Soap Kills Viruses

Soap kills viruses – yup that’s right!

Plain old ordinary soap kills viruses and actually works better than disinfectants because ordinary soap destroys the viruses’ structure.

Soap is the best thing to use in the fight against viruses but when it is not available use alcohol wipes.

The reason soap is better is that it dissolves the fat membrane and the virus just simply falls apart and becomes inactive. That is simply put because I’m not a scientist and don’t want to bore you with science and chemistry. If you want to know more about that you can follow this link Deadly Viruses are no match for soap

The thing with viruses is that they can be active for hours, and even days outside the body living on surfaces using Lysol wipes and other disinfectants can help in getting rid of them, but soap is really the best thing to use if you can.

With the coronavirus or when cold and flu season arrives, it is so important for us to keep our hands clean.   Health officials are telling us there is no cure for this virus, so the only thing we can do is try to stop the spread.

Update – This was written before vaccines were available, but still regardless of whether you are vaccinated for covid or the flu hand cleaning is an important part of keeping healthy and those viruses from spreading.

When you sneeze or cough tiny little droplets can fly as far as 10 meters away, the droplets carrying in the coronavirus are said to travel at least two meters.

When these droplets land on surfaces they dry out and remain active on the surface for long periods of time depending on what the surface type is. Studies show varying results from hours to days.

When you touch a surface where this virus has landed and is still active it will stick to your skin and then if you touch your face the likelihood is you will become infected. Just think about how many times a day you touch your face, probably without even thinking. Rub your eye, brush your hair aside you get the picture.

Here is a great box of soap I found on Amazon – It sells for $19.99 and is rated a best seller.  This box comes with six handmade soaps that are scented with essential oils, an excellent hand-washing soap if you don’t want to make your own.

Crate 61 Best Seller Soap 6-Pack Box Set, scented with premium essential oils and natural flavors, for men and women

Make Natural Soap at Home -Step by Step instructions with pictures

Soap Making Kits

Washing your hands with soapy water is the best way to get this virus off your hands, the soap contains a fat-like substance that is similar to the lipids in the virus membrane. The soap loosens the virus from the skin and basically destroys it.

Directions to make soap

Alcohol-based products work when soap is not available, but with those you have to literally soak your hands to be sure to get rid of viruses so you are using quite a bit of product to do that, whereas with soap you use much less.

To wash your hands be sure to wash them for 20 seconds. Both sides, in between the fingers, the thumb and tips of fingers and nails. Be thorough and stay safe.

Moisturizing Gel Disinfectant – Instant Hand Sanitizer 

Check out this page for a simple soap recipe – so you can make your own. 

If you don’t have soap to wash your hands.  Hand sanitizer is the next best thing.

Here is a recipe for Hand Sanitizer

Hand Sanitizer Recipe

Don’t forget your face masks when out and about.  Stay safe

THINKA PROCEDURE MASK WITH EARLOOPS (50pcs), Medical mask, ASTM L1 Approved Face Mask

Weddingstar Washable Cloth Face Mask Reusable and Adjustable Protective Fabric Face Cover w/Dust Filter Pocket – Navy

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21 Responses to Soap Kills Viruses

  1. Henderson says:

    You are very right. I have seen something like this online telling me that soap truly kills virus and the regular soap is better than the disinfectant. I’m here trying to confirm that information. Thankfully, you explained it even better. I will be sure to use soapy water to wash my hands from now on. Thanks for the help you’re rendering.

  2. David nelson says:

    Only soap has the ability maybe medicated soap as well ……during this period of corona virus it’s very important that we wash our hands regularly to prevent the spread of this diseases as washing our hand would help kill the virus if it’s in our hands.  Its a great reminder to us all

  3. Todd Matthews says:

    That’s interesting – I’d always go for the hand sanitizer at the gym over the soap because I thought it did a better job at killing germs. I guess I’ll be ignoring it and instead washing my hands more thoroughly with soap. At my old gym job, we had these crazy awesome Zogics wipes, they were called, and I’d often use those over soap as well, thinking soap killed the least amount of germs. Lesson learned, even if it took me eight years to discover it. 

    • Tes says:

      Sanitizer is always a good option when soap isn’t available, I have never used Zogics wipes, but I’m sure they are a sanitizing wipe.  I’ll have to look them up.  Take care

  4. Md. Asraful Islam says:

    Thank you so much for sharing with us a wonderful and informative article. The main theme of this article is Soap Kills Viruses. It is truly remarkable that you have illustrated this topic so well in your article. I have learned a lot by reading your article and gained a lot of knowledge about Soap Kills Viruses. Of the points mentioned in your article, I like making soap naturally. At present, soap must be made naturally to get rid of any virus, including the Coronavirus. I also always wash my hands with soap and keep myself clean and alert others to stay clean.

    Finally, I enjoyed reading your article and so I’d like to share your article in my Facebook group if you are happy with me.

  5. Rodarrick says:

    In this difficult period, this post seems more like a saviour that has helped to open the eyes on the benefits of attaching the right use of soap to ensure proper safety and germs killing. Thank you so much for sharing out here. Personally, I feel like soap is a whole lot better option since the others are getting more costlier by the day. Thanks

  6. Chimmhogevagreenesnr says:

    Hello there! This is an amazing article you’ve got here, as it’s exactly what we need to know at this crucial of moment of the covid 19 spread. For me, I prefer to use soap to wash my hand than use alcohol, especially all those medicated soaps which is highly hygienic and safe. 

  7. Shanta Rahman says:

    First of all thank you so much for sharing such an excellent article with us. Your article is really informative and I gained a lot of knowledge by reading your article which is very helpful to me .At present, the coronavirus is in serious form worldwide and it is necessary to wash hands thoroughly with soap. Because soap is capable of killing viruses .My family’s choice of Crate 61 Best Seller Soap 6-Pack Box Set, scented with premium essential oils and natural flavors, for men and women .Washing your hands with soapy water is the best way to remove this virus from your hands. The soap loosens the virus from the skin and basically destroys it. 

    Overall I enjoyed reading your article. I am trying to make soap I hope I will share with you my new experience soon .Can I share your article on my social media?

  8. Shamiimbd says:

    First of all, thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful and informative article.

    I had no idea about soap so much that I got to know a lot about it after reading this article. Common soap is very important for the destruction of germs. The importance of dealing with low-cost coronavirus is immense. Your article mentioned soap will be brought as soon as possible and I hope to use it as well.

    Once again, Thanks again for sharing this informative post. I will share the post with others. 😊

  9. shariful islam says:

    Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful article with us.All the time soap is used to lend a hand and to stay clean.Coronavirus is now seen all over the world so you should always wash your hands with soap and stay away from each other.This naturally soap has many qualities that can destroy germs and keep you from disease.I use this soap myself and keep it clean by using soap if I catch anything while eating.By reading your article, everyone will learn about the benefits of naturally soap and share their new experiences with you.

    • Tes says:

      Thanks for you comments it’s so sad that we are all going through this.  Lets hope they find a way to stop this virus soon.  Take care

  10. Naksh says:

    Hello, Thanks for shairng such useful info step by step. I think everyone will follow this guide. We are planning to buy some shops but courier service is still not available. How you are going to send these shops. We are currently using handwash and it is working fine. Thanks again for sharing such useful info for fighting corona virus.

  11. Gail says:

    Well I didn’t know that, so thanks for your informative article on soap and viruses. I have always been a bit cautious of soap as I have eczema and I have found that soaps can be quite drying for my hands, but maybe that’s what makes them so effective against viruses! I like the idea of making my own soap as I could then tweak the recipe to include a little moisturizing lotions to help as using hand sanitizer so much over the last two years has wreaked havoc on my hands! 

    • Tes says:

      Hi Gail, the whole reason I started making soap was because i had Eczema.  I wanted to know what i was putting on my body and found that natural soap really helped.  The dead sea mud soap seemed to be the best.  Here is a link for that recipe

      Dead Sea Mud Soap Recipe

  12. Alex says:

    I have always had the upbringing that soap kept the body at its cleanest. But I was not aware that it worked as good as you say. WHile we work to eliminate viruses and bacteria from our skin how does this effect the good bacteria that we benefit from having on our body? Can too much cleansing be a bad thing? ANd how do you determine appropriate moderation?

    • Tes says:

      bathing to often would lead to dry, cracked skin.  Most experts recommend showing several times a week.  But I can tell you bathing with natural made soap is much healthier for your skin than store bought shop.

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