It is important that we stay informed about how to avoid getting the Corona virus. The best thing that we can do is stay at home, but it is also good when we know exactly what is causing this pandemic and what we can do to make sure we don’t get infected with it. This information was gathered from an infectious specialist at John Hopkins University.

The COVID-19 virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (DNA). It is covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat) which when absorbed by cells in your eyes, nose and throat mutate and multiply and become aggressive cells. As a protein molecule it does not actually die, but decays on its own. The length of time that disintegration takes place depends on the temperature, humidity and type of material where it lies.

The virus is very fragile with only a thin layer of fat to protect it. Soap is the best remedy because it CUTS the FAT! Rubbing your hands together with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds makes a lot of foam which dissolves the fat layer and the protein molecule disperses and breaks down on its own critically weakening the virus. Rinsing your hands with water then removes it from your skin completely.

The virus stays on your skin for about 5-10 minutes so frequent handwashing is recommended to keep you from transferring it to your face. It stays on fabric for up to 3 hours, 24 hrs. on cardboard, 42 hrs. on metal and 72 hrs.on plastic. Alcohol of at least 65% or hand sanitizer will also destroy the virus and a mixture of 1 part bleach and 5 parts water will work for disinfecting hard surfaces as it dissolves the protein and breaks it down from the inside.

All this hand washing will dry out your hands and it is important that you moisturize to prevent the protein molecules from hiding in the micro cracks on your skin. The thicker the moisturizer the better, i.e. Shea butter which forms a thick layer on your skin. Last of all, keep your nails short so that the virus doesn’t hide there.

In closing, I would to thank all of you who have used our soaps and Shea Butters for years. If this is your first time looking at our products, we guarantee that we will do our best to give you products that are safe for your family free of chemicals, artificial preservatives and synthetic fragrances! We will continue to run sales so that you can keep your family germ free.