homemade hand sanitizer pros and cons

Hand sanitizer can be used in circumstances where soap and water aren’t available, such as the aftermath of a hurricane—or in a busy day care center, which was the setting of the study showing the benefits of hand sanitizer. HAND SANITIZER – PROS AND CONS FOR USAGE (INCLUDES RECIPES) – 4/4/20. Result? It only takes a few minutes to mix up a batch and it will keep illness-causing germs at bay for months. Pros and cons to consider when looking into sanitizer. If you’re planning to use it flying, make sure it’s no larger than 3.4  oz or 100 ml. Formulated without harsh chemicals, this brand knows that our sensitive skin matters so they have found a way to be effective in killing germs without risking putting harsh chemicals on our sensitive skin. :) (HUGS). I check my email only to find your post I find that amazing. Antibacterial hand sanitizers may contain triclosan or triclocarban, agents that kill both bad and beneficial bacteria. Thanks for stopping by. The pros and cons of hand sanitizer Mar 18, 2008 Mar 18, 2008 ; Dear EarthTalk: My pediatrician swears by those gel hand sanitizers for lowering the … 1. Any of those will do. That's how I got started. Cynthia Calhoun (author) from Western NC on May 02, 2012: PageC - good thoughts here! Biokleen has surfactants that are like conditioners. I suspect that’s true nation wide. How do you maintain they stay mixed…? I do keep a little bottle of homemade hand sanitizer by the sink though to ensure safety after handling meat or changing a diaper, etc. An automatic hand sanitizer dispenser is an excellent alternative to the traditional ones as it requires zero to no contact. You can give it a good shake if yours separates. Fierce Manson from Atlanta on September 21, 2012: I can not believe how easy it is to make your own sanitizer! I found this very interesting, I emagine the product smells nice too, unlike commercial brand hand sanitizer. Today, there are many types of antibacterial cleaning products available at the grocery store, drug stores, and elsewhere. When you need to freshen up, say going from work to an evening event, I have found that spritzing my face and hair with my hand sanitizer really works to clean my face gently and freshens my hair. But even if it doesn't, at least it's harmless. Technique is more important than technology here, and whether you’re washing your hands or using sanitizer, you’ve got to do it right! (HUGS), sandra - hey there! Privacy Policy. :), Thanks, billy! If ingested, alcohol toxicity can even lead to alcohol poisoning. Ingesting hand sanitizer is extremely unhealthy, and may lead to alcohol poisoning Hand sanitizing isn't as effective when covered in chemicals, such as pesticides While washing your hands is a great preventative measure in the fight against infections and illnesses, it's not 100% effective. I love Dr. Bronner's. It’s so hard to buy soap or hand gel right now, so I would love to make my own! I literally jumped up and down when I figured that I could wash veggies with this stuff. Otherwise I will wash my hands as always! Thank you for your insights. The aloe gel s important si le to find in stores, but Aloe plants are in abundance in AZ , could one use the all natural plant and its gel? What Is Triclosan? I have 99% aloe Vera gel but it was quite pricey and i use it for cuts and such. I appreciate the shares. :), Novascotiamiss - thanks for coming by!! It is an effective hand sanitizer that loves your hands and kills germs. Conclusion In Conclusion, hand sanitizer is good and bad in different ways. FIrst, thanks for the recipe formula. Tammy. Thanks a lot for this wonderful hub.... ITcoach from United States on September 23, 2012: I am really impressed with these ideas to make a home product that is bio degradable too. This is such great info, especially right now. Woohoo! How are you? I would love to make my own. :) Thanks for stopping by. I cleaned and recycled hotel shampoo bottles with a squeeze spout. These dispensers have ultrasonic sensors that release the sanitizer once you keep your hands below the nozzle. I first learned about these scary ingredients when I was curious about what was IN regular hand sanitizer. I believe that something that actually killed germs, would kill the good along with the bad, and that harms the environment. I have great respect for Mother Earth and I love it when I can find good solutions that also help keep the planet a better place. To prevent your hands from getting too dry or irritated from the rubbing alcohol, you can add a moisturizing ingredient to make using the DIY hand sanitizing wipes a better experience, especially when you use them several times a day! I will feel pleasure to share it with my friends too. I'm glad you found this helpful. I dug into the pros and cons, and tried my best to come up with some clarity on this complicated issue. 