Many states have now started opening their business, and with that COVID-19 cases have grown in many of those states.
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 stands for Corona Virus Disease 2019. It is a noval coronavirus, which means a new strain of coronavirus that "hasn't been previously been seen in humans"(CDC.gov).
It is a virus that, according to harvard.edu, can go without any symptoms. However, some symptoms can include "fever, body ache, dry cough, fatigue, chills, headache, sore throat, loss of apettite, and loss of smell."
How to Prevent COVID-19?
With a new disease like this, we know little about prevention. However, from what we do know, you can try to prevent being infected with COVID-19 with several ways.
According to who.int, one way to prevent it is washing your hands regularly with soap.
How Does Soap Prevent COVID-19?
Soap is the most efficiant way to prevent this because "the surfactants in soap lift soil and microbes from skin, and people tend to scrub hands more thoroughly
when using soap" (cdc.gov).
What people are sometimes surprised to hear about is that, although many assume that using soaps that contain antibacterial ingridients better help to keep your hands clean, the truth of the matter is that they "were no more effective than non-antibacterial soap and water" (cdc.gov).
Why Use Natural Soap and Not Industrial Soap?
Industrial soaps, as benjaminroeco.com explains, remove glycerin (a natural skin softener) out of their sopas thus leaving your skin dried out. They do it in order for you to buy both the soap and skin moisturizer and get you to buy two products instead of just one.
Industrial soaps also have many chemicals in them, like "parabens, phthalates,
and petrochemicals" (pulpandpress.com).
Unlike those soaps, natural soaps such as ones at Prabhujisgifts.com, are made with only the highest quality of natural ingerdients and contain essential oils that do not leave your skin dry and rough.
Also, each fragrance can help with different problems that you might have. For example, Lavender has "an excellent track record when it comes to sending people off to dreamland" (forbes.com)
Another example is Vetiver, which can help with "nervousness, insomnia, and joint and muscle pain" according to Webmd.com.