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Skin Protection and Sanitizer Questions

SANITIZERS

Question: How should I clean my environment during the COVID-19 pandemic compared to my regular cleaning routine?

Answer: It is recommended by anti-viral cleaning specialists (such as the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization) that workplaces/public spaces and homes should be cleaned for three times longer than they normally would during COVID-19 to effectively remove all traces of the deadly respiratory virus.  In addition, best to use cleaning products that not only kill bacteria but also kill viruses.

Q: What is the difference between Lizzy James' Surface Sanitizer and regular cleaning products?

A: Most household-grade chemicals are less effective than hospital-grade disinfectants. To be safe, The CDC and WHO recommend households should consider using surface sanitizers with at least 70% of alcohol.  Our Surface Sanitizer contains 70% alcohol, as well as natural essential oils, that act as anti-bacterials and disinfectants to kill 99.9% bacteria and viruses, including the novel coronavirus.

Q: Where should I focus my cleaning efforts?

A: It is recommended that "shared touchpoint" surfaces - doorknobs, kitchen counters, bathrooms, etc. - should be cleaned with hi-grade anti-viral disinfectants during the COVID-19 outbreak.  Many traditional cleaning products are too weak to kill infectious droplets of the virus, or contain chemicals that can be very harmful to people and pets. 

Q: What is a "pandemic clean"?

A: A "pandemic clean" is considered vital for a site with confirmed case of COVID-19. The chemicals used in regular cleaning are too weak to break down the viral structure of COVID-19, which means a deep "pandemic clean" is essential for any place which has recorded a confirmed case of the respiratory illness. One of the keys to a pandemic clean is allowing these chemicals to be left to soak on surfaces for 10 to 30 minutes at room temperature to try to ensure they kill and remove all traces of viruses and bacteria when they're wiped away.

Q: How long does COVID-19 last on surfaces?

A: Infectious disease researchers have found COVID-19 remains infectious on metal, glass, and ceramics for 5 days, wood for 4 days, plastics and stainless steel for 2 to 3 days, cardboards and paper for up to 24 hours, aluminum for up to 8 hours, and copper for up to 4 hours.

On soft, porous surfaces: COVID-19 can survive on cardboard, paper, clothing and soft furnishings like pillows for up to 24 hours.

Porous surfaces allow air and water to pass through, which makes them much less likely to hold infectious volumes of the virus compared to non-porous objects like door handles, taps and phone covers.

On hard, shiny surfaces: COVID-19 has been proven to stay active on hard surfaces like glass, plastic and stainless steel for up to 72 hours. 

Q: What if I can't avoid having to go to public places?

A: Although the virus droplets degrade over time, (the likelihood of infection is reduced the longer contaminated droplets have sat on a surface or remained airborne), you should still avoid touching handles, buttons and other objects in public spaces.

If unavoidable, it is recommended you avoid touching your face until you have thoroughly washed your hands with hand sanitizer or soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.

SKIN HEALTH

Q: What are the Lavender and Chamomile essential oils used for?

The Lavender Chamomile blend was created for its soothing and calming effect. This subtly floral scent can help people to relax and sleep. Moreover, breathing it in has been found to be effective at alleviating headaches.

Q: What is the Rose Hip essential oil used for?

A: When the sweet, floral scent of rose oil is inhaled, it has been shown to help reduce anxiety. Its antioxidant properties have also been found to help treat acne and improve complexion for an overall younger look.