Why Natural Hand Wash (Soap and Water) Is More Effective Than Alcohol Against COVID-19

These are strange times we are living in right now and we know that many people are living in fear of the unknown. This is a completely normal human reaction so please don’t think you are alone in feeling this way.

Things feel scary and that is okay! While we may be physically apart from those we love and care about, we are actually more emotionally and spiritually connected than ever before and we thank our lucky stars for things like facetime to keep in touch all the time!

We know that you may be quite fed up with turning the television on for fear of seeing yet another horrible headline that may cause you to spiral into feelings of despair and panic all over again.

While this article is about the virus, it’s an uplifting one with no scary stats ahead so you can feel safe to keep reading!

We simply want to show you how something as simple as soap and water can deactivate the virus and keep you safe. So as long as you stay inside, respect social distancing rules if you do have to head out for groceries and wash your hands, then you’re good!

Why soap and water alone is so effective

The good news is that because the pH of our skin is slightly acidic, the virus cannot enter the body and the bloodstream through the skin, hallelujah!

However, should you touch an infected surface and then touch your nose, mouth or eyes it can enter your body this way. This is why it is so important to be mindful and make sure you are washing your hands throughout the day, especially after being out or touching packages that may be delivered. Most people touch their face once every 2-5 minutes, we do it without even realizing it so make sure your hands are clean at all times. 

While many people are rushing out to stock up on alcohol-based sanitizers, they seem to be forgetting that this is a virus, not bacteria, we are talking about, so while they are effective, soap and water is actually even better!

This excellent article from the Guardian explains it better than we can! Put simply, “because the virus is a self-assembled nanoparticle in which the weakest link is the lipid (fatty) bilayer. Soap dissolves the fat membrane and the virus falls apart like a house of cards and dies – or rather, we should say it becomes inactive as viruses aren’t really alive.”

This video will ensure you are washing your hands correctly. 

We have a beautiful collection of soaps that will keep your hands clean and virus-free while infusing your skin with all natural active ingredients and nourishing butters to keep them soft and hydrated no matter how many times you lather up!

We hope this article has helped to uplift you a little bit. We are in this together and we will get through it together, sending love, peace and health to you all!