Category Archives: Health

Wash Your Hands

Germs can be found in every nook and cranny of our lives. They’re literally everywhere: your home, office, school and especially hospitals; these places are all prone to nasty bacteria.

With numerous ways to clean and disinfect, there is one simple thing you can do to make a big impact on keeping germs at bay:

Wash your hands.

It may seem like common knowledge, but there are still many diseases and conditions that are spread by not washing hands with soap and water.

If soap and water are not readily available, try using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

While it doesn’t get rid of all types of germs, it does disinfect for the most part until you are able to access soap and clean, running water.

Handy Hints

On average, a person washes their hands more than six times a day.

If that seems excessive, take into account that you should be washing your hands any time before you eat, which works out to approximately 3 to 4 times a day.

You should also be washing your hands after going to the bathroom, which also works out to about 8 times per day!

Other times you should be washing your hands:

  • Preparing food
  • After sneezing or blowing your nose
  • While caring for someone who is sick
  • After taking out the garbage
  • After changing diapers
  • If handling an animal or picking up animal waste
  • Treating a cut or an injury

Clean Up

Washing your hands properly is easy.

  • Wet your hands with clean, running water
  • Apply soap and lather your hands by rubbing them together for at least thirty seconds
  • Rinse your hands
  • Dry your hands with an air dryer or a clean towel

If you’re using a public restroom, take a piece of paper towel and use it to open the door to get out of the bathroom. This will keep your hands clean from any bacteria that may be on the door handle.

Healthy habits can help protect everyone from getting sick, and hand hygiene is the best way to reduce the spread of germs and bacteria.

Posted on: 15 Jun 2016
Posted by: GreenGuru
How to Disinfect, Naturally

Cutting boards. Foul smelling dish cloths. Stopping the spread of germs.

It is really important to clean not just so a space looks good, but so that it doesn’t make you sick, and so it doesn’t smell. And this is a place where nature really does shine.

Posted on: 19 Feb 2016
Posted by: GreenGuru
Protect Your Hands While Keeping Green

Keeping your house clean can be a challenge, what with kids, pets, and the way the Great Outdoors insists on making it indoors, and onto your floors. Even tougher is keeping your house clean while not completely destroying your hands. 

Posted on: 16 Dec 2015
Posted by: GreenGuru
Getting a Clean Hotel Room

Everyone has heard the horror stories about what lights up when you pass a typical hotel room under the omniscient gaze of a black light. Fretting about the monsters under the bed isn’t nearly as frightening as contemplating the last time the bedspread was washed.

Posted on: 04 Nov 2015
Posted by: GreenGuru
How to Make Your House Smell Nice (Without Synthetic Scents)

People are crazy about making their homes smell good. The home fragrance industry was almost $5.6 billion in the US in 2012, according to a New Jersey research firm. The problem? There is some question about the toxicity of some of the more popular air fresheners, candles, and home fragrance lines. Some studies suggest these fragrances might cause respiratory problems, and even depression.

Posted on: 16 Sep 2015
Posted by: GreenGuru
3 Old Fashioned Cleaning Tips

Modern times dictate that intense cleaning rituals are necessary to maintain high standards of health. We have resorted to heavy toxic chemicals that often have more adverse effects on our health than the dirt itself. Getting back to nature as well as simply using more delicate cleaning supplies can still accomplish a thorough cleaning job while presenting with benefits to your health. After all, nature provides everything we need for survival. Let’s take a look at some common natural options for everyday cleaning use.

Posted on: 19 Aug 2015
Posted by: GreenGuru
3 Natural Products That Can Be Used For Green Cleaning

Going green is a lifestyle change wherein we prioritize the use of all natural ingredients and products in our daily lives, especially in our cleaning materials for our home and cars. It’s not only helpful in saving our environment but also for our health. Exposure to synthetic chemicals or substances is harmful to us. Accumulation of these dangerous chemical in our system can cause illnesses to our body and to our environment. There are natural cleaning materials in our home which we might not recognize as effective in taking out dirt, stains and disinfect.

Posted on: 05 Aug 2015
Posted by: GreenGuru
The World’s Greenest Cities Part 2

Welcome back to Part Two of our adventures of the most eco-friendly cities in the world! Today, we are going to continue our journey around the world to find the most eco-friendly cities. If you are just joining us, be sure to check out part one to see the first five cities we visited.

Posted on: 29 Jul 2015
Posted by: GreenGuru
The World’s Greenest Cities

It has become a common practice it seems to be as “green” or eco-friendly as you can, not only to save the environment but to live a healthier life as well. We are going to take a look into cities from around the world that have taken the “go green” initiative and have been granted the label as the “Most Eco-Friendly Cities in the World.” Join us and learn which cities are best for “green” lifestyles.

Posted on: 15 Jul 2015
Posted by: GreenGuru
Green Cleaning Myths

Common Myth #1: Green Cleaning means I have to work harder and use more time.

Not true at all. Actually, you will spend the same amount of time, if not less, when you use green and non-toxin cleaners. If you purchase your green cleaners the formulas are already tested, tried and ready to be used. Now, if you make your own cleaners you might go through a period of trial and error until you find the right things to use, but once you find your perfect solution, you will be a cleaning machine and move right along just as quickly as you would with harmful commercial chemical cleaning products.

Posted on: 29 Jun 2015
Posted by: GreenGuru