Hand hygiene is essential for warding off infection and staying healthy in these winter months.
Hand sanitiser has become the norm for many people in recent years and because it is portable it makes sense to carry it with you everywhere.
But not all hand sanitizers are created equal.
Commercial gel based hand sanitisers typically contain over 60-95% alcohol as the active ingredient used to kill germs.
Alcohol works fast, but it has a couple of side effects such as being highly dangerous if accidentally consumed by children, and is flammable.
Some people find alcohol based sanitisers dries their skin. Additionally, some report that the smell can be unpleasant.
There have been many studies that question whether all these chemicals in commercial hand santisers are safe for us to use. Some studies have shown that they can cause hormone disruption and weaker immune systems.
New alternative hand sanitisers are now on the market.
They are made from 100% natural and organic ingredients and use nature’s own powerful and effective germ killer – citric acid.
With the right formulation of natural supporting ingredients, these natural sansiters are 100% safe to use and contain no harmful ingredients. These sanitisers also moisturise rather than dry out your skin.
Natural hand sanitisers often have a neutral or possibly even a slight sweet citrus fragrance.
Sanitisers must be tested and verified by an independent laboratory. The laboratory tests the effectiveness of the sanitiser against the most common types of bugs and germs such as; Escherischia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Listeria monocytogenes.
Always read the labels to make sure you know what you are using on your skin, and to be aware of any possible warnings or dangers.
Pure & Natural hand sanitiser should contain:
- No Alcohol
- No Benzalkonium Chloride
- No Parabens
- No Triclosan
- And be non-flammable
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