The Corona virus is currently causing such fears that it is not surprising that bacterial products such as hand wash lotions and soaps are selling fast.

I can see why hand gel is popular. They are small and inexpensive in size and you can get them in your favorite scent, color and box, but the bacteria may not be as pleasant as they first appear. In situations where pandemic diseases are spreading globally, are we able to take advantage of the cost of the environment?

I’m not saying we shouldn’t clean our hands. In fact, the World Health Organization emphasizes cleaning hands, saying that this is the most effective way to prevent the spread of harmful germs. The company recommends that hands be washed repeatedly with soap, warm water or hand wash lotions, but only if the hands look clean.

I often use hand wash. They do not take up too much space in my bag and are useful if I do not eat dinner at home. These burns are useful if you do not find a place to wash your hands or run out of soap.

But their use is compounded by problems with the environment. First of all, these gels are found in plastic bottles that contain up to 30 to 50 milliliters. If everyone uses a large amount of water to clean their hands, then these bottles will become garbage in large quantities, a large part of which will not be recyclable or cannot be made, and eventually, somewhere. Will be stopped

Bacterial soaps are not too much. These include trichlorocarbon (TCC) and triclosan (TCS), which are chemicals that are particularly harmful to the environment because they are flushed into the sink and cannot be easily destroyed. Aquatic systems become contaminated and according to the US Agency for Food and Drug Administration, there is no evidence to show that bacterial soap is more effective than ordinary soap.

So this week I started looking for alternatives. I replaced the bacterial liquid liquid soap in a plastic bottle in my bathroom with plain soap that was made of wrapper paper (though like many other things, it has now mysteriously disappeared in my hostel). Is).

General soaps are more expensive to buy than cheap and liquid soaps, and if you find the right ingredients, you can make them yourself. Unfortunately due to the review at the end of the course I didn’t have time to prepare my own soap this week but I have planned to do so on Easter.

I am trying to reduce the use of hand sanitizer. I only use it when necessary and impossible to wash with soap or water.

The traditional method of soap and water is not always practical when traveling or in public places, and it is relatively easy for hands to find a standard water alternative. I thought about making my own sanitizer for hand sanitizing, but many of the tips I gave online warned about the complicated procedures and their ingredients.

I was fortunate that while searching the market, I found pure and natural sanitizers for hand sanitizing and also more supplies online. These sanitizers are only slightly more expensive than ordinary sanitizers but also better for your skin. When I purchased similar senators, I made sure that they were in a reusable bottle so that when the sanitizer was exhausted I could refill this bottle with a larger bottle.