May 30, 2020
An interesting fact we came across and which is significant to the current pandemic: Viruses like the corona virus cannot (or only for a very short time) survive on copper or copper alloys such as brass and bronze, which all of our Tibetan singing bowls, bells, tubular bell chimes and gongs are made of! These results have recently been confirmed and been published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
This property of several metals is called the oligodynamic effect (see wiki for more information https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oligodynamic_effect). This is why you may often find brass doorknobs in hospitals. However, corrosion of the surface by sweat can significantly reduce this property by forming a impervious patina layer.
Therefore, Tibetan singing bowls, brass or bronze gongs, bells and tubular bell chimes made from brass are naturally safe and healthful to handle as well as listen to, but be sure to keep them protected and oiled, so the sweat on your hands does not cause them to corrode and form a patina that blocks their anti-microbial properties.
Unfortunately, the cleaning with alcohol will take of your protective singing bowl oil film from the bowls surface! Consequently, if you need to proactively clean the bowls with alcohol to be safe for "rapid" changes to different clients/persons or different treatments, you will have to retreat your bowls after cleaning with our cleaning and protection oil more regularly.
What is the interval for applying the protection oil after cleaning?
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