About Private Bar
- What is Private Bar?
Sorry, it is a not private club. It is a 100% natural bar soap designed for your most delicate private area. We decided to call it Private Bar to clearly differentiate it from other regular soap.
- Why do I need Private Bar?
Private bar is designed to elevate your personal hygiene routine. If you want brighter & softer skin down and under, minimize ingrown hairs and bumpy skin, then Hygiene Hero Private bar is for you.
- How soon can I see results?
Like any other skincare regimen, it takes at least two weeks of continuous use to see results. The key is ongoing maintenance. Over time, you should notice fewer ingrown hairs, softer and smoother skin.
- Is vaginal odor natural?
Unusual vaginal odor happens from time to time. Even when you’re taking good care of your body and your vagina, you may experience unfamiliar smells. What’s not normal is persistent or strong odors.
A healthy vagina’s typical scent may best be described as “musky” or “fleshy.” A menstrual cycle might cause a slightly “metallic” scent for a few days. Intercourse may change the smell temporarily. If you notice a stark difference in your odor, then you may be experiencing a sign of a potential problem.
- What can I do to eliminate or reduce my vaginal odor?
Practice good hygiene is the most important thing. Don’t use perfumed soaps or body washes. The scents and chemicals may upset your vagina’s natural pH. Use warm water so it is more gentle.
Make sure to wear underwear made of breathable fabric. Otherwise, it is better to switch to 100% cotton because you don't want excess moisture can upset your natural bacteria levels and lead to infections.
Probiotics, which are good-for-you bacteria, can help maintain the pH balance of your vagina. Probiotic-rich foods include yogurt, kombucha, and unpasteurized sauerkraut.
Maintain a healthy diet. Aim to eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. A balanced diet makes for a healthy body, and that includes your vagina.
Stay hydrated. Drinking plenty of water is good for more than just your skin. It can help your vagina’s overall health, too, by encouraging healthy sweating and fluid release.
Avoid douches and scrubs made of chemicals. You might think they’ll help eliminate bad bacteria, but they also eliminate the good bacteria. Let your body work out the bacteria ratios and skip these unnatural washes.
Wash your genital area before and after intercourse. Sex introduces bacteria, as well as foreign substances like lubrication and spermicide from condoms. Wash before and after sex to help maintain natural bacteria levels.
Cut out tight clothes. Clothes that are too tight don’t let your vagina and groin area breathe. Getting plenty of oxygen is vital to good vaginal health.
- Can essential oils help reduce vaginal odor?
Some essentials have antimicrobial and antifungal properties that may help reduce and eliminate bacteria. But never apply essential oils directly to the skin without diluting them first in a carrier oil. Even diluted, essentials can still be irritating to the vaginal area. Therefore you must be careful when applying it.
- Why is douche bad for you? I know so many women do it.
Douching is washing or cleaning out the vagina with water or other mixtures of fluids. In the United States, almost one in five women 15 to 44 years old douche. According to US Department Health & Human Services, doctors recommend that you do not douche. Douching can lead to many health problems, including problems getting pregnant. Douching is also linked to vaginal infections and sexually transmitted infections.
Douching can change the necessary balance of vaginal flora (bacteria that live in the vagina) and natural acidity in a healthy vagina. A healthy vagina has good and harmful bacteria. The balance of bacteria helps maintain an acidic environment. The acidic environment protects the vagina from infections or irritation.
Douching can cause an overgrowth of harmful bacteria. This can lead to a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis. If you already have a vaginal infection, douching can push the bacteria causing the infection up into the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. This can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, a serious health problem.
- Should I douche to get rid of vaginal odor?
No. You should not douche to try to get rid of vaginal odor or other vaginal problems like discharge, pain, itching, or burning.
Douching will only cover up odor for a short time and will make other problems worse. Call your doctor or nurse if you have:
- Vaginal discharge that smells bad
- Vaginal itching and thick, white, or yellowish-green discharge with or without an odor
- Burning, redness, and swelling in or around the vagina
- Pain when urinatingPain or discomfort during sex
These may be signs of a vaginal infection, or an STI. Do not douche before seeing your doctor or nurse. This can make it hard for the doctor or nurse to find out what may be wrong.
For more information, visit https://www.womenshealth.gov/
- What are the scents of Private Bars?
