Hand Sanitizers, Washing Hands; the FACTS + how to use our products to help protect against germs
It’s that time of year when germs are in the air! 😪🤧😷, and this year is especially heightened, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Although there is no research on the coronavirus specifically at this time, one of the BEST defenses against getting sick is washing your hands OFTEN & CORRECTLY. But, when you can’t, use one of our Hand Sanitizers; they moisturize too! 😀
"But, wait," I hear you thinking, "I heard sanitizers don't work to protect from the germs!"
A lot of misinformation, fear, and propaganda can cause misunderstanding. Because we offer products that help to protect against germs, we wanted to help educate on the facts, and help rid of some of that fear. Additionally, we want you to know just how our products can help defend against germs.
It is FALSE that sanitizers do nothing to help defend against germs (CDC, 2020; other references available, contact us if you would like them). Our Hand Sanitizers, and Household Sanitizers are staples for keeping germs from spreading! See below for how-tos from the CDC (;
That said, washing Hands is the NUMBER 1 most effective thing you can do to prevent getting sick. TONS of research supports this, including research from the CDC (CDC, 2017).
However, did you know that only 1%-5% (depending on the study) of people wash their hands properly? It is VITAL that you wash your hands properly. (Monk-Turner et al., 2005)
Think about how many places people touch that are spreading germs! 🤢 But, no worries, YOU can be a good hand washer / sanitizer and defend you & your family from getting sick!
**DID YOU KNOW that to effectively wash germs from hands, you must scrub with soap for 20secs.? (Sing happy birthday song twice)➖> 20 Seconds peeps!
Most people (95%-99%) wash for only 1-3 seconds! Washing off the soap within this SHORT time frame will do almost NOTHING for you, and you are wasting your time (plus soap and water). More importantly, you don't defend yourself and loved ones against germs.
Our liquid Castile soap is a GREAT way to keep those hands washed, and is not full of anti-bacterial chemicals so that you keep those "good germs" (the ones that keep your immunity strong so that you can protect from and fight off certain illnesses).
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol (ours has 62%). Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty."
It is also VITAL to keep immunity strong! Proper sleep, nutrition, and exercise (yes, oldies, but goodies!) are the BEST ways to STRENGTHEN immunity!
Also↠ Our Be Well, Stay Well Elderberry Syrup is an EASY & EFFECTIVE way to keep the flu & other sickness away by strengthening immunity! Elderberry (or sambuca) has been used effectively for GENERATIONS for this very purpose!
Here is a delicious & healthy smoothie for the whole fambam Recipe ↠
When you do show symptoms, do all the things mentioned above, plus, stay at home, rest, and drink plenty of fluids.
And, if you or a loved one are experiencing congestion, cough, and / or fever, our Clearing Rub is highly effective for ridding of these symptoms!
I personally JUST used this on my son (11 years old) who had a bad cough we could not rid of, and the cough was 100% gone within 48 hours after only applying our Clearing Rub twice (each night before bed). Here's that little man himself, when he was just 2 years old, with a similar cough that also cleared up within a day or 2 after using our Clearing Rub:
For information about handwashing, see CDC’s Handwashing website
For some FACTS (not fear) on the coronavirus, CLICK HERE
For more facts and information from an MD on how the coronavirus is spread, CLICK HERE.
Here is a great excerpt on why soap is so effective agains the coronavirus: "All enveloped viruses like the coronavirus are extremely susceptible to simple soaps and detergents of any kind. That’s because soap literally explodes the outer membranes of these viruses. Without the envelope, they can’t invade our cells or cause any harm. They just simply die." - (Eugene Gu, MD, 2020)
***Research shows that most people do NOT wash their hands properly; mainly due to either not washing AT ALL or not washing with soap long enough. (Monk-Turner et al., 2005)
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.