Hand washing, also known as hand hygiene, is the act of cleaning one's hands with soap or a hand wash and water to remove dust, bacteria, germs and viruses.  Drying of the washed hands is part of the process as wet and moist hands are more prone to bacteria re-growth.

If soap and water are unavailable, a good hand sanitizer which is at least 60% alcohol can be used instead. Hand hygiene is extremely important to prevent the spread of infectious diseases in home, office, gyms and shopping malls.

Best Hand Wash

When should You use a Hand Wash?

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends washing your hands for at least 20 seconds after your hands come in contact with certain things.

These include the five critical times during the day where washing hands with soap is important to reduce fecal-oral transmission of disease: after using the toilet (for urination, defecation, menstrual hygiene), after cleaning a child's bottom (changing nappies), before feeding a child, before eating and before/after preparing food or handling raw meat, fish, or poultry.

Washing your hands is one of the most crucial things you can do to stay healthy and stop the spread of deadly viruses such as common cold and perhaps even coronavirus COVID-19.

As you touch other people, surfaces and objects in the course of the day, you accumulate germs on your hands. You can infect yourself with these germs by touching your eyes, nose or mouth, or spread them to others. Although it's impossible to keep your hands germ-free at all times, washing your hands with soap and water regularly can help limit the transfer of bacteria, viruses and other microbes.

Natural Hand Wash:

A Hand Wash is a Cleanser which is used to clean your hands. It can be a chemical hand wash which is cheap and sold commercially. It can also be a natural hand wash which is infused with essential oils and is made sulphate and paraben free. According to your needs, a good hand wash can be selected by you or by your organization. Keeping a hand wash in washrooms and hand washing areas is a must, especially after the spread of COVID 19 Pandemic.

Uses of Hand Wash:

When to wash your hands?

During the course of the day, we venture out and perform a lot of activities that may involve both indoor and outdoor tasks. Over time, we tend to collect germs through any means. Make sure to wash your hands before and after:

  • Before Preparing food
  • Before Eating food
  • Touching things in a public area such as doorknobs, railings, etc.
  • Treating open wounds or cuts
  • Helping out sick people
  • Placement or removal of contact lenses
  • Changing diapers
  • Handling Pet Food

Use a Natural Hand Wash After -

  • Using the Washroom
  • Touching Pets
  • Sneezing or coughing
  • Blowing your nose
  • Smoking
  • Handling Garbage
  • Entering Home
  • Using Public Transport
  • Handling Money
  • Coming from hospitals, labs or other healthcare places

Best Liquid Hand wash Brands in India –

Natural Hand Washes

1)    Mirah Belle Green Apple Hand Wash

2)    Mirah Belle Rose Hand Wash

Rose Hand Wash

3)    Mirah Belle Lily of the Valley Hand Wash

4)    Mirah Belle Sweet Orange Hand Wash

Commercial Hand Washes -

  1. Dettol Hand Wash
  2. Lifebuoy Hand Wash
  3. Medimix Hand Wash
  4. Savlon Hand Wash

How to Prepare hand wash at Home

Try the recipe mentioned below to make a hand wash at home.

Hand Wash Requirements -

  • A probiotic soap bar
  • Water
  • Essential oils of your choice


  1. Take about 1/4th section of the probiotic soap bar.
  2. Fill a pan with distilled or mineral water.
  3. Bring the water to a boil and add in the soap bar.
  4. Stir continuously over medium flame and keep stirring until the soap liquefies.
  5. Remove from the heat and let it sit for 24 hours.
  6. Add a few drops of essential oil once it’s ready.
  7. Shake well in a spray bottle and use this liquid hand wash whenever you want.

How to Wash your Hands –

          There are several steps you should follow to wash hands properly –

  1. Wet your hands with clean water which is either warm or cold, turn off the tap, and apply hand wash.
  2. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the hand wash. Also, lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  3. Now scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds.
  4. Rinse your hands properly under clean running water.
  5. Dry your hands by using a clean towel or air dry them
Hand Wash for Kids

Burning Questions – Hand Wash -

Do I need to wash my Hands for 20 Seconds?

