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Buy This: Three things you need to get through COVID-19

Hand soap from Common Good
Hand soap from Common Good

Hand soap. You need lots of hand soap. Hand sanitizer. Yes. And coffee!

Hand soap from Common Good 

I’ve long been a fan of Common Good and their green mission. It was wonderful to find a company creating cleaning products that are easy on the environment and sold in a way that reduces single-use plastic packaging. And their products do a great job and are safe around kids and pets. Perfect. Now in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Common Good is offering 32-ounce refill sizes of their hand soap. It’s a gentle product that cleans hands without drying them out, is made from plant-based ingredients and is safe for everyone in the family to use. And we mean, use repeatedly. The soap is lightly scented with bergamot essential oil and that’s important, too. If you’re going to be washing your hands so many times, you need a soap that’s gentle on your skin and also leaves a fragrance you enjoy. Use this large size to refill your own liquid soap dispensers, or buy one of their simple glass bottles and refill that. When we are all back to normal, you can refill your containers at Fig & Flower Natural Beauty in Atlanta’s Poncey-Highland neighborhood.

$21 per 32-ounce refill bottle. Available online at https://www.commongoodandco.com/

Hand sanitizer and antibiotic soap from Modern Mystic Shop 

Hand sanitizer and antibiotic soap from Modern Mystic Shop
Hand sanitizer and antibiotic soap from Modern Mystic Shop

Kelley Knight, founder of Modern Mystic Shop in Ponce City Market, wasn’t originally in the hand sanitizer business. Generally, she sells candles, crystals, and handmade small batch bath and body products. But when the company she partners with for essential oils suggested they collaborate on hand sanitizer and antibacterial soap in response to the pandemic, she quickly agreed. Knight says, “The most important thing to know about these products is that they contain 60% alcohol which is the disinfectant and are 100% natural, so you don't get the drying effect as you do with conventional soaps and sanitizers.” Washing hands regularly with soap is the best way to kill viruses you pick up as you touch things, and hand sanitizer is what you want to use when you don’t have access to soap and water. Knight points out that her sanitizer comes in a spray bottle, not as a gel. “Not only can you use it on your hands, you can spray it on items to disinfect them -- which you can't do with your average gel sanitizer.” The soap comes in a container that dispenses it as a foam, and both the soap and sanitizer are scented with lemon eucalyptus, lemon clove, thyme and rosemary for a light, refreshing fragrance.

$19.50 for 3-pack of 2-ounce hand sanitizers. $11.50 for 8-ounce antibacterial soap. Available online at https://modernmysticshop.com/

Waffle House Coffee 

Waffle House coffee
Waffle House coffee

Since Waffle House opened in 1955, the restaurants have been there for America. Now in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, they are still there for us, even if we cannot dine at the counter and they can only offer take-out. We can order their coffee. Sit in your own kitchen, brew a pot, enjoy that Waffle House coffee aroma, and think about a time when we can meet at the Waffle House again and the server can walk around, filling up mugs and making sure everything is alright. While you’re on the website, consider a Waffle House coffee mug (the one in our photo is not included when you purchase the coffee!) and check to see if the Waffle House waffle mix is back in stock. It’s been a big hit.

$10 per 5-pack of coffee, each pack making 1 pot. Available online at https://shop.wafflehouse.com/products/waffle-house-coffee

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