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Soap, “One Of Our Most Valuable Medical Interventions” against COVID19

“In an age of robotic surgery and gene therapy, it is all the more wondrous that a bit of soap in water, an ancient and fundamentally unaltered recipe, remains one of our most valuable medical interventions”

This quote is from an excellent Irish Times article titled “Why soap can kill coronavirus – and how its discovery changed human history“. Read the full article here.

On reading this article I was in awe and filled with admiration for the the simple bar of soap. We don’t fully appreciate the medical value of soap which has been around for thousands of years. Soap has played a central role in the prevention and spread of diseases from bacteria and viruses throughout human history. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus we are learning every day to appreciate the essential role of soap in killing and preventing the spread of the coronavirus.

This article will help our customers understand how our information and products are beneficial against the coronavirus pandemic.

Barred Soap – Useful Information

Soaps are naturally antibacterial as they have a high PH value. We make Cold Process Soaps which are naturally alkaline with a PH of around 9-10. Bacteria cannot propagate on a PH of 9 or more. After washing your hands with soap the PH of the hands will be significantly higher therefore reducing bacteria growth. Soap also destroys viruses. Soap breaks down the coronavirus structure by dissolving the lipid layer of the virus and then washing it away. Soap is therefore very efficient as it both destroys the coronavirus and washes it away off the hands.

It has now been proven that the best way to prevent the spread of the coronavirus is by washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Soap works better than any disinfectants or alcohol at destroying the structure of the coronavirus.

Our soap recipes also incorporate many plant extracts and essential oils which have additional antbacterial properties which include Tea Tree, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Geranium, Orange, Patchouli.

Traditional Cold Process Soaps are also better for the environment as we are not putting chemicals into the water system.

We would like to assure our customers that we are open for business and continue to provide essential soap products during the pandemic.

As always thank you for your support & stay safe.


Owner of Natural Ireland.

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