Hand sanitizer and surface spray - 80% Alcohol
Hand sanitizer and surface spray with 80% Ethanol Alcohol.
This is a unique liquid formulation containing 80% alcohol, evaporating in seconds leaving your hands thoroughly clean.
With added aloe vera, glycerine and vitamins to help keep your skin moisturized while sanitizing!
Please choose from the following scents:
Four Thieves: Lavender, Rosemary, Mint, Sage, Marjoram & Anise Hyssop
Stay Calm & Sanitize On : Lavender & Peppermint
No Fungus Among Us : Tea Tree, Lavender, Lemon & Lemongrass
Herb Power: Orange, Oregano, Clove, Rosemary & Thyme
When can I or should I use alcohol-based hand sanitizers?
The Centers for Disease Control recommends washing your hands with soap and water whenever possible to reduce the amounts and types of all germs and chemicals on your hands. However, if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Hand sanitizers with lower alcohol levels are not as effective in killing germs.
Soap and water are more effective than hand sanitizers in removing certain germs from your hands. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers can actually kill certain types of germs – but not all germs – and in those cases, you need to use soap and water.
Alcohol-based hand sanitizers:
- May not work well if your hands are heavily soiled or greasy.
- May not remove chemicals like pesticides and heavy metals.
- Can be harmful if swallowed.
- Have to be used as instructed to be fully effective.
To use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, squeeze the sanitizer into the palm of one hand (read the product label to learn the proper amount), rub your hands together, including the back of your hands and fingers. Continue rubbing until your hands are dry.
One final note: Alcohol rubs are better and easier for young children to use because they lack the coordination for good hand washing techniques. Only use alcohol-based hand sanitizers under adult supervision and keep these products out of your child’s reach.
Are there any dangers from washing my hands too often?
If you have a lot of cracks in the skin on your hands or have dry or chapped hands, be careful about how often you wash your hands or use alcohol-based hand sanitizers (which can further dry out your skin). Washing your hands too often or using these hand sanitizers strips your hands of healthy oils and the good bacteria needed to fight off germs. Germs can also more easily enter your body through skin that is not intact. To combat this condition, apply a moisturizing hand cream or lotion to damp hands.
Signs you’re over washing your hands include red or raw skin, itching or flaky skin and pain. Check with your healthcare provider if you have any concerns you may be over washing your hands.
When should I wash my hands?
Wash your hands:
- Whenever they look dirty.
- Before, during and after you prepare food.
- Before eating.
- Before and after contact with an ill person.
- Before and after treating a cut, sore or wound.
- After using the toilet or changing diapers.
- After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. (Wash your hands more often when you are sick to prevent spreading your sickness to those around you.)
- After touching animals or animal waste.
- After touching garbage, body fluids, or anytime you have doubt if your hands are clean.
Remember: Hand washing is a simple, effective way to fight off infections and keep yourself healthy. It’s easy to do, inexpensive and only takes 20 seconds of your time. In fact, it’s the best 20 seconds you can spend on your health – and the health of others around you.