's more manageable in the hand when using.

    Patient care

    Product is really great and refreshing.

    Essential bath cleansing washcloths

    This is the best product on the market! I’m taking care of my

    Mother in hospice at home around the clock, these washcloths are wonderful for bathing and clean ups. The smell is so refreshing and they are like a real fabric washcloth. My mother is reminded of my dad who passed 15years ago so the smell is relaxing for her.

    The packaging makes the washcloths always wet and fresh they have a foam like wrap inside each package . I can rinse and reuse sometimes. The price is very reasonable compared to some like products but these are better than anything I have found on the

    market. Thank you for a wonderful washcloth.

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