Wash Without Water

The ideal alternative for traditional water & soap wash.


Abena’s wet wash gloves are the best alternative for providing a full and comfortable bath to bedridden patients and other people who are not able to get a traditional water and soap bath. They have been especially developed for nursing home individuals as well as home care and hospital patients. Abena’s Wash without Water solutions enable a full and comfortable body wash with non-rinse cleansing products such as wet wash gloves, shampoo cap for waterless hair wash, bed bath wipes, washing foam and much more.

A waterless bath with Abena’s wet wash gloves saves time and effort as there is no need to use water, soap or to rinse and dry the basin afterwards, and allows a more ergonomic position for the caregivers while washing a bedridden patient. Furthermore, non-rinse cleaners are associated with less skin conditions as IAD (Incontinence Associated Dermatitis).

The ingredients of the wet wash glove are more hygienic and  gentler on the skin than soap and water. Our wet wash gloves are:

  • Dermatologically tested
  • Free of allergens
  • Free of perfume and preservatives
  • Free of alcohol, parabens and allergens
  • Without phenoxyethanol

The savings have been documented by a 3-year study at Radboud University in the Netherlands. The study of washing without water was carried out in 56 nursing home wards and with 500 nursing home residents.

Schoonhoven L, van Gaal BG, Teerenstra S, Adang E, van der Vleuten C, van Achterberg T. Cost-consequence analysis of "washing without water" for nursing home residents: a cluster randomized trial. Int J Nurs Stud. 2015 Jan;52(1):112-20. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2014.08.001. Epub 2014 Aug 10.(External link).

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