Washing hands with soap and water is one of the key public health practices that can significantly decrease rate of a pandemic and limit number of infections, and therefore helps prevent overburdening the health care system.
During these times, as a business owner, I am grateful to produce a product that the world needs more than ever. To that end, I've committed a set of all soap production moving forward to regular soap donations to local shelters. Backtracked to the last equipment upgrades (end of 2019), which helped immensely ramp up production and prepare enough stock specifically for a busy (now cancelled) Spring event season, I've currently committed to weekly donations of bars cut into guest size soaps to two shelters in the Downtown Eastside, Vancouver.
I would like add more, but don't want to over commit so need to wait until I have a better idea of production levels as we navigate our way forward.
So, frequent and regular handwashing with our soap bars, not only help keep you healthy, your purchase helps us help local vulnerable communities.
Of course, soap and water is only effective if everyone washes their hands frequently and thoroughly.
The CDC advises:
Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Be sure to lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
Scrub for 20 seconds (hum Happy Birthday from beginning to end twice)
Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
Dry hands with clean towel or air dry them.
Or as our Health Officer in BC, Bonnie Henry mentioned recently: ''Wash your hands like you've been cutting jalapenos and you need to change your contacts.''