Private Bar is 100% natural, handcrafted in America. We don't any synthetic fragrance to our formula. What you smell is all from ingredients of natural sources.
Daily Ritual Oatmeal Private Bar has a very calming scent of lavender mixed with orange, cedarwood, rosemary and eucalyptus leaves.
Exfoliating Cranberry Private Bar has a very refreshing citrus scent mixed with lemongrass, orange and rosemary leaves.
- How long is the shelf-life of Private Bars?
Private Bars have a shelf life of 3 years. Because our products are made with 100% natural ingredients and contain no preservatives, each batch of product may vary by color, smell, and consistency.
- Is Private Bar safe?
Private bars are manufactured in a USDA organic certified facility. The USDA organic program is the gold standard of natural world-wide.
That being said, if you experience irritation please discontinue use and consult your doctor regarding your specific situation.
- Is Private Bar tested on animals?
No, we've never tested on animals and never will. Our company's founder Michelle has personally rescued and sponsored rescued missions for countless animals globally. So you can rest assured that we are a cruelty-free company.
- Is Private Bar vegan?
- Does Private Bar contain any chemicals?
Yes! Private Bars are 100% natural, free of artificial fragrance, colors, sulfates, detergents & gluten.
You will never find toxic chemicals like phthalates, parabens, sulfates, silicones, cortisones, artificial dyes and fragrances in Hygiene Hero Private Bar.
- Is it safe for pregnant women?
Although Private Bar is 100% natural, it has not been tested for use during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding. Just like any other skincare regimen, it is always recommended to consult with your doctor before use.
- Can men use this product?
Yes. Private bar is gentle for face, and strong enough for body. So, if you male partner or husband wants to use it, they can, too. It will help prevent ingrown hair for them just it would for you. However, cranberry seeds has a gentle scrubbing function, he is advised to go gentle when using Exfoliating Cranberry Private Bar.
- Can I use it on other parts of my body?
Yes, Private bar is designed for your vulva but it is also gentle enough for face and strong enough for body. Exfoliating Cranberry Private bar is very effective in removing deodorant residue on arm pits or dry skin on elbows. Daily Ritual Oatmeal Private Bar is so moisturizing that it leaves your body soft after cleansing.
- Can children use this product?
Both Private bars are 100% natural without any artificial fragrance, colors, sulfates or parabens. Daily Ritual Oatmeal Private Bar is super gentle and nourishing so it is also recommended for kids. However, Exfoliating Cranberry Private Bar has a gentle scrub function so it is recommended to be used on kids 6 years or older.
About Super Mist
- What is organic, and why is that important?
Organic Beauty is the formulation of cosmetic products using organically farmed ingredients. These ingredients are grown without the use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GM), herbicides, synthetic fertilizers and more.
When you buy certified organic products, you are choosing to say:
- NO animal testing
- NO GM (genetic modification)
- NO controversial chemicals
- NO parabens and phthalates
- NO synthetic colors, dyes or fragrances
- NO nano particles
And more importantly, says:
- YES to sustainably sourced organic ingredients
- YES to transparent manufacturing processes
- YES to biodegradable ingredients
- YES to minimal packaging with maxi mum recycled content
- YES to protecting wildlife and biodiversity
- What is the % of alcohol that Hygiene Hero Super Mist contain?
It contains 75% of organic alcohol distilled from organic wheat. It is well above the minimum level recommended by US CDC (Center of Disease Control). We formulated it based on the latest studies published in February 2020 on Coronavirus, which indicated that disinfectant with 75% of alcohol is recommended to prevent transmission of Coronavirus.
- Why is there water in the formula?
Some water is necessary because proteins are not denatured easily in the absence of water. To unravel the pathogen’s proteins, some water in the hand sanitizer is helpful, so 100 percent alcohol isn’t a good option.
- Why do you include essential oils in your formula? What are they for?
Our essential oils were carefully selected for their delightful aroma and hydrating benefits, as well as for their antibacterial, antiviral, antimicrobial and antifungal functions.
- Does your product contain perfume or artificial fragrance?
Our product contains ZERO synthetic fragrance. The scent you smell in our product is natural from the organic essential oils we carefully selected, many of which have antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.