2- The usage of hand sanitizers seems to have severely handicapped the human immune system. I love this simple DIY hub. In fact, from 2011 to 2015, U.S. poison control centers received nearly 85,000 calls about alcohol-based hand sanitizer exposures among children (source). I appreciate it. The fruit/veg wash I think is my favorite use of my home made sanitizer. Thank you for stopping by! I have wondered about that, too, but I'm just going on the concentrations of what the individual soapmakers say - one capful or one squeeze will clean a whole sink of dishes. :) Here's to shaking your sanitized hand...virtually. The alcohol doesn't help the taste either! :). Get a little spray bottle. With flu season just a month away, it's important to remember to wash your hands frequently. I know germs are not all that bad, but the chemicals that we come into contact every day...it's scary! Pour biodegradable dish soap into lid. But some sanitizers use triclosan instead of alcohol. Some recipes call for essential oil, but this is just for fragrance, and I don’t suggest using it because some oils can be harmful to the skin. You must use isopropyl alcohol for this sanitizer, don’t raid the liquor cabinet, vodka will not work. :) The mixture is a little more "watery" than regular sanitizer, but I love the scent and I'm comfortable with the fact that it's not going to fill me up with bad chemicals. My recipes are never fussy and always exciting ~ there are 1600 and counting on the blog. Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on April 10, 2012: What a great idea and I like the idea of being able to wash fruits with it. Thanks for sharing this idea, it will save me money! Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on April 10, 2012: What a great idea, cclitgirl! Cynthia Calhoun (author) from Western NC on April 18, 2012: Hawaii - I'm a germaphone and a chemophobe (I guess that's what you'd call someone who doesn't like unnecessary chemicals, lol) - so when I figured this out, I started jumping up and down and then proceeded to spend a whole day - yes, a whole day - dreaming up all the cool things I could do with my hand sanitizer. (HUGS). I have no idea how it stands up to regular sanitizer, but I will say that I don't care. Hand Sanitizer: The Pros and Cons. I love your capsule separators, very pretty! Get a free domain name, real NON-outsourced 24/7 support, and superior speed. Cynthia is a digital marketer, writer, and artist. The top three pros of sanitizer versus hand wipes are its accessibility, its effectiveness and how long it typically lasts. I like the fact that it is better for the environment and it is safe to use as a vegetable wash. Pros and Cons of Hand Saniziter, Medium Scale Residential & Commercial Sanitizers and Large Scale High Volume Sanitizers. How do you stop the aloe vera gel, from forming around the bottom…? I am satisfied that both of these products are safe for the environment and safe to use in other applications besides just dish washing. Thanks for your feedback. I'll start this soon. They also know that Amazon will usually always side with the buyer. That’s why having hand sanitizer available is ideal for group settings. But, yes, it will save lots of money to do this, too. I know a lot of people are feeling the pressure of finding Hand Sanitizer right now. She writes about a variety of topics, especially languages, art and culture. LOL, Alifeofdesign - That's great!! Hand sanitizer has proved to be effective at reducing the number of sick days in work environments as well as preventing the spread of viruses at schools. Pros . I have no idea if it's flammable. Great idea and I'll be passing this along to Bev who is much handier than I am in these things. I didn't even THINK about the saving money part - and I'm a saving money FREAK! Where can I mark the post with 5 stars? One of my coworkers uses it all the time - I will have to let him know about this! With that being said, in this video I will be going over several pros and cons to selling on Amazon compared to selling on Etsy or your own website. You can use it to clean your glasses. Plus, it helps save money and the planet. And moisturize! Cynthia Calhoun (author) from Western NC on April 10, 2012: TCC - thanks so much for coming by and reading. They were selling small containers for $20, $30, and