Water, Sanitation & Environmentally-related Hygiene

How Germs Spread

 

Washing hands can keep you healthy and prevent the spread of  respiratory and diarrheal infections from one person to the next. Germs  can spread from other people or surfaces when you:Touch your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
Prepare or eat food and drinks with unwashed hands
Touch a contaminated surface or objects
Blow your nose, cough, or sneeze into hands and then touch other people’s hands or common objects.

Key Times to Wash Hands

 

You can help yourself and your loved ones stay healthy by washing  your hands often, especially during these key times when you are likely  to get and spread germs:

  • Before, during, and after preparing food
  • Before eating food
  • Before and after caring for someone at home who is sick with vomiting or diarrhea
  • Before and after treating a cut or wound
  • After using the toilet
  • After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
  • After handling pet food or pet treats
  • After touching garbage

Follow Five Steps to Wash Your Hands the Right Way

 

Washing your hands is easy, and it’s one of the most effective ways  to prevent the spread of germs. Clean hands can stop germs from  spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire  community—from your home and workplace to childcare facilities and  hospitals.

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.
  3. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
  4. Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
  5. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild

 

The HSCG non-profit trade association serving the handcrafted soap and cosmetic industry. The industry is diverse, encompassing up-and-coming artisan makers, established business making handcrafted soap and cosmetic products, vendors who provide products and services to the makers, and the general public as consumers of handcrafted soap and cosmetic products.

The mission of the organization is four-fold, addressing all the different parts that make  up the industry as a whole. When combined, the individual aspects of our mission combine into a comprehensive plan to serve all the stakeholders of the handcrafted soap and cosmetic industry.

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Suppliers

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Bramble Berry

 

Bramble Berry is a company built by makers, for makers. We bring  together the best creative inspiration, expert guidance, and  high-quality handcraft supplies, all in one place - so you can spend  more time making and sharing the things you love.

Explore a curated collection of projects featuring fresh ideas from  the Bramble Berry team, guest experts, and our maker community. Learn  new techniques from easy-to-follow video tutorials. And get help when  you need it from our dedicated customer service team of experienced  makers. 

Bramble Berry specializes in the highest-quality handcraft supplies  that we source from around the world. And we test every product in our  lab because we know how important every project is to you.

We are a partner to you on your creative journey, and we can’t wait to see where it leads you next.

Nurture Soap

  

We offer a wide variety of wholesale soap making supplies  including melt and pour soap bases, fragrances infused with premium  essential oils, colorants for soap, and everything you need to make  handmade soap! The owner has been making soap for 15 years. She started  Nurture Soap with $2500 and a desire for better products for her own  soap making journey. We've grown a bit, but we haven't lost focus of  YOU and helping you make the best soap possible!

We are a small business that specializes in the very best of soap making supplies. We  infuse passion into every product we sell and everything we do. All  products are tested by the owner before they are available for sale on  our site. When you buy something from Nurture Soap, you know it's the  best available!

Aztec Candle Supply

 

Aztec International is nestled in the hills of beautiful Knoxville,  Tennessee and has been selling candle wax for over 31 years. Within the  last several years, Aztec has decided to expand our inventory to sell  Candle Making Accessories, seeing that the market was good and more and  more people were becoming interested in the wonderful world of candles.  Some of the new items we have started carrying include, dyes and  fragrances, additives, glazes and soap making supplies. Our inventory is  constantly expanding so check back often to see what new products we  have added

Thanks for your interest in our products and services!

Nature's Garden

 Natures Garden is dedicated to providing you with the highest-quality  products at competitive prices. We understand the importance of  receiving your supplies promptly, and we strive to fill and ship all  orders received by 11:00 am the very same day. Your questions, comments  and suggestions are not only important to us, they are the main reason  we are a successful company today. We encourage you to call our HUG Line  (Help You Grow) for assistance anytime 1-440-647-0100.  Our professional staff has years of experience, and we enjoy helping  our customers make and market the finest candles, soap, and toiletries.  During the years, we have had the pleasure of building solid business  relationships with more than 100,000 customers. We are honored to be  your supplier of choice. 

The Lye Guy

 

I'm a husband, a stay-at-home Dad, and an avid biodieseler. My goals are;

  1. To provide top quality caustics at fair and reasonable prices
  2. To process all orders within 3 business days
  3. To be YOUR caustics provider

Uline

Uline, a family-owned business, is the leading  distributor of shipping, industrial and packaging materials to  businesses throughout North America.

For over 40 years, we've stayed committed to providing the highest levels of service and quality products to our customers.

Depend on Uline to build your business — we won't let you down.Customers have questions, you have answers. Display the most frequently asked questions, so everybody benefits.