In international markets, you may see our product label listing "perfume" as one of our ingredients because we have to follow the International labeling law for cosmetics (INCI) in non-US markets, which requires all fragrances including natural ones to be listed as "perfume" or "parfum".
- If this is a 100% natural product with 75% alcohol, can I drink it?
No! You should not drink this product under any circumstances. It is not designed to be ingested and should never be taken orally. It must be kept away from reach of Children at all times.
- Do you test on animals?
We've never tested on animals and we never will. Period.
- Are your products vegan?
- Do you ship internationally?
We currently don't ship hand sanitizers internationally due to the high alcohol content that prohibits shipping by air.
For international orders of face masks, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
About Super Masks
- What is the difference between Super Mask & Super Mask Silver Lining?
Silver Lining Super Mask has the following new features:
- Antibacterial fabric infused with silver compounds backed by lab-tested 99.7-99.9% antibacterial results to prevent cross-contamination.
- Nose guard: For a more secure fit around the nose area to fit all nose and cheek shapes. Underwire beneath fabric for better aesthetics.
- Close-loop adjustable ear straps: super easy to adjust to fit different head sizes and never hurt your ears.
- It comes in a re-sealable bag: for safe storage between wear.
- It has our HH logo elegantly embroidered on the upper right corner.
- When the germs are killed on the mask, where do they go?
Bacteria and viruses) are microscopic. They disintegrate when they are killed. There are no visible remains.
- How does silver really kill bacteria?
Silver ions perform their deadly work by punching holes in bacterial membranes and wreaking havoc once inside. They bind to essential cell components like DNA, preventing the bacteria from performing even their most basic functions. There are studies show that up to 99.99% of bacteria are killed by contact wit silver. (source: sciencemag.org)
- Are the antimicrobial properties of silver a new discovery?
Silver has been used for centuries as an antimicrobial to kill harmful bacteria. Ancient civilizations applied the metal to open wounds. Ship captains tossed silver coins into storage barrels to keep drinking water fresh. Romans, Egyptians, and Greeks dropped silver coins into fountains and stored drinking water and food in silver vessels. Silver was a popular antimicrobial material into the 20th century. One of its most widespread uses was silver nitrate drops placed in the eyes of newborns to prevent infections that commonly caused blindness.
With the discovery of antibiotics in the mid-1900s, silver became less commonly used as a remedy for infection, although In hospitals today, silver is used in bandages to treat burn victims, destroy pathogenic microbes on catheters, and combat dangerous "superbugs" that have grown resistant to traditional antibiotic drugs. Today, in the face of antibiotic-resistant pathogens, silver is re-emerging as an important antimicrobial agent in the field of infection prevention.
- How do silver ions kill microorganisms?
Unlike antibiotics that kill specific micro-organisms, silver ions simultaneously attack up to 10 sites in the cell which stop reproduction and cause cell death. Mutated pathogens do not survive. As a result, there are no known silver resistant micro-organisms among medically relevant strains. This property has caused infection disease doctors and wound care specialists to select silver technology for medical devices and to prevent diseases.
Silver ions kill a broad-spectrum of medically relevant micro-organisms that include bacteria, fungi (molds and yeasts) and deactivate viruses. Some research also shows that silver even kills the deadly, drug-resistant MRSA pathogen, now responsible for up to 94,000 life-threatening infections.
- Is silver safe?
The mineral silver is has the amazing ability to fight and destroy antibiotic-resistant super-pathogens. While employed at UCLA Medical School in the 1980s, Larry C. Ford, MD, documented that silver can actually kill over 650 bacteria, fungi, parasites, molds and fungi that have the potential to sprout diseases. At the same time the tests established that silver has no known side effects. You can actually find silver supplements in many health food stores these days for its immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory benefits.
A study published in the International Forum for Allergy and Rhinology in 2015 says that silver can help sinus infections. Studies also found that hidden infections by pathogens could be a cause of respiratory inflammation associated with common allergies and asthma. Silver destroys Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections, which may be the reason why airborne allergy sufferers experience excellent results from using silver.
- There are masks with 2.5 ppm filter claiming to be able to block viruses, is that true?
PPM stands for "parts per million" and it is about the density of particles in the airs, not about the size of the particles. When they say 2.5 ppm, it is really for anti-dust or air pollution, not for blocking viruses.
