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The poor alcohol-based sanitizer has taken a lot of heat from the food safety industry. It was once in the pocketbooks of every mother for miles to see.
Now it is pretty conclusive that these sanitizers do very little sanitize and probably just put our conscious to rest in many cases. They do not remove dirt and grime which means they cannot really get a dirty hand clean.
Have you ever really considered why soap works the way it does?
The importance of soap is 2 fold. First, its made of a caustic base that has the ability to affect the surface layer of your skin. This is why you have that distinct feeling when you take a shower with soap. Many people report it to be drying out of the skin.
It’s definitely a clean feeling.
The 2nd reason that soaps work so well is that it bubbles and foams. Through agitation and bubbling the soap gets down into the many wrinkles and fissures in your hands. These things are vital to getting the surface of skin clean.
Alcohol-based sanitizers do none of this and the way they work is by leaving them on the skin. They kill bacteria over time.
Storing sanitizers is a failing effort in regards to hygiene. Better is to learn how to make your own DIY homemade soap. It’s hardly as tough as it sounds. Essentially with 2 ingredients, you can make your own soap!
Maybe your first batches of these simple batches won’t be designer homemade soaps but you will be able to deal with hygiene in an SHTF scenario much more effectively.
Most people dont consider hygiene when it comes to prepping. That is because it happens automatically in our daily lives. We have showers and cheap soap. That all goes away in SHTF!