It’s not very often that I can say attending an event changed my life.
Let me start from the beginning…
I was super excited to get invited to learn more about keeping kids safe from back to school germs. I have a kid in kindergarten now and we all know that 5 year old can be a bit gross (especially if they are boys!) so I wanted to get all the tips I could to develop healthy germ free habits for my kids.
The event space was so much fun! There were awesome quotes everywhere and they even had our names written beautifully on these Mason jars filled with back to school goodies. I really felt like I was back in school! I have told you guys a million times, I am a sucker for the details!
It was a very intimate event, there were 7-8 bloggers present including myself. We had a full agenda of learning and I quickly realized how valuable all this knowledge would be.
We had two amazing doctors talk to us about the importance of hand sanitizer and the types of germs it kills instantly. There was also a great Myths vs. Truths segment in which I learned a lot. I have heard that sanitizer can dry out your hands and it turns out that’s a myth! I also heard that too much sanitizer can make you more vulnerable to sicknesses because it’s killing the “good germs” as well. That is also a myth! Purely actually leaves the good germs alone while killing the bad germs.
One of the most eye opening facts that I learned was that we humans tend to touch our faces A LOT during the course of an hour. Another one is that you should always make your your sanitizer has 60% alcohol.
I also learned that you can use Purell in any situation to clean your hands, the only time that hand washing is recommended is when your hands are visibly soiled. Always make sure you washing your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds or singing the Happy Birthday song twice.
Since the event I have been a sailing maniac. One you get exposed to this sort of information it really makes you think twice about cleanliness – - especially with all of the contagious diseases around. Better safe than sorry!
I even got the kids to be a bit obsessed more aware of hand sanitizer. I have the travel sanitizer hanging on every bag and every time they lay eyes on it, they want clean hands. Works for me!
While we were there we took a test by placing out hands in the container pictured above to see how many germs were on our hands prior to Purell and after–we got the results back and lets just say I am completely grossed out. My hands were covered in germs, yes–I had been on the subway and all of that before I got there but I was stunned! After applying the sanitizer 90% of all the germs were gone. I couldn’t believe it. As a result I now see germs everywhere and I am so aware of all the possible germ ridden places. Life changing I tell you!
I was so happy I was able to attend this event and learn so much about keeping hands healthy!