higher! Thanks again! As a society, we’ve developed a strong pursuit toward hygiene that puts our ancestors to shame. It kills all bacteria and micro-organisms from our hands. Hand Sanitizer & Its Chemical Properties. You can use it to spot-clean dishes. Pros To Selling On Amazon: 1) Amazon is a trustworthy site. Keep Light Sanitizer away from kids: they may accidentally break it or get hurt. Overuse of hand sanitizer can dry out skin and disrupt pH, causing cracking and peeling. Studies suggest that children … :). I tend to believe however that this is simply a preference as I hear … I often take it out of my bag and use it at home, but I think I'll just have to make a bunch of them so I have it wherever I am, LOL. I read that the aloe Vera gel doesn’t do enough to moisturize your hands and that this home made version does not have the moisturizers that are in commercial brands such as Purell and can really irritate your skin if used very much. Homemade Hand Sanitizer ~ is it a good idea? The emollients soothe and nourish your skin while the disinfectant rids your hands of germs and bacteria. Aloe and vitamin E are two other ingredients, as well as sulfonates which are like more surfactants. Cons of alcohol based hand sanitizer -It is flammable because of the content of alcohol in it's ingredients -Lots of authority must confirm and supervise while using alcohol related hand sanitizer. Environment! :) Cheers! Accessibility; You can keep it practically anywhere… your car, your purse, your child’s lunchbox. That´s helpful and correct. at least 60% alcohol can be effective at killing microorganisms on your hands, but should be saved for those times when you can’t wash your hands On a recent camping trip, it became a general-purpose cleaner. It's so great to hear of other people who are into helping make the world a cleaner place. :). Benefit 4: Less Risk for Disease . This concoction is better than nothing in these “germy times”. I wonder if it is as effective though? Yes, I often worry about the ingredients in hand sanitizers which are absorbed into the body through the skin. Kiwi - Thanks for stopping by and for commenting. This is especially helpful when a media-amplified panic about a new virus leads to empty shelves in the hand sanitizer aisle. Yes, sanitizer can be irritating if used a lot, but so can washing with soap and water. But after looking at both sides it is ultimately up to you whether you choose to use hand sanitizer. I think the thicker the final sanitizer the better it coats your hands. To get you fired up about good food! Let us know if you try to make the homemade hand sanitizer at home. You’re basically looking for a natural soap that is friendly to humans as well as the planet. Washing vegetables is easy and gives me peace of mind with my biodegradable hand sanitizer. Problem is you can’t always wash your hands when you’re out and about, in your car, strapped into your seat on a plane, etc. I do not claim that my homemade sanitizer, in fact, kills as much bacteria as regular hand sanitizer, nor do I claim to know everything about its effectiveness or its safety. Homemade Essential Oil More information See how to make an allnatural DIY hand sanitizer with essential oils for you and your family This homemade hand rub contains natural ingredients. 3- The immune system stays healthy and active by constant exposure to various types of micro-organisms through a process known as natural immunity. Great job my friend! I had no idea you could make your own hand sanitizer. Use a dime sized amount, and don’t skimp. I’ve been trying to decide whether or not to make this. No one can dispute alcohol’s ability to kill germs and bacteria. Later, when the ice melted, I knew I was able to. I appreciate the votes and shares. You can spritz the dishrag to help sanitize it. xstatic - good to see you! Only a few ingredients are necessary to make your own homemade hand sanitizer – and one that actually works. Don’t wipe your hands, let the product air dry on your hands. Hugs from southern USA. Sue, getting rubbing alcohol – even on Amazon – isn’t an option at the moment. They DO claim that your dishes will get clean and spot-free using natural products like citric acid (the stuff found in lemons or oranges) and the like. (HUGS), RT - hello! The gel formula of this on-the-go pack keeps germs at bay while leaving your hands soft and refreshed. :) If you have 7th Generation products already, you're well on your way. I have made hand soap and dish soap also and enjoy reading this type of article. 