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Our Story



Getting your kids to maintain a healthy, daily hygiene routine is not always easy, especially if your child has sensory triggers. As parents, we know that proper, consistent hand washing for at least 20 seconds with warm water is critical in keeping our kids, family and community safe. So we, the One Fun™ Company founders, rethought the whole getting dirty/getting clean scenario from a kid’s point of view. 

Hi, I'm Alli DiVincenzo. When my son was young, my husband and I struggled to get him to wash his hands properly after school and before dinner. He loved playing with water beads, slime, and anything popping or tactile, but washing up with hand soap was a struggle. I knew I wasn't alone. Kids want to have fun, even while doing mundane personal care routines. This is when the "aha moment" hit. I couldn’t change my kid, but I could change his soap! And so, the idea for SPLATZ was born. This naturally fun hand soap starts with a surprising SPLAT! that makes washing up a treat instead of a task.

Since my background is graphic and kids product design, not soap chemistry, I twirled the ol' rolodex and connected with Boston-based scientists Jeff Karp, PhD and Yuhan Lee, PhD. With young kids of their own, they loved the idea, and together we began developing our unique formula in our kitchens after hours. Though we started from a kid-centric point of view, we knew we wanted a product that worked as hard as it played. It also had to look good, smell good, and use clean, natural ingredients. Because we care about the environment (almost) as much as we care about our kids, it had to be biodegradable and packed in reusable or recyclable jars. All told, it was a tall, daunting order. After many fails and quiet lulls, we had a shelf-stable prototype ready to beta-test with kids and families in January of 2020.

Skreeeeeech. Halt. Stop. The pandemic hit us all at once in March of 2020. With school moved to online and strict social distancing mandates, the simple act of washing one’s hands had taken on a new importance, and on a global scale. Our new popping hand soap formula delighted both kids and parents. Kids used sample bottles enthusiastically. Parents gave us feedback. The one thing we knew was that kids wanted "more, more, more!" 

Over the next several months we prepped and opened our own One Fun Lab in New England, hired a fantastic young crew of lab workers and built this website. On November 21, 2020 we launched made-by-hand SPLATZ! After many iterations and improvements, the product you receive today is color-stable, scent improved and just as effective at killing germs and viruses as day one. 

Meet the One Fun Crew

Our first hire was recent University of Delaware grad Bryce Cushing. With a triple threat major/minor in Mechanical Engineering, Biomechanical Engineering and Business Administration we got right to work building everything about the One Fun Company from formula, to packaging, fulfillment, management and customer service. Shortly thereafter Bryce brought on board one of his closest friends who has become one of our star employees - Matthew Golden.  With a degree in Ocean Sciences from the University of Rhode Island, Matt helped share and define our core values including protecting the environment. Since Matt and Bryce started making SPLATZ by hand, an arduous process, they were eagerly determined to scale the process. By bringing another Framingham, Massachusetts super-star on board Ian Bellerose, the team put our heads together and built a one-of-a-kind SPLATZ making machine. Ian's computer science expertise from the University of Arizona, allowed us to design and 3D print many of the parts right here in the lab. Over our first year in business we were blessed by other key Crew members such as Jong Wook, Melissa, Lorinda, Linnea, and Allison. 

One Fun Crew

Now that it’s in your hands. 

We hope when you try SPLATZ it makes your kids giggle and your life as a parent easier. Please send us your feedback so we can keep getting better to crew@onefun.com.

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