Have you heard the brouhaha about sanitizers?! For the long version, do a quick Internet search. For the short, see below:
Most anbtibacterial washes contain triclosan and/ortriclocarban (often as “Microban”). These toxic ingredients are absorbed rapidly and have been shown to mess with our body’s functionality at a cellular level in a wide range of areas. Further, epigenetics reveals that toxic exposure such as to the common ingredients in antibacterial washes directly impacts our genes. Our endocrine and nervous systems also take a hit, not to mention our immune systems’ struggling with the now famous “super-bugs”, or bacterial resistance, created by overuse of commercial sanitizers. Children, the elderly,and pregnant or breastfeeding mothers are among the most susceptible to these chemicals.
So, first things first: Nothing has yet taken the place of good old simple soap (not the antibacterial kind---coconut oil or castile) and smart moves like keeping hands away from the face, especially during cold and flu season.
But when you’re on the go, or when you have a young child for whom a simple “just wash your hands and keep them out of your mouth/nose/Johnny’s nose/etc” doesn’t quite cut it, how about a natural sanitizer alternative?
Ten Air Studios hand sanitizer is powered by antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-infectious thieves oil rather than harmful chemicals. And unlike alcohol-heavy commercial sanitizers, ours has just a splash of rubbing alcohol to speed up drying. The conveniently sized bottle fits into a purse, diaper bag or desk with ease, and the spray applicator makes sanitizing hands quick and fun.
sanitizer with thieves oil
To use: SHAKE WELL prior to each use. Then...
On hands: --->Simply dispense a couple of sprays on each hand, rub thoroughly for 10 seconds or so, then air dry. Use as needed and with a worry-free conscience!
On surfaces: --->Spray as needed on non-porous surfaces like countertops, doorknobs or faucets, and either let dry or wipe away. Or spot-test and spray lightly over even porous surfaces such as couches, rugs, etc. Let dry.
Ingredients: Aloe vera gel, witch hazel, vegetable glycerin,isopropyl alcohol, therapeutic grade essential oils of clove bud, lemon, cassia bark, rosemary and eucalyptus.