What you should care about in terms of blocking viruses is PM. PM stands for "particulate matter". It is an air suspended mixture of solid and liquid particles. PM 2.5 is a fine particle that is 1-2.5 micrometer. PM 1.0 is ultra fine particle that is less than 1 micrometer. And coronavirus is 0.1 micrometer. So these PM 2.5 or PM 1.0 masks can’t really stop coronavirus since coronaviruses are much smaller than them.
This is why you need triple layered masks that will try to block the viruses and deter them at least 3 times every time a virus tries to enter and penetrate through your mask.
- How should I clean the mask? And How often should they be cleaned?
We recommend you always wash cloth mask before every use, including the first time. Wash it right after each use to avoid cross contamination. If you can't wash them right away, store them in isolated area to avoid the spread.
Hand wash it in cold water with mild detergent. Detergent alone will kill bacteria and viruses so no need to use hot water. Hang dry. No ironing. No machine dry.
Because Silver Lining Super Masks has a metal underwire nose guard, we recommend you take extra caution when cleaning them.
- Can your hand sanitizers kill Corona Virus (Covid-19)?
There are a lot of false statements out there about how hand sanitizers can only kill bacteria. That has been corrected by both CDC and WHO, which is why both organizations strongly encourages everyone to use alcohol-based hand sanitizers to help combat coronavirus.
Our product contains 75% alcohol, the exact level recommended by the study published in February 2020.
- see English study summary: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12519-020-00343-7#Sec36
- see original announcement by national health center of China http://www.nhc.gov.cn/xcs/nwwd/202002/a8310f522fd44895afcfb731dce1ef64.shtml
This announcement said that 75% alcohol is recommended to prevent coronavirus. However, our product has NOT been specifically tested again coronavirus.
- How does hand sanitizer work to combat Coronavirus?
To combat coronavirus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention instructs people to use hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available.
“Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing,” the CDC says. “If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.”
Likewise, the World Health Organization says that “washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.”
Many experts have agreed that hand sanitizers work, too — because the alcohol disrupts the outer membrane layer, or envelope, of viral particles.
Benhar Lee, a professor of microbiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai said, “Alcohol-based hand-sanitizers DO work against coronaviruses; this is what is universally recommended by hospital infection control to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS0CoV-2. However, alcohol-based hand-sanitizers complement but do not replace proper hand-washing with soap and water.”
While soap physically dismantles the envelope using brute force, alcohol changes the envelope’s chemical properties, making it less stable and more permeable to the outside world, says Dr. Benhur Lee. (Note that “alcohol” here means a chemical like ethanol or isopropyl alcohol—not a beverage like vodka, which contains only some ethanol.)
Alcohol also can penetrate deep into the pathogen’s interior, wreaking havoc on proteins throughout the virus.
Hand sanitizers made without alcohol—like some marketed as “baby-safe” or “natural”—won’t have the same effect.
- Why is waterproof fabric better for masks?
Coronaviruses are often carried through liquid droplets in air. Unlike regular cloth masks or other non-waterproof masks, masks made of waterproof materials can help prevent viruses from penetrating through the fabric.
The outer layer of the three layers in Hygiene Hero Super Mask was made of waterproof fabric exactly for that reason.
- How should I use face masks for maximum protection from Covid-19?
Here is a step-by-step guideline for cloth mask wearing for maximum protection:
Cloth face masks should be worn in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, such as in grocery stores, post office, etc.
1. Before putting on a mask, clean hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
2. Cover mouth and nose with mask and make sure it is snug and there are no gaps between your face and the mask.
3. Avoid touching the mask while using it; if you do, clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
4. Remove the mask by untying it or lifting off the ear loops (Don't touch the front of the mask or your face).
5. Wash your hands immediately after removing your mask.
6. Put the used mask in a plastic bag that doesn't have contact with other objects until you wash it. Wash the mask after each use, so it is a good idea to have at least 2-3 masks to rotate throughout the week.
7. Hand wash Hygiene Hero Super Mask with non-bleach detergent and cold water after each use and hang dry; clean hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
8. Masks are effective only when used in combination with frequent hand-cleaning with alcohol-based hand sanitizers or soap and water.
- Can face masks help prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)?