4. voted and liked. Therefore, they should be stored out of your child’s reach and only used with adult supervision. cebutouristspot from Cebu on April 09, 2012: Interesting idea. The ingredients in biodegradable dish soap are similar, especially with regard to citrus. The CDC recommends washing your hands with soap and water as the best way to stay healthy. You can use it to clean your glasses. When the hand sanitizer is only 40 percent to 50 percent alcohol, the only thing that using the product accomplishes is spreading bacteria around on the skin so that the whole hand is infected. Then again, we probably shouldn't be coating our skin on an hourly basis with a volatile substance. I appreciate the votes and your insights. :) I work at a school where they use the regular stuff all the time and I always cringe. :), rajan - thanks so much for stopping by! Hmmm...I might have to do an experiment. It … This is possibly because the foam is raised off the skin and can easily be pushing around the hands. How is is at fighting the germs that encounter in the nursing homes and hospitals? 3. I am linking this hub to my Slow Death by Rubber Duck review, if you have no objection. (HUGS). Publishing platform for digital magazines, interactive publications and online catalogs. If you love to eat, you’ve come to the right place because I dish it up fast and fresh here at TVFGI. While hand sanitizer is more convenient and possibly the only option available at the time, washing with soap and water works best at reducing germs. 1. At your local health food store, go to the soaps and detergents section. It concluded that you shouldn't put anything on the skin that you wouldn't eat. The label on the side says that you can use it for bubble baths, to wash pets, and you can use it as a hand soap. Pros of Hand Sanitizer Kills Germs . Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on April 18, 2012: Wow! I found that is is somewhat runny, but thickens as you blend it. Posted on July 25, 2015 in Acne, Skin Care, Eczema, How To Stay Healthy, Beauty Tips, Allergies, Skin In The News, Infections, Inflammation, Adverse Skin Reactions, Drug Reactions. Data Rescue PC 3.2. (HUGS). It worked great, made the car smell nice, and my friends don't think I'm a mess. Learn More. That's great! If I come across that info, I will update this hub for sure. Thanks for stopping by. ;). They are used in homes, classrooms, and other public buildings. If there was some kind of proof of its effectiveness I might could talk my husband into converting to this, and that would be great. Thanks for sharing. Lifebuoy Total 10 Hand Sanitizer is clinically proven to instantly kill 99.9% germs, including H1N1 virus, in 10 seconds. Great to see you! This can be very important in facilities with waxed floors as sanitizer drips can leave marks on waxed floors. :) Thank you for the votes. Do you have other suggestions? I like the way you used your home made hand sanitizer for other purposes, too! People must avoid exposing these hand sanitizers to open flames such as gas appliances and candles. It feels nice when we are able to get our work done by not contaminating the environment. It does not easily slide off the hands like gel hand sanitizers can. Great idea to make your own. Thanks Sandy, glad this was a help. Sorry for incorrect spelling (autocorrect) I meant aloe gel is impossible to find in stores as well, it as the actual aloe plant is in abundance in AZ could one use the gel, as it’s pure and au natural? They also clean well. Good idea! Hand sanitizer can be used in circumstances where soap and water aren’t available, such as the aftermath of a hurricane—or in a busy day care center, which was the setting of the study showing the benefits of hand sanitizer. Most liquid hand sanitizers contain a large amount of ethyl or isopropyl alcohol. You were very kind to post this. :D (HUGS). This homemade hand sanitizer is easy to make at home and a great way to keep kids busy (I have more hacks for that ahead)! Great information. Find the Best Sanitizer Products & Reviews--Quickly & Efficiently . It also contains citrus products. Only a few ingredients are necessary to make your own homemade hand sanitizer – and one that actually works. Cons of Hand Sanitizer Doesn’t Remove Grime. So I would advise people of this problem. That’s where hand sanitizers come into play. Add about ¼ to ½ capful of the dish soap to the bottle. Cynthia Calhoun (author) from Western NC on April 11, 2012: Teresa - aw, thanks! Great to see you! I looked for Purell hand sanitizer locally and online. Good question, though. Thanks for a simple, easy to make “recipe.”, This was so helpful, thanks so much for sharing. I just squirted some sanitizer on it, wiped it off and the dish was clean. Yes! Very helpful, useful, and interesting. Max Zvyagintsev from New Zealand on April 10, 2012: Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on April 10, 2012: CC, I'll do the hand sanitizer, too with my 7th Generation. You can use this trick whether you’re camping or not. And, recently I ran across a recipe a bit different than yours to try a few weeks ago, so now I have two new "DIY" ones to try. Indeed, I always have to wonder if water really gets all those pesticides off of the veggies. kelleyward - yes!! Outbound Dan - yikes! I had read awhile ago about concerns about what your body absorbs through the skin - the largest organ in the body. Adrienne - Yeah, it's not too bad! Thanks for stopping by. One of the unique qualities of essential oils is that they do not cause bacterial resistance like antibacterial chemicals, and are actually effective in killing strains of bacteria that have become resistant to our man-made medicines and chemicals. Maybe I'll stand out in a wide open piece of asphalt and see. Evry small change can make a positive impact-thanks for teaching us about yours. Thanks for the shares and votes. So, like I often do in situations like this, I did a little research and found out that lots of people are making their own from a simple combination of alcohol and aloe vera gel. That's awesome you have this all on hand. I make this for my own homemade use only. I'm so glad you liked this. The use of Essential oils has been adopted for generations to heal, draw out and clean wounds or skin. Dec 16, 2012 - Bluehost - Top rated web hosting provider - Free 1 click installs For blogs, shopping carts, and more. Sanitize dish rags. Alcohol!" Light Sanitizer pros and cons. Yes, you are, and I get to call you my friend which is an added bonus. The non-alcoholic hand sanitizer will use bacteria-killing ingredients other than alcohol. Voted up! Hehe. Cynthia Calhoun (author) from Western NC on April 09, 2012: eye say! I had the 2 ingredients already. a small bottle or bottles to decant your sanitizer into. I had heard of people making their own laundry detergent and other stuff, but this one is new to me. but when I look into its price I feel that Lifebuoy sanitizer is cheaper than this. There are stories of unethical behavior going on during this crisis, but this sanitizer is safe, you can rest assured. © 2020 The View From Great Island. I was just doing some google research on how to make my own. Homemade sanitizer should only be used as a last resort in the event that you can’t wash your hands, or purchase commercially produced sanitizer. A real advantage of foam hand sanitizer is that the product clings to hands during the application of the product. The list of ingredients for Ecover is a little different, but I found similarities. But with its so many advantages, there is still some scepticism regarding its usage and effectiveness. Thanks for stopping by and for the votes. I'm really glad you like the page layout and thank you, too, for SHARING. This software is complex and more difficult to use than some consumer-level, do-it-yourself data recovery software. Homemade Hand Sanitizing Wipes. Alcohol content is flammable in nature and thus hand sanitizers are made up of flammable products. Hand sanitizer has become a staple in purses, pockets, even on keychains — and for good reason. Cynthia Calhoun (author) from Western NC on September 25, 2012: Crystaleyes - indeed! *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Great to see you! :D. Graham Gifford from New Hamphire on September 21, 2012: I've been making my family's laundry soap for years now. Though I wouldn't eat the "surfactants," at least they are coconut-based or based on another plant. Great layout. If alcohol is the second-named ingredient, there is no way that the product contains enough. I am not sure what exactly is in the fragrance and the biodegradable preservative, but the bottle - and their website - says it is plant-based. If this stuff is gentle on the environment and gentle on my skin, yet still gets stuff clean, then a homemade hand sanitizer could work wonders. Now, I wash my veggies with my homemade hand sanitizer. Remember that 70% alcohol is not the same as 99%, so you could need more alcohol in your batch to make up for that, and then that would be runnier than normal. I took a deep dive into the issue to separate the facts from the hype. Thanks for coming by. I never heard of this before glad I stumble upon your hub :) Thanks for sharing I would like to shake your sanitize hand :). May 5, 2020 - In this article, we'll look at how hand sanitizer works (and when it doesn't), the right way to use it, and share some simple recipes. Rolly A Chabot from Alberta Canada on September 23, 2012: Hi CC... what a great idea... most sanitizers on the market I find are hard on the hands... will be trying out some of your suggestions... Cynthia Calhoun (author) from Western NC on September 21, 2012: Kris - hey there! The View from Great Island is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. Tammy from North Carolina on April 09, 2012: Great suggestion. Just a side note, I would guess these cleaners, with their surfactants and a mechanical action, such as rinsing, is what removes bacteria/germs in environmentally-safe products. Hehe. I love trying out new ingredients and techniques, reinventing the classics, and hunting down the next great flavor. Earthy Mother - I'm so glad you liked this! Most hand sanitizers on the market contain a high volume of alcohol, enough to be considered a fire hazard. Little developing kiddos! How’s the whole hand sanitizer thing going for you? 2. This DIY hand sanitizer is quick and easy to make with ingredients you already have at home!Get our Easy Homemade Hand Sanitizer Recipe Here! Thanks for all the information and a safe backup option! I am a clean freak and wipe down almost anything before I use it (sometimes after). Some people may be more sensitive than others. teaches - doh! The list of ingredients is pretty short. I shake really hard and mine has stayed suspended. 2. Home » Beauty Health and Grooming » Homemade Hand Sanitizer ~ is it a good idea? :), DREAM ON - great username. This has brought about the skyrocketing of the interest for hand sanitizers. I just haven't been very comfortable slathering something all over my skin when it's got so much alcohol and other unknowns in it. Right? Antibacterial hand sanitizers may contain triclosan or triclocarban, agents that kill both bad and beneficial bacteria. Only use a hand sanitizer if you’re somewhere without access to soap and water. this product comes in a travel friendly packaging and does not dry out the hands. Sanitizer Reviews; X. But, you've got me thinking: I wonder what Biokleen would say if I sent them the link to this hub...hmmm...thanks for the idea! Soft hands, smells great, effective cleaning and easy to keep small bottles of this everywhere, including our cars ?! Clearly, both hand sanitizer and soap have their pros and cons—so what's the best way to clean your hands? Cons . Hand sanitizer, antibacterial soaps, wipes, masks and more, vacated the stores in nanoseconds. It releases a disinfecting mist. Sandra Busby from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA on April 09, 2012: Very interesting and comprehensive hub. Hand sanitizer is less effective at killing certain kinds of germs, such as norovirus and Clostridium difficile and unlike hand washing, it cannot physically remove harmful chemicals. I’m hoping that all the out of stock supplies are going to be coming back soon, I couldn’t find toilet paper :/ I don’t think there is another easy substitute for the alcohol, I’m afraid. Now, let’s run through some basic pros and cons to consider when looking into sanitizer. Voted up, helpful and socially shared! aviannovice - great to see you! crystaleyes from Earth on September 25, 2012: For people with sensitive skin and allergic skin conditions, a homemade sanitizer is a boon.. will surely try.. thanks.. Cynthia Calhoun (author) from Western NC on September 24, 2012: Rolly - hey there! Hehe. There’s a lot out there, but I know it was useful for me, so I thought others would benefit from my sifting through it all! But, I haven't seen anything on the dish soap websites. Radhika Sreekanth from Mumbai,India on April 14, 2012: Making our own sanitizer would be a great idea to get rid of all those chemicals. web hosting provider php hosting cheap web hosting, Web hosting, domain names, front page hosting, email hosting. According to a new study, quickly smearing an ethanol-based hand sanitizer onto your hands won't kill cold and flu bugs. Plus I loved the fact that I was helping to not bring toxic chemicals into the natural environment. All Rights Reserved. The mixture was very runny as in need a spray bottle type runny. Hand sanitizer sales surge in the midst of COVID-19 emergency. I immediately thought of hand sanitizer and the stuff in it. Usually head to Amazon, but none there either ? Great hub - thank you! The Pros and Cons of Triclosan Containing Skin Care Products. 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