Let’s Encourage Hand Washing with Rubber Stamps

Are you wondering how to use a hand washing stamp? Maybe you’re worried it isn’t safe or won’t wash off.

Don’t worry.

Our self-inking hand stamps use water-soluble ink. And, here’s how you can use it to encourage your family or students to wash their hands the right way.

Let’s get to it.

How To Get Stamp Ink Off Your Skin

It’s easy to wash off our water-soluble stamp ink. The secret is to wash your hands thoroughly. Make sure to cover every part of your hands; palms, backs, nails, between fingers, and wrists.

That’s it!

Given the current events, it’s recommended you wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, 3-4 times a day. Every time you come in from outside and before and after you eat are prime times for scrubbing (but not too hard).

Simply Stamps uses water-soluble inks. What that means is the dye used dissolves in water. So, as your wash you hands in warm water, the ink washes away.

It takes several washes for the stamp ink to disappear. So, it’s perfect for tracking whether your children or students washed enough times.

The CDC outlines the proper way to wash your hands:

  1. Wet your hands in warm or cold water
  2. Apply soap
  3. Lather your hands
    • Backs of hands
    • Between fingers
    • Under nails
  4. Scrub for at least 20 seconds
  5. Rinse hands
  6. Dry with clean towel or air dry

Using your hand washing stamp is easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Stamp your hand
  2. Wait 10-15 minutes to dry before first wash
  3. Wash your hands and watch the ink fade over time

Here’s how our ink works after four washes:

Hand Washing Stamp on a Hand
Make sure your hand is dry when you stamp it.
Wait 10-15 minutes before your first wash. Too early and the ink doesn’t have time to dry.
Remember: gently scrub your hands. Too hard and you can damage your skin.
After about three washes, the ink should be almost gone.
Some ink might stay. That’s okay. It will come out with consecutive washes.

Non-Water Soluble Inks

If you’re using a different brand or more heavy-duty ink, washing your hands might not be enough.

In these cases, you still have options. Try rubbing alcohol on a cotton pad. If that doesn’t work, you can try nail polish or make-up remover. Rub the impression area to remove the ink. Make sure you wash your hands afterwards.

We don’t recommend using any non-water soluble inks on children’s skin.

Teacher Hand Stamps for Kids

Rubber stamps provide a fun and affordable way to encourage hand washing! Simply stamp children’s hands at the start of the school day and have them show you their faded (or vanished!) mark to show they washed their hands correctly throughout the day.

Just make sure you are aware of allergies your kids might have.

Save 20% off on handwashing stamps with code SIMPLY20

Special Offer

To get teachers and kids ready for in-classroom learning earlier this year, Simply Stamps and Trodat partnered to provide 500 free hand washing stamps to teachers across the United States!  Although this free offer has expired, you can still get these hand washing stamps at low prices to help cut back on the spread of germs. Also check back each week for a special priced Stamp of the Week!


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