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March 12, 2020
If you’ve checked the news or social media lately, you know that #coronavirus is trending. We may not be experts on the facts of this virus (is it an epidemic? just a flu? should we quarantine and stockpile?) but we know a thing or two about hand washing!
Washing your hands often is very important, but what you use might be even more important. The CDC states that “soap and water are more effective than hand sanitizers” especially when hands are visibly greasy or dirty. But before you make a decision to return the 92 value size bottles of hand sanitizer you loaded up on for some store-bought soap, let me explain why our goat milk soap is a great option.
Local, small, family-owned and operated business aside, our products are produced by hand in small batches. This means we pay special attention to quality over quantity and we can ensure that we are using top notch ingredients that are better for your overall health. Our soap not only cleans your hands (and helps stop the spread of germs) but can also protect and repair your skin. We offer various scents all with different purposes from our everyone-friendly, fragrance free bars to our soothing lavender or our masculine Way Out Here. Our products are all-natural and made with the environment in mind.
Washing your hands with soap may not directly kill germs but it does reduce the number of germs on your hands. It does effectively prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria to other people. It’s recommended that you thoroughly wet your hands with warm water (turn off the tap to conserve water) apply soap, and scrub your hands for about 20 seconds before rinsing. Twenty seconds is about the time it takes for you to sing Happy Birthday. We sing a little kid-friendly remix to help the little ones wash long enough that goes “goodbye germs, goodbye germs, goodbye yucky germs, goodbye germs”.
Please note that although washing your hands with soap and water is the best way to prevent the spreading of germs, hand sanitizers containing at least 60% alcohol should be used when soap and water aren't available. Also studies have also shown that antibacterial soap does not offer more health benefits than goat milk soap.
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