Hand washing to prevent illness is all the rage- and I think you know why!
If you are hoping to prevent illness, hand washing has proved the test of time as an effective measure of reducing sickness. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) says that “Hand washing can prevent 1 in 3 diarrhea-related sicknesses and 1 in 5 respiratory infections, such as a cold or the flu.” If we knew another product could provide that protection, we’d be all over it! But hand washing is a habit and habits don’t come easy. Teaching habits can be tough because it takes a lot of reminders to yourself or others for it to catch on. But if we can make these habits fun, it’s much easier to keep it up! The CDC even recommends making it all fun and games when it comes to hand washing! At my house, I always find hand washing fun because I get to use my fun Norwex products, like the Norwex Chenille Hand Towels and Pet-to-Drys. They make the experience more luxurious (or whimsical with the kids’ options). Check them out in the links below!
When it comes to choosing a soap, antibacterial soaps can seem like the better option when you are trying to prevent illness with hand washing, but did you know:
“According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there isn’t enough science to show that over-the-counter (OTC) antibacterial soaps are better at preventing illness than washing with plain soap and water. To date, the benefits of using antibacterial hand soap haven’t been proven. In addition, the wide use of these products over a long time has raised the question of potential negative effects on your health.”
Given the evidence, I’m totally sold on Norwex’s Peppermint Foaming Hand Soap! Check out my review of it in the link below!
Hand washing should be an everyday habit, but let’s work hard to train our little people and remind everyone that life is better with clean hands!