With the pandemic outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the innumerable advisories on how to protect ourselves from infections, the need to maintain hygiene has become paramount. Simple precautionary measures can keep us safe from getting infected.
While research into the COVID-19 virus is ongoing, we know that the virus is transmitted through direct contact with respiratory droplets of an infected person (through coughing and sneezing) and touching surfaces contaminated with the virus. The virus may survive on surfaces for a few hours up to several days. But the good thing is that the simple disinfectants can kill it.
As the world continues to rally in the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19), demand for antibacterial ingredients particularly hand sanitizers and soaps is higher than ever, as people are increasingly vigilant about their hygiene to prevent the spread of the disease. “With such attention on hygiene, we have seen an increased interest of people in natural ingredients with antibacterial properties, which can be both effective and kind to skin.
“From aloe vera gel to tea tree, lemon and neem leaf essential oils, there are many natural ingredients that have clinically proven anti-bacterial properties. These natural ingredients not only disinfect your body part but in addition, they soothe and moisturize the skin without any harm.
Today in the time of crisis, we are seeing the change that many of personal hygiene products like hand sanitizer, hand rub, body washes and soaps along with chemical-based disinfectants like ethyl alcohol, chlorhexidine, and sodium fatty acids are combined with the natural antibacterial plants to get 99.99% efficacy and 0% harm.
Natural personal hygiene products are not only better for our health but are safer for humans, animals and the environment. So it is recommended, maintaining personal hygiene with natural products as we are using it on a daily basis.
Authored by: By Dr. Dipesh Mahendra Waghmare, Medical Advisor Executive to Millennium Herbal Care