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Handwashing – Make It Fun!

March 14, 2020

What's everyone's favorite new hobby? Washing our hands, of course. As we're all aware, frequent hand washing is the best way to protect ourselves and others from the spread of bacteria and infectious diseases, like COVID-19. But this seemingly mundane task doesn't have to be boring. 

Before we get to the fun stuff, follow this link to a graphic that shows how to effectively wash your hands: Scrub (steps 3-8) for at least 20 seconds.

Our Bath Shop is filled with wonderful soaps and other body care products that'll make every trip to the sink like a mini-spa experience. Today, we'd like to tell you about some of our favorite hand soaps and lotions. Stop in to discover the products we highlight below as well as many more. If you can't make it into the store, we're happy to arrange for shipping any of our featured products—please call and ask for the Bath Shop to place your order..

Learn what steps The Little Traveler is taking to keep us all healthy.

Spice Up the Experience with Appealing Scents 

We love foaming hand soaps from Michel Design Works because they smell—and look!—so pretty. The scents are gentle, not overwhelming, and they're enhanced with shea butter and aloe vera for gentle cleaning and moisturizing. Each pump is generously sized at 17.8 fluid oz. The Little Traveler price - $11.99. Find them in our Online Shop

We also carry bar soaps by Michel Design Works. Scroll down to learn about their hand lotions. 

One thing to note when selecting hand soaps: When it comes to protecting from viruses like COVID-19, the type of soap is not what's important. Dr. Carl Fichtenbaum, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, says, “There is no clear evidence that antibacterial soap works better than any other soap, The most important thing is washing hands for at least 20 seconds, and then it is a combination of soap plus mechanical disruption that works [to rid hands of the virus].” (Source: Huffington Post; "Does the Type of Soap or Hand Sanitizer You Use Matter for Coronavirus.") 

Another favorite brand in our Bath Shop is Somewhat Organic, products that are good for you. The makers of Somewhat Organic know it's nearly impossible for any soap product to be 100% organic, so the name of the company is honest, just like its products. These soap makers do their best to use only organic ingredients and recycled/pre-cycled packaging. They love to create and get their hands dirty, so this product line is always new and exciting.

Other Somewhat Organic scents include Cloves & Oates, Patchouli, Tea Tree, Shea Oatmeal, and Lemongrass, plus many more. Foaming hand soap (325 pumps per bottle) - $8.99; Bar Soap (4 oz.) - $6.99.

Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!

You've probably noticed drier skin after all that hand washing. That's because the soap that washes away germs and dirt also strips away your body's natural moisture. So, it's important to keep your skin healthy by following up with hand lotions. 

Lucky for us, Michel Design Works makes luxurious hand lotions in the same scents as its soaps. Each batch is made with shea butter, aloe, and other botanical ingredients. They also come in beautiful keepsake gift boxes. 8 fluid oz. - $15.99.

Beekman 1802 goat milk hand lotions are rich in vitamins and minerals that flush out toxins and keep skin balanced. Made in the USA. 2 oz. - $14.95. Find lotions and more from Beekman 1802 in our Online Store.  

The Little Traveler carries a large collection of Beekman 1802 Bath & Body products. The Beekman 1802 lifestyle brand of goat milk bath products was built by two city blokes who relocated out to the country. You might also know them as "The Fabulous Beekman Boys" or the winners of The Amazing Race, season 21.

Meet our Best Seller

Bold packaging. Unique scents. Mindful sourcing. Honest pricing—these are the reasons our customers love hand soaps and lotions from KALASTYLE. Soaps are made in the USA with sustainable palm and coconut oils and other natural ingredients. 4.5 oz - $7.99.

KALASTYLE hand lotions are also made in the USA and start with a natural shea butter base. Pocket Size - $5.99.

Speaking of unique scents, the three interesting KALASTYLE scents pictured above come with bonus skin-health benefits.

Voclanic Ash ($7.99) is made with charcoal to provide skin detox and exfoliation. 

Icelandic Moss ($7.99) is loaded with the powerful nutrients it's absorbed from the unpolluted environment of Iceland.

Angelica Herb Soap ($7.50) contains valuable enzymes and chlorophyll for hydration.

Real Men Wash AND Moisturize

Fisherman's scrub and hand butter are handcrafted in small batches in a little factory on Plum Island, MA. The company continues to operate sort of like a bakery, using similar equipment and making everything in small batches to ensure freshness and quality. 

Fisherman's Scrub Bar is has anise for a masculine black licorice scent while poppy seeds provide a satisfying scrubby experience. (3.5 oz; $7.99)

Fisherman's Hand Butter also has the rich scent of anise blended with the finest quality essential oils for an overall pleasing scent. (2 oz.; $11.99)

Stock up on your favorite hand soaps and lotions, or get a variety so everyone in the house can have their own special hand washing "experience." 

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