Yes, face masks combined with other preventive measures, such as frequent hand-washing and social distancing, help slow the spread of the disease, according to Center of Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), Mayo Clinic and most credible medical experts and organizations.
While surgical and N95 masks are in short supply and must be reserved for health care providers, cloth masks are easy to find and can be washed and reused.
Asking everyone to wear cloth masks can help reduce the spread of COVID-19 by people who have the disease but don't realize it. And countries that required face masks, testing, isolation and social distancing early in the pandemic seem to have had some success slowing the disease's spread.
- So why weren't face masks recommended at the start of the pandemic?
At that time, experts didn't yet know the extent to which people with COVID-19 could spread the virus before symptoms appeared. Nor was it known that some people have COVID-19 but don't have any symptoms. Both groups can unknowingly spread the virus to others.
These discoveries led the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to update its position on face masks. The CDC updated its guidance to recommend widespread use of simple cloth face coverings to help prevent transmission of COVID-19 by people who have the virus but don't know it.
Some public health groups argue that masks should be reserved for health care providers and point to the critical shortage of surgical masks and N95 masks. The CDC acknowledged this concern when it recommended cloth masks for the public and not the surgical and N95 masks needed by health care providers.
- Besides the use instruction, what other safety measures are there for face masks?
- Don't put masks on anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious or otherwise unable to remove the mask without help.
- Don't put masks on children under 2 years of age.
- Don't use face masks as a substitute for social distancing.
- Is your hand sanitizer safe for children?
All children under age of 6 must be under supervision during use. Hygiene Hero Super Mist contains 75% alcohol. It is for external use only and should never be ingested. The product must be kept away from the reach of children.
- Can I leave hand sanitizers in the car for convenience?
Because of high alcohol content, all hand sanitizers are extremely flammable. They must always be stored in cool temperature, not exceeding 104ºF (40ºC) and should not be stored under direct sun. Temperature in cars can escalate very quickly after being closed for more than few minutes, so we do NOT recommend keeping any alcohol-based hand sanitizers in the car.
So if you can only carry one product with you, it's better to have a hand sanitizer in spray form with you so you can use on your hands and on the surfaces around you as well.
- Can your hand sanitizers be used to sanitize surfaces like tables, desks or door knobs?
It is safe to apply our hand sanitizer to most surfaces such as desk and tables, though the disinfectant effect may be slightly different when applied on surfaces vs. on skin. The antibacterial lab test that our product went through was specifically for use as a hand sanitizer. Therefore, it is safe to say it’s safe to spray this product on surfaces generally speaking (but we can’t tell you all surfaces such as leathers or your fancy furniture since it contains a high level of alcohol).
However, this does not apply the other way around. Surface disinfectants like household antibacterial cleaning spray, even if they are EPA-registered, are not recommended to be used as hand sanitizers as they may not be safe for use on skin (i.e., may cause burns).
- Can your hand sanitizer be used as an air freshener?
Hygiene Hero Super Mist is designed and tested as a hand sanitizer. While you can spray into the air for some antibacterial benefits but the test results of eliminating 99.99% bacteria for Hygiene Hero Super Mist refer specifically for the use as a hand sanitizer. However, because this is a highly flammable product, caution must be taken during use. When spraying into hair, onto skin or anywhere, it MUST be far away from flames and fire.
- Can I just make my own hand sanitizers at home?
Many caution against this DIY approach, as the end products can’t be quality controlled for effectiveness, uniformity or safety, says Eric Rubin, an infectious disease researcher at Harvard’s School of Public Health. “On average, one would imagine that [a homemade sanitizer] would not work as well, so it would be a mistake to rely on it,” he says. Many people have tried to use alcoholic beverages to make hand sanitizers but CDC recommends 60% and WTO recommends 75% alcohol, which most alcohol beverages won’t be sufficient.
- How should I use your hand sanitizer for maximum effect?
Spray enough amount until both hands are wet and rub both hands thoroughly until dry. According to independent lab tests, this product eliminates 99.99% of bacteria within 30 seconds.
- Is your mask safe for children?
Do NOT put face masks on children under age of 2 due to risks of suffocation.
- Are they any safety measures for face masks?
- Don't put masks on anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious or otherwise unable to remove the mask without help.
- Don't put masks on children under 2 years of age.
- Don't use face masks as a substitute for social distancing.
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