Why Should You Use Natural Hand Sanitizer?

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Who would have thought that in 2020, the world would have a shortage of hand sanitizer and toilet paper? The Coronavirus pandemic brought wide-spread panic and disarray, but the one thing we all learned in that crisis was how essential these items were to our health and wellbeing, hand sanitizers especially.

Fast forward to today and we are all more aware of what is essential to our lifestyles and what we can live without. We become more health conscious and environmentally conscious, so our top priorities became buying things we needed that wouldn’t hurt anyone or anything in the long run. But what does this have to do with using natural hand sanitizer?

It’s simple. Using natural products means they were made with the intention of replacing the products we already use for a better and healthier future. A product that is “natural” means there aren't any unnecessary harmful chemicals. Ever wonder why your hands feel so dry or have an itchy and burning feeling after using hand sanitizer? You guessed it. It’s the unnecessary added chemicals in the hand sanitizer that are causing this discomfort. So why keep using it when there’s a better option?

Hand sanitizers with natural ingredients and essential oils are the way to go. As long as it contains at least 60% of alcohol, it’ll kill the germs and get the job done. Here’s what’s in our natural hand sanitizers:

  • - 70% Ethyl Alcohol
  • - Glycerin
  • - Sterile Water
  • - Pure (Citrus or Lavender) Essential Oils
  • - Salt

According to the CDC and the FDA, using hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol will kill any germs on your hands, including COVID-19. Anything lower may reduce the amount of germs on your hands, but it won’t completely kill them, so check the hand sanitizer ingredients before purchasing or using!

Our hand sanitizer works without any harsh chemicals, just good ‘ol ethyl alcohol and essential oils to keep your hands clean, moisturized, and smelling good. But remember, hand sanitizers should not be used to completely replace washing your hands with soap and water. The FDA and CDC insist that you only use hand sanitizers when washing your hands is not readily available.

Just in case you don’t know how to use hand sanitizer, here is an easy step-by-step instruction.

How to Use:

  • 1. Apply the hand sanitizer to the palm of your hand
  • 2. Lather the liquid or gel all over the surfaces of both hands until they’re dry
  • 3. You’re done!

When washing your hands is readily available, the CDC recommends you wash your hands for at least 20 seconds – about the amount of time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice. Make sure you wash the top of your hands, underneath your nails, and between your fingers with soap and water to ensure that all germs are killed.

Do not consume hand sanitizer. Eating or drinking hand sanitizer can cause serious injury or death.