During the flu season, I go crazy with wipes on every door knob and light switch and kitchen cabinet knob. Is there something better to use other than the commercial way that dries my hands out so badly that they bleed, during the cold months?
Research has proven that regular washing of your hands with just plain soap and water is just as effective without the harmful chemicals to you or the environment.
Most antibacterial products contain antimicrobial pesticides, of with triclosan is the most common. Triclosan has been found in 57.6 percent of U.S.waterways, making it one of the most prevalent contaminants out there.
Look for vegetable- based, non-petroleum, detergent free, and fragrance-free soaps, such as castile or glycerin. Use warm water for fighting germs. Make sure you lather up for a full fifteen to twenty seconds.
Studies have shown that white vinegar kills
99% of bacteria, 82% mold, and 80% germs.
Tea Tree Oil: is a fungicide and antibacterial
It’s potent, so a little goes a long way. Adding a few drops to soap and water can strengthen the antibacterial effects.
Lavender: Calming and mood lifting aromatherapy. Only 100% pure essential oil in dark containers.
Look for 100% pure essential oil and not “fragrant,” “perfume.”
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