It's a safe bet that if you're reading this, follow DoneGood on social media, or in general keep an eye on what we're all about, it's because you care about people and the world around you.
It's heartwarming to see that there are so many people out there just like you. People who are willing to majorly disrupt their lives to slow the spread of coronavirus and protect others, especially the most at risk.
We've all heard 100 times how important it is we all wash our hands regularly to curb the virus's spread, but this article in particular caught my attention:
I love this article for a couple of reasons:
1. It includes an easy-to-understand explanation of the really cool science behind how soap works and why it's effective against viruses.
2. It offers a simple, low-tech solution to a modern problem.
3. It also reinforces something a lot of you already know: Ethically-made, all-natural, non-toxic, organic soaps are just as effective at preventing the spread of viruses like the coronavirus as the chemical-laden, mega-corporation soaps in big box stores. And they are MORE effective than alcohol-based hand sanitizers that may be flying off the shelves, but totally wreak havoc on your skin. Not to trash hand sanitizer -- they're handy when you aren't near a faucet, but when you can, good old-fashioned soap is the way to go!
So if you're not all stocked up on soap yet, here are some of our favorite all-natural, non-toxic, and effective DoneGood-approved soap companies:
Buy a bar, give a bar with Hand in Hand Soap. Each bar funds soap and a month of clean water for a child in need! Their soaps are vegan, cruelty-free, all-natural, sustainably-sourced, and made in the USA.
Plaine products offers toxin-free body and hand washes along with shampoos, conditioners, and moisturizers. Their soaps are vegan, non-GMO, cruelty-free, biodegradable, color-safe and free of parabens, sulfates and toxins. All their products come in aluminum bottles that can be recycled or sent back to Plaine Produts to be refilled as a one-off or as part of a subscription.
Developed for adults with sensitive skin or allergies, this fragrance-free daily Hydra Therapy Body Wash is a gentle soap that gets the job done without drying or damaging skin. Natural plant-based ingredients soothe and relieve itchy skin. Perfect for your face or body.
The Refill Shoppe has a la carte or subscription services for a you-name-it list of personal care and cleaning products. Subscription refills are great for reducing waste and taking a handful of items out of your regular shopping list. There's an ingredients page on their site too, so you can look through the impressive list of products and find out exactly what's in each before you order.
We love Meliora for home cleaning and laundry, but they also have some terrific vegetable-based bar soaps available that are plastic, dye, preservative, and cruelty-free. Check out the Nerd Alert section of their soap product pages if you want to totally geek out on their ingredients and why they use each. These bars can also be ordered unboxed to eliminate unnecessary packaging that usually goes right in the trash.
There's also a note posted on their site about how they are addressing the spread of coronavirus as a company that you can read here.