For decades, experts have implored us to wash our hands well and often to prevent the spread of disease. Research shows that people touch their face an average of 23 times each hour — 44 percent of the time coming into contact with a mucous membrane, meaning things can pass into your body much easier through that mucous. Touching your face with your filthy, germy hands is one of the easiest ways to catch a whole host of viral and bacterial illnesses, including MRSA, influenza, colds — and coronavirus, which has made all of us start washing our hands to a bit more to prevent illness.
Now, you might think you need the strongest possible antimicrobial or antibacterial soap to keep your hands germ-free, but that’s just not true. Regular soap — including natural soap — will get your hands just as clean as soaps containing biocides and pesticides.
Find out what makes natural hand soap even better than the big-brand bar soap you grew up using.