Do Natural or Organic Soaps Kill Viruses?

Soaps in general are made to kill those pesky germs that spread all the yuck, and we know this. But let’s address the big elephant in the room. How exactly are they working toward stopping Coronavirus and any other virus for that matter? Equally as more important, how do we avoid using harsh chemicals on our skin, yet still kill bacteria and germs that rapidly spread. 

Any type of soap is typically better than sanitizer because it targets the bacteria in a multi-level way. Hand sanitizer can remove the germs from your hand, but it doesn’t fully destroy it and CONTINUE to destroy it from all angles like soap does. Soap essentially pulls the bacteria apart, putting an end to it completely. This is true for any type of soap including both liquid and bar soap forms. 

At this point you’ve likely heard it a million times, but you DO need to wash for at least 20 seconds and be thorough. If you don’t take your time to do it right, you're not allowing the soap to truly do its job.

In regards to using natural soap and being gentle on the skin, YES it works just as well as a chemical soap. As long as you're taking the time to dedicate those 20 seconds to hand-washing, then you are good to go. What’s great about using natural soaps, is that you don’t need to worry about damaging, stripping or cracking your skin which is often why people back off on washing. Nothing is more annoying (and painful) than cracked knuckles and hands. 

There are plenty of soaps available on the market that will effectively clean, but only a FEW can nourish the skin simultaneously. Organic soaps will not destroy or dry the skin like other generic detergent, chemical soaps. Consider one of these which contain everything you need to both destroy viruses AND have soft, healthy beautiful skin. Fivesso organic soaps contains natural glycerin, organic oils and organic coffee, which pack a moisture punch into your skin immediately after cleansing, thus leaving you with zero reasons NOT to scrub-a-dub-dub.  Bonus! It also provides amazing exfoliation with its organic coffee grounds. 

We know you’re all doing your part in the community to get back to normalcy as soon as possible, and we are too! Help us spread preventative awareness and continue to practice the necessary safety guidelines WITHOUT compromising and damaging our skin. Feel free to give this article a share to family and friends!

We are SO ready to get back to the people and activities we love and there’s only one way to get there, follow the simple guidelines to stop the spread, friends! It’ll all be over...soon. 


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Sources:

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2020/3/11/21173187/coronavirus-covid-19-hand-washing-sanitizer-compared-soap-is-dope

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/deadly-viruses-are-no-match-for-plain-old-soap-heres-the-science-behind-it-2020-03-08

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/03/why-soap-preferable-bleach-fight-against-coronavirus/

https://www.canva.com/photos/MAD3caA0yqU-woman-applying-hand-sanitizer/

 

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