How Handwashing Actually Works

The Center for Disease Control recognizes hand hygiene as an essential part of the U.S. response to COVID-19. You might have noticed a spike in your soap sales as people all over the United States and the world are scrambling to purchase cleaning products and keep their families safe and healthy. However, as we have discussed before, soap does not simply kill germs. Instead, it is the mechanical action of washing your hands with soap that removes pathogens from the skin to be …

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Castile Soap: The 5 Ways You Should Be Using It


From eco-lovers to clean-freaks, castile soap has recently become a hot topic. The ability to dilute it to multiple uses not only allows users to create the exact cleaning product they need, but also reduces their use of single-use plastics since they do not need to buy as many products in stores. There are endless ways to use castile soap around your home, office or anywhere else you hang out, but here are five of our favorites. All Of Your Shower Needs: Body Wash, Shampoo, …

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Soap and the Coronavirus: If We’re Looking for a Secret Weapon


Handwashing: you’ve heard it from everyone who knows. Wash your hands. Wash them with soap. Wash them for at least 20 seconds. Wash them often. Everyone who’s saying that is right. Along with social distancing and masks, complete and thorough handwashing is the way to stop the spread of the coronavirus. And that’s how we beat it, not with bluster but with science and discipline, by stopping its spread. Despite how it might be perceived, handwashing has always been …

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Think Organic for Liquid Soap, Too

Americans buy nearly twice as much liquid soap per year as we do bar soap. Now more than ever. We also tend to use multiple skincare products every day. If the products we used were organic, we’d all be better off. But since they’re not, and since a surprising number of people still don’t associate “organic” with liquid soap, it’s never a bad time to point out the benefits – to your body and the environment – of buying organic. It’s What’s Missing That Counts The …

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Natural Means More With Kids Involved

Bars of organic, colorful soap by Botanie are lined up during production, almost ready to ship in bulk.

It’s not a unique story and it’s not earthshaking news. But it’s true and it makes a difference. More people than you’d ever guess entered the natural soap and skincare business – making their own – when they had kids, or when their friends did. Most Vulnerable Here’s why. In all kinds of ways – from medical care to nutrition to car-seat and stroller safety – children are regarded and cared for as the most vulnerable among us. Where skincare is concerned, babies …

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