Foaming hand soap
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Foaming hand soap

Because soap is a physical way of cleaning surfaces, the bubbles from a lather are key. With a foaming dispenser (I got my start with Method Sweet Water), you start out with a lather from the first second, which makes everyone in your household a more effective handwasher without any technique upgrades.

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Though while we're here, I had never been taught how to wash my hands and now I actually have something to do that takes 20+ seconds, which has really made the difference for me:

I used to manage a large office of people and I used automated/touchless foaming dispensers with a light that stayed on for 20 seconds as a reminder, but I should've just trained them on the steps for proper hand washing 🤷‍♀️

I think covid pushed society in the direction of foaming hand soap, because there are also many stand-alone dispensers to choose from.

To refill, I combine about 25% liquid clear/regular Softsoap with 75% water and gently turn the dispenser up and down and around to mix the solution.

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