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Wash Those Hands!

Did you know that hand washing is the best way to prevent the spread of germs?

We’ve come to rely heavily on hand sanitizers, and they’re great for on-the-go protection. However, when soap and running water are available, you should always choose scrubbing!

Washing your hands is super simple and takes less than a minute. You can do it in five easy steps:

Step 1: Wet your hands under running water (the temperature doesn’t matter).
Step 2: Apply soap.
Step 3: Rub your hands together for at least 20 seconds, working the soap into a nice lather. Be sure to scrub both sides of your hands, between your fingers and under your nails. Tip: Sing “Happy Birthday” as a fun 20 second timer.
Step 4: Rinse your hands under running water.
Step 5: Dry your hands with a clean towel.

    So how does washing your hands keep you safe?

    Well, the lather from the soap and the friction from rubbing your hands together help to lift dirt and germs from the skin. Rinsing under running water helps to flush all that nastiness away!

    Research shows that antibacterial or antimicrobial soaps are no more effective than other soaps. What’s important is the lather and friction. I recommend choosing a soap that makes you want to wash your hands. To me, that means it doesn’t dry out my skin and has a lovely aroma. 

    Graydon All Over Soap in Suds

    Our All Over Soap is formulated with plant-based surfactants that don’t strip your skin of moisture. Plus, the essential oil blend that includes lavender, sweet orange, rosemary and eucalyptus energizes and uplifts your senses. This formulation leaves you feeling fresh and clean! 

    I keep a bottle of All Over Soap beside every sink in my home. I also put some in a travel container and keep it in my purse so I always have my favourite soap handy!

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    The uses for All Over Soap go way beyond hand washing. Click here to discover different ways to use this multi-purpose product!

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