Why All Hand Sanitizers Are Toxic and How to Make Natural One?
Little bottle of hand sanitizers is one of the many things that almost every American carries around. If you think that this product protects you against germs then you are wrong. Alcohol based sanitizers last only a few minutes and they are loaded with toxic chemicals. In fact, you have to constantly soak your hands in hand sanitizers if you want to have effect. But then you have a risk for a lot of health problems connected to the toxic ingredients in it.
Triclosan is one of the most toxic ingredients used in making hand sanitizers. We can usually find it in sanitizers, dish washing detergents, soaps, toothpastes, shaving gels, etc. Triclosan is linked to serious health effects, including cancer and hormone disruptions. Triclosan is present in the urine of at least 75 % of Americans. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found these results. Americans are constantly bathing themselves in these toxic chemicals.
According to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Missouri, hand sanitizer causes the skin to absorb 100 times more of the hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA).
Luckily, there are many natural alternatives (such as essential oils) to these chemicals that are very effective as antiseptic cleansers. Essential oils contain very effective organisms for fighting bacteria. These oils act as natural and anti-fungal antibiotics.
One of the most powerful oils when it comes to killing bacteria is cinnamon essential oil. Cinnamon essential oil is highly anti-bacterial and anti-microbial for a great number of infectious bacteria. Only 10 drops of cinnamon essential oil in one liter of water are able to kill all six strains of non-O157 STEC within 24 hours. (find the study here)
Tea tree essential oil is also an excellent choice because it has a much wider range of uses than conventional hand sanitizers. It is a powerful immune stimulant. It has a wide variety of uses that require strong antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties. Also it deals with all three categories of infectious organisms: fungi, bacteria, and viruses.
The Most Effective Natural and Homemade Hand Sanitizers
• 1/4 cup Aloe Vera Gel
• 10 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil
• 8 drops Cinnamon Essential Oil
• 10 Drops of Tea Tree Oil
How to make it?
1. Mix all ingredients together
2. Pour into a pump type bottle or a spray bottle
3. Shake before every applying