How do you make natural hand sanitizer without alcohol?
Hand sanitizers that are alcohol free are usually made with either triclosan or benzalkonium chloride, neither of which are natural or good for our environment. Alcohol is a natural antiseptic that kills germs without harming people or the planet (when used as directed).
What is the main ingredient in hand sanitizer?
Natural hand sanitizers are made with alcohol as the active ingredient. There are also hand sanitizers made with benzalkonium chloride or triclosan have potentially troubling effects on our environment.
When used as directed, an FDA approved hand sanitizer should be 99.9% effective against most common germs.
Can using too much hand sanitizer be harmful?
Some sanitizers are made with triclosan or benzalkonium chloride which can have some troubling side effects if used in excess such as a decreased immunity to some bacteria. Alcohol based hand sanitizers, however, have little ill effect even if used excessively.