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Hand Washing Hand washing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Help yourself, and your loved ones stay healthy by washing hands often, especially during these critical times when you are likely to get and spread germs:
-Before and after being in public places
-Before, during, and after preparing food
-Before eating food
-Before and after caring for someone at home who is sick
-Before and after treating a cut or wound
-After using the toilet
-After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
-After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
-After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
-After handling pet food or pet treats
-After touching garbage
-Limit time out in public places
Try keeping one of our easy-to-use all-natural foam soaps next to your sink to encourage your family to wash their hands and prevent the spread of germs. Our Defend Naturally Foam Soap is especially ready for the job with pure essential oils of Lemon, Cinnamon, Lavender, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Clove Bud, Elemi & Thyme. And it’s fun to use, not to mention silky soft and gentle on the skin. To make sure your family properly cleans their hands and doesn't just move the germs around, review these simple steps. It's not rocket science…but it’s worth the review:
-Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
-Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap.
-Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
-Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
-Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
-Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.
*The information contained in this blog entry is not intended as medical advice. Click here for the official CDC handwashing guidelines.