Are you washing your hands? – Earth to Body (video)


Washing your hands – New rules. Stay home when you can. Separate.  Sanitize. Wash often, no less that 20 seconds. Not as easy as it sounds, so best to find a repertoire of fav songs to help master the task. Anything less than 20 seconds, not wise.

How are your hands BTW?  Raw. Dry. Red.  The Purells are deemed necessary but they are harsh. Our hands are taking a hit. We need more creams, lotions, moisturizing butters.

How to wash your hands?

washing your hands

These suggestions might help:

1. Stay away, if possible, from chemical* commercial moisturizers. The chemicals will compound the problem

Compare the ingredients of a typical commercial lotion with our Moisturizing lotion

It is not an easy task to research all the ingredients in a commercial lotion. Some ingredients may be Ok, relatively safe, but on others there are warnings: possible allergic reaction, caution near eyes, not safe for babies, environmental hazard etc. etc.  All this in just one lotion?

If you peruse our ingredient list, it reads much better. It is much better. Your hands will love you. We are not the only good homemade natural skin care company in Canada that make natural cosmetics. Shop wisely.

2. Use real soap when possible to complete your hand battle scrub. Your hands will appreciate the escape from the formaldehyde laden liquid nice smelling bubbly lather soaps.  If you can tote your own soap with you when you need to venture out, do so.  This will mean a bar soap (not the fake soaps that are detergents, but real handmade ones), or a liquid castile works too.

3. At this time, we understand sanitizers with over 60% alcohol are highly recommended. We make no claims that our sanitizer replaces the recommended. You may, however, like to supplement a non-alcohol based sanitizer due to sensitivities or concerns, and if so, you will love ours. If you appreciate the properties of essential oils then you might consider it a viable option and an addition to your regime. 

4. You might also like to try a cream or butter instead of a lotion.  Visit our Creams and Lotion section on our website and our Butters and Balms for alternatives.

5. We have just introduced a new product package ‘Hands On’.  Save on the trio of soap, lotion and sanitizer.

Most importantly, stay safe. Be well. Elbow bumps and foot hugs.

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By Martha Shannon –

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