The first time I washed my hands with detergent was in a supermarket.
That was 10 years ago.
That’s when I first started washing with detergents.
My mother’s parents didn’t have the money to buy detergent in those days.
But as a result, I learnt that you can wash your hands with just one ingredient.
There are now hundreds of different detergent brands available in the US and around the world, but only a few of them have any sort of science behind them.
For most people, detergent is just water.
For a handful of products, though, it’s the same basic ingredient: soap, water and a bit of salt.
There’s no science behind how detergants work.
Some claim they’ll make you feel better, while others claim that they’ll help with the symptoms of certain illnesses.
Some have no scientific backing at all.
The truth is, there’s no way of knowing whether a detergent actually helps.
So for the sake of this post, we’re going to focus on products that do have some scientific backing.
We’re also going to talk about what’s in a product and how it might help, and then how to find the right product.
What’s in detergent?
We’ll start with a quick look at what detergens actually are.
What are they made of?
What’s the science behind detergenders?
We can make our own detergent at home by using household detergences, or we can buy a brand from a supplier.
In some countries, you can also buy a product directly from a manufacturer.
These brands include: Purell