Yes, 20 seconds is the minimum advisable time for washing hands. It shall remove all germs, viruses and bacteria in that time.

Does a Natural Hand Wash work the same as a Normal Hand Wash?

A Natural Hand Wash is better than Commercial or Normal Hand Washes as they do not contain and harmful sulphates or parabens.

Is Bar Soap better than Liquid Soap?

Both bar and liquid soap is equally effective in removing germs and bacteria.

What if one does not have any water or soap to wash hands?

You can use an Alcohol based Hand Sanitizer if you do not have Soap or Water at hand. The sanitizer should have at least 60% alcohol for it to be effective. The Hand Sanitizer should have Ethyl Alcohol or ISO Propyl Alcohol.

Hand Sanitizer

Does Warm water remove more germs than cold water?

Both Hot and Cold Water work in the same way to remove germs. For Hot water to remove germs without soap, it will have to be boiling, which can scald your hands.

What is the Water used for Washing Hands is Dirty?

Water used for washing hands should be clean and running water. If the water is dirty then your hands can get re-contaminated.

About Mirah Belle Naturals

Mirah Belle is a Skincare and Haircare brand which manufactures Natural Products - India. Apart from Beauty, we also focus on Hygiene related products. Our products are free from Harmful Chemicals such as Sulfates and Parabens. They are safe to use.

Apart from E-Commerce Platforms like AmazonFlipkart , NykaaMyntraNetMeds and many more, we also supply Products in Bulk to Maruti Suzuki India, Reliance Retail, Rico Auto Industries and many major players.

We also supply to the Hotel Industry through our Distributors. Our Organic Skin Care Products are Certified, Licensed and Approved.

Our Product Portfolio Includes–

Organic and Natural Handmade Soaps - Skin Brightening Soaps ranging from 20 gms to 150 gms are manufactured under our umbrella. We specialize in making Handmade Soap for Oily Skin, Anti Aging SoapsAnti Acne Soaps and other Categories which are specific to your needs.We have the largest collection of handmade soaps in India. Our Handmade Soap for Dry Skin is extremely popular given the weather conditions and Global Warming.

2) Best Organic hair shampoos in India - We have an unmatchable range of organic hair shampoos which are useful for all hair types. Our range of Natural Anti Dandruff Shampoo, Shampoo for Dry hair, oily hair, frizzy hair and other hair issues are all under one umbrella. We undoubtedly have the best natural shampoo for new hair growth and to prevent hair loss.

3) Best Vegan Face Washes in India - Our range of Sulfate Free Face Washes have been appreciated world over. We proudly manufacture the highest quality face wash for oily skin without using any harsh chemicals. Our face washes target acne prone skin, dry skin, mature skin and can be used for both men and women.

4) Natural and Vegan Sanitizers - Our Range of alcohol based sanitizers are good for keeping germs, viruses and bacteria at bay. We were the top selling sanitizers (No. 1 Best Seller) at Amazon India during the Coronavirus Wave in 2020. These Alcohol based Sanitizers and Disinfectants not only keep the virus away but are good for the skin as well. Our Rose Sanitizer Spray is supplied across various industries and offices.

5) Natural Face Creams and Moisturizers – Our paraben free face creams and moisturizers have plant extracts for healing and nourishing. We believe in manufacturing natural skin care products for all our customers. Mirah Belle’s face cream for dry skindull and pigmented skin and oily skin are extremely popular. We have a different face cream for men and a specific face cream for women according to their respective skin types.

Apart from these, we have a wide range of Herbal Body Lotionsface and hair sprayshand and foot creams, face scrubs and face masks, hair oil for hair growth and dandruff, organic salves and lip balms as per your needs. We use a variety of plant based oils and seeds for making our products. For example, aloe vera gel for skin and hair infuses hundreds of nutrients and is a universal ingredient for organic skin care products.

Just using one natural ingredient in our Skin and Hair Care Products makes it hundred times more effective than chemical based hair products.

Through our research and vast knowledge on Herbs, Ayurveda and Plants - Mirah Belle is the best company for making Natural Products in India.