Avalon Organics Glycerin Lavender Hand Soap, Pack of 3
Last updated date: January 15, 2020
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In our analysis of 29 expert reviews, the Avalon Organics Avalon Organics Glycerin Lavender Hand Soap, Pack of 3 placed 11th when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.
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From The Manufacturer
Lavender Essential Oil, Calendula, Aloe, Vitamin E and non-drying, gentle botanical cleansers purify and nurture even extra-dry hands. Safe, effective, certified, natural body care without synthetic fragrances, phthalates, harsh sulfates or parabens.
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An Overview On Organic Hand Soaps
Did you know that 80% of communicable diseases are passed from person to person via the surfaces they touch and that every half hour you are exposed to as many as 840,000 germs? Proper handwashing is your best defense against getting sick, so you’ll want to make sure your house is stocked with plenty of hand soap. Organic hand soap is your best bet, as it doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals that dry out skin or cause irritation.
As you browse available organic hand soap brands, look for product labels that let you know if the soap is gluten-free, vegan-friendly, biodegradable or made using all-natural ingredients. If you have sensitive skin, you’ll also want to keep an eye out for the word “hypoallergenic.”
Check the organic hand soap’s ability to soften skin. With ingredients like aloe vera, vitamin E, coconut and sea salt organic hand soaps are super moisture-rich for your skin. These ingredients are important if you wash your hands often. Otherwise, your hands could become dry and cracked after frequent washes.
Look at the organic hand soap’s cleaning power next. You need a soap that will remove all the dirt and germs you’ve come into contact with. Essential oils play a huge role in removing dirt and germs. Some oils are anti-septic while others are anti-bacterial.
Consider the soap’s scent. You don’t want a hand soap with synthetic fragrances, but rather a soap that emits the naturally pleasant aromas derived from essential oils and botanical extracts, like the Thyme Essential Oil found in the Brittanie’s Thyme Organic Hand Soap. Other organic hand soaps have fragrances like vanilla, coconut, strawberry, lime, apricot and lemongrass. Some even offer a combination of these scents, like coconut strawberry.
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Did you know one of the first soap-like substances was made in Babylon out of ashes, cassia oil and water? This soap was mainly used to clean clothing and not so much to clean the body. Later, Romans made soap from vegetable oils and the fat from cattle, the sole purpose of which was to add a pleasant scent to a person’s hair. By the 8th century, Italy and Spain were making soap out of ashes and olive oil for bathing. Of course, soap wasn’t in high demand until after the 19th century when it became known just how important good hygiene was.
Although there are bar soaps specifically formulated for washing hands, many households opt for a liquid hand soap that has a pump to dispense just the right amount of soap. The first liquid soap was patented by William Sheppard in 1865. This soap, however, wasn’t used in homes. It was sold to hospitals and businesses. Everyday folks would have to wait more than 100 years before liquid hand soap would be manufactured and available for sale in stores. One of the first companies to take advantage of this product was The Minnetonka Corporation of Minnesota, who are the makers of the popular Softsoap.
The Organic Hand Soap Buying Guide
- Determine whether the company backs its products. If it does, it will offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee or a money-back guarantee. That way if there is a problem with the shipment or you are unhappy with the product itself, you can get your money back.
- Look for any special acknowledgments, awards or certifications that let you know the soap is well-made. For example, you may find the brand has a USDA Biobased 97% Certification, a Cruelty-Free Certification or a U. S. EPA Safer Choice Certification.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend washing your hands before, during and after you handle food, after you use the restroom, after you pet an animal, after coughing and sneezing and after taking out the trash.
- When you wash your hands, you’ll need to place the organic hand soap on the palm of one hand and then rub your hands together to create a lather. Continue to rub your hands together for a minimum of 20 seconds, being sure to cover the area from your fingertips to your wrists. Afterward, rinse your hands clean and towel dry. The temperature of the water you use isn’t important, so you can adjust it to your liking.
- Hand sanitizers are not meant to replace washing your hands with soap and water, so make it a practice to only use this product when you can’t get to a sink. An example of a good time to use a little hand sanitizer is when you get back into your car after spending time in a public place, like a grocery store. The shopping cart and other store surfaces may have been touched by multiple individuals before you, and since you don’t know if any of them were sick, it’s a good idea to apply a little hand sanitizer.
- As you compare prices for organic hand soap, don’t forget to take into consideration the number of bottles in each set, as well as how many ounces of soap are in each bottle.