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Hand Washing : A How-To

To minimise the spread of germs and help with good hygiene when you’re out and about, feel free to head into your local Lush store for a hand wash at our sinks. ⁠⁠All Are Welcome. Always.

1. Wet your hands with water.⁠ ⁠

2. Grab your favourite soap and lather up.⁠ ⁠

3. Rub your palms together.⁠ ⁠

4. Use one hand to rub the back of the other, don’t forget between the fingers! Repeat with the other hand.⁠ ⁠

5. Rub your palms together, cleaning in between the fingers.⁠ ⁠

6. Rub the back of your fingers against your palms.⁠ ⁠

7. Rub your thumb using your other hand. Repeat with the other. ⁠ ⁠

8. Rub the tips of your fingers on the palm of your other hand. Repeat with the other.⁠ ⁠

9. Rinse hands well with water.⁠ ⁠

10. Dry your hands completely with a paper towel.⁠ ⁠

11. Turn off the tap with the paper towel.⁠ ⁠


(Source: NHS UK)


It is recommended you sing Happy Birthday, or an alternate 20-second chorus, to ensure you're spending enough time washing. Pop a few lines of your favourite tunes next to the sink to remind you to sing along!

A visual illustrated guide of step by step hygienic hand washing
Comments (2)

about 4 months ago

The paper towel [or its equivalent!] needs to be listed at the start -where does it magically appear from??

Lush Customer Care

about 4 months ago


Fair point! We got this information from NHS UK, so might be something in our feedback to them! X LUSH