Soap Is Important for Good Hygiene
Why soap is important now more than ever
Using soap to wash your hands is nothing new. It’s effective in spreading germs and fighting bacteria. We have always known this. So why now is soap such a superstar? Because we are in a pandemic and fighting for our health and essentially our lives. It matters now more than ever.
Regular hand washing is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and preventing the spread of germs to others. Whether you are at home, work, traveling, or out in the community, find out how handwashing with soap and water can protect you and your family. It isn’t a new recommendation, but it is an important one, especially now.
Ok, we’re going to get gross for a minute. Skip this paragraph if poop makes you want to vomit. Feces (poop) from people or animals is an important source of germs and it can spread some respiratory infections. These kinds of germs can get onto hands after people use the toilet or changing a diaper, but also in less obvious ways, like after handling raw meats that have invisible amounts of animal poop on them (we warned you it would be gross).
Germs can also get onto hands if people touch any object that has germs on it because someone coughed or sneezed on it or was touched by some other contaminated object. When these germs get onto hands and are not washed off, they can be passed from person to person and make people sick. Washing hands prevents illnesses and the spread of infections to others. Handwashing with soap removes germs from hands.
Now more than ever, practicing personal hygiene is so important. We are beginning to understand how Covid spreads and we know how to keep it from spreading. We are a nation under fire, a world under attack by a virus that is harmful and potentially fatal. It is so important to wash our hands, wear our masks and stay 6 feet apart. It’s only logical. It’s also really smart.
Shmutzies has been making handmade, natural soap for a really long time. We make our soap with natural ingredients, but ingredients that will kill the germs and bacteria that we don’t want hanging around. We aren’t particularly interested in harsh chemicals and preservatives because honestly, those aren’t the ingredients in soap that are going to keep the gross stuff away.
Have fun with your soap and know that the best soap is the natural soap without the bad ingredients that can potentially make you sick. Shmutzies soap is fun, it smells great and is made with love and laughter. Try some and see how well it can clean your hands (and the rest of your body). It will also bring you some joy in the process.