Wash Our Hands
Global Handwashing Day is October 15th, but I think the every day should be hand washing day. We can all use a reminder on how to wash our hands.
This is taken directly from the CDC website. I interjected my own commentary in italics.
- Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap. Of course, all the better to wash with a handcrafted soap like Alegna. I carry some in my purse because I can’t stand the soap in public bathrooms. Yes, I’m a soap snob!
- 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. Don’t forget under your nails, you’d be surprised how many people do.
- Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice. Don’t feel weird about humming in a public bathroom. I hear more people on their cell phones in the bathroom than I care to count! Why are they handling their phones in a bathroom stall??
- Rinse your hands well under clean, running water. I say warm water is best. Soap will work in cold water too, but warm water feels better, don’t you think?
- Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them. I prefer a towel to a hand dryer any day. Have you ever looked under a hand dryer? Seriously, the next time you’re in a public bathroom look. The wall space under the dryer is filthy!
Wasn’t that easy? Now your hands are germ free!
Are you curious why soap is needed when we wash our hands? Here’s a blog on how soap cleans.
Yours in Gratitude,