Since the spread of Covid, the number of manufacturers producing hand sanitizing products have skyrocketed as we continue to use these products as a first measure of defense against the virus. The rules behind who can produce and sell hand sanitizer are worth mentioning. Per the CDC’s website, “The FDA policy allows for ethanol or isopropyl to be used as the active ingredient in ABHR manufactured by entities that are not currently registered with the FDA to manufacture drugs.” This means that many boutique businesses that normally would not produce hand sanitizing products are now allowed to, and for profit. Why is this a bad thing? We have no idea what their manufacturing process entails. Cosmetic sanitizer manufacturers use industrial-grade alcohol at best, are not always required to list the alcohol percentage on their labels, and while they can claim that their formulation is effective against 99.9% of germs, this doesn’t necessarily include viruses like Covid. While a bit of bacteria isn’t always a bad thing, a product should still be safe and live up to its claims. Ours does.
Does method of delivery matter? In short: yes. This is exactly why we use a spray. A traditional gel sanitizer is simply not as effective as a spray. Gel sanitizers take an average of 4 minutes to kill and prevent growth of bacterial and viral strains it comes into contact with. This is a significant amount of time. When you sanitize your hands before a meal, do you wait 4 minutes each time before you eat? Most likely not. Not to mention, gel doesn’t fully dissolve. The oils in our hands prevent this from happening, leaving traces of bacteria and viruses behind. This is where the details and safety matter most. Our hand sanitizing spray can kill germs and viruses on contact in 9 seconds. Remember, the latter will take 4 minutes to accomplish the same.
Since alcohol can evaporate off of the skin at a rapid rate, the recommended usage of a spray hand sanitizer is to spray 2-4 pumps directly into the palm of your hand, and rub your hands together making sure to cover the entire surface area until completely dry. Like washing your hands, this process should take approximately 20 seconds to achieve. It is important to remember, alcohol is highly flammable. For safety reasons, avoid close proximity to fire and gas while you’re applying your hand sanitizer. Since our hand sanitizer contains nourishing oils to help replenish moisture lost and maintain a healthy barrier, you likely won’t feel the need to follow up with a lotion. If you would like to follow up with something, we recommend giving our hand cream a try.