As a cruelty-free designer, focusing on healthy & ethical design, it’s very difficult for me to use products like Clorox that contain chlorine bleach. So, I researched to see if green and chemical-free products could do the same job. However, most of us believe these deadly poisons we are spraying ourselves and homes with are stronger. But guess what? To sum up, soap is just as good! Plain soap does kill viruses.
My criteria of a perfect cleaning product are one that is non animal-based, vegan and cruelty-free. I won’t use products that are tested on animals. Plus they must be non-toxic. Above all, we don’t want to harm living beings and the planet.
According to what I’ve learned, soaking and spraying our bodies and environments in bleach products is not necessary to kill viruses.
Our skin is porous. It’s like a sponge and whatever we surround ourselves with and spray on us goes directly into our bloodstream and affects us physically and mentally. Chemicals make you sick; they’re hormone disruptors, cause infertility, cancer, asthma allergies, neurological issues. I could go on and on. They’re bad.
We humans like to be clean. We’ve been making cleaning products for 5000 years. How crazy is that? For instance, the ancient Egyptians used animal and vegetable oils mixed w alkaline salts to make soap.
Therefore, if they Egyptians could do it 5000 years ago without Lysol at their fingertips, I think we can figure it out too.