Why Use Bar Soap for Washing Hands | Best Germ Protection Soap
Learn why to use bar soap for washing hands. Washing your hands with Earthworks Natural Soap effectively rids your skin of germs and eliminates virus particles like COVID-19 without the use of harsh chemicals and detergents.
Washing your hands with soap and water (for at least 20 seconds) has consistently been proven to be the best preventative measure for avoiding illnesses caused by viruses such as the common cold (Rhinovirus), the Flu (Influenza), and COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Everyone knows that you should wash your hands with soap, but most people don’t know exactly how soap works or what to use for the best germ protection soap.
Soap is an effective cleaner because it’s an Amphiphile, which means that it’s a molecule drawn to both water and fats (including particles of what we think of as “dirt” and “germs”).
So while one part of the soap molecule binds itself to oily and fatty dirt or “germ” particles, the other part simultaneously binds to water particles, allowing the germs and dirt to be washed away.
Now more about those germs – a virus is a small ball of genetic matter typically enclosed in a protein shell and a lipid bilayer membrane. Lipids are a type of fat, which means that soap is naturally attracted to virus particles.
And due to a virus’s weak chemical bonds and thin membrane, soap molecules can easily penetrate it and rupture the membrane wall, leading to the total destruction of the virus.
Soap vs Antibacterial: Best Germ Protection Soap
It’s important to note that you don’t need to wash with so-called “antibacterial” soap since these are more effective against bacteria than viruses.
The FDA has reported that antibacterial soaps do not provide more protection against illness than traditional soap formulations.
Antibacterial soap actually comes along with a bunch of drawbacks, both for you, your skin and the environment.
The good news is that handwashing with Earthworks Natural Soap is an easy and effective way to rid your skin of germs and eliminate virus particles without the use of harsh chemicals and detergents. Plus, it smells better, is a lot nicer to you, your skin and the environment and it’s delivered straight to your door!