Natural Cleaning Products for Sanitizing the Office
You may never have worried too much about sanitizing your office space… until now. With COVID-19 still posing a threat, we have to relook at some of our regular cleaning practices at work. And many wonder how to maintain a balance — they want to keep the office sanitized, without overusing harsh chemicals like bleach, which can cause breathing problems for many. The good news is that there are many common sense, practical, and natural safety measures you can take to keep a clean working environment.
Good communication and planning is a must so that everyone in your office is on the same page. Discussing and then agreeing to protocols like when to wear a mask and how to comfortably maintain social distance will minimize frustration when two coworkers aren’t on the same page. (Click here to read recommendations on ways to wear a mask comfortably throughout the day.) And if you work from home, like so many are right now, it’s important to get the whole family on board with a sanitizing plan!
Many of our healthcare and wellness customers like to diffuse essential oils in their offices. You may want to choose three or four oils or blends and present them to your coworkers to see if they’re comfortable with diffusing in the office. Our Resilience blend is a great choice as it was designed to provide both physical and emotional resilience during the pandemic. However, if diffusing isn’t a good option for your office environment, read suggestions on how to enjoy aromatherapy on your own at the office.
What about sanitizing the office?
Can you do so naturally, without resorting to chemicals that might trigger asthma or allergies? Yes, e3 Resilience Surface Sanitizer is safe, effective, and has an uplifting and vibrant aroma. It only uses food-grade isopropyl alcohol combined with e3’s Resilience Blend of essential oils known for anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties.
Resilience Surface Sanitizer is easy to use, simply mist surfaces and let sit for 30 seconds before wiping. We recommend you make note of areas in your office that should be sanitized regularly, especially high-touch areas.
Here’s a list of common items in an office to help you get started:
- Tables, desks, and counters
- Doorknobs and cabinet handles
- Light switches and elevator buttons
- Digital touchscreens, computer mice, and keyboards
- Desk accessories (staplers, tape dispensers, etc.)
- Mailroom supplies like postage meters and packaging supplies
- Appliances in the breakroom — fridge, coffee maker, etc.
- Bathroom fixtures — toilet handles, faucets, soap and towel dispensers)
If you work from home, you can customize your list for areas to sanitize in your home office or your entire house! After you come up with your list, decide how often these areas should be sanitized and who will be responsible for taking care of it. Even if you have professional cleaners that come at night, you may want to introduce additional protocols for sanitizing the office during the day.
For example, we share a bathroom with a business next door. We decided to keep a bottle of Resilience Surface Sanitizer on the counter next to our Wash Wash Wash soap, so that each time the bathroom is used, the person can spray down the toilet handle, faucet, and door handle, leaving the space sanitized for the next person. Here’s a video clip where I share how easy it is to use.
Have you discovered a way to use e3’s Resilience Surface Sanitizer that we haven’t mentioned? Please let us know!
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