Staying safe and keeping our volunteers safe

We have made two batches of sanitiser so far and each time it does involve a bit of science and a bit of experimenting

this time round, we wanted to make the sanitiser thicker, with more emollient properties using a humeficant and also wanted it to smell nicer

Well, the smell nicer bit was all about simple pleasures really. All our volunteers have practically developed chafed hands and dry faces because of constant washing and applying sanitiser repetitively (we don’t have much choice because we handle raw food, cook and deliver food and food products to people who don’t need any germs In or on tjeir food) so we thought if we are washing and sanitising that often we should try to make it nicer.

it reminds me of the sugar cravings some of us have had in light of becoming so focussed on food that we slowed down on consuming sweet stuff till our brains started to wail for simple pleasures (same principle or so we think)!

One thing we thought it would be vital to remember that it is absolutely pointless to rub sanitiser on your hands if you’re using it like an accessory.

video coming soon…

to use sanitiser properly

  • Apply a little sanitiser to the palm of one hand
  • Rub your hands together
  • Rub the gel over all the surfaces of your hands and fingers until your hands are dry. This should take around 20 seconds.

When you’re rubbing in the sanitiser, make sure you rub it into the entire surface of both of your hands, including your fingers and around your fingertips and nails – and don’t forget the backs of your hands and fingers….and your thumbs

You should also rub in the sanitiser about two inches up each wrist.