Your Health

In Your Health on March 3, 2010 at 8:48 AM

Knockout Germs in Round 1


Keep your metal manicure and pedicure  instruments fungi free by sterilizing after each use.  Even if you wash them in hot soapy water, dangerous bacteria may still be present. Keep the bugs away with any of these easy methods.

  •   Give Tools a Steamy Bath in Boiling Water.  Let your tools steep for a good 15 to 20 minutes. Remove them with clean tongs and place on paper towels to dry.
  •  Bathe Instruments in Rubbing Alcohol.  Place your clean tools in a container and cover with alcohol; let them soak at least 20 minutes.  Remove and allow to air dry on paper towels.
  •   Bake Tools in a Hot Oven.  Preheat oven to 375.  Lay your washed tools on a cookie sheet and place in oven.  Allow instruments to bake  15 minutes. Remove with oven mitts and cool on wire rack.  Use this method with tools made of all metal.   Do not place plastic or non-metal tools in your oven.

Store sterilized tools in an airtight container or zipped bag.



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  1. I would make the point to be sure your instruments are oven safe before sterilizing them.

    • You are so right and thank you! In hind-sight, we should have reemphasized that these techniques are only for metal tools. We added two sentences to highlight your point. Again, many thanks “for keeping us on our toes!”

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