Hand sanitizer has become such a norm in today’s world that for many of us it’s second nature to stick our hands under the automatic dispensers at grocery stores, restaurants, etc. We even carry that little container around to help us combat germs that are out there, trying to remain healthy!
Let’s look at the conventional hand sanitizer.
Most heavily processed hand sanitizers have some extremely unhealthy ingredients in them. Triclosan, an active ingredient in many antibacterial products, has been known to contain a hormone disruptor which isn’t even effective in protecting against seasonal infections like the cold and flu, which are mostly viral, not bacterial! Along with other less-than-desirable ingredients like parabens, which are also harmful.
Is it safe to use alcohol-based hand sanitizer?
Most hand sanitizers are made primarily of alcohol, which, though effective against both bacteria and viruses, kills not just disease-causing bacteria but also healthy microorganisms on the skin. This isn’t good, as your skin’s naturally occurring microorganisms are important for immunity and protect against the invasion of harmful bacteria. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers also dry out your skin, which reduces its natural protective functioning.
So, what can you do?
The best ways to keep your hands clean & germ-free without the toxic ingredients in conventional hand sanitizer.
Our hand sanitizer is designed to keep skin clean and moisturized. Our unique hand sanitizer blend uses organic-derived Witch Hazel Extract, It has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antibacterial properties. These are essential to cleanse and combat germs while keeping hands healthy and refreshed.
Our formula wouldn't be complete without Aloe Vera that contains antioxidants, enzymes, Vitamins A and C, and it is highly anti-inflammatory. Aloe Vera can also help treat dry skin.
Blended with these wonderful essential oils because they have natural potent antibacterial and antiviral ingredients to protect against viral and disease-causing bacteria.
Cinnamon (Antibacterial, Antifungal, Antiviral, Antimicrobial, and Antiseptic)
Eucalyptus (Antibacterial, Antifungal, Antiviral, Antiseptic, and Antimicrobial)
Orange (Antiseptic, Antiviral, and Antifungal)
Peppermint (Antiseptic, Antibacterial, and Antiviral)
Tea Tree (Antifungal, Antimicrobial, Antiseptic, Antiviral, and Antibacterial)
Personally, I keep a bottle in my car, desk drawer, near my kitchen sink and handbag but this is my own personal preference.
What is your preference?
These are my personal opinions after researching these topics. I highly encourage you all to do the research for yourself as well. I am not a scientist or a doctor, instead, just someone trying to reduce unwanted toxin in my day-to-day life.