October 12, 2020

Protecting yourself from illness using handwash

Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and others around you from getting ill. Antibacterial & Antiviral Handwash is key to doing this.

In this post, we will look into some of the facts surrounding hand soaps and hygiene, and the best practices for germ-free hands.

A brief history of soaps, the first evidence of a soap like substance is dated around 2800 BC, they were created by the Babylonians, Mesopotamians, Egyptians, as well as the ancient Greeks and Romans. All of them made soap through mixing fats, oils and salts and were traditionally used for washing hands or bathing but instead for the cleaning of cooking utensils.

In the early beginnings, soap making was an exclusive technique used by small groups of soap makers. The demand was extremely high, however it was very expensive due to the process of making it at the time. Over time, recipes for making soaps became more widely known, but the price was still high. Until in 1791 when Frenchman names LeBlanc discovered a chemical process that meant soaps could be sold for significantly less. Major developments were made with the science of chemistry where more was understood about the ingredients. Liquid soaps were not invented until the nineteenth century when William Shepphard patented a liquid version of soap.

Starbrite, Manufacturing Cleaning Chemicals

At Starbrite Chemicals, we have been manufacturing cleaning chemicals for c.10 years. With the global pandemic that surged across the globe earlier in 2020, we drew on our experience in manufacturing to produce a premium luxury fine handwash that is tested and certified to be antiviral and well as antibacterial. Below you can see images of our products.

fragrenced hand wash
unfragranced handwash

Our Safe Hands Handwash is available in either a fragranced or non-fragranced version depending on the user requirements. We manufacture our fragranced handwash with a Lime, Basil and Mandarin scent that gives off a smell that is highly appealing. Our non-fragranced version is suitable for use in the food industry where the mixing of flavours and fragrances with food is not desired. Antibacterial & Antiviral Handwash is something we have been focusing in recent years.

Global Hand Washing Day 2020

In accordance with Global Hand Washing Day 2020 on the 15th October, we would like to give you some help and advice for hand washing and information about key times to wash your hands.  The day is an annual global movement dedicated to increasing awareness around the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases, such as COVID-19.

Antibacterial & Antiviral Handwash

The purpose of washing your hands is to keep you healthy and to prevent the spread of respiratory and diarrheal infection from person to person. Germs can spread between people when you touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands. In food preparation and before eating and drinking. Germs can also be spread when touching a contaminated object or surface if your hands are not washed after doing so. And finally, through blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing into your hands and then touching a surface or another person.

How to properly wash your hands with Antibacterial & Antiviral Handwash

What is the best practise for washing your hands? Everybody is different and has their own way of washing their hands, but in order to maximise the removal of germs from your hands it is advised to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and to follow the below steps.

  1. Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply hand wash.
  2. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the hand wash. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  3. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds.
  4. Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
  5. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

In the circumstances where hand wash and clean water isn’t available, the best recommendation is to use Hand Sanitiser. This is a product that we manufacture ourselves and is available in both Alcohol and Alcohol-Free formulations. With alcohol sanitisers, it is important that the alcohol content is above 60% in order to effectively remove germs. Safe Hands has over a 70% alcohol content giving you and your family peace of mind.

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