Organic Hand Spray
Lavender Rosemary Organic Hand Spray* uses a simple formula of organic ingredients; 75% ethyl alcohol, witch hazel, glycerin, and essential oils—that's it!
Organic Ethanol produced from Fair Trade organic sugar cane. According to the CDC, high proof Ethyl alcohol, at concentrations of 60%–80%, is a potent virucidal (virus killing) agent for many viruses.
Organic Witch Hazel is used in this recipe for its skin-soothing properties.
Organic Vegetable Glycerin is included in this recipe for its moisturizing emollient properties as well as to thicken the solution slightly. The organic glycerin that we normally purchase is derived from organic flaxseed. Depending on availability we may also use glycerin from organic sunflower or palm oils. It is not derived from coconut oil.
This recipe also includes organic essential oils, many of which have been used for their antibacterial as well as skin-soothing properties for hundreds of years.
Lavender: Besides its skin-soothing properties and relaxing aromatherapeutic properties, studies have shown that it has antibacterial and antiviral properties.
Rosemary: Besides its invigorating fragrance that helps reduce stress, rosemary also has antibacterial and antiviral properties.
Take our portable hand spray everywhere. An added benefit of a portable alcohol-based spray is that it can be sprayed on surfaces like door handles, faucets, or shopping carts or used in other public areas like taxis, buses, bathrooms, classrooms, etc. Just pump out a bit and then wipe the surface with a paper towel or tissue or spray directly on a paper towel and wipe!
Packaged in a 2 oz Aluminum Bottle with a Treatment Pump
Wondering why this Hand Spray with 75% alcohol is not called a Hand Sanitizer?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates hand sanitizers as over-the-counter drugs (OTC) because they are intended for topical anti-microbial use to prevent disease in humans. Since this product has not been evaluated by the FDA we are not allowed to call it a Hand "Sanitizer."
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises that the best way to prevent the spread of infections and decrease the risk of getting sick is by washing your hands with plain soap and water. Handwashing “reduces the amounts of all types of germs and chemicals” on your hands and is generally better at killing certain germs.
When you are on the go, alcohol-based hand rubs and sprays that contain greater than 60% alcohol can be effective if used properly. The benefit of a hand sanitizer is the ability to combat germs when soap and water are not readily available.