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Hygiene Best Practices

Hygiene Best Practices

Posted by Beth @ LFT on 2020 Aug 1st

**Updated October 2020**

With winter coming and the pandemic not going anywhere, it is more important than ever to take care with robust hygiene practices ~ FOR yourself, and your family and friends.

Every day you come into contact with millions of germs and viruses (Eek! Millions?! It’s true!) … while many of them are ordinary run of the mill bugs, and pose no real risk to your health, we are living in a world where that is no longer the case. Therefore, it is critical to stay safe and use preventive measures as much as possible. The simplest of which include: washing your hands well, and keeping spaces around you clean! And, to this end, LFT is here to help! With our line of all natural “Clean Mitts” Hand Soaps, and tough-on-grime “Elbow Grease” All Purpose Cleaner in your arsenal, you can win the war on germs!

Since germs enter the body mostly through the mouth, nose, ears and eyes, best to wash your hands well (follow the steps below as a guide) and often! This includes: after being in public spaces, after using the toilet, before preparing food, after contact with money, pets, or garbage… and definitely before you eat. Remember to avoid touching your face too.

Keeping spaces around you clean is also highly recommended. Best Practices? To CLEAN a surface before disinfecting it. If surfaces have grease, residues and dirt, even ones you can’t see, this could prevent the disinfectant getting through (including: can openers, kitchen gadgets, utensils, etc.). Lucky for us, Live for Tomorrow’s “Elbow Grease” is a powerful all natural cleaner! No harsh chemicals here.

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The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention offers the following guidance:

Wash your hands frequently

Follow these five steps every time.

  1. Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
  2. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails. Don’t forget your thumb!
  3. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum “Happy Birthday” from beginning to end, twice.
  4. Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
  5. Dry your hands using a clean dry towel or air dry them.

**Use hand sanitizer when you can’t use soap and water. (If soap and water are not readily available, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.) Live for Tomorrow’s new Safety Sake hand sanitizer is 80% ethanol.

Avoid touching eyes, nose & mouth

If you have touched a contaminated surface or item, touching your eyes, nose or mouth could transfer the viruses into your system and make you sick. (*Lower the risk by washing hands frequently, and keeping surfaces clean!)

Practice respiratory hygiene

Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Discard of used tissue into a closed bin immediately.

Maintain social distancing

Keep space of approximately 6 feet (or 2 meters) between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Clean and disinfect surfaces daily

Including tables, doorknobs, handles, countertops, phones, etc. *See tips above.

Stay home when you are sick

Self isolating prevents the spread, and can save lives!

Wear a mask

Everyone needs to a wear mask in public.
Wear your mask over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin.
Make sure you can breathe easily.
Even with a mask you need to maintain a distance of 6 feet between yourself and others.
Please wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before putting on your mask.

Monitor your health daily

Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.


If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

  • Call into (rather than physically visit) your doctor’s office for direction, this will help protect you and help prevent the spread of viruses and other infections.
  • Symptoms can take 2-14 days after exposure develop. May include: fever, cough and shortness of breath.

Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider

  • Staying informed is the first best step in protecting